Features and settings
Although both of these cameras are pretty feature-rich and have lots of similar option, each of them has some additional settings that the other lacks.
SJCAM SJ4000 features
SJCAM, manufacturer of SJ4000 wanted their camera to be multipurpose. That is why it offers plenty of features and setup options. While some of these are extremely handy, some of them you will never use.
Here are main features differentiate SJ4000 from Xiaomi YI.
SJ4000 can be used as :
- Web camera (can be used for talking via Skype for instance)
- Dash-cam (has specific video recording mode for cars)
- Surveillance camera (has motion detection)
Camera also allows more control over your video and photo by allowing you to manually set up :
- White balance
One of my favorite options that it has is called video time lapse. When this option is on, camera will create time lapse video right out of the box, without you having to do any sort of work inside the video editing software.
Xiaomi Yi features
Unlike SJ4000 that is quite versatile and has tons of settings, one of the three options that YI has and SJ4000 does not is called lens rectification. With lens rectification on, Xiaomi YI will eliminate the effect of fish-eye in your videos.
Probably my favorite feature is called burst mode. Burst mode allows you to take up to 7 photographs in just a second. Fantastic addition for sports photography.
Another thing that differentiates YI is snapshot mode primarily made for social media type videos and animated photos.