The new GoPro Hero 4 Sesion began retailing for about $500 USD, but now it can be found for around $200, and it competes directly against the GoPro Hero 4 Silver. The Session at first glance is much smaller than the GoPros of the past, it basically a tiny plastic and rubber box that can record at 1080p at 60fps. It’s not the highest setting but probably the one that most people will be recording with.
The Session 4 comes with two small black housings wrap around the camera, they serve as the mounting pieces that attach to a various other attachments, but it doesn’t provide any direct protection of the camera lens like the larger GoPro full cases do. The good thing is this housing is simple in design and it easy clips on to most GoPro attachments, mounts and rail systems, and that comes in handy because you won’t have to buy additional attachments for mounting this device.
The design as mentioned earlier is very simplistic. It is a small black plastic and rubber box measuring at 1.5-inches cubed and only weighs 2.6 ounces. On the side of the box there is one small water tight hinged door that houses the SD card slot as well as the micro USB port for charging. This is the only part of the Session that would ever be exposed to the elements. There are only a few more buttons on the device itself. There is a power button is on the top indicated with a red circle and just below that is the LCD settings screen. When you depress the power button the Session immediately begins recording in whatever setting you had previously programmed and recorded with. On the back of the camera lays the only other button and that one is the mode and settings button that you can easily cycle through the start-up settings to your chosen mode of recording. There are two LED lights that light up and blink to show that you are infact recording some type of video. One is on the top-right front corner and the other is at the bottom-right corner on the back, and both are very easy to see. Also on the bottom of the Session you will find our speaker/mic for recording sound.
That brings us to the actual recording quality of the GoPro Hero 4 Session. Many say that overall the find the video quality a bit subpar due to its more saturated and fuzzy recording quality when compared directly to its competition, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver. Another thing to consider is the battery life. Though it seems that the Session actually runs a touch longer than the full-size cameras it does have a drawback. The Session has a built-in battery that has to be plugged directly into a power source, whereas the full-size cameras have replaceable batteries that can be switched out on the fly. The Session has to take a break from activities to recharge.
In the end we feel that your money is better spent with a different device such as the GoPro Hero 4 Silver. The Silver has better additional battery options, better picture quality, you can swap out the full case in the event you crack your lens protector; with the Session that’s just not an option as everything in built-in, and they both retail for about the same price. In this case it just makes more sense to spend the same and get more for your money’s worth. However, if you’re looking for an additional angle type of camera that needs to fit into smaller laces for recording the Session is perfectly fit for those types of scenarios.
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