Meet The Smallest GoPro Ever

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GoPro today announced its smallest camera yet, the Hero4 Session. Here we break the cube-shape camera down for a first look.

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50% smaller than existing models, the Hero4 Session is a barely-there camera that still packs impressive imaging in a waterproof body.

HERO4 Session captures 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video along with 8-megapixel still photos. All this fits in a 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 1.4″ package that weighs three ounces.

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Tiny Upgrade

It has many of the same capabilities as the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, including SuperView, Protune and Auto Low Light recording modes.

An expanded set of controls and settings can be accessed when using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

Check out the sample video here to see what this pint-size GoPro can do.

The Hero4 Session is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters) and is compatible with GoPro’s array of mounts.

Audio Enhancements

A dual microphone system dynamically switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities, the company notes.

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Audio performance during water-based activities has been improved thanks to HERO4 Session’s waterproof design, which the company says eliminates the need for a separate water housing, which can often muffle sounds.

HERO4 Session will cost $399.99 beginning July 12, 2015. See below for full specs straight from GoPro.

GoPro Specs

  • 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video
  • Waterproof to 33’ (10m), no separate housing required
  • One-button control: short press of shutter powers camera on and begins capturing video; long shutter button press powers camera on and begins capturing time-lapse photos
  • Captures 8MP Single, Burst, and Time Lapse photos
  • Compatible with GoPro mounts and accessories
  • Dual Mic system captures enhanced audio during high wind and water-based activities
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth enable easy connectivity to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • Auto image rotation corrects image orientation during recording
  • Standard and low-profile frame mounts for mounting versatility
  • New Ball Joint Buckle mount is included

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.
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