GoPro’s newest Hero is the company’s smallest action camera yet. The new Hero4 Session is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the standard Hero4.
The Hero4 records 1920x1080p60 and 1280x720p100 video plus 8-megapixel still images. The Session is controlled via a single button, though more controls are available if you connect a mobile device via Wi-Fi or Bluettoth.
Several features from the existing Hero4 line have made their way into the tiny Session. Among them is SuperView mode, which records in a 4:3 aspect ratio to capture parts of a scene that would otherwise be lost in a 16:9 framing and then dynamically stretches that content into a widescreen frame. There’s also Protune video controls and an automatic low light mode.
The Session is waterproof (no housing required) to a depth of 33 feet and is compatible with existing GoPro mounts.
It ships this month for $400.