GoPro HERO4 Session

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Weighing just 2.63 ounces, the HERO4 Session from GoPro is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than previous HERO4 models. Sporting up to 1080p60 video capture (1920 x 1440 at 30 fps), notable design tweaks include a cube-like shape that can be virtually flush-mounted as well as an integrated waterproof housing rated to 33′. Keeping things simple, the HERO4 Session uses just a single button to power the camera on and start recording. This doesn’t mean it lacks customizable settings, though. Simply tether the camera with a Wi-Fi- or Bluetooth-enabled smart device or the separately available Smart Remote from GoPro to tap into setting likes Ultra Wide and Medium field of view (FOV), select a preferred video resolution and frame rate, enable one of the still photos modes, and more.

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Although the design has changed, your mounting options have not. With the included Standard Frame, you can use any three-prong, thumbscrew GoPro mount – the same ones that work with other GoPro models. For near-flush mounting, you can instead opt for the Low-Profile Frame. To get you started, the HERO4 Sessions includes is one Curved and one Flat adhesive mount for semi-permanet attachment to boards, helmets, and other non-porous surfaces, along with a mounting ball joint and mounting buckles to quickly connect or release the camera to or from its mount. The camera powers from an internal battery lasting up to two hours, and a Micro-to-standard-USB cable is included for charging/powering and file transfer.

Up to 1080p60 (16:9) and 1440p30 (4:3) HD Video Capture
In widescreen HD you can record at up to 1080p with a high 60 fps frame rate to help ensure fast action plays back smoothly. For a higher vertical resolution, there is also the 4:3 1440p mode that records at up to 30 fps

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SuperView Mode
For an even more immersive experience, you can enable the SuperView mode to take advantage of the surface area of the whole sensor. In this mode, the camera records a 4:3 image that is stretched to fill a 16:9 frame

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Up to 120 fps Slow Motion
For super slow-motion in HD, the HERO4 Sessions offers 720p at 100 fps as well as SD WVGA (848 x 480) at up to 120 fps

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Up to 8MP Still Photos
Not just a video camera, nail the perfect still shot with a variety of photo modes. Capture 8MP single photos, time-lapse photos at set intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, and Burst photos at up to 10 frames per second

Looping
In this mode, the camera records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save

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Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.
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