The Session is the initial brand-new design in almost a decade for GoPro, which has actually an astounding 70% of the USA video-camera market, according to NPD. This feature makes an innovative battery-saving tool, a capability of GoPro cameras for which the Hero4 Black struggled in the past. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the original HERO4 models, thanks in part to its integrated waterproof housing, the Session trades its almost-iconic rectangular design for a much more cubical design, reminiscent of Polaroid’s Cube+ action camera.
The Session is waterproof, eliminating the need for separate housing and has a simple one button control to make capturing video and pictures quicker and easier. It can also shoot 8-megapixel photographs in burst mode at 10 fps, as well as.5-second to 60-second time-lapse photos, and includes a number of settings for slow-motion recording and high-resolution images.
Another one of its unique features is a two-mic audio recording system, in which the camera automatically switches between those two mics in order to minimize wind noise.
The HERO4 Session is controlled entirely by a single button, although a companion smartphone app and smart remote offer more in-depth controls.
Despite its small stature, the Hero 4 Session also brings with it a tiny display, which is unfortunately a fraction of the size of the ones you’ll find on larger GoPro cameras, doles out some basic information about the camera’s status. The Ball Joint Buckle, which comes included with every HERO4 Session, has a rotating axis that allows for a range of perspectives from a single mounting position and enables users to quickly change the angle of capture without un-mounting the camera.
Compared with other GoPros, the Session’s ruggedized, compact style created it easier to consider it as camera I will simply keep in my bag.
The GoPro HERO4 Session releases July 12 for $400 Dollars at authorized retailers worldwide and online. If you prefer time-lapse, hold the button down longer, and the camera starts to instantly snap stills.
GoPro, based in San Mateo, California, in May said it plans to introduce a drone and a device for capturing 360 degree videos for use in virtual-reality applications. The 1.5-inch, 2.6-ounce cube is cute, however as soon as all sides are equal, Exactly how can easily you tell which means is up?
Check out some sample footage captured with the HERO4 Session below.
Dougherty analyst Steven Frankel on Monday reiterated his buy rating on GoPro stock and price target of 65.
I’ll be back with a full review of the Hero 4 Session camera later this week.