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GoPro Hero4 Session

alaTest has collected and analyzed 990 reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the viewfinder and memory, and there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, battery

connectivity, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero4 Session is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero4 Session

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and size are generally positive. The price and portability also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the image quality and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, battery

reliability, image quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 Session Action CameraGoPro HERO4 Session Action Camera

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero4 Session

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the connectivity, while there are some critical views about the viewfinder and memory.

usability, portability, size, price, design

reliability, memory, viewfinder

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 SessionGoPro HERO4 Session

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

GoPro HERO4 Session review

 

It's hip to be cubed

Minimal size and weight ; Low-profile mounting options ; One-touch operation ; Excellent video quality

Very expensive compared with rivals ; App needed to adjust most settings ; Slow to respond with some MicroSD cards

The simple square box style has been growing in popularity for action cameras, and with the HERO4 Session GoPro becomes the latest manufacturer to launch a camera of this style, following the likes of Polaroid's Cube and Cube+, and the Rollei 500 Sunrise.

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Session review - now just £160

 

The smallest, lightest GoPro to date that is waterproof without a case but there are a few minor niggles

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

GoPro Hero4 Session review

 

The biggest name in action cameras just got a whole lot smaller

Tiny, sturdy and waterproof ; One-button operation ; Good video and photo quality

Expensive ; No screen

The best tiny action cam? We think so

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Session

 

The Hero4 Session is GoPro's smallest action camera ever and has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, whether strapped to the front of a ski or attached to the end of a guitar.

Small and tough ; Water resistant without a case ; Decent battery life ; Solid audio capture

Video quality not as good as Hero4 Silver ; Battery not removable

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

GoPro Hero4 Session review

 

GoPro has taken the world by storm with its tiny action cams that let you capture the action without having to carry around huge cameras, and now the company's downsizing its wares. Meet the GoPro Hero4 Session, the tiniest camera in the range that...

At first glance, you'll be surprised at how small the Hero4 Session is. It's at least half the size of its Hero4 Black sibling, and weighs even less, yet still manages to pack in enough tech gusto to record great videos. GoPro's cameras are already...

The Session is looking like one of the best GoPro models yet, and it looks like it's the future for the company too - but that's also a problem for this model. Its video quality, while great for its size, suffers from exactly that too. It's not as...

As the smallest, tiniest GoPro in the range, this should be on your shopping list if you really need an action cam you can literally put anywhere, as it won't weigh you down and your only concern will be about losing it. The video quality is not as...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Session: Smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet [REVIEW]

 

The GoPro Hero 4 Session is the smallest GoPro action camera ever. It's 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter.

Ultra tiny size ; Completely sealed waterproof design ; Excellent video quality ; Fast, single-button recording ; Better sound from underwater

Non-removable battery ; No 4K video recording ; Requires Class 10 or UHS-1 microSD card speed ; Doesn't work with capacities higher than 128GB;

The GoPro Hero 4 Session is what all future GoPros will look like: tiny, completely waterproof without any extra casing and terrific sounding.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (digitalspy.com)

GoPro Hero4 Session Review: Hands-on with the smallest GoPro yet

 

Digital Spy goes hands-on with the Hero4 Session across road and sea.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: enduring the unforgiving New Zealand terrain

 

It's significantly smaller and lighter, but how well does it record video?

One of the smallest and lightest action cameras around ; Proficient video recording ; Easy user interface ; Waterproof to 10 metres without housing ; Strong range of mounts that don't add much bulk to its size

No still-photo mode directly from the camera ; Can accidentally activate the wrong mode ; Expensive

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: enduring the unforgiving New Zealand terrain

 

It's significantly smaller and lighter, but how well does it record video?

One of the smallest and lightest action cameras around ; Proficient video recording ; Easy user interface ; Waterproof to 10 metres without housing ; Strong range of mounts that don't add much bulk to its size

No still-photo mode directly from the camera ; Can accidentally activate the wrong mode ; Expensive

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero Session review

 

The small Hero Session is GoPro's easiest-to-use action cam, and does a pretty good job. If only it wasn't so expensive.

There’s a lot to like about the smallest, simplest GoPro, but its biggest hurdle was its price. At $400 it was too pricey to appeal to casual users the same way Polaroid’s $99 Cube does, and it also cost the same as the Silver, a camera that offers...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1 / 1.03 / 1.16
Battery capacity (Watt hours):3.23 / 4.4
Battery life (max):2.05 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Video recording time:2

Display

Built-in Display:No / Yes

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12 / 8

Indication

LED indicators:Power

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:400, 1600
Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:10 / 40

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / mini-USB

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4000 x 3000
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):2720 x 2040 / 3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920 / 3264 x 2448\n2720 x 2040

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Light metering:Spot
Night mode: Yes
Shutter speed (photo):0.5
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 2160p, 1080i, 720p, 1440p, 480p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4, H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,2704 x 1520,2704 x 2028,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160,848 x 480 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.64
Height :3.8
Weight:74 / 89
Width:3.8

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual