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GoPro Hero4 Session

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1161 reviews of GoPro Hero4 Session. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and memory get critical reviews, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

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 97/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the image quality and reliability get less positive opinions.

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

Aug, 2017

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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory. Reviews are divided on the connectivity.

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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero Session review

 

The small Hero Session is GoPro's easiest-to-use and most affordable action cam, and does a pretty good job, too.

There’s a lot to like about the smallest, simplest, and cheapest GoPro. When it first launched, the hurdle was its ridiculously high price tag – costing the same as the Silver, a camera that offers more features and stronger performance. When GoPro’s...

May, 2017

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

 

Editors' note: Since its launch in July, GoPro has lowered the price of the Hero4 Session from $400 to $200. Parts of this review have been adjusted to reflect this new pricing and the overall rating has been increased from 7.6 to 8.0 as it is now a...

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: (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: Sean Captain (tomsguide.com)

GoPro Hero4 Session Review: Mighty Mini Action Camera

 

Size and weight are important for gear you'll be mounting for a while on your head, wrist, board — or dog. The Hero4 Session is much easier to handle than the bulkier Hero4 Silver and Hero4 Black models. It also delivers the same high video quality,...

By far the smallest premium action-camera ; Waterproof without requiring a case ; Video shows fine level of detail ; Pleasing, subdued color ; Convenient smartphone app

Requires smartphone app for changing settings ; Battery not removable ; On-device controls a bit confusing

The point-and-shoot of action cameras delivers high-quality videos and photos and is much simpler to set up than other GoPros.

Sep, 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

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.

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

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Basic mount: Yes
Flat surface mount: Yes

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