GoPro Session Camera

199.99
  • Filmtools #: 52827
  • Mfr #: CHDHS-101
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Product Features
  • Smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet!
  • Rugged and waterproof design
  • Easy one-button control
  • 1080p60 video and 8mp photo
  • SuperView Mode for an even more immersive experience
  • Up to 120 fps Slow Motion
  • Special Modes: Auto Low Light, Protune for Video, HiLight Tag

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  • Overview

    The GoPro Session Camera is the smallest GoPro Camera yet! Weighing just 2.63 ounces, it’s 50% smaller and 40% lighter than previous HERO4 models. Sporting up to 1080p60 video capture (1920 x 1440 at 30 fps), notable design tweaks include a cube-like shape that can be virtually flush-mounted as well as an integrated waterproof housing rated to 33'. Keeping things simple, the Session uses just a single button to power the camera on and start recording. This doesn't mean it lacks customizable settings, though. Simply tether the camera with a Wi-Fi- or Bluetooth-enabled smart device or the separately available Smart Remote from GoPro to tap into setting likes Ultra Wide and Medium field of view (FOV), select a preferred video resolution and frame rate, enable one of the still photos modes, and more.

    Although the design has changed, your mounting options have not. With the included Standard Frame, you can use any three-prong, thumbscrew GoPro mount - the same ones that work with other GoPro models. For near-flush mounting, you can instead opt for the Low-Profile Frame. To get you started, the HERO4 Sessions includes is one Curved and one Flat adhesive mount for semi-permanet attachment to boards, helmets, and other non-porous surfaces, along with a mounting ball joint and mounting buckles to quickly connect or release the camera to or from its mount. The camera powers from an internal battery lasting up to two hours, and a Micro-to-standard-USB cable is included for charging/powering and file transfer.

    Compact, Place Anywhere Design

    The Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras, weighing just 2.6 ounces

    Rugged, Waterproof Design

    No separate housing is required, as the HERO Sessions is built into a 33' underwater housing that also serves to protect the camera from sand, dust, and other hazards

    One-Button Control

    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

    Recording Capability

    Up to 1080p60 (16:9) and 1440p30 (4:3) HD Video Capture

    In widescreen HD you can record at up to 1080p with a high 60 fps frame rate to help ensure fast action plays back smoothly. For a higher vertical resolution, there is also the 4:3 1440p mode that records at up to 30 fps

    SuperView Mode

    For an even more immersive experience, you can enable the SuperView mode to take advantage of the surface area of the whole sensor. In this mode, the camera records a 4:3 image that is stretched to fill a 16:9 frame

    Up to 120 fps Slow Motion

    For super slow-motion in HD, the HERO4 Sessions offers 720p at 100 fps as well as SD WVGA (848 x 480) at up to 120 fps

    Up to 8MP Still Photos

    Not just a video camera, nail the perfect still shot with a variety of photo modes. Capture 8MP single photos, time-lapse photos at set intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, and Burst photos at up to 10 frames per second

    Looping

    In this mode, the camera records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save

    Special Modes

    Auto Low Light

    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

    Protune For Video

    Protune unlocks the camera's full potential, delivering minimally compressed video optimized for professional productions, with advanced manual controls for photos and video. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for ISO limit and sharpness. Protune is available for 1080p in 16:9 and 1440p or 960p60/50 in 4:3. (Not available for Looping Video or photos modes)

    HiLight Tag

    HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording so you can locate your favorite clips later for convenient playback, editing, or sharing using the GoPro App or Smart Remote (available separately)

    Design Features

    Built-In Battery

    The battery is built directly into the camera and offers up to two hours of recording time on a full charge (depending on settings and usage). The included USB cable allows for charging the camera with your computer or the separately available GoPro Auto or Wall Chargers

    Wireless Monitoring and Control

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

    For app based control or using the separately available Smart Remote both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless links are provided. With the Smart Remote, a range of up to 200' is supported

    Control with App or Optional Smart Remote

    You can access most of the modes found on other HERO4 cameras using the GoPro App or separately available Smart Remote. From single photos to time-lapse, burst photos to looping video - Session does it all. You can also use the app or remote to adjust settings like video resolution, frame rate, field of view, and more

    Upside Down Mount

    Automatic image rotation means you can mount the camera upside down, if doing so is more convenient, without the need to flip the image in post

    Included Mounts

    Low-Profile Frame

    The Low-Profile Frame gives HERO4 Session the ability to mount almost flush on the surface it is being attached to. The articulating joint means you can still raise the camera or adjust the camera angle if desired

    Standard Frame

    With the standard frame, you can attached the camera to any standard GoPro mount for a virtually limitless range of possibilities

    Ball Joint Buckle

    The Ball Joint Buckle gives you the freedom to change things up without having to stop and un-mount the camera. With it, the camera can rotate 360° as well as tilt backward or forward

    Import and Share with GoPro Studio

    Expand your GoPro experience with the free GoPro Studio software. Use it to import and view your GoPro media and create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world

  • Specs

    Weight

    Camera: 2.6oz (74g)


    Dimensions

    Camera: 38mm height, 38mm width, 36.4mm depth


    Video Modes

    Video

    Captures video.

