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GoPro Releases The Hero 4 Session – A Tiny Cube Of An Action Camera

GoPro Releases The Hero 4 Session – A Tiny Cube Of An Action Camera

In just a few years, GoPro has become a household name and just about everyone wants one, that is, if they don’t already have one. There are several models available fitting just about everyone’s budget, but today GoPro has added a new one to their lineup, the GoPro Hero 4 Session.

The GoPro Hero 4 Session has the same functionality as many other GoPro models, but with one goal in mind, to keep things small. Well GoPro, mission accomplished. The Hero 4 Session is the smallest GoPro ever released by quite a long shot (50% to be exact). The camera is a simple cube with a big 8MP camera lens on the front. The Hero 4 Session is also 40% lighter than other GoPro models.

The GoPro Hero 4 Session and it's included mounting system

The GoPro Hero 4 Session and it’s included mounting system

The GoPro Hero 4 Session has an 8MP camera on the front which is capable of 1080p video at 60fps, 720p video at 120fps, or 1440p video at 30fps. Many of the features found on the standard GoPro Hero 4 are included. This camera is designed to be operated with a single button and a smartphone app. It also has microphones on both the front and back of the device to ensure good sound quality.

To sweeten the deal even more, the GoPro Hero 4 Session is water resistant out of the box up to 33ft. The camera is also compatible with the thousands of current GoPro accessories already on the market.

The GoPro Hero 4 Session will be available starting July 12th for $399.99.

Press Release

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (July 6, 2015) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet.  50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on beginning July 12, 2015.

“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 adds, “I’m so excited about the launch of HERO4 Session because now I can finally use mine in public!”

HERO4 Session captures GoPro-quality 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video along with eight megapixel photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. It features many of the same innovative 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.

HERO4 Session is built to GoPro’s famous rugged standards and is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters). It features a sleek frame mounting system that is compatible with GoPro’s expansive array of mounts.  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.

“At GoPro, sound quality is as important as image quality and we’re very excited about the stunning audio advancements we’ve made with HERO4 Session during water-based and windy activities. It’s incredible what this little GoPro can capture,” remarked Woodman.

HERO4 Session    $399.99 MSRP

  •       Stunning 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video
  •       Waterproof to 33’ (10m), no separate housing required
  •       Easy one-button control: short press of shutter powers camera on and begins capturing video, long shutter button press powers camera on and begins capturing time-lapse photos
  •       Captures 8MP Single, Burst, and Time Lapse photos
  •       Compatible with GoPro mounts and accessories
  •       Dual Mic system captures enhanced audio during high wind and water-based activities
  •       Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth® enable easy connectivity to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  •       Auto image rotation corrects image orientation during recording
  •       Includes standard and low-profile frame mounts for increased mounting versatility
  •       New Ball Joint Buckle mount is included

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in sports has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion. And in turn, the world has helped GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.

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Ben Schoon

Ben is a tech geek who co-founded YourTechExplained in 2016. Constantly switching between devices that literally surround him, he can be found reviewing the latest smartphones around the web.