GoPro Announces a Smaller and More Compact Hero 4 Session Action Camera

GoPro has another member of the Hero 4 action camera series, it's smaller, it's simpler and it's more compact than the previous GoPro cameras on the market. The device is dubbed Hero 4 Session coming in at less than 1.5 inches on  all its sides that's almost half the size of the older brothers.

The Hero 4 Session will be available in the US market starting next week for an asking price of $399. And to achieve its tiny size and simplicity, GoPro had to strip down some features from predecessors but it's worth the sacrifice, at least according to some reviews that I've read.

For example, from the original three buttons it's now down to just two. The record button which is a red circular one found on top will do most of the actions, by simply tapping it the Session will turn on and start recording, tap it again the recording stops and the camera turns off. It's a very nice tweak as apart from making the operation very simple and fast, it is also a battery saving feature.

Additionally, there is no LCD display on the Session to see videos and photos from. Two speakers are found on the camera one in front and another on the back to perfectly capture audio. WiFi support is on board.

Now for video recording and photo capturing, the Hero 4 Session is capable of 1440p video at 30 frames per second, 1080p up to 60 frames per second, and 720p up to 100 frames per second and photos as big as 8MP in resolution with burst mode up to 10 photos per second. No 4K and even 2.7K video record mode. Of course the Session can aw well go underwater up to 10 meters deep and the speakers sport fast water drain system which works like our ears when emerged from water, and that's a nice addition too to this action camera.

Source: GoPro

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