GoPro HERO5 black vs YI 4K Action Camera Video and Audio Comparison

Take a look at this side by side comparison of the GoPro HERO5 BLACK vs the YI 4K Action Camera

Despite a relatively substantial price difference both these cameras have very similar specs when talking about video and image resolution, both have 12MP Image sensors and max out at 4K 30fps while offering a very nice 1080p 120fps resolution.

In the comparison video we can see that both cameras produce excellent footage, and it’s very hard to decide on a winner, on the end the GoPro HERO5 Black might have a slight advantage when it comes to colour but overall the camera’s are very evenly matched in video quality.


As mentioned above both cameras are evenly matched when it comes to raw video specs, however they each have some features that depending on your preferences might have you lean one way or the other.

The HERO5 Black will run you at almost twice the price of the YI 4K action camera, but in return you get some extra features like GPS, waterproof up to 10m without a case and voice controls, it also has 3 microphones capturing drastically superior audio than the competition.

On the other hand, the YI 4k manages to beat the GoPro in a couple of aspects, having a larger battery and supporting microSD cards up to 128GB (compared to the GoPro’s 64GB) something  to pay attention to if you are shooting 4K video.

Both cameras offer image stabilization, WiFi, Bluetooth and remote control.

Can you hear me now?

There is one aspect where the HERO5 Black has an undeniable advantage, despite the Yi 4K boasting 2 microphones and improved sound recording over it’s predecessors, The GoPro’s 3 microphones deliver much clearer audio specially when it comes to voices and speech.

Which one should you get?

For most of you out there,  the YI 4K Action Camera will be a great camera  offering fantastic video and image quality along with a nice set of features at a very good price. The cash you save can also go a long way buying accessories such as the Waterproof Case and different mounts.

However if sound quality is very important to you,  you feel like you really need the extra features and don’t mind splurging  quite a bit more. Then  the GoPro HERO5 Black is the Camera for you and it is arguably the best camera in the market right now.

What do you think? How do they Compare?

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