- Price: £160
- Max HD Frame Rate: 720p @ 100fps
- Weight: 74g
GoPro’s most affordable model is also its most compact and idiot-proof – the small cube-like design of the GoPro Hero Session is designed to be rugged and waterproof . When eliminating the need for a separate housing, and they have simplified the controls too.
With video resolutions including 1440p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 100fps you will be able to capture some killer footage, even if it’s not quite reaching the heady heights offered by the Hero4 Silver and Black editions. The same goes for the photo mode options – the 8MP shots are of good quality, but not quite to the standard of the Hero Session’s bigger brothers – but it still offers burst mode and a timelapse function. There are also Auto Low Light and Protune options, for both photo and video.
"It’s the most compact, affordable GoPro, and the one best suited to ‘grab-and-go’ filming"
The GoPro Hero Session’s one button control lets you power on and start filming or begin your timelapse with a single push of the large top button. It also knows what’s up – the camera will automatically capture footage the right way up even if you mount it upside down – and the audio sounds proper thanks to the built-in dual mics which automatically adapt to wind noise.
Though it’s undoubtedly the least powerful of the GoPro range, it’s also the most compact, affordable and the one best suited to ‘grab-and-go’ filming – and it’s also compatible with any GoPro mounts you may already own. If your budget isn’t sky-high and you’re after something that’s simplicity itself to use, then the GoPro Hero Session is a solid option.
Travis Rice - Team Rider, GoPro
The beauty of the Session is just how small and easy the thing is. I think for the layman using GoPro, one of the toughest things is that there’s so many options that you have with the camera, and sometimes you just want the ability to get filming without even having to turn the thing on.
The Session’s streamlined, it’s frickin’ tiny, and the footage that you’re able to get is amazing.