GoPro halves action camera size

GoPro Hero4 Sessions

The leading action camera in the world, GoPro, has just been halved in size and reduced wind noise, making it even more suitable for motorcycle riders.

Police in Victoria and NSW have fined riders for wearing GoPros on their helmets and these issues are still to be settled with a court matter in Victoria being adjourned on several occasions and the matter not yet settled.

Meanwhile, the new GoPro Hero4 Session is half as big and 40% lighter than the Hero4 Black and Silver models.

GoPro Hero4 Session
GoPro Hero4 Session

Making its profile even smaller is the new compact mount, although it also works with all the existing mounts.

Another significant feature for riders with this camera is the two-mic audio recording system that switches between the two to minimise wind noise.

It has no rear LCD screen, but has simpler controls with a one-press operation that turns it on and starts recording video. Press it again and it turns off the video and powers down.

Like the other Hero models, it doesn’t need an extra waterproof housing and you can still use a smartphone app as a remote, via the camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

GoPro Hero4 Session

Shooting modes include 8MP single, burst and time-lapse stills, and video at resolutions of 1080p/60fps, 720p/100fps and 1440p/30fps.

GoPro Hero4 Session will be available from July 12, 2015, at US$400 (about $535).

GoPro Hero4 Session

7 Comments

  1. Hope fully they sort out the rubbish battery system that plagues the old ones.
    Even when it’s off it loses charge within 48 hrs. Awesome when your miles away from a power source doing cool stuff and you find out its dead, love it.

    I just buy better iPhones – easier

  2. I will never buy a gopro. Apart from the stupid name, the company employs sleazy business ethics having had negative reviews on the internet removed.

  3. I’m just a state-sider, and this is one of the few websites that kicks past the firewall at work…LOL….lucky me….I get to see the goings-on down under. But I have to say what surprised me in this article was the fact you’re getting fined for wearing a camera on your helmet? My God….we’d have a second revolution here in the states with that kind of rule. I guess we have a law or two here that would prompt the same reaction there, but I can’t think of one at the moment. For what it’s worth, here’s one American hoping you can find the freedom to record the freedom riding bikes gives all of you. That law is a true stinker.

    1. Hi “Coffeehead”!
      Thanks for reading.
      Yeah, it does stink.
      Where in the US are you? I was just over there for the Pikes Peak hillclimb.
      I love riding in the States for the freedom you guys enjoy. But it would be good if you had lane filtering/splitting.
      Cheers,
      Mark

      1. Ha ha….we’re one up on you here too Mark. I am in California, the only state in our Union that permits it. There doesn’t seem to be much trouble with it. There are a few cyclists who abuse the rule, and give the rest of us a bad rep to car dwellers, but overall, it seems to work pretty well. There have been attempts in maybe one or two other states, I believe Oregon was one, but it still got defeated. Not sure what makes everyone afraid of this practice. If you’ve been to Asia, it’s lane splitting on steroids.

  4. Write to you State Govt Minister and complain that the Police are writing infringement notices for visor and camera’s fitted to helmets when there are no provisions in the State legislation empowering them to do so

  5. The new GoPro looks a treat, it may even turn out to be a little bit more aerodynamic and less noticeable.
    I wonder if the yet to be released SENA 10C , with its built in camera, will have the same law problems as the GoPro ?
    I have never used a Sena or any other similar communication product before, the hand signals from Her Majesty the pillion are usually enough for me to realise what has caught her eye or that a blader stop is called for, but the more I read about them the more I want to get a set.
    Any recommendations……..
    Safe riding.

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