Xiaomi Yi VS GoPro HERO Action Camera Comparison

Xiaomi Yi VS GoPro HERO Action Camera Comparison

The confusingly named GoPro HERO is GoPro's low cost offering to the Action Camera market. Priced well below their flagship Hero4 (and the Hero5 expected to hit summer this year) the permanently encased HERO is billed as a fully featured entry level camera. Let's take a look at the specs and see how it stacks up against the Xiaomi Yi.

Xiaomi Yi VS GoPro HERO Action Camera Comparison

 

While being priced significantly higher than the Yi, there are few areas it wins out. One area not mentioned in the sheet is that the HERO comes permanently installed in its shock and waterproof enclosure, which is ready to take any number of related accessories already available in the market for it.

Another major consideration is the that the Hero has a front facing LCD that simplifies mode selection and checking of the camera status when compared to the Yi, which has no way of displaying a user interface without being paired with another device.

That said the Yi still remains a plenty attractive camera to keep an eye out for. Also check out our Yi Spec sheet and our comparison to the SJ5000 Plus.

Xiaomi Yi Specification Roundup

Xiaomi Yi VS SJ5000 Plus Action Camera Comparison


7 thoughts on “Xiaomi Yi VS GoPro HERO Action Camera Comparison”

  • […] with the basic GoPro Hero and if you by the specs- it’s definitely a better camera on paper. Cameralah has put out a nice infographic comparing the […]

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  • azrisilmi

    do you think xiaomi yi action camera can fit in either feiyu g3 or g4?

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    • Ben Tan

      Hello Azri,

      The Yi will not fit the bracket on the FeiyuTech Gimbals due to the difference in the lens placement of the Yi Compared to the GoPros. The GoPro lens housing is more offset while the Yi's is more central. The Yi is also maybe a millimeter too tall to fit the bracket. If you did manage to mount it, the lighter weight of the Yi means the Gimbal will not be able to align itself due to it being calibrated for the weight of a GoPro. Hope that answers your question! Feel free to email us if you have any more questions for us.

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      • azrisilmi

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddrKC_XLdyQ

        the girl in green in the video is clearly holding a gimbals which to me looks very similar to the FeiyuTech's one. can you perhaps identify what kind of gimbals is she using? some argue that she may not be using xiaomi yi action camera at all but I noticed some of the demo footage were taken from the camera she is holding so it makes me believe that she is definitely using the yi too.

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        • Ben Tan

          Sorry for the late reply azril, I believe the girl in green is using a FeiyuTech G3 Ultra with the Yi ziptied to the frame!

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  • Melinda

    I understand that the Hero GoPro comes with an integrated battery and permanent housing. Does that mean that either can't be replaced?

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  • Ben Tan

    That is correct Melinda!

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