GoPro have announced their latest camera, the Go Pro Hero 4 Session. Continuing the amazing quality that GoPro is known for, this camera is the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro to date. It’s a staggering 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras.
Thankfully GoPro have looked after their users and made sure the new camera is fully compatible with existing GoPro mounts.
“With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. “HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient lifecapture solution, yet.” Woodman adds, “I’m so excited about the launch of HERO4 Session because now I can finally use mine in public!”
In terms of quality, the smaller package does mean you’ll get 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video along with eight megapixel photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. So if you are after 4K quality, the Session isn’t for you.
It still features many of the features found in GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, including SuperView, Protune and Auto Low Light recording modes. An expanded set of controls and settings can be accessed when using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.
Operating HERO4 Session is very simple. A short press of the shutter button quickly powers the camera on and video recording begins automatically. A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers Time Lapse photo capture. Press the shutter button again to save video or photo content and power the camera off. This simple one button design drastically improves the speed and convenience of capturing life moments as they happen.
As you can imagine, people will need to use the HERO4 Session in rugged environments and those water lovers can be assured it’s waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters).
An innovative dual microphone system dynamically switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities. Audio performance during water-based activities has been dramatically improved thanks to HERO4 Session’s waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate waterhousing, which can often muffle sounds.
Price and availability
The HERO4 Session is available for A$579.95. It’ll be available from GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.