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Introducing the GoPro Hero4 Session

Posted by Ron Griffin on

HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 models,1 its rugged waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing. A single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture, HERO4 Session delivers the professional image quality that has made GoPro famous. Though simple in design, it features many of the modes and settings of other HERO4 cameras, easily accessible using the free GoPro App or Smart Remote.2 So small, so light, you’ll be stoked to have HERO4 Session along for the ride.

 Key Features

  • Smallest, lightest GoPro yet
  • Durable and waterproof to 33’ (10m), no housing needed
  • Easy one-button control, power up and capture videos or photos with a single press
  • Professional quality up to 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video
  • 8MP photos with 10 fps Burst
  • Access all camera modes and settings with the free GoPro App or Smart Remote2
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®
  • Compatible with GoPro mounts and accessories
  • Built-in battery, records up to two hours3
  • Camera can be rotated in the included frames for ultra flexible, compact mounting
  • Ball Joint Buckle lets you adjust your capture angle by tilting or rotating your camera 360°
  • Dual mic system reduces wind noise for enhanced audio capture in high-speed or windy environments
  • Auto Image Rotation adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down
  • Protune™ delivers minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions
  • SuperView™ captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view
  • Auto Low Light automatically adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance
  • HiLight Tag lets you mark key moments while recording for easy playback, editing and sharing
  • Ultra wide-angle glass lens
  • Supports Class 10 or UHS-I microSD cards up to 64GB2

Key Camera Specs

  • Video: 1440p30 / 1080p60 / 960p60 / 720p100 fps
  • Photo: 8MP / 10 fps Burst
  • Waterproof to 33’ (10m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®
  • Dual Mic System
  • Auto Image Rotation
  • Protune™ for Video
  • SuperView™
  • Auto Low Light
  • HiLight Tag

What’s Included

  • HERO4 Session Camera
  • Standard Frame
  • Low-Profile Frame
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Ball Joint Buckle
  • Mounting Buckles + Hardware
  • USB Cable

Features + Benefits

Smallest, Lightest GoPro

Yet

With a compact design and weight of just 2.6oz (74g), HERO4 Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras.1

Durable + Waterproof to

33’ (10m)

Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions. Waterproof to 33’ (10m), no housing needed.

Easy One-Button

Control

A single press of the shutter button powers on the camera and begins capturing video or photos automatically.

Professional Video

Quality

Records stunning 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video.

 

Powerful Photo Capture

 

Captures 8MP single photos, 10 fps Burst photos and 0.5-60 second Time Lapse photos.  

Easy Access to All Modes + Settings

Access and change all modes and settings using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.2

Built-In Wi-Fi +

Bluetooth®

Enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote2 to control the camera remotely, and view and share your content.

Compatible With GoPro Mounts + Accessories

Works with GoPro mounts and GoPro accessories for immersive self-capture of your favorite activities.

Built-In Battery

Rechargeable built-in battery offers up to two hours of recording time.3

Ultimate Mounting

Flexibility

The camera can be rotated in mounting frames to create ultra compact mounting setups, while the Ball Joint Buckle lets you adjust capture angles instantly. 

Full Camera Control

Use the GoPro App or Smart Remote2 to access all camera modes and easily adjust settings.

Dual Mic System

 

Dynamically switches microphones for reduced wind noise and enhanced audio in high-speed or windy environments.

Auto Image Rotation

 

Automatically adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down.

Protune™ for Video

Delivers minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions.

SuperView™

 

Captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view.

 

Auto Low Light

 

Automatically adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance.

 

HiLight Tag

 

Mark key moments while recording for easy playback, editing and sharing.

Ultra Wide-Angle

Glass Lens

Captures an immersive perspective for engaging footage of you and your world.

Expandable External

Memory

Supports Class 10 or UHS-I microSD cards up to 64GB.2

 

GoPro App

 

Control your camera remotely. Access all modes and adjust settings. Frame your shots with live preview. Play back and share your content.

GoPro Studio

Import and view your GoPro media, and create your own engaging GoPro-style videos.

 

Feature Stories

 

Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.

50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras,1 HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. With a sleek, versatile design, it’s at home anywhere—from the surf to the snow, to hanging with friends.

