GoPro Hero 5 Black vs Yi Lite Comparison

A comparison of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Yi Lite action cameras.

8 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • Wider field of view FOV at 170degrees compared to the Yi Lite at 150degrees
  • The Ambarella A9 chipset, a solid and well proven processer
  • Burst rate of 30fps in photo mode compared to the Yi Lite at just 10fps
  • Resolutions and frame rates are far superior, 4k at 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, each double the frame rate
  • Waterproof to 10m deep without an underwater housing
  • Audio 3.5mm out for professional sound recording
  • Voice control so you can do things hands free
  • Raw photo recording options which means more quality and information in your pictures

6 Advantages of the Yi Lite Action Camera

  • A third of the price of the GoPro Hero 5 Black, if you want something cheaper, this is for you
  • A newer camera, released in mid 2017
  • 16mp photos are bigger than GoPros which are taken at 12mp
  • Larger battery which is replaceable
  • Battery lasts longer when both recording 1080p at 30fps
  • If you aren't going to use it underwater or don't need a waterproof case, the Yi Lite is much lighter at just 72grams compared to GoPro Hero 5 Black at 118grams

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$446
Release Date
1 year 2 months ago
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
80 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Depth Rating
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$135
Release Date
5 months 1 week ago
Replaced
Replaced by
 
Field of View
150 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
10fps
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
130 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Depth Rating
40metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
 
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
6.5 × 3 × 4.2 cm
Weight
72grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
Comparison Video