GoPro has forever changed the way we watch action sports. HERO cameras are being mounted to everything from surfboards to rocket ships. One of the only complaints we ever hear about these mini moviemakers is their size. We’d argue that none of the GoPro models are ‘large’, but sticking a HERO4 off the top of your mountain bike helmet does cause panic when navigation a tight, overgrown forest. Looking to get cameras in even more places, GoPro has announced the HERO4 Session, their smallest camera to date.
The HERO4 Session ($399) is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras. Roughly the size of the lens on the HERO4+. The low-profile design allows you to mount it in smaller areas than before possible. Great for body mounts, helmet mounts, inside a race truck or anywhere you don’t want anything obstructing your view.
A new balljoint buckle has been added to the mount (we hope this spreads to all future models) so you can quickly adjust the video angle without removing the GoPro from its mount. The HERO4 Session delivers 1440p30, 1080p60, and 720p100 for slow motion capture. Onboard Time Lapse and Burst modes let you snag 8MP still images like a pro on the go. It’s durable and waterproof like all other models, can be controlled via the GoPro smartphone App or GoPro Remote Control unit. The battery is built in for 2 hours of recording on a full charge and dual microphones capture sound in front or behind the camera. Great for vlogging.