YI 4K Action Camera vs. GoPro HERO4 Black


 
 

YI 4K Action Camera

GoPro HERO4 Black

Processor Ambarella A9SE (Latest Processor) Ambarella A9 (Old Processor)
Sensor Sony IMX377 12MP 1/2.3" (Latest Sensor) Sony IMX117 12MP 1/2.3" (Old Sensor)
Display Built-in 2.19-inch retina widescreen with touch. 640-by-360 pixels at 330 ppi None
Battery Life 120 minutes 4K/30 video recording * 65 minutes 4K/30 video recording
Wi-Fi module Broadcom BCM43340 dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, above 3MB/s download speed * (High Speed) Atheros QCA6134X,single-band 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz only, around 1.5MB/s download speed * (Low Speed)
Battery 3.85V 1400mAh 5.39Wh 3.8V 1160mAh 4.4Wh
Gyroscope/Accelerometer Embedded low power high resolution 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope None
Microphone Dual microphone Single microphone
Remote Control Low power Bluetooth remote control Wi-Fi remote control
Power consumption and heat management State-of-the-art low power 28nm A9SE chip. High performing cooling system enables stable video recording Old A9 chip with high power consumption. Overheating may cause device to stop recording
Power on Speed 3 seconds 5 seconds
Timer Mode Countdown timer 3, 5, 10, and 15s before shooting None
Slow Motion Mode Supports 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 speed slow motion directly. No need to edit later None
Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) Built-in support None
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) Supported None
Lens 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle
Video Mode Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps
Photo Mode Up to 12-megapixel photo Up to 12-megapixel photo
Burst Mode 30 photos per second 30 photos per second
Time Lapse Video Mode Built-in support for 0.5/1/2/5/10/30/60s intervals Built-in support for 0.5/1/2/5/10/30/60s intervals
Loop Recording Continuous recording Continuous recording
Auto Low Light Automatic low light detection and frame rate adjustment to ensure good exposure Automatic low light detection and frame rate adjustment to ensure good exposure
Manual Mode Supports manual setting for shutter/ISO/EV/WB Supports manual setting for shutter/ISO/EV/WB

YI 4K Action Camera vs. GoPro HERO4 Black


 
 

YI 4K Action Camera

GoPro HERO4 Black

Processor Ambarella A9SE Ambarella A9
Sensor Sony IMX377 12MP 1/2.3" Sony IMX117 12MP 1/2.3"
Lens 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle
Display Built-in 2.19-inch retina widescreen with touch. 640-by-360 pixels at 330 ppi Need external display which has poor color quality and low resolution
Wi-Fi module Broadcom BCM43340 dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, above 3MB/s download speed * Atheros QCA6134X,single-band 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz only, around 1.5MB/s download speed *
Battery 3.85V 1400mAh 5.39Wh 3.8V 1160mAh 4.4Wh
Battery Life 120 minutes 4K/30 video recording * 65 minutes 4K/30 video recording
Gyroscope/
Accelerometer
Embedded low power and high resolution 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope None
Microphone Dual microphone Single microphone
Remote Control Low power Bluetooth remote control Wi-Fi remote control
Power consumption and heat managements State-of-the-art low power 28nm A9SE chip with no overheat problem. Consistently lower camera temperature Old A9 chip with high power consumption. Overheating may cause device to stop recording
Video Mode Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps
Photo Mode Up to 12-megapixel photo Up to 12-megapixel photo
Timer Mode Countdown timer 3, 5, 10, and 15s before shooting None
Burst Mode 30 photos per second 30 photos per second
Slow Motion Mode Supports 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 speed slow motion directly. No need to edit later No built-in support
Loop Recording Continuous recording Continuous recording
Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) Built-in support No built-in support
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) Supported None
Auto Low Light Automatic low light detection and frame rate adjustment to ensure good exposure Automatic low light detection and frame rate adjustment to ensure good exposure
Manual Mode Supports manual setting for shutter/ISO/EV/WB Supports manual setting for shutter/ISO/EV/WB
Power on Speed 3 seconds 5 seconds

*Based on YI engineering tests. Time may vary depending on environment, temperature, content and other factors

 
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