Big news: GoPro has introduced its first all-new camera since 2006. It’s called the Hero4 Session and it’s lightweight, cube-shaped and, best of all, waterproof. At 1.4 inches cubed and weighing just 2.3 ounces, it’s half the size and 40% lighter than the existing Hero4 line of cameras. The Hero4 Session is also much simpler than other GoPros. Its size and weight will, no doubt, make it attractive to professional athletes and extreme action-sports fans, but it should also appeal to guerrilla filmmakers looking to capture action on the go.
There are some tradeoffs that come with the small size: the Hero4 Session doesn’t have an LCD screen and it shoots at 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 100fps, nowhere near the HERO4 Black in terms of resolution and frame rate capabilities.
On the upside, it’s waterproof up to a depth of 33 feet without any need for additional housing, which is great for indie filmmakers looking to shoot underwater. It’s not cheap though: Priced at $399, it will be available on July 12.
Check out what the camera can do in the video from GoPro below: