Xiaomi 4K Yi 2 Action Cam vs GoPro HERO4

The table below shows discrepancies of Xiaomi Yi 2 4K Edition and GoPro HERO4 in terms of hardware specifications and key features. It can be clearly seen that both action cameras have abilities to record 4K videos at 30 frames per second. However, in general the 4K Yi 2 has more advanced features including latest Ambarella processor, newest Sony sensor, touchscreen display in the rear side, faster Wifi connection, and so on. Just have some time to take a look at the given table below.

Also read: Xiaomi Yi 2 4K – Key Specifications

4K Yi 2 versus HERO 4

4K Yi 2 Cam vs HERO4 Cam

Xiaomitips.com 4K Yi 2 HERO4
Processor Ambarella A9SE75 Ambarella A9
Sensor Sony IMX377 12MP 1/2.3″ Sony IMX177 12MP 1/2.3″
Lens 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle
Display 2.19″ retina touchscreen Touchscreen display
Screen Res. 640×360 px @ 330 ppi n/a
Wifi Broadcom BCM43340 Atheros QCA6134X
Wifi Specs. Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, more than 3MBps download speed Single-band, 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz only, around 1.5MBps download speed
Battery 1400mAh 3.85V 5.39Wh 1160mAh 3.8V 4.4Wh
Battery Life ~120 min @ 4K/30fps recording ~55 min @ 4K/15fps recording
Gyroscope / Accelerometer Embedded low power and high resolution 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro None
Microphone Dual Single
Remote control Low power bluetooth remote control Wi-Fi Remote Control
Power consumption State-of-the-art low power 28nm A9SE chip Old A9, power consumption is higher
Heat management No heat problem. Camera temperature is constantly low. May stop recording due to overheat
Video mode Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps
Photo mode Up to 12 MP Up to 12 MP
Timer mode Countdown 3, 5, 10, and 15 seconds None
Burst mode 30 photos per second 30 photos per second
Time lapse video Built-in, 0.5/1/2/5/10/30/60 seconds interval Built-in, 0.5/1/2/5/10/30/60 seconds interval
Slow motion mode 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 speed. Immediately, no editing software needed No build-in support
Loop recording Continuous recording Continuous recording
Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) Included build-in No build-in included
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) Supported None
Auto Low Light Automatic detection and frame rate adjustment ensuring good exposure Automatic detection and frame rate adjustment ensuring 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

Comparison

The video below depicts information on how 4K Yi2 and HERO4 have differences in terms of its image stabilization feature. Go check it out.

Verdicts

While the table above have shown us clearly that Xiaomi Yi2 4K camera has more cool features and key specs under the hood than GoPro’s latest flagship, the HERO4. However, each of them can give distinctive actual performance in terms of user experience in actual use. I believe that Yi2 4K will draw more attentions especially with its current price tag which is way cheaper that HERO4.

  • Efotoz

    What the spec list comparison does not reveal is that Hero 4 Black does 2.7k [2704 x 1520p] at 60fps whereas with Yi 4k you are stuck at 1080p if you want to use 60fps.

    • farieznur

      thanks for the tips