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GoPro Hero4 Session

We have collected and analysed 41 expert reviews and 1159 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is 16-03-2016. We have compared these reviews to 367686 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: 18-04-2019.

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Consumer review ( review summary for GoPro Hero4 Session


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the battery and size are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, battery

reliability, image quality

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for GoPro Hero4 Session


alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and memory get less positive views, and there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

usability, portability, size, price, design

reliability, memory, viewfinder

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

GoPro Hero 4 Session


The Hero4 Session is GoPro's smallest action camera ever and has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, whether strapped to the front of a ski or attached to the end of a guitar.

Small and tough ; Water resistant without a case ; Decent battery life ; Solid audio capture

Video quality not as good as Hero4 Silver ; Battery not removable

Jul, 2015

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GoPro Hero4 Session review


The biggest name in action cameras just got a whole lot smaller

Tiny, sturdy and waterproof ; One-button operation ; Good video and photo quality

Expensive ; No screen

The best tiny action cam? We think so

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (

GoPro Hero4 Session review


It's hip to be cubed

Minimal size and weight ; Low-profile mounting options ; One-touch operation ; Excellent video quality

Very expensive compared with rivals ; App needed to adjust most settings ; Slow to respond with some MicroSD cards

Stripped down to the basics, the Session is the smallest and lightest GoPro yet. The streamlined design makes for easier mounting and operation, and video quality is as good as ever, but the high price is hard to justify.

Nov, 2018

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GoPro Hero4 Black review: No longer top dog


The GoPro Hero4 Black has fantastic image quality, but has since been superseded by the Hero 5 Black

Now that the Session is available, this provides another option if you don't need such high-quality footage as is available from the Silver or Black but rather value the small size and waterproofing on offer. However, it's not much cheaper than the...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

GoPro Hero4 Session review: GoPro squares off against competitors with the Session


The cube-shaped Session is the smallest, lightest GoPro yet, and is the first to go waterproof without a housing.

The GoPro Hero4 Session addresses the main design sticking points with previous GoPro cameras: It's smaller, lighter and waterproof without a housing; the new shape allows for more flexible mounting; it's fast to start/stop recording; and its new mic...

The built-in battery means no swapping out for a fresh pack to keep shooting. It needs to be wirelessly connected to Android/iOS device or GoPro remote (not included) to change settings.

GoPro sheds its housing for the Hero4 Session, an excellent POV camera that's ready to capture what the day brings -- in or out of the water -- at the press of a button.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jade Vincent Richard Easton (

GoPro Hero4 Session review: Ousted by the Hero 5 Session?


The GoPro Hero 4 Session has been knocked off the top spot by the Hero 5, but is still a great action camera

New compact design ; Waterproof ; Now super cheap

Lacking in some features ; No 4K video recording

GoPro's Hero4 Session has recently seen an official price drop, from its original £330 launch price down to an incredibly low price of £160, making it a much more tempting prospect. It also now no longer encroaches on the better-equipped GoPro Hero4...

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

GoPro announces at CES 2015 new features coming to Hero4 cameras


Current and future owners of the company's latest high-end cameras will get a firmware update for six new features for photos and video.

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

GoPro cuts Hero4 Session camera price again after sales fail to take off


The waterproof cube-shaped camera is the company's smallest, but it looks like it'll take an equally petite price to spark sales.

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

GoPro expands entry-level lineup with $199 Wi-Fi-enabled Hero+ camera, cuts $100 from Hero4 Session price


The new model sheds the touchscreen of its linemate, the Hero+ LCD, sliding in under that model, but above the very basic Hero.

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GoPro Hero4 Session review


GoPro has taken the world by storm with its tiny action cams that let you capture the action without having to carry around huge cameras, and now the company's downsizing its wares. Meet the GoPro Hero4 Session, the tiniest camera in the range that...

At first glance, you'll be surprised at how small the Hero4 Session is. It's at least half the size of its Hero4 Black sibling, and weighs even less, yet still manages to pack in enough tech gusto to record great videos. GoPro's cameras are already...

The Session is looking like one of the best GoPro models yet, and it looks like it's the future for the company too - but that's also a problem for this model. Its video quality, while great for its size, suffers from exactly that too. It's not as...

As the smallest, tiniest GoPro in the range, this should be on your shopping list if you really need an action cam you can literally put anywhere, as it won't weigh you down and your only concern will be about losing it. The video quality is not as...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery Capacity:1 / 1.03 / 1.16 / 1030
Battery capacity (Watt hours):3.23 / 4.4
Battery life (max):2.05 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Video recording time:2


Built-in Display:N / No / Yes


Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black
Light metering:Spot
Night mode:Y
Shutter speed (photo):0.5
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12 / 8


LED indicators:Power

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:400, 1600
Light exposure modes:Auto


Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:10 / 40

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Flat surface mount:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Underwater case:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / mini-USB


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Still image resolution(s):2720 x 2040 / 3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920 / 3264 x 2448\n2720 x 2040


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Light metering:Spot
Night mode: Yes
Shutter speed (photo):0.5
Slowest camera shutter speed:30


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 2160p, 1080i, 720p, 1440p, 480p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p / 720p,960p,1080p,1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / H.264,MP4 / MP4, H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,2704 x 1520,2704 x 2028,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160,848 x 480 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.8
Weight:74 / 89

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual