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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. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the viewfinder and memory, and there are some mixed views 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. People are impressed by the battery and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the image quality and reliability get critical comments.

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. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the connectivity. Many are less positive 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: 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: 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: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: GoPro squares off against competitors with the Session

 

Three years ago GoPro started work on a new project to answer one question: If a rival were creating a "GoPro killer," what would it be?

The GoPro Hero4 Session addresses the main design sticking points with previous GoPro cameras: It's smaller, lighter and waterproof without a housing; the new shape allows for more flexible mounting; it's fast to start/stop recording; and its new mic...

Video quality, while very good, isn't as good as GoPro's other $400 camera, the Hero4 Silver. The built-in battery means no swapping out for a fresh pack to keep shooting. It needs to be wirelessly connected to Android/iOS device or GoPro remote (not...

GoPro sheds its housing for the Hero4 Session, an excellent POV camera that's ready to capture what the day brings -- in or out of the water -- at the press of a button.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Sam Kieldsen (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: GoPro Hero4 Session

 

GoPro is the go-to name in action cameras. So much so that, as with Hoover and Kleenex, many people just say "GoPro” when they're talking about action cams, regardless of which company actually builds them.

"The video may not be absolutely mind-blowing, but it’s as good as it needs to be – and the real selling point of the Session is its size and weight."

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