GoPro launches its all new and extremely cute, cube shaped
point-of-view camera the HERO4 Session
Move aside Polaroid CUBE and iOn SnapCam. GoPro
is coming for a share of the cubic camera pie with its latest addition to its
arsenal of point of view (POV) cameras, the HERO4 Session. Just take a look at
how adorably cute, tiny and portable they are! So small you could put them in
but All So Powerful
Don’t let its size fool you. The HERO4 Session may be 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras but packed
into it, is a myriad of specifications similar to the HERO4 Black and Silver
cameras. Some of the similar features include SuperView, Protune and Auto Low
Light recording modes.
Its camera specifications include capturing
images at 8MP with options for burst or time lapse photos. Aside from that,
HERO4 Sessions is able to capture ultra wide videos at 1080p at 60fps, 720p at
100fps and 1440p at 30fps – Pretty neat for something so small!
Controlling this POV camera is also a
breeze as all its functions are controlled with just one-button. This
one-button control allows for pictures and videos to be captured quicker and
with more ease – As compared to the rest of GoPro’s regular camera arsenal.
The HERO4 Session has in-built with Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth features that will allow for easy connectivity to GoPro’s mobile
application. So you can now view, post and share images on your social media
sites whenever you fancy and with ease. Aside from just sharing images, you are
able to use the mobile application to adjust the HERO4 Session’s settings like
video resolution, frame rate, etc.
You might think that because of its size,
that the HERO4 Session will require specific mounts. Well, that’s not the
case. Thanks to its sleek frame mounting system, the HERO4 Session is
compatible with existing GoPro mounts and accessories.
GoPro cameras are known for their
ruggedness and waterproof capabilities, the HERO4 Session is no exception.
However, HERO4 Session goes one step further and is waterproof of up to 10m in
depth with no separate housing required – All other GoPro cameras would require
a specific waterproof casing. So now, you can bring your HERO4 Session out
without the bulkiness of any added weight to the beach and not be afraid that
it would go for a swim.
If the HERO4 Session’s size and
specifications doesn’t wow you and you prefer something a little more
‘GoPro-ish’, check out the HERO+ LCD
The HERO4 Session is now availableand retails for SG$590.
Geralyne Kaye Ong / July 14, 2015 5:30PM GMT+8
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