The new GoPro Hero 4 Session camera is a camera that in its form is completely different from what we have seen to date. Much smaller, with a simple design but where the benefits have not been compromised.
GoPro Hero Session is a camera that according to the company itself is to use every day. Not only for moments of action but also for more everyday situations such as spending a day at the beach, going to the pool or a concert.
The camera has a waterproof housing at the factory, specifically at depths of up to ten meters. Inside we find an 8 megapixel sensor capable of recording video at 1440 at 30 frames, 1080p at 60 fps and several options at 720p and VGA. UHD/4K support stays for the exclusive GoPro Hero 4 Black. Despite its resolution, we should not get carried away by it because its sensor is up to the task.
In the photography part it has a mode to take photos at 8 megapixels with a shooting capacity of ten images per second. If we then use its application for desktop or mobile device, we can make a time lapse video joining them all in the same chain.
According to GoPro, Session is a completely new project for them and hasn’t been about stuffing the specs of another model into a smaller body. It is a development from scratch where materials and components different from the rest of the models have been used.
As for connectivity, we have two options: WiFi or Bluetooth. In both cases it serves the same purpose: to communicate with the application and make the data dump. As for the storage we find a microSD slot and a charger, finally, microUSB so that we can charge it directly with the same one we use for the mobile.
One of the most important advances in the camera is found in its design. Thanks to the low profile frame we can connect it to the accessories very quickly and without using the already classic screw that most use. Unfortunately at the moment not all accessories will be compatible with this new type of connector. Of course, we can continue using the rest with the screw without any problem.
The camera has a small black and white display from which we can manage the connection of the camera or the modes in which we are going to record. We only have two buttons: one to turn on and one to record. It is simpler than other models but the combination of both is enough to move throughout the interface.
In the audio, it has a pair of microphones, one on the front and back. According to the people of GoPro the quantity has improved significantly compared to other models and now it is able to achieve more quality in complicated situations such as underwater or with a lot of wind. In fact, for the latter they have added an algorithm to reduce noise and make the capture of the sound that interests us more efficient.
As for the drums, Hero Session is able to record two and a half hours uninterruptedly without major problems.
As in the previous models, we can tag special moments (Highlights) with the press of the record button while you are in it. All this can also be managed from the mobile application itself that is updated today to support the GoPro Hero Session.
Here we leave you with the video of the official presentation of the Gopro Hero 4 session: