New Streamlined GoPro HERO4 Session

GoPro has been busy innovating. Having earlier introduced the much improved HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver version, they have just launched the Hero4 Session. What has set the action cam enthusiasts abuzz is the new form factor. GoPro apparently has placed more emphasis on the idea that “size matters”. Being lighter and smaller, it is more streamlined. It looks more like a cube than a rectangular box that everyone is familiar with.  It’s the most adventurous update in design, pun intended, we’ve seen from GoPro.

GoPro HERO4 Session

GoPro HERO4 Session

As you can see from the image above it has a smaller and lighter form factor which is most welcome among the community as it is more portable. This design opens up new mount locations previously not possible. There’s less drag or weight when mounting on bikes and helmets. The setback of being diminutive is that controls on the camera are extremely limited.

The feature set is interesting too.  The Hero4 Session shoots video up to 1080p at 60 frames per second (fps). Being 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter GoPro probably didn’t want to push the envelope at this point so it has omitted 4K, or even 2.7K modes that we see on the Silver and Black versions. As for photos, the HERO4 Session shoots in 8MP, or 5MP, with time lapse and burst modes.