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New GoPro model is half the size of the Hero4

Published July 6, 2015

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro's new HERO4 Session is the brand's smallest and lightest action camera yet.

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The company said the Session is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than its HERO4 Black and Silver models. It also has a waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate waterproof housing. It's compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 when it becomes available July 12. 

"With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible," said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro's founder and CEO. "HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution, yet." 

The camera captures 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video along with eight megapixel photos in single, burst and time lapse modes. It features GoPro's 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.

A short press of the shutter button quickly powers the camera on and video recording begins automatically. A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers Time Lapse photo capture. Press the shutter button again to save video or photo content and power the camera off.

A dual microphone system dynamically switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities. Audio performance during water-based activities has been improved thanks to HERO4 Session's waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate waterhousing, which can often muffle sounds.

"At GoPro, sound quality is as important as image quality and we're very excited about the stunning audio advancements we've made with HERO4 Session during water-based and windy activities. It's incredible what this little GoPro can capture," remarked Woodman.

More information: gopro.com.

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