GoPro HERO4 Session | 8MP 1080P Action Cam

  • Smallest and lightest GoPro Action Cam yet.
  • Low–Profile mounting provides greater POV videos.
  • Built–in battery inside full water–proof body.
  • Auto Image Rotation allows you to shoot from any angle and still get right side up video.


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.

    The smallest and lightest GoPro action camera joins the family, with 8MP, 10 frames per second image capture and full HD 1080p60 video. The HERO4 Session is fully waterproof down to 33 feet submerged without the need for an extraneous housing. Control the action cam via Wi–Fi or Bluetooth® with either the Remote or App to access most of the same features found on the rest of the HERO line. The new camera includes dual mics one front and one back to help elimnate wind noise from completely obliterating the audio. Auto Image Rotation allows you to mount the camera either orientation and still result in video that is right-side up without having to change a setting in the camera or software. Auto Lowlight mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low–light performance. The battery is built directly into the camera and offers up to two hours of recording time on a full charge. Already own mounting accessories for existing GoPro Action cameras? Session was built for use with the greatest variety of mounts for the maximum versatility. With the diminutive size of the camera, and it's unique low-profile perspective, Session just might be the best action camera yet.

Details from GoPro

    So small. So stoked.

    Smallest and lightest GoPro camera yet!

    HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into the most compact, lightweight and convenient camera to date. Featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one–button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. The HERO4 Session was engineered 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras, becoming 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.

    Ultimate mounting flexibility.

    HERO4 Session lowprofile mounting action cam.

    HERO4 Session comes equipped with specially designed mounts and accessories that integrate seamlessly with other GoPro gear further broadening your mounting options for the action camera. The Low–Profile Frame allows the Session the lowest profile of any GoPro camera and have you sitting right on top of the action. Using the Standard Frame with traditional GoPro mounts to create an assortment for ultra compact gear setups. The Ball Joint Buckle gives you the freedom to change things up without having to stop and un–mount the camera.

    Professional video quality.

    HERO4 Session offers pro video in compact body.

    HERO4 Session delivers stunning professional calibur video all from it's compact cube frame. Capture high–definition 1440p30 and 1080p60 video that's crisp and true–to–life. Speed up the capture rate to 720p100 and playback the videos in exceptionally smooth slow–motion. See details you might have missed in the fraction of a second.

    Powerful photo capture.

    HERO4 Session captures 8MP images at 10fps

    Capture every moment with the plethora of still photo modes. Seamless switch between taking 8MP single photos, Time Lapse photos at set intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, or Burst photos at 10 frames per second. When remembering the moment is critical, HERO4 Session's gets the shot.

    GoPro App or Smart Remote Control.

    Use HERO4 Session will GoPro App or Remote

    While the HERO Session is designed to be simple to operate with single button presses, both the HERO4 App and Smart Remote can activate additional features and controls. Captures 1080p30 Ultra Wide video and 8MP Time Lapse photos at 0.5 second intervals right out of the box and then access single photos to Time Lapse photos, Burst photos to Looping Video. You can also use the app or remote to easily adjust settings like video resolution, frame rate, field of view and more. HERO4 Session does it all.

    Durable + waterproof.

    Durable and waterproof.

    HERO4 Session is rugged and waterproof to 33' (10m), 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.

    HERO4 Session activates with a single button press

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

    World's most immersive video.

    HERO4 Session offers widest video in its class

    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.

    HERO4 Session switches to lowlight automatically

    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.

    HERO4 Session hilights your favorite clips to find faster

    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.

    Dual mic system.

