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GoPro Hero 7 Black vs YI Action Cam 4k Plus

We compare the GoPro Hero 7 Black to the YI Action Cam 4k Plus: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Outdoor & Action category.

Here are both models side by side. The GoPro Hero 7 Black is on the left, the YI Action Cam 4k Plus on the right:

Hero 7 Black vs Action Cam 4k Plus - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

GoPro Hero 7 Black vs YI Action Cam 4k Plus: Specifications at a glance

Hero 7 Black

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 30 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.9 x 33mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3")
  • 116g (3.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 7 Black

Action Cam 4k Plus

  • Introduced in April 2017
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 56.00mm (2.2") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 65 x 42 x 30mm³ (2.6" x 1.7" x 1.2")
  • 113g (3.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Action Cam 4k Plus

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero 7 Black and Action Cam 4k Plus

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the GoPro Hero 7 Black on the left, the YI Action Cam 4k Plus in the right column:

Advantage GoPro Hero 7 Black...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero 7 Black

Action Cam 4k Plus

Faster (4, frames/second)3010
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.240.20
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Black are that the camera is faster, that the display has a higher resolution and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The Hero 7 Black scores 10 points.

...and here's where the YI Action Cam 4k Plus has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero 7 Black

Action Cam 4k Plus

Sensitivity (4)100 - 1600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
More portable (2)92cm³
(6 cu.in.)
82cm³
(5 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Action Cam 4k Plus are the larger sensitivity and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the Action Cam 4k Plus.

...and here's what both have in common

Hero 7 Black

Action Cam 4k Plus

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Resolution (megapixel)12.0012.00
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Almost equal weight116g113g
WiFi
Environmentally sealed

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; GoPro Hero 7 Black again on the left, YI Action Cam 4k Plus on the right:

Front view of the Hero 7 Black and the Action Cam 4k Plus...

Hero 7 Black und Action Cam 4k Plus, front viewHero 7 Black und Action Cam 4k Plus, front view

...and here we see the GoPro and the YI from above:

Hero 7 Black und Action Cam 4k Plus, view from aboveHero 7 Black und Action Cam 4k Plus, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

YI Action Cam 4k Plus

10
6

Both digital cameras have an identical or almost identical score. In most cases, choosing the more recent model (the GoPro Hero 7 Black) would be a reasonable approach.

Our rating of the GoPro Hero 7 Black

No rating available.

Our rating of the YI Action Cam 4k Plus

No rating available.

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