So small. So stoked.
HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into the smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos.
Camera: 2.6oz (74g)
Video Resolution Frames per Second (fps) Field of View
Screen Resolution 1440p 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1440 1080p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1920 x 1080 1080p SuperView 48, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1080 960p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 960 720p 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1280 x 720 720p SuperView 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 720 WVGA 120, 100 Ultra Wide 848 x 480
Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.
SuperView captures a tall perspective (4:3), which allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot. The content is then dynamically stretched to a wide perspective (16:9) for full, immersive widescreen playback.
H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Advanced Video Capture Settings
Auto Low Light
Automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance. Frame rates are adjusted in medium- and low-light conditions. Playback occurs at the selected resolution and frame rate.
Resolution Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution 8MP (Default) Wide 3264 x 2448 5MP Medium 2720 x 2040
Captures up to 10 photos in 1 second—perfect for fast-action photography.
3 photos/1 second
5 photos/1 second
10 photos/1 second (Default)
10 photos/2 seconds
Automatically captures a series of photos at timed intervals. Ideal for capturing photos when the camera is out of reach.
Time Lapse Photo Intervals
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds
Advanced Video Capture Settings
Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions and advanced manual control. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for ISO Limit and Sharpness—and enjoy the manual control of your GoPro camera.
- Protune enables manual control of ISO Limit and Sharpness for advanced control and customization of your video.
- Available for 1440p, 1080p and 960p60/50. Not available for Looping Video or photos.
ISO Limit adjusts the camera’s sensitivity in low-light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image.
Setting Resulting Video Quality 1600 (Default) Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise 400 Darker video in low light, reduced image noise
Sharpness controls the sharpness of your video footage.
Setting Resulting Video Quality On (Default) Moderately sharp video Off Softer video that allows for more flexibility in post-production
Spot Meter is good for filming into a setting where the lighting is different from where you are, such as filming the outdoors from within a car or filming a shaded environment while standing in the sun. Spot Meter automatically sets the exposure based on a single spot in the middle of the image.
Image Quality + Optics
- Ultra sharp image quality with all-glass lens
- Ultra wide-angle field of view with reduced distortion
Battery + Charging
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Rated at 1000mAh, 3.8V, 3.23Wh
- Integrated with camera
The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.1
With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time 1440p30 fps 1:55 1:45 1:35 1080p60 fps 1:45 1:35 1:30 1080p48 fps 1:50 1:40 1:30 1080p30 fps 2:05 2:00 1:45 720p100 fps 1:50 1:45 1:35
1 Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
- Format: 32kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
- AGC (automatic gain control)
- Internal mic: Mono x 2
- External mic: Not supported
- Charging battery
- Using external power during recording
- Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
- Memory card
- microSD memory card with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating required.
- Up to 64GB capacity supported
- Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
Photo + Video Playback
GoPro App (free)
Use the GoPro App to access all modes and adjust settings, and preview and play back videos and photos.
Use the included USB cable to transfer files to a computer. Use GoPro Studio to play back videos and photos.
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