Camera manufacturers are putting the pedal to the metal to bring out the best sports action cameras, and the latest head to head is between Hero 5 from GoPro and Yi 4K from Xiaomi.
After all, what is the point of living an outdoorsy, adventurous live if you can't capture it with a sports cam and share your crazy stunts on social media?
We are comparing and contrasting the two aforementioned gadgets so you know which is a better purchase for your adrenaline-filled lifestyle.
First off, you should know that GoPro poured a lot of resources into Hero 5, making it a significant leap over the GoPro Hero 4. The latest camera from GoPro packs a two-inch screen and is well-fitted to resist dust and water submersion. It can record 4k resolution and can even go to 8k. Its 12-MP camera allows it to capture video in 30 to 60 frames per second.
The Hero 5 comes with advanced video stabilization, which gets its oomph from a Snapdragon 800 chipset.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi's Yi 4k Action Camera taps into a Sony IMX377 12-megapixel camera, allowing it smooth 4k video capture. Its frame per second range is wider, from 30 to 120 frames per second, and it is also able to record time lapse videos. Those so inclined can take photographs while on video mode and can preview them on the 2.19-inch screen.
The Yi 4k Action Camera overpasses the Hero 5 in terms of battery life, as it sports a 1,400 mAh battery. Hero 5's power source only has a 1,160 mAh capacity.
The Hero 5 packs a lot more features than the Yi 4k AC.
First things first, Hero 5 features electronic stabilization, meaning that its users will capture extra smooth videos. GoPro also embedded voice control in its gadget and despite not having the same accuracy as Apple's Siri, the Hero 5 can respond to voice requests at high accelerations and during wicked stunts. This is a great addition in terms of safety, as users can keep both hands on the handles while pulling those awesome moves.
The GoPro Hero 5 sells for $399, and it is here that the Yi 4k Action Camera wins by a long shot. Xiaomi's action camera costs only $250, and it offers comparable hardware and specs.
Sports enthusiasts who want high-performance at a more affordable price might find exactly what they are looking for in the Xiaomi Yi 4k Action Camera.