GoPro has announced their new camera, the HERO4 Session, that takes on a new smaller shape and still promises to be something great. The smallest camera GoPro has developed thus far looks a lot like Polaroid’s Cube camera and weighs only 2.6oz.
It’s one-button control allows you to capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps) and take 8MP images. There are no other buttons available as everything is straight-forward in operation using the single button to power on/off the camera and start capturing. All settings and features are adjustable via GoPro’s app on your smartphone.
It comes with 3 frames for placement, is waterproof by itself (up to 33ft deep) and comes with most of the same features/settings as you find in the new HERO4 lineup (ie, ProTune, SuperView and more). Dual microphones help to capture better sound while filtering out ambient noise such as wind.
The new HERO4 Session will run you $399, so once again GoPro has launched something at a price that might make some buyers cringe. Personally for the price range, I’d rather go with the HERO4 Silver for the touch-screen display and not having to break out the cellphone every time I want to adjust something, but others might find the small size of the Session appealing.
The Session will begin shipping tomorrow (July 12th) and appear as available in multiple market places, including Amazon and GoPro’s website directly.