On Monday, action camera maker GoPro unveiled a redesigned Hero camera that can withstand extreme activities and fit in the palm of your hand.
Dubbed the Hero 4 Session, this little camera is just 1.5 cubic inches but is waterproof up to 33 feet (10 meters) out of the box. No more bulky waterproof housings for this generation's Hero camera, unlike previous generations. The camera is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than GoPro's last Hero camera - the Hero 4 Black and Silver. "With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible," said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. "HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution, yet." He added, "I'm so excited about the launch of HERO4 Session because now I can finally use mine in public!"
The GoPro 4 Session can capture 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video as well as 8 megapixel photos in Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes. A short press of the camera's shutter button turns on the camera and immediately begins recording while a long press will trigger Time Lapse photo capture. Press the shutter button again to save your video or photo and power down the camera. Additional actions can be triggered from the GoPro companion app or Wi-Fi smart remote. The GoPro Hero 4 Session is priced at $399.99 and will be available in stores and online worldwide from July 12th. The new camera is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and accessories.
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