The miniscule-camera manufacturer is ¡°slimming down¡± its product line with the new GoPro HERO4 Session. Approximately the size and weight of an ice cube (although that¡¯s about where the similarities end), the HERO4 Session is remarkably tiny, yet still able to provide high-quality video up to 1440p resolution at 30 fps (4:3) and 1080p at 60 fps (16:9). To downsize the camera, integrated external controls have been simplified to include only a record Start/Stop button. Other in-depth controls for exposure and access to other modes like Protune, time-lapse, burst-photo, and loop-video have been relegated to the free GoPro App for smart devices or the separately available Smart Remote. What the smaller size brings, with its simplicity, is increased durability. Even without a waterproof housing, the body is submersible to 33′ underwater, so it can survive in most water-sport situations right out of the box.
Included with the HERO4 Session Standard come curved and flat adhesive mounts for versatile mounting on sporting equipment, such as helmets and skateboards. Although this is the default configuration, by no means is the functionality of the HERO4 Session limited to the included mounts. With the included standard and low-profile frames, quick-release accessories can be used to mount the HERO4 Session on just about anything; almost like any other GoPro. The frames are also available as separate accessories.
Along with the HERO4 Session, GoPro is also announcing some new accessories.
Great for snorkeling, surfing, wakeboarding and other water activities, the Floaty is a bright orange flotation device for the HERO4 Session, which surrounds the camera and makes it buoyant. Its cushiony padding also protects your camera from bumps and knocks.
Should your HERO4 Session camera¡¯s front glass lens cover become scratched, GoPro now offers a replacement kit with all the components and tools necessary to repair the lens front properly.
The Strap allows any GoPro camera to be secured to your hand, wrist, arm, or leg to capture footage from unique angles.
The Casey accessory case encloses and protects any GoPro model, along with any mounts and accessories you may have, in one case. It¡¯s weather resistant and also features a removable pouch for quick access to batteries, memory cards, thumb screws, and more.