GoPro has today unwrapped its next generation Hero4 Session which is so small and light you’ll forget you are carrying it. The camera lives by the saying “less is more”.
Tiny, yet powerful and waterproof by design, the GoPro Hero4 Session is easy to squeeze in with your extreme sports’ kit, given the smaller proportions.
According to the company, 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras, the new addition to the GoPro family is the most wearable and mountable camera ever. “With a sleek, versatile design, it’s at home anywhere—from the surf to the snow, to hanging with friends.”
“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 life-capture solution, yet.” Woodman added.
This is the most compact action camera the company has come out with. GoPro Hero4 Session is equipped with a rugged outer casing, removing the need for and additional case to be used. It will be available to purchase from July 12th 2015.
New features of the GoPro Hero4
According to the company, GoPro Hero4 Session comes with tailor-made designed mounts and accessories that work flawlessly with other GoPro gear. This will give customers “more mounting options than ever”.
GoPro Hero4 allows photographers to choose from a variety of photo modes, ranging from 8MP single photos, Time Lapse photos at set intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, and Burst photos at 10 frames per second.
In terms of controls, GoPro is making things easier for users. The LCD has shifted from the front to the top of the device, and there’s a single button to operate things.
To switch between the resolutions or modes users can rely on the GoPro app, which connects via the camera’s Bluetooth and WiFi connections. There’s also an optional remote control.
Other features include a new dual-microphone system, and a clearer underwater audio. There’s also a feature for versatile photo capture, but no 4K Ultra HD recording.
If when it comes to versatile photo capture, the new GoPro Hero4 Session’s got you covered, due to its smaller size the action camera is not capable of recording 4K Ultra HD videos that can be shot with the company’s higher specification cameras.
The camera is not equipped with a touchscreen for on-camera control or review, either, which therefore requires an extra step. Battery life is a claimed two hours maximum.
Features of the GoPro Hero4 Session, however, include being waterproof to 10m and recording modes for either 1440p @ 30fps or 1080p @ 60fps. The GoPro Hero4 Session is priced at $399.99.