MOST Expensive VS Least Expensive Action Camera! Yi Lite VS DJI Osmo Action!

by birtanpublished on May 23, 2021

Are you looking to add a little bit of action to your online video but you don't want to spend a whole bunch of money on something like the DJI Osmo action today I'm gonna show you what is still the best budget action camera even here in the future of 2019 what's up everyone on the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out now it is no secret I have been recommending the you light as my favourite budget action camera for what like two years now some of the first videos we ever made on the everyday dad were about the Yi light and you can get them now for like fifty bucks

Let that sink in that is nothing compared to the brand new DJI Osmo action which is three hundred and fifty bucks so today we're gonna compare the two and I'm gonna try to show you that the Yi light is still totally value added if you're trying to add a little more unique you're trying to add some action shots because you don't want to spend too much because this is not reviewing the cheapest but it's like video on a budget we're still looking for a fancy name for but this is gonna be our way of showing you how you can create better videos on a budget so the

Yi light is a fantastic action camera it has a tiny little sensor much like the Osmo action it can record an up to 4k 15 frames per second so it can't that's a joke you can't really actually record in any usable 4k so it is gonna be a strictly 1080p action camera now it can do 1080p and up to 60 frames per second which for the price 50 bucks again okay I checked I was wrong it's 80 bucks not 50 bucks 80 bucks still a fantastic deal though for that price again you can get 1080p 60 frames per second which is a very good I prefer 1080p 60 when I'm doing action stuff I like 60 frames per

Second it gives you a little more leeway to slow down if you want to but I feel like it makes action look smoother I don't like 60 frames per second for stuff like this this I'm dabbling in 24 frames per second though I've been 8 30 frames per second shooter most the time when it comes to the Yi light let's compare it against the five pairs that we normally talk about for action cameras first up image quality now the Yi light has fantastic image quality especially for the price it used to be 100 bucks now it's 80 bucks and for that you get a very usable 10

Image it just I think it looks really great when we compare it against something like the Osmo action the Osmo action does have the ability to do up to 4k 60 frames per second it has the ability to do like slow motion 1080p at 240 frames per second it does do better with skin tones but how much better is it worth 7 times the amount on this public math don't judge my public math I don't know I still think he like does a great job the image quality looks fantastic say image quality for the pillars of action but if you see my camera reviews you know that I think

That video quality is broken down into two parts both the image and the audio and the nice thing it's a both a blessing and a curse about the ye light is it has great microphones the curse of that is it's not fully waterproof we'll talk more about this in ease of use it's not fully waterproof but because of that you get some really great audio so it's a little bit of a little bit of good a little bit of bad you know don't get caught a little bit of thunder a little bit of lightning so I think it has great image quality next up ease of use now the biggest benefit that the ye

Light has for the price you get an incredibly functional touchscreen like there are cameras out there that cost more than this that don't have as good of a touchscreen or that don't have as good of an interface like the big thing even all this time later is that the touchscreen on this thing is amazing you can easily go through change your settings you can see we got sharpness ISO white balance metering mode video resolution video length interval if you want to do time lapses you can do photo timer burst video time-lapse of slow motion video and photo at the same time

I mean it is a very versatile action camera and it does have again one of the top of the line the Osmo action also has a pretty usable touchscreen I'm not saying this to take anything away from the Osmo action I do really like its user interface it's a great it's a fantastic user interface but what makes this so good on the e light is that for the price you get just about the same level of functionality which will probably be the you know that will be the main takeaway of the entire video is you get a lot of the same stuff but like for a fraction of the price and I don't

Like spending that much money that's the whole purpose of these of this video series that we're doing on these Saturdays is you can do you can get great quality without breaking the bank next up is compatibility with GoPro Style mounts and accessories again GoPro has dominated the market because GoPro was the first they kind of got to create the standard so we all live in that with their cases their cages their mounts their Gimbels everything and another big benefit of the e light as you can see with the Osmo action and the Osmo action

By the way is like designed in a lab to basically mimic the GoPro in every way that doesn't exactly make it a GoPro I mean it's darn close so the Yi light is also pretty darn close you can see I mean it has basically the exact same dimensions as the Osmo action which means it will work with all GoPro Style gimbals it will work with all the accessories it will work with everything that you need it to work with the problem is that it will not work with any real audio adapters all it has is a micro USB out so there's no real way to connect it to

Any audio so the audio you've got in it is the audio you're gonna get if you want to record really good audio you'll probably have to record off-camera with something like the zoom h1 in that we talked about a few weeks ago but for compatibility it's really good and the big bonus that you really does that nobody else does DJI doesn't do it GoPro doesn't do it but it's got a quarter-inch tripod mount here on the bottom see the Osmo action does not have that what makes this just so fantastic is you can use just a regular tripod with these action cameras nothing is