 

Durable + waterproof to 33’ (10m).

HERO4 Session is rugged and waterproof, eliminating the need for a separate housing. Its convenient, ready-to-go design makes it easy to get out the door quickly to capture and enjoy your session.

 

Easy one-button control.

A single press of the shutter button powers on the camera and begins capturing video or photos automatically. A second press of the shutter button stops recording and powers off the camera. It’s that simple.

 

Professional video quality.

HERO4 Session delivers stunning video quality. Capture high-resolution 1440p30 and 1080p60 video that’s sharp and lifelike. High frame rate 720p100 video enables exceptionally smooth slow-motion playback of your best moments.

 

Powerful photo capture.

Nail the 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 10 frames per second. When it comes to versatile photo capture, HERO4 Session’s got you covered.

 

Access all modes + adjust settings with the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

HERO4 Session captures video and Time Lapse photos right out of the box. You can also access most of the modes of other HERO4 cameras using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.2 From single photos to Time Lapse photos, Burst photos to Looping Video—HERO4 Session does it all. You can also use the app or remote to easily adjust settings like video resolution, frame rate, field of view and more.

  

Control, view and share with built-in Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®.

With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you can connect to the GoPro App to control the camera remotely with your phone or tablet, view the content you’ve captured and share your favorite shots on Instagram, Twitter and more. You’ll also have instant access to the GoPro Channel, so you can get your fix of the latest GoPro videos from across the globe. The Smart Remote2 makes it possible to control multiple GoPro cameras from distances of up to 600’ (182m).

 

Compatible with all GoPro mounts.

HERO4 Session is compatible with all GoPro mounts. So whether you’ve got a stash of mounts at home, or you’re looking for fresh ways to capture your favorite activities, you’ll be good to go. Wear it on your helmet or chest for a unique perspective. Mount it to bikes, boards, motorcycles and more to capture immersive footage of the experience. Wear it. Mount it. Love it.

 

Built-in battery.

The battery is built directly into the camera and offers up to two hours of recording time on a full charge.3 The included USB cable allows for charging the camera with your computer or the GoPro Auto or Wall Charger.2

 

Ultimate mounting flexibility.

HERO4 Session was made to give you more mounting options than ever. It can be rotated in its mounting frames to create a wide range of ultra compact mounting setups. The included Ball Joint Buckle lets you make instant adjustments ranging from a quick camera tilt to completely reversing your capture angle. The result is endless capture possibilities, plus the freedom to change things up without having to stop and un-mount the camera.

 

Dual mic system.

HERO4 Session features two microphones: one on the front of the camera and one on the back. When you’re filming in windy conditions or during high-speed activities like motorsports, the camera automatically switches to the mic that’s best suited for capturing optimal audio. The result? Reduced wind noise and enhanced audio capture—no matter what the conditions or activity.

 

Mount upside down, capture right-side up.

When the camera is mounted upside down, Auto Image Rotation automatically adjusts the capture orientation to right-side up so there’s no need to flip your footage in post-production.

 

Protune™ for video.

Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions.

 

World’s most immersive video.

HERO4 Session features SuperView™, a GoPro-exclusive video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot—resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage of every adventure.

 

Auto Low Light mode.

Let the camera do the thinking for you. Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low-light performance, enabling you to move between bright and dark environments without having to adjust your camera settings.

 

HiLight Tag your best moments.

HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording so you can quickly locate your best clips later for convenient playback, editing or sharing. Just press the button on the camera or Smart Remote2 when you capture a moment you’d like to tag. You can also tag your highlights using the GoPro App.

 

Ultra wide-angle glass lens.

Featuring an ultra wide-angle lens, HERO4 Session captures the immersive perspective GoPro is famous for. It’s perfect for selfies and stunning POV shots, and makes it easy to capture engaging footage of you and your world.

 

External memory.

HERO4 Session is compatible with Class 10 or UHS-I microSD cards up to 64GB.2

 

Footnotes

1Calculation based on the weight difference between HERO4 Session in a Standard Frame and HERO4 Silver in a Standard Housing with a Standard Backdoor.

2Smart Remote, microSD card and other accessories are sold separately.

3Battery life measured recording 1080p30 video with Wi-Fi off. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors.


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