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BETTER THAN THE REAL THING???

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BETTER THAN THE REAL THING???

Postby sidd finch » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:16 pm

From Wired Magazine

http://www.wired.com/2016/07/review-yi- ... on-camera/

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The Yi is almost exactly a GoPro. It looks exactly like a GoPro. Everybody I showed it to thought it was a GoPro. Even the font in its menu system is suspiciously familiar, as is the latch on the waterproof housing. It can shoot at the same high speeds as the Hero4 Black. The pattern of beeps for starting and stopping recording is the same. So what’s the difference? The Hero4 Black costs $500, and the Yi 4K costs $250. But wait, there’s more.
When GoPro made the Hero4 line, it decided that the mid-tier Silver edition would have a touchscreen on the back, but that the top-tier Black edition would not. The Yi 4K basically took the Black edition and put the Silver edition’s screen on it, but it’s larger (2.19 inches versus 1.5 inches), higher resolution (330 pixels per inch), and more responsive than GoPro’s.


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Re: BETTER THAN THE REAL THING???

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:13 am

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Re: BETTER THAN THE REAL THING???

Postby sidd finch » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:03 am

I think my favorite quote from the article is:

There’s just nothing original about this camera. At all. The hardware, the software, the features, they were all cribbed from other companies (mostly GoPro). So, yeah, of course it’s so much cheaper; Yi only had to spend a fraction of the R&D money that GoPro did. Frankly, it just feels wrong. It feels like you’re supporting plagiarism.

But, $250 vs $500?


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Re: BETTER THAN THE REAL THING???

Postby momoffduty » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:43 pm

Sidd make it STOP!!!! I don't need any more gear. Looks interesting :-D
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Re: BETTER THAN THE REAL THING???

Postby sidd finch » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:32 am

Sorry Mom but there is more.... Yes a video review :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntg5VRjfdqU[/youtube]

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