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
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$310
Release Date
2 years ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
1080p 30fps
1080p 60fps
1440p 30fps
1440p 60fps
2.7k 30fps
2.7k 60fps
720p 30fps
720p 60fps
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

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

Interface and Connections

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

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
90/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$135
Release Date
1 year 3 months ago
Replaced
Replaced by
 
Field of View
150 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
16.00mp
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
10fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
1080p 30fps
1440p 30fps
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
Video recording format
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
130 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
90minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

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

Interface and Connections

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

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Weight
72grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
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