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GoPro Hero4 Session

alaTest has collected and analyzed 988 reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the battery and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, battery

connectivity, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero4 Session is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero4 Session

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the image quality and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, battery

reliability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 Session Action CameraGoPro HERO4 Session Action Camera

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero4 Session

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The size and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the connectivity. The viewfinder and memory get negative reviews.

usability, portability, size, price, design

reliability, memory, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 SessionGoPro HERO4 Session

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero Session review

 

The small Hero Session is GoPro's easiest-to-use action cam, and does a pretty good job. If only it wasn't so expensive.

There’s a lot to like about the smallest, simplest GoPro, but its biggest hurdle was its price. At $400 it was too pricey to appeal to casual users the same way Polaroid’s $99 Cube does, and it also cost the same as the Silver, a camera that offers...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Session

 

The shrunken-down GoPro Hero4 Session may not offer any performance gains over its big brothers, but it's still quite good and more fun to use than other action cams.

Compact, low-profile design. Simple-to-use, always-on operation. Great video quality. Improved audio. Waterproof without bulky housing

Expensive. Same-price Hero4 Silver performs better. No live-recording preview

Where does a company go after defining and dominating an entire industry segment year after year with few changes to its basic formula? For GoPro, the answer is: smaller, simpler, and more fun. The $399.99 Hero4 Session marks the first major redesign...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: This cube is ready for action

 

Three years ago GoPro started work on a new project to answer one question: If a rival were creating a "GoPro killer," what would it be?

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...

Video quality, while very good, isn't as good as GoPro's other $400 camera, the Hero4 Silver. 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...

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: (wired.com)

Review: GoPro Hero4 Session

 

GoPro's new Hero4 Session is a small, cube-shaped camera that's totally waterproof, no case required.

It's a little 1.5-inch cube, so it's small enough to mount just about anywhere. Little of the bulk and drag of a traditional GoPro mount. Super-simple one-button operation. Fully waterproof without a case, even the microphones. New mounts extend usability

Less capable than other GoPro cameras. Inferior image quality in detail, dynamic range, color depth, and image noise. Too costly at $400, the same price as the much better Hero4 Silver

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: GoPro HERO4 Session for $199

 

GoPro has dropped the price on the HERO4 Session to just $199.99, which is half of what it was when it launched earlier this year for $399.99. As compact, waterproof 1080/60p action camera with bui...

GoPro has dropped the price on the HERO4 Session to just $199.99, which is half of what it was when it launched earlier this year for $399.99. As compact, waterproof 1080/60p action camera with built-in WiFi for smartphone integration, it offers a nice...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Brent Rose (gizmodo.com)

GoPro's Hero4 Session Just Finally Became a Solid Buy

 

The Hero4 Session is GoPro's smallest camera. It's a little, unibody cube that's waterproof on its own and is even more versatile in the ways it can be mounted thanks to its lightness, its shape, and its size. We liked it a lot when we tested it, but...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

GoPro’s HERO4 Session Targeted by Polaroid for Patent Infringement

 

C&A Marketing, which licenses Polaroid's brand name, is suing GoPro for patent infringement of its Polaroid Cube line of action cameras. C&A claims that the GoPro HERO4 Session is a ripoff of the Cube, which was introduced to the market several months...

While the Polaroid Cube was first to market with a cube-shaped action camera, I think its safe to assume that it pales in comparison to the reach of the GoPro HERO4 Session. Now, C&A wants to shut down sales of the Session and receive all of GoPro’s...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

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

The simple square box style has been growing in popularity for action cameras, and with the HERO4 Session GoPro becomes the latest manufacturer to launch a camera of this style, following the likes of Polaroid's Cube and Cube+, and the Rollei 500 Sunrise.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: enduring the unforgiving New Zealand terrain

 

It's significantly smaller and lighter, but how well does it record video?

One of the smallest and lightest action cameras around ; Proficient video recording ; Easy user interface ; Waterproof to 10 metres without housing ; Strong range of mounts that don't add much bulk to its size

No still-photo mode directly from the camera ; Can accidentally activate the wrong mode ; Expensive

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Session review: enduring the unforgiving New Zealand terrain

 

It's significantly smaller and lighter, but how well does it record video?

One of the smallest and lightest action cameras around ; Proficient video recording ; Easy user interface ; Waterproof to 10 metres without housing ; Strong range of mounts that don't add much bulk to its size

No still-photo mode directly from the camera ; Can accidentally activate the wrong mode ; Expensive

Jul, 2015

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Flat surface mount: Yes

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