GoPro HERO4 Session

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gopro hero sessionThe name is bigger than the camera. GoPro’s HERO4 Session is the smallest and lightest GoPro yet. The company says it is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras.

The camera sports a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control.

The camera is compatible with existing GoPro mounts.

It captures 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video along with 8-megapixel photos in single, burst and time Lapse modes. It includes many of the same features found in the HERO4 Black and Silver models, including SuperView, Protune and Auto Low Light recording modes. An expanded set of controls and settings can be accessed when using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

A short press of the shutter button powers the camera on and video recording begins automatically. A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers time lapse photo capture. Press the shutter button again to save video or photo content and power the camera off.

HERO4 Session is waterproof to 33 feet (10 m). It features a frame mounting system that is compatible with GoPro’s expansive array of mounts. A dual microphone system dynamically switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities. The company says audio performance during water-based activities has been dramatically improved because there’s no need for a separate waterhousing, which can often muffle sounds.

Auto image rotation corrects image orientation during recording. The camera includes standard and low-profile frame mounts for increased mounting versatility. And a new Ball Joint Buckle mount is included.

HERO4 Session will hit retail mid-July.

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