More frustrating to me than wanting to set a camera any camera it doesn't matter whether it's a pocket gimbal camera like the Osmo pocket it doesn't matter if it's a pocket camera doesn't matter if it's a regular camera if it can't work with a regular tripod mount that means you're going to use a proprietary mounting system which means if it breaks the one if it even comes with one in the package you break that one that comes with it you're done you can't mount it anymore or you will forget to bring like the cage that mounts to the other adapter that then

Mounts the tripod I wish all cameras just had quarter-inch mounts on them I mean that is such a huge benefit that the you light the e 4k the 4k plus have over everything else whoo that was a lot to talk about go pro style mounts and accessories next up and this is a big one durability now I don't think an action camera can be considered an action cam without being able to take a hit now the DJI Osmo action is built like a tank mean it feels like it could withstand you could probably drive over it I'm not going to drive over it that make a great

Video but it definitely feels I mean it feels robust I have no problem using this anywhere it is also waterproof down to 11 meters which is a very very useful function if the Yi light has one big negative it's the body design itself now it's not a very robust body can you I don't know if you guys can hear that or not but it is not very substantial now there is a waterproof case that you can buy for the Yi light that will you know increase its durability but straight out of the box it's not the best that's the biggest ding now I have taken this out on a lot of mountain bike trails and

Where this winds is that if you have this in something like a gimbal it is fully useful like there's no big open ports on the body itself which is something that the Yi discovery and other cameras are the same style kind of have a problem with they'll leave this USB port open and when you do that if you take it out on the trail but the problem you're going to run into is if it's raining or if there's like mud that just like it's flicked up on you because trails are dirty I mean there's dirt out in the woods people I don't know if you knew this or not but if you do that that

Leaves that gunk away to destroy your camera from the inside so I do like for durability that it has all of these ports that's incredibly useful and last but certainly not least stabilization now vide now I've been saying this for literally years the coolest part about the Yi light is it has an electronic image stabilization built into it and that for the price for $80 you get good 1080p you get good audio and you get electronic image stabilization like that's insane that is such a good deal and is the stabilization perfect no my biggest complaint is that this doesn't

Have any way to like reduce the fisheye warp and sometimes the stabilization in certain situations it will make that worse like it's somehow the stabilization makes the fisheye like warp more like it makes it more fishy electronic image stabilization that you like can sometimes make it more fishy like a bad guy in a morning cartoon the optimal action on the other hand has DJs of Rocksteady technology which is I mean it's legitimately fantastic I mean it is as good if not better than the GoPro Hero 7 blacks hyper smooth stabilization I mean

It's fantastic stuff so so as we've been talking about this entire video can you get the same level of you can basically get the same level of functionality from the Yi light out of the Osmo action you know what we're gonna do real quick let's hop outside and do a quick because you might be wanting to use these as vlogging cameras let's see what they can do in that regards see out there okay the most expensive action camera versus the budget action camera the Yi light in the Osmo action these are two very seriously stacked cameras and you can see that right here on the vlogging test

So they're both set to auto mode they are both set to 1080p 30 because the Yi light cannot do 24 frames per second unfortunately it can do 1080p 30 and 1080p 60 and as a bonus it can do for cage what 15 hooray that means you can do 4k people always get mad at me when I make these videos and I say that I can't do 4k 15 frames per second is not enough for like natural motion blur so you will never ever use that but yeah this is the image quality that you can expect between both both do have electronic image stabilization turned on both are

Situated white balance this is the audio out of the e light audio test one two three audio test one two three and this is the audio out of the Osmo action audio test one two three audio test one two three so between the vlogging tests that you're seeing right now is the Osmo action worth like what seven times the price 50 bucks against three hundred fifty bucks I don't know you'll have to decide if that little bit of extra quality is worth it to you okay back inside because the mosquitoes

Are out there's one right on the action camera right now see you there so at the end of the day yes the Osmo action is the superior camera it's got the front screen it's got better stabilization better audio better image quality better skin tones better everything I mean it should have better everything it's three hundred and fifty bucks the point of this video is not that you should go out and get a NAS no action the point of this video is that if you're looking to get an action camera to get some more unique shots in your

Video or you're looking for just a small you can fit places that you can't fit a big camera or you can't fit a medium-sized camera or you can't fit another medium-sized camera I think that you like is a very good option great 1080p decent stabilization great audio amazing usability with that touch screen very budget-friendly price like I cannot it's been two years and there's still nothing else in the market that I would recommend over the you like it's just a fantastic budget action camera I highly highly recommend it thanks for watching

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