GoPro’s new HERO4 Session is the smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. The catchphrase for this camera is “So small. So stoked.” It is designed for athletes who want a simple way to film themselves in action. HERO4 Session will be available for purchase on June 12, 2015.
HERO4 Session features a rugged and waterproof design and an easy one-button control. It is a small, cube shaped GoPro that is easy to wear and mount. It weights just 2.6 ounces (74g). An athlete can attach it to a helmet, a bike, a kayak, or whatever else they can think of. The HERO4 Session will also be useful for filming family vacations.
Use HERO4 Session to capture video in a variety of resolutions. The video format is h.254 codec and .mp4 file format.
The camera can record a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save. It has a SuperView feature that can capture a tall perspective (4:3), which allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot. That content is then dynamically stretched to a wide perspective (16:9) for full, immersive, widescreen playback.
You can use the camera to take burst photos. It can capture up to 10 photos in 1 second. Or, take a time lapse photo at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds.
It comes with specially designed mounts and accessories that give you more mounting options. There is a Low-Profile Frame that sits low on a table or other surface. The Standard Frame can be used with GoPro mounts to create a wide array of ultra compact gear setups. The Ball Joint Buckle lets you move the camera around without having to stop and unmount the camera.
There are two different editions of this new GoPro: HERO4 Session, and HERO4 Session/Surf. The HERO4 Session comes with 1 curved mount and 1 flat adhesive mount, while the HERO4 Session/Surf comes with a surfboard mount, an FCS plug mount, and a camera tether.
Both the HERO4 Session and the HERO4 Session/Surf have a 1030mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Each comes with a micro USB cable, a standard frame, and a low-profile frame.
The HERO4 Session, and the HERO4 Session/Surf are each priced at $399.99. They will be available for sale as of July 12, 2015.