Small camera punches above its weight: meet smallest member of the GoPro family
GoPro training specialist Cohen Summers provides an overview of the GoPro Hero4 Session to the media. Rhoel Fernandez

AIMING to go where no action camera has gone before, GoPro has released the HERO4 Session.

Unveiled to invited members of the media at the Gandiva Archery Range in Ortigas Center, the cube-shaped HERO4 Session is touted as 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter that combines a compact waterproof design with a one-button control.

In a brief demonstration, GoPro training specialist Cohen Summers demonstrated how the smallest member of the GoPro action cams benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing photos and videos quicker and more convenient.

The HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for P20,990 at authorized GoPro retailers. it went on sale beginning last Monday.

In designing the new action cam, Summers said GoPro challenged itself to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible, combining the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient “life-capture solution, yet.”   

HERO4 Session captures GoPro-quality 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video along with eight megapixel photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. It features many of the same innovative features found in GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, including SuperViewTM, Protune and Auto Low Light recording modes. An expanded set of controls and settings can be accessed when using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

Summer showed how operating the HERO4 Session is quite simple. A short press of the shutter button quickly powers the camera on and video recording begins automatically. A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers Time Lapse photo capture. Press the shutter button again to save video or photo content and power the camera off. This simple one button design drastically improves the speed and convenience of capturing life moments as they happen.

HERO4 Session is built to be durable and rugged and is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters). 

GoPro HERO4 Session
GoPro HERO4 Session


  • 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video
  • Waterproof to 33’ (10m), no separate housing required
  • One-button control: short press of shutter powers camera on and begins capturing video, long shutter button press powers camera on and begins capturing time-lapse photos
  • Captures 8MP Single, Burst, and Time Lapse photos
  • Compatible with GoPro mounts and accessories
  • Dual Mic system captures enhanced audio during high wind and water-based activities
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth® enable easy connectivity to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • Auto image rotation corrects image orientation during recording
  • Includes standard and low-profile frame mounts for increased mounting versatility
  • New Ball Joint Buckle mount is included

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