MANILA, Philippines – The new addition to the GoPro lineup is a nifty 70-gram camera that’s more straightforward – and 50% smaller and 40% lighter – than its bigger brothers.
The new HERO4 Session is waterproof up to 33 feet, eliminating the need for a bulky waterproof housing that adds a lot of weight for users.
It has a one-button control – a quick press will turn it on and record video instantly, while a long press enables photo capture. The simple interface left a lot of room for the battery that lasts up to two hours in full charge.
“HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution yet,” said GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman.
Videos are recorded either on 1440p at 30fps, 1080 at 60fps or 720 at 100fps while photos are captured at 8 megapixels in single, burst, or Time Lapse mode.
It also has the same Superview, Auto Low Light and Protune functions that are found on the bigger models. More settings can be accessed via the GoPro app or the Smart Remote.
Sound will not be a problem despite its tiny form factor, with a dual-microphone system installed on the camera – both on the front and back. The camera will automatically choose the one that’s best to use based on the activity, resulting in less wind noise and better audio.
The new HERO4 Session will come with 3 mounts – flat, standard, and ball buckle. It’s also compatible with all existing GoPro mounts.
The HERO4 Session will be available beginning July 12 for $400. – Rappler.com