First reviews of the Gopro killer Yi 4K camera are in and they are stellar

Jul 25, 2016

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First reviews of the Gopro killer Yi 4K camera are in and they are stellar

Jul 25, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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The Yi 4K action camera has been out for a while now and reviews are starting to reel in. We seen quite a few of them (and we will have one of our own soon), but this one review got us thinking that the YI 4K is indeed a gopro killer.

This review from Techmoan has a full breakdown of the camera features, its interface and quite a few sample movies. But before going into the actual comparisson, here is a bit of a price comparisson. On Amazon the Yi 4k is $249. It’s Gopro equivalent (at least spec-wise), which is the Hero4 Black edition is $320. Now, ia $70 (or 20%) enough to sway people from the GoPro brand? Time will tell. At least specs and samples wise looks like we have a real competition.

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If you go to the techmoan blog post, you can download several sample movies. As far as I can tell, movie quality is pretty comparable with the Gopro.

We will update as soon as our review is done.

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15 responses to “First reviews of the Gopro killer Yi 4K camera are in and they are stellar”

  1. Rachel Lewis Avatar
    Rachel Lewis

    This looks amazing

    1. Viktor Viherskis Avatar
      Viktor Viherskis

      Gorgeous)))???

  2. Pier-Rick Lamontagne Avatar
    Pier-Rick Lamontagne

    Correct me if i’m wrong but, isn’t xiaoMi ?

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      Different company. YI Technology make the Yi 4K. Xiaomi were, apparently, just a distributor of the original Yi.

    2. C49 Avatar
      C49

      Nope. Is a misconception that this is a xiaomi camera, is not.

    3. Kailuo Tao Avatar
      Kailuo Tao

      xiaoyi is a company in the xiaomi eco system.

  3. Viktor Viherskis Avatar
    Viktor Viherskis

    Got it 30 min ago!!! Awesome cam!!! Very happy with the purchase

    1. Viktor Viherskis Avatar
      Viktor Viherskis

      Bye bye GoPro ))))

  4. Daniel R. Chang Acat Avatar
    Daniel R. Chang Acat

    Andre Caballero

  5. Pedro Luque Avatar
    Pedro Luque

    Pablito Chicharito

  6. Tevin Limon Avatar
    Tevin Limon

    Where did you find find a Hero 4 Black for 320 on Amazon?!

    1. Flytrap21 Avatar
      Flytrap21

      Mmmm, good question…
      The GoPro HERO4 BLACK is from $320 on Amazon for a used one
      and from $419 for a refurbished one
      and $499 for a new one

      By my calculation, at $249, the YI 4K Action camera is exactly half the price of a new GoPro HERO4!

  7. Herra Kuulapaa Avatar
    Herra Kuulapaa

    Could you please also test 30s high ISO night time still imaging?

  8. Gerhard Avatar
    Gerhard

    It does not come with a case included, so just a waterproof case is $40 extra. That’s excluding any of the other nice attachments that comes with a GoPro. So in the end, the reduced price is not so reduced afterall. Apart from that, it does look good.

  9. johnx Avatar
    johnx

    The Yi 4K looks better than the GoPro in my opinion, also it costs just $277 at Geekbuying with a ton of accessories.