China Has a GoPro Clone for Under $70 With Better Specs Than the HERO

March 12, 2015

Chinese company Xiaomi has just introduced the ¥399 (roughly $64) Yi Action Camera, which looks like an interesting budget version of the $130 GoPro HERO, but with better specs. The HERO can do 30fps at 1080p and 60fps at 720p, but the Sony 16MP sensor of the Yi can do 1080p 60fps and 720p 120fps. Unfortunately, you're only going to be able to get one in China right now. Even if Xiaomi does try to release it in other parts of the world, I'm not sure GoPro would be happy about that design. 

As we all know though, specs don't mean everything, and unless this video is compressed poorly, the HERO may actually have the edge in image quality:

 

 

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