California-based GoPro has launched a cube sized version of its popular camera model, i.e., Hero4. The new camera has all the sophisticated features of the larger version. However, it is smaller, lighter, and sturdier. It is targeted at extreme sports and referred to as GoPro Hero4 Session.
Features of GoPro Hero4 Session
The dimensions of this cube are 1.5 inches in size on all the sides. It weighs approximately 2.6 ounces. No protective case is necessary for these gadgets because these devices are already waterproof and remain so even at the depth of 10 meters. The device includes two sophisticated microphones capable of eliminating water or wind sounds. There is a system for channeling water and jettisoning it out around these microphones to prevent muffle when the camera is leaving the water. Accessories for this camera include “Floaty”, which is a wrap meant more to keep it afloat than protect it from the water.
This camera is incapable of 4K recordings. Typically this camera records 30 frames of 1080 pixels video every second. But it is also possible to record videos of 720 pixels with 100 frames per second, 1080 pixels with 60 frames per second, and 1440 pixels with 30 frames per second. Still pictures from this camera are of 8 megapixels. The device includes Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth features. Also, it can be controlled using remote control, or GoPro app. One charge may last for two hours even if used continuously. The battery in the device is rechargeable. The best part is ability to tag the recording in real time. Looping of recordings is also possible with this gadget.
Since this device is targeted at sportspersons, its market is limited. The features are good and desirable for such activity and since it can easily be fitted with the helmet, the world will get to see faster and more realistic recordings.