Go Pro expands its catalog with a very compact video camera which seeks to expand its range of users: the new Go Pro Hero 4 Session is presented as the ideal companion to keep our best moments forever. It went on sale on August 12 for 400 dollars, but is now available for 200 dollars.
The new Go Pro Hero 4 Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other cameras in the series. Although the chassis and housing have been completely redesigned, for this model incorporates the brand standard frame and thus ensures compatibility with the impressive ecosystem of accessories available.
Among other interesting details worth noting, is that the waterproof housing (up to 10 m) includes a serial and socket joint that allows you to direct it at any angle, regardless of the chosen anchor system.
From the technical point of view it is capable of recording 1080 p video at 60 frames per second (support for 4 k is reserved for Go Pro Hero 4 Black) and takes 8-megapixel photos. It integrates a 1030 meh battery, enough for a couple of hours of continuous use.
Features of the Go Pro Hero 4 Session
Unlike other models, this camera does not have a Live View screen, but incorporates a small black and white display for easy navigation between modes and settings. Go Pro has greatly improved their sound recording on this model and on other models, thanks to the integration of two high-sensitivity microphones.
Should I buy the Go Pro Hero 4 Session?
With this release, Go Pro wants to dazzle the users looking for a compact, rugged camera that is good for recording any event, not necessarily just sports, but a trip, a weekend at the beach or a concert of your favorite band. The price is high compared to the competition, but it is fair to say that when you buy a Go Pro, you can be assured that you are getting the highest quality camera for the price.
It is at a great new camera, similar to Go Pro Hero 4 Silver, with the advantage of size, but the disadvantage of not having a screen. 4 K recording is top end but, to be honest, few computer users can even take advantage of this technology anyways.
Waterproof Without Case
Another major and significant difference of the new Go Pro Hero 4 Session is certainly the possibility of immersing it in water up to 10 meters deep without having to rely on an additional housing as was required in previous versions. The new Go Pro Hero 4 Session has only two buttons to switch on / off and to start and stop recording. In this new version the possibility to change settings from the camera itself is omitted.
Improved Sound Quality
It will also have two microphones, solving one of the major flaws of previous models of these cameras. One on the front and one on the rear, the audio quality is significantly increased in situations such as under water or in wind.
In the words of Go Pro, the new Go Pro Hero 4 Session is within the family of height and quality of the Hero 4 silver. It is therefore a quality model with a sufficient performance for a medium-high use.
Why Use Go Pro?
Go Pro provides quality cameras and they are extremely durable and great for outdoor use, although the new Go pro Hero 4 Session can be used for pretty much anything you want. It is smaller and more compact than previous models, its aim is to be for anyone, who wants to record anything, there are also plenty of mounts and this is nice for those who want to have a high quality camera that is easy to use.