Tiny video cameras just got smaller. GoPro just released its smallest camera yet: the GoPro HERO4 Session. About half the size of other GoPros, the Session is also said to be about 40% lighter than any of the other Hero4 cameras on the market. In addition, the new camera boasts the lowest profile.
The HERO4 Session comes with extremely impressive video quality. High-resolution 1080p60 and 1440p30 video is precise, while a video frame rate of 720p100 offers slow-motion playback that is extremely smooth, as well.
As for still shots, you can set time lapse intervals anywhere between 0.5 and 60 seconds, while capturing 8MP single shots. Burst photos are capable of being produced at ten frames a second.
The new HERO4 Session has the ability to capture ultra wide video of 1080p30 plus 8MP time-lapse photographs from the moment you open the box. In addition, users have the ability to access other modes via Smart Remote or the GoPro App. You can also just use the remote or the app to adjust the settings you need, such as field of view, frame rate and video resolution.
Other features of the HERO4 Session that make it a good buy for consumers are tied to the camera’s durability. The Session is waterproof up to 33’, plus it is ruggedly designed for the outdoors.
In addition, the camera is easy to operate. By simply pressing the shutter button one time, the camera automatically captures time-lapse photographs or video. When you press the shutter a second time it powers the camera off and stops recording. The camera also virtually does some of the work for you, by intelligently changing frame rates in low light. Because the camera is able to adjust itself to lighting conditions, you can easily move from the bright sun to a dark room without manually having to adjust the camera to work in the new light yourself.
Other unique features include HiLight Tag, which allows users to mark places while recording video so that you can find the spot later when you need to edit or want to share the video with friends. You can either use the Smart Remote or simply press a button on the camera. You can even tag the moments via the GoPro App.
The HERO4 Session also comes with accessories and mounts made to work with other GoPro gear, too, giving you a variety of options for use. The Ball Joint Buckle allows users to readjust without the need to completely stop what they’re doing and un-mount the camera.
Finally, be sure to notice the built-in battery, allowing for up to two hours of recording on a single, full charge. The HERO4 Session officially goes on sale to the public on Sunday, July 12. The camera is priced at $400.