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Brand New Camera: GoPro HERO4 Session

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dougie252

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I'm unsure about the session. Purely because it seems to of replaced the Hero. Which was £100. But this is going to be £330. I think that it's kind of pushing some people out.
It will be interesting to see how much power they can stuff into such a small camera in the future. But for now I'll stick with my H4B.
 

Jaylay

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The review seems very fair. Does look like the session is about $200 to expensive to me.
 

69hemicudavert

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Starting to see a not so good trend from GoPro, they are releasing products faster than they can work the bugs out of them, I mean how many are still having bug issues with their Hero 3+'s or 4's and now here they are releasing yet another new item...and too me its too pricey for what it is. IMHO
 

GoProMom

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GoPro sent me the Hero4 Session Reviewer's box this week, and I just posted my unboxing video (Hero4 Session Unboxing - NEW GoPro Hero4 Session! – VidProMom).

I'm not sure I would buy it for $400 if I was in the market for a GoPro, but it does have merits that "regular" GoPro's don't have. It really depends what you (personally) use a GoPro for - if you need the smallest, most versatile camera for your projects, then $400 is well worth it.

It does come with 2 frames, the standard and the "low profile". It comes with the ball joint mount, which is pretty cool all on it's own (although I have a hard time getting it to rotate, but I think it just needs to be warmed up or something).

It is waterproof without a waterproof housing, which is a feature worth noting here as well. To me, that is an obvious (but overlooked) advancement of GoPro's technology. It also has two microphones, both waterproof.

If I had $400 to spend on a new GoPro, it would probably be spent on the Hero4 Silver, because I use my GoPro to capture family stuff. But if I did a lot of snorkeling, surfing, or motocross, the Session might be a good choice.
 

RebelPro

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Agree about the price. As much as I'd like to have a smaller camera than my Silver 3+ I won't spend so much money on a small camera with even less options than my S3+
 

pcuerpo

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i have a GoPro Hero3+ Black and was looking at the Session due to its size.. i primarily use the GoPro for filming my runs at the track, so far, no regrets on buying it over the 4 Silver/Black except for the one-touch button which you need to get used to and i got the Session 2 days before the price drop :(

regarding the mic, i hope there is a way for you to choose which one will work because when i put the Session at the front of the car and while running around the track, you can hear the difference of the sound recording when it switches the mic