    HERO4 Session offers Dual Microphones for better audio


Features & Specs

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Detailed Specifications
  • Camera: 2.6oz (74g)

  • Video Modes
  • Video: Captures Video
  • Video Modes
    Video Resolution Frames per Second (fps) Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution
    1440p 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1440
    1080p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1920 x 1080
    1080p SuperView 48, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1080
    960p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 960
    720p 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1280 x 720
    720p SuperView 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 720
    WVGA 120, 100 Ultra Wide 848 x 480

  • Looping: Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.
  • SuperView™: SuperView captures a tall perspective (4:3), which allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot. The content is then dynamically stretched to a wide perspective (16:9) for full, immersive widescreen playback. Learn more here.
  • Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format

  • Advanced Video Capture Settings
  • Auto Low Light: Automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low–light performance. Frame rates are adjusted in medium– and low–light conditions. Playback occurs at the selected resolution and frame rate.

  • Photo Modes
  • Photo Resolutions
  • Resolution: 8MP (Default), 5MP
  • Field of View (FOV): Wide, Medium
  • Screen Resolution: 3264 × 2448, 2720 × 2040

  • Multi–Shot Mode
  • Burst: Captures up to 10 photos in 1 second–perfect for fast–action photography.

  • Burst Rate
  • 3 photos/1 second
  • 5 photos/1 second
  • 10 photos/1 second (Default)
  • 10 photos/2 seconds

  • Time Lapse: Automatically captures a series of photos at timed intervals. Ideal for capturing photos when the camera is out of reach.
  • Time Lapse Photo Intervals: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds

  • Advanced Video Capture Settings
  • Protune™: Protune unlocks the camera's full potential, delivering cinema–caliber video optimized for professional productions and advanced manual control. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for ISO Limit and Sharpness–and enjoy the manual control of your GoPro camera.
  • Protune enables manual control of ISO Limit and Sharpness for advanced control and customization of your video.
  • Available for 1440p, 1080p and 960p60/50. Not available for Looping Video or photos.

  • Protune Settings:
  • ISO Limit: Adjusts the camera's sensitivity in low–light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image.
  • SettingResulting Video Quality
  • 1600 (Default)Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise
  • 400Darker video in low light, reduced image noise

  • Sharpness: Sharpness controls the sharpness of your video footage.
  • SettingResulting Video Quality
  • On (Default)/Moderately sharp video
  • OffSofter video that allows for more flexibility in post–production

  • Spot Meter: Spot Meter is good for filming into a setting where the lighting is different from where you are, such as filming the outdoors from within a car or filming a shaded environment while standing in the sun. Spot Meter automatically sets the exposure based on a single spot in the middle of the image.

  • Image Quality + Optics
  • Ultra sharp image quality with all–glass lens
  • Ultra wide–angle field of view with reduced distortion

  • Battery + Charging
  • Rechargeable lithium–ion battery
  • Rated at 1030mAH, 3.8V, 3.23Wh
  • Integrated with camera

  • Battery Life

    The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.1

      With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App
    Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time
    1440p30 fps 1:55 1:45 1:35
    1080p60 fps 1:45 1:35 1:30
    1080p48 fps 1:50 1:40 1:30
    1080p30 fps 2:05 2:00 1:45
    720p100 fps 1:50 1:45 1:35

    1 Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.

  • Format: 32kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
  • AGC (automatic gain control)
  • Internal mic: Mono × 2
  • External mic: Not supported

  • Ports
    Micro USB
  • Charging battery
  • Using external power during recording
  • Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging

  • microSD
  • Memory card

  • Storage
  • microSD memory card with at least a Class 10 or UHS–I rating required. Recommended microSD cards
  • Up to 64GB capacity supported
  • Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates

  • Photo + Video Playback
  • GoPro App: Use the GoPro App to access all modes and adjust settings, and preview and play back videos and photos.
  • Computer: Use the included USB cable to transfer files to a computer. Use GoPro Studio to play back videos and photos.
Product Bullets
  • Smallest and lightest GoPro Action Cam yet.
  • Low–Profile mounting provides greater POV videos.
  • Built–in battery inside full water–proof body.
  • Auto Image Rotation allows you to shoot from any angle and still get right side up video.


Included Coverage from GoPro: 1 Year Limited Warranty

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