Product Comparison: GoPro Hero Session vs GoPro HERO4

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General Specifications
HERO Session
About the Product
HERO Session packs the power of GoPro into a convenient, grab-and-go, everyday camera. Perfect for the first-time GoPro user, or as a second camera, HERO Session is simple and easy to use. A single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically, then when you stop recording, the camera automatically powers itself off. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture, HERO Session delivers the stunning image quality that has made GoPro famous, and its rugged, waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing. So small, so simple, HERO Session is perfect to take on any adventure.
Capture your world in an all-new way with HERO4 Silver, the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra convenient-just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
Key Specs
Effective Megapixels
8 MP
12 MP
Video Resolution
1440 p
2160 p
Maximum Depth Of Water Resistance
33 feet
131 feet
Size & Weight
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
2.8 in.
1.5 in.
2.8 in.
2.56 oz.
3.1 oz.

GoPro Hero Session


What customers say about "Size & Weight"
GoPro Hero Session Beginner Bundle
  • I love everything about this camera: color production, ease of operation, size and weight, quality of images, and selections of frame rates and resolutions.
  • he size is very useful being compact that its not as noticeable when mounted in certain areas/on things.
  • It's ease of use and small size make it perfect to pull out quickly and capture video or pictures at a moments notice.
  • great camera. Convenient size, and easy to operate.
  • It has great quality, stabilzation, size, and it is fully waterproof! I can not wait to take this out again!
GoPro HERO4 SILVER Surf Bundle
  • I love the small size, even having huge hands.
  • The GoPro is an action sports camera. It is designed to be small, out of the way, and very durable.
  • The GoPro contains many features in a very small package.
  • GoPros are small and durable; this allows them to be placed in a variety of different places in order to get unique shots.
Video Formats
MPEG4, H.264
Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Video"
GoPro Hero Session Beginner Bundle
  • I took this on a trip to Puerto Rico to have the ability for underwater video and pictures and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I got beautiful pictures and amazing videos!
  • The pictures and video we took came out great even underwater. We were surprised at how good the audio recording was as well
  • This little guy is a beast. From 1440p @ 30 frames for an insane FOV, to 720p @ 100 frames for silky smooth slo-mo
  • The video quality is very good, it's nice and clear.
  • The camera has amazing video quality and feels sturdy and very well put together.
GoPro HERO4 SILVER Surf Bundle
  • I will admit that I have never shot any video from these and honestly hate seeing video after video of crazy people doing crazy stuff, but these are great if that is your goal.
  • I shot a total of about 1 minute at 2.7K video and the quality is awesome.
  • Best camera out there. It takes unbelievably clear photos and videos.
  • The quality of the video is pretty much in it's own category. I have some other action cams. Although they are great for what I purchased them for... nothing out there compares to the go pro products.
  • Have had this camera for about 6 months and have gotten good use out of it. Quality of the videos is great.
Wi-Fi Enabled
Water Resistant
Memory Card Compatibility
UHS-1, microSD Class 10
High Performance Video and Photo, Compact Mounting, Time Lapse + Burst Photos, Bluetooth + WiFi., Simple One-Button Control, Rugged And Waterproof, Access + Share From Anywhere
Touch Display, Skeleton + Touch Backdoors, Rechargeable Battery, More Accessories: Surfboard Mount, FCS Plug Mount, Camera Tether, Quick Release Buckles, 3-Way, Pivot Arm, USB Cable
What customers say about "Features"
GoPro Hero Session Beginner Bundle
  • The waterproof feature is awesome and I love being able to connect it to my phone via wi-fi. The camera is easy to use and the quality of the video and photos is worth the money.
  • Built in Wi-Fi! You can connect your phone with the Wi-Fi setting and use it as your controller.
  • I love that it is water proof, and I can use it in fountains, lakes, rivers, and in the rain.
  • Perfect and so little. Already water proof no nee for a big stupid case.
  • Easy to use, compact and battery last a long time. Full water proof without any extra attachment. Works well with the app for editing and sharing.
  • The camera seems to act as a wi-fi router that my Android has to connect to. I don't understand why they don't use bluetooth - it would be simpler.
  • ery slow and unstable Wi-Fi connectivity with smartphones. Download rate of 2-3 Mb/sec over Wi-Fi is ridiculous.
GoPro HERO4 SILVER Surf Bundle
  • The features and images come out better than the old model of course, but I'm still learning about using different settings so there's lots of room for image improvements.
  • On the technical level, I would love to find some of the features of the SONY cameras, like splash-proof capability of the naked camera, better sound, in-built GPS and the super smart system to stabilize the video, all at a half of a GoPro cost.
  • The camera is very improved from the hero 3+ silver, and the LCD touch screen is very practical, it is a very high quality product which i recommend for people who only wants a good/tough camera with a lot of features and for professional use.
  • The battery can sometimes struggle on colder days when I am recording snowboarding, but given that this camera contains loads of processing power in a very small package, I understand that the battery will not last forever.
  • The bundle I ordered (surf) is a great deal. I use my equipment in the water primarily so the accessories in this bundle make it an even better value.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Display Type
What customers say about "Display"
GoPro HERO4 SILVER Surf Bundle
  • Turns out that the LCD is perfect. For such a small screen I was afraid that it would be difficult to use.
  • The touch screen is sensitive and easy to move through various settings. I'm sure I'll be adding more to this as time goes by.
  • The new screen is a HUGE plus. Watch live feed of whats being recorded.
  • The camera works great and for me the touch screen on the back makes it a lot better than the GP4 (specially for diving, without needing to buy more and more accessories).
  • It filmed for one day before it started to freeze and the LCD went black screen.
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