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GoPro Hero4 Session

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1188 reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and memory, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

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 97/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The price and portability also get good views, but there are some negative opinions 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

2017-10

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. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the connectivity, while the viewfinder and memory get negative comments.

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

2017-10

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

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

2015-08

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

Stripped down to the basics, the Session is the smallest and lightest GoPro yet. The streamlined design makes for easier mounting and operation, and video quality is as good as ever, but the high price is hard to justify.

2015-08

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

2015-07

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

2015-07

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero Session review

 

The small Hero Session is GoPro's easiest-to-use and most affordable action cam, and does a pretty good job, too.

Small and lightweight, unobtrusive ; Rugged without housing ; Dual mics deliver good sound ; Very good video and photo quality ; Compatible with existing GoPro mounts

No 2K or 4K video ; Limited resolution, settings options ; Settings changes require smartphone app

There’s a lot to like about the smallest, simplest, and cheapest GoPro. When it first launched, the hurdle was its ridiculously high price tag – costing the same as the Silver, a camera that offers more features and stronger performance. When GoPro’s...

2017-05

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: Ousted by the Hero 5 Session?

 

The GoPro Hero 4 Session has been knocked off the top spot by the Hero 5, but is still a great action camera

New compact design ; Waterproof ; Now super cheap

Lacking in some features ; No 4K video recording

GoPro's Hero4 Session has recently seen an official price drop, from its original £330 launch price down to an incredibly low price of £160, making it a much more tempting prospect. It also now no longer encroaches on the better-equipped GoPro Hero4...

2016-11

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Black review: No longer top dog

 

The GoPro Hero4 Black has fantastic image quality, but has since been superseded by the Hero 5 Black

Now that the Session is available, this provides another option if you don't need such high-quality footage as is available from the Silver or Black but rather value the small size and waterproofing on offer. However, it's not much cheaper than the...

2016-11

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

2015-08

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

2015-07

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Session

 

The shrunken-down GoPro Hero4 Session may not offer any performance gains over its big brothers, but it's still quite good and more fun to use than other action cams.

Compact, low-profile design. Simple-to-use, always-on operation. Great video quality. Improved audio. Waterproof without bulky housing

Expensive. Same-price Hero4 Silver performs better. No live-recording preview

Where does a company go after defining and dominating an entire industry segment year after year with few changes to its basic formula? For GoPro, the answer is: smaller, simpler, and more fun. The $399.99 Hero4 Session marks the first major redesign...

2015-07

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1 / 1.03 / 1.16 / 1030
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:N / No / Yes

Features

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

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / 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:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:10 / 40

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Flat surface mount:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Underwater case:Y / 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:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y / 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 / 720p,960p,1080p,1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / 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