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The New Go Pro Hero 4 Session The Action Camera Reinvented

Though I don't actually own Go Pro camera, I've had the honor of using the camera last year which belong to a friend of mine and took it through some test runs. What impressed me about the camera is its simplicity and small compact size yet at the same time shoots awesome videos, even capable of shooting vids in 4K.

The size though, its small enough to mount on pretty much anything which includes helmets,drones and the dashboard in your car. Since its small compact size is what impresses me so much, can the action camera manufacturer construct anything even smaller than what's currently on the market? The answer to that question is yes, and it is dubbed the GoPro Hero 4 Session.

To say the Hero 4 Sessions is a lot smaller than its previous brethren is an understatement, it's cube shape video camera is basically slightly shrunken version of a Rubix Cube. The Go Pro 4 Sessions cube shape miniature form factor measures in at 1.5 inches on each side of the camera.

It shoots 1440p vids at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 30 frames per second, and 720p up to 100 frames per second. Like the current Go Pro Hero's on the market, the Hero 4 Session is waterproof up to 10 meters.

I've mentioned earlier in this post I'm Impressed with all Go Pro video cameras for having simplistic functionality,the same can be said with the new Hero 4 Session. You start and stop recording video with just one press of a button. There are in total only two buttons, the main button is red circular button that placed on top of the camera. Users just have to tap the button, and the Session will turn on and start recording video,tap it to stop recording and the entire camera will shut off, a great way to save battery power. The other button on the Hero 4 Session main function is turn the cameras WiFi on and off.

Probably the other function I love with all Go Pro cameras is the ability to take still shot images, with  the Session users are also afforded the ability to take still shots. Just hold down the main button for 3-seconds will trigger a time lapse photo mode. Single shot and burst shots can only be achieved by changing modes with a GoPro app.

There is of course a big trade off when you cram such great technology in a device so small. The Session can't shoot video in 4K,it can't shoot in superbly high frame rates such as 120 or 240 frames per-second. This limits user options for shooting vids in slow motion.  And it only take still pics in 8MP while current GoPro cameras like the Silver Hero 4  can take 12MP still images. If you're looking for a LCD screen like you have with the Silver Hero 4 you won't find it with the GoPro 4 Session, again a trade off when you have a device like this so small.

Minus some popular features and all, the Hero4 Session is perfect for mounting on helmets and drones yet at the same time being very concealing and light in weight. The new action camera will retail for $399 and will be available for purchase on July 12th.

 

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