When it comes to an action camera, you’re looking for three key features; quality video, durability and ease of travel. With GoPro dominating a lot of this market, we wanted to take a look at the more affordable YI Discovery Action Camera.
The YI Discovery Action Camera is available to purchase on Amazon for £42.99. Considerably more affordable than the GoPro Hero currently standing at a hefty £199.99. But with affordability, comes some performance issues.
The YI Discovery is not going to deliver crystal clear images. Despite being a Full HD 4K Action Camera, it films at 20 frames per second which can often seem choppy (in comparison to the YI 4K+ Action Camera).
It does however have built-in wifi, a 2″ touch screen LCD screen and is waterproof of up to 40 metres with the top class IP68 waterproof case. For most adventurers this is enough, although the case is sold separately.
The battery on a full charge will last you up to 90 minutes of recording, which in comparison to GoPro Hero’s 120 minutes, is impressive. The YI Discovery action camera also is slightly bigger than the GoPro Hero and weighs heavier, but has an easy-to-use interface that connects with a mobile app.
So despite the YI Discover Action Camera falling short with a leading competitor, for £42.99 it’s great for taking out on holiday trips and adventures. You’ll feel a lot more at ease losing this than a £200 action camera, and the quality is strong for casual holiday-goers. Individuals looking to get the better picture quality, might want to opt for the GoPro Hero.