GoPro reveals new Hero4 Session mini action cam

GoPro has announced a new camera that is smaller and lighter than its earlier models. The US firm already dominates the action-cam market, having sold more than $363m (£233m) worth of goods over the first three months of the year. The Hero4 Session benefits from being waterproof without needing a special case, but cannot go as deep as models fitted with separate housings.

One expert said the firm risked having a “confusing” choice of products.GoPro is marketing the new camera as being 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other Hero4 models.

It is:

limited to a maximum resolution of 1080p high definition, rather than the 4K format supported by some other versions

certified to go 33ft (10m) underwater, a quarter of the depth GoPro says its other cameras can go to when placed in its waterhousing accessories

does not feature an LCD touchscreen, but is activated by a single button with the option for it to be controlled via a separate add-on remote or smartphone app

Although the new camcorder may appear to have lower specifications than the firm’s other options, GoPro suggests that its compact form coupled with a new dual-microphone system – designed to better handle wind noise – should appeal to customers intending to use it on a regular basis. Source: GoPro reveals new Hero4 Session mini action cam

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