GoPro Hero 4 Session Review – Small, But What about the Image Quality?

Earlier today GoPro released its smallest camera to date – the new GoPro Hero 4 Session – the first cube shaped camera from the company that almost single handedly invented the action camera market. Brent Rose from Wired takes the new tiny GoPro for a test and comes back with a less than glowing review.

The new GoPro Hero 4 Session has basically one major thing going for it – it is small (and cube shaped), actually it is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the regular GoPro Hero4 camera. Some people might also appreciate the fact that it is waterproof  waterproof without an extra case (up to 33 feet/10 meters).

Smaller isn’t necessarily better…



On the other hand, at least from the review above it seems that almost everything else – especially image quality legs far behind existing regular GoPro Hero 4 models – and when you consider the price – this new camera seems far less attractive…

Controlled by an app


Some specs for the GoPro Hero 4 Session:

  • Sensor – 8MP
  • Video resolution – 1080p/60fps, 720p/100fps and 1440p/30fps.
  • Burst – up to 10 photos in 1 second.
  • Time Lapse – in 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds intervals.
  • WIFI/BT with app control.
  • Battery life – 1:30 (@1080p 60p).
  • Microphone – dual mic – better sound quality when coming out of the water.
  • Price: $400 on B&H.

You can check out Rose’s written review on the  GoPro Hero 4 Session here.

New square housing


Raymond Wong from Mashable was slightly more enthusiastic about the new GoPro Hero 4 Session – however he did not perform any serious testing…



Official intro to the GoPro Hero 4 Session



Official GoPro promo video



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