The HERO4 Session, 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro's HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized retailers around the world and on GoPro.com (beginning July 12).
The HERO4 Session – with easy, one-button control – captures 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video and 8-megapixel photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes. It features many of the same features found in the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, including SuperView, protune and auto low-light recording modes.
According to GoPro, the camera itself has a durable, waterproof design that eliminates the need for separate, waterproof housing. It includes standard and low-profile frame mounts for increased mounting versatility.
The camera also features a dual microphone system that switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities.
“At GoPro, sound quality is as important as image quality, and we’re very excited about the stunning audio advancements we’ve made with HERO4 Session during water-based and windy activities,” says Nick Woodman, company founder and CEO.
Woodman recently made headlines when he revealed that GoPro, whose cameras are often mounted to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is planning to launch its own line of drones in the first half of next year. GoPro is one of 17 companies that belong to the Small UAV Coalition, which advocates for the advancement of commercial/civil drones.
More on the HERO4 Session can be found here.