    Video ResolutionFrames 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

    ResolutionField of View (FOV)Screen Resolution
    8MP (Default) Wide 3264 x 2448
    5MP Medium 2720 x 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

    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
    400 Darker video in low light, reduced image noise

    Sharpness

    Sharpness controls the sharpness of your video footage.

    SettingResulting Video Quality
    On (Default) Moderately sharp video
    Off Softer 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 1000mAh, 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.


    Audio

    • Format: 32kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
    • AGC (automatic gain control)
    • Internal mic: Mono x 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 (free)

    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.

  • In The Box
    • Session Camera
    • Standard Frame
    • Low-Profile Frame
    • Curved Adhesive Mount
    • Flat Adhesive Mount
    • Ball Joint Buckle
    • Mounting Buckles + Hardware
    • Micro-USB Cable 

The GoPro Session Camera is the smallest GoPro Camera yet! Weighing just 2.63 ounces, it’s 50% smaller and 40% lighter than previous HERO4 models. Sporting up to 1080p60 video capture (1920 x 1440 at 30 fps), notable design tweaks include a cube-like shape that can be virtually flush-mounted as well as an integrated waterproof housing rated to 33'. Keeping things simple, the Session uses just a single button to power the camera on and start recording. This doesn't mean it lacks customizable settings, though. Simply tether the camera with a Wi-Fi- or Bluetooth-enabled smart device or the separately available Smart Remote from GoPro to tap into setting likes Ultra Wide and Medium field of view (FOV), select a preferred video resolution and frame rate, enable one of the still photos modes, and more.

Although the design has changed, your mounting options have not. With the included Standard Frame, you can use any three-prong, thumbscrew GoPro mount - the same ones that work with other GoPro models. For near-flush mounting, you can instead opt for the Low-Profile Frame. To get you started, the HERO4 Sessions includes is one Curved and one Flat adhesive mount for semi-permanet attachment to boards, helmets, and other non-porous surfaces, along with a mounting ball joint and mounting buckles to quickly connect or release the camera to or from its mount. The camera powers from an internal battery lasting up to two hours, and a Micro-to-standard-USB cable is included for charging/powering and file transfer.

Compact, Place Anywhere Design

The Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras, weighing just 2.6 ounces

Rugged, Waterproof Design

No separate housing is required, as the HERO Sessions is built into a 33' underwater housing that also serves to protect the camera from sand, dust, and other hazards

One-Button Control

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

Recording Capability

Up to 1080p60 (16:9) and 1440p30 (4:3) HD Video Capture

In widescreen HD you can record at up to 1080p with a high 60 fps frame rate to help ensure fast action plays back smoothly. For a higher vertical resolution, there is also the 4:3 1440p mode that records at up to 30 fps

SuperView Mode

For an even more immersive experience, you can enable the SuperView mode to take advantage of the surface area of the whole sensor. In this mode, the camera records a 4:3 image that is stretched to fill a 16:9 frame

Up to 120 fps Slow Motion

For super slow-motion in HD, the HERO4 Sessions offers 720p at 100 fps as well as SD WVGA (848 x 480) at up to 120 fps

Up to 8MP Still Photos

Not just a video camera, nail the perfect still shot with a variety of photo modes. Capture 8MP single photos, time-lapse photos at set intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, and Burst photos at up to 10 frames per second

Looping

In this mode, the camera records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save

Special Modes

Auto Low Light

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

Protune For Video

Protune unlocks the camera's full potential, delivering minimally compressed video optimized for professional productions, with advanced manual controls for photos and video. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for ISO limit and sharpness. Protune is available for 1080p in 16:9 and 1440p or 960p60/50 in 4:3. (Not available for Looping Video or photos modes)

HiLight Tag

HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording so you can locate your favorite clips later for convenient playback, editing, or sharing using the GoPro App or Smart Remote (available separately)

Design Features

Built-In Battery

The battery is built directly into the camera and offers up to two hours of recording time on a full charge (depending on settings and usage). The included USB cable allows for charging the camera with your computer or the separately available GoPro Auto or Wall Chargers

Wireless Monitoring and Control

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

For app based control or using the separately available Smart Remote both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless links are provided. With the Smart Remote, a range of up to 200' is supported

Control with App or Optional Smart Remote

You can access most of the modes found on other HERO4 cameras using the GoPro App or separately available Smart Remote. From single photos to time-lapse, burst photos to looping video - Session does it all. You can also use the app or remote to adjust settings like video resolution, frame rate, field of view, and more

Upside Down Mount

Automatic image rotation means you can mount the camera upside down, if doing so is more convenient, without the need to flip the image in post

Included Mounts

Low-Profile Frame

The Low-Profile Frame gives HERO4 Session the ability to mount almost flush on the surface it is being attached to. The articulating joint means you can still raise the camera or adjust the camera angle if desired

Standard Frame

With the standard frame, you can attached the camera to any standard GoPro mount for a virtually limitless range of possibilities

Ball Joint Buckle

The Ball Joint Buckle gives you the freedom to change things up without having to stop and un-mount the camera. With it, the camera can rotate 360° as well as tilt backward or forward

Import and Share with GoPro Studio

Expand your GoPro experience with the free GoPro Studio software. Use it to import and view your GoPro media and create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world