HERO4 Session

Smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet

#1 Product of the DayJuly 06, 2015
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Eric Willis
Eric WillisHunter@erictwillis · Working on something new
The first major design for GoPro's camera since the 2007 release. It's available for purchase starting next week. You can check out a nice review of it here: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/new...
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
@erictwillis man I love GoPro, can't wait til their drone comes out. This thing is waterproof up until 33feet btw, that's awesome!
Eddie Pratt
Eddie Pratt@prattarazzi · Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@erictwillis Oh my goodness! It's miniscule and they've managed to get 2 hrs battery life, which is an improvement. I haven't owned one previously, but I'm very tempted now!
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
@erictwillis LOVE a GoPro! It's on my Xmas list...
Andrew Askins
Andrew Askins@andrewaskins · Partner & CEO at Krit
@erictwillis I'm really digging the aesthetic changes, this looks slick, whereas before they still looked kind of dorky.
Yann@troblous · Product Enthusiast
It really seems to be pretty much the same camera as The Polaroid Cube.
Sam Alter
Sam Alter@sam_alter · Founder, Atlas Pet Company
@troblous for 4x the price, it doesn't make any sense.
Sean Oliver
Sean Oliver@seanoliver · Product Marketing at Lyft
I've always been a huge fan of GoPro and I'm looking forward to this update. The design is definitely more visually appealing and I love the smaller profile. I do have two big concerns about this, though, which might be deal-breakers for me: 1. You can't swap out the battery -- this is a big issue for long trips away from a power source. 2. No built-in viewfinder, so you need to pair with the phone to confirm you got a good shot in the moment. Hopefully GoPro will make the pairing process better, because it's currently really clunky, slow, and drains battery life (see #1).
Eddie Pratt
Eddie Pratt@prattarazzi · Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@seanoliver Hey Sean, thanks for the notes. Makes me think the Hero 4 Silver might be a better choice for me. That has the screen, swappable battery and has great resolution etc. (I don't need 4K).
Joao Carvalho
Joao Carvalho@johntheoak · UX Designer at Maersk Digital
I don't get the price... lower specs and the same price of the Hero4 Silver.
Chad B Harris
Chad B Harris@chadbharris · Managing Director @hotseat Media
Built in battery is not good for pro use as people off the grid and on the fly can't just swap batteries and go. They needed a more simple consumer camera with an easier toggle menu and this looks like the right fit.