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GoPro Hero Session Camcorder

High resolution of 1440 pixels per inch delivers sharp, professional video. Frame rates up to 100 frames per second creates smooth slow-motion playback. Sleek and compact, HERO Session captures... More
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this GoPro camcorder is 90% based on 310 owner reviews. This video camera in the top 17% of all the recently released video cameras when ranked by user rating.

Excellent Brand

We checked 2,741 owner and expert reviews for GoPro video cameras and found that on average GoPro has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that GoPro has excellent ratings specifically for its video cameras.

Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the HERO Session is one the most popular camcorder currently available.

Robust

Several GoPro HERO Session reviewers reckoned that the product was well made. A few weeks ago James gave the GoPro HERO Session a rating of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Very well made, good quality footage Great for extreme sports” in his review of the GoPro HERO Session. Mr K Marchese said on Amazon in the same month “Nice build and great picture” in his review of this camcorder. Sandy Forster rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the GoPro HERO Session on Amazon in the same month “A GoPro app to automatically edit and build fun little video montages which I then share with family or save to iCloud”.

A number of GoPro HERO Session owners who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. This month Alex Knight wrote “Coming from GoPro you know it'll be super reliable”. Gsf gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “I've wasted money on it as its not fast enough to cope with recording reliably”.

A few people who bought the product said that it was good at resisting water ingress. This month Cm wrote “I think the thing I like the most about this, is that it's actually waterproof - very useful for beach holidays! Now, battery”. Miq gave this camcorder a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon this year “Quality of videos is good, sound is quite good, even under water” in their review of this camcorder.

A few GoPro HERO Session owners said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Katerina Spanova said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon a few weeks ago “I love that it's fully waterproof out of the box and feels very sturdy in general”. Mr. Paul D mentioned in his review on Amazon this month “It's certainly rugged and built to last”.

One customer concluded that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Katherine Torode said “Be very careful with the front glass my has just broken from dropping my helmet on the floor, this has never happened with my older gopros”.

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Easy to Use

Ten customers who bought the product thought it was easy to use. Adam Palethorpe said in his review of the GoPro HERO Session a few weeks ago “The LCD info screen being on top of the device is really really handy and it lights up too - easy to use” and rated the product 4 stars. Adam Palethorpe also said “2) It's both easy to use and awkward”. Adam Palethorpe also wrote “So it's easy to use if you just want to push the button”.

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Cm wrote this year “Yeah, this thing has time lapse settings too, so cool for recording sunsets/sunrise, though the only bad thing is that it cannot work whilst charging”.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the GoPro HERO Session was good quality. Ajh said on Amazon this year “The one I received records good quality video”. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote “Good quality and fits to motorcycle helmet well” in their review. A few weeks ago David K wrote on Amazon “However, if you actually download it to your device and view it normally the quality is amazing” in his review and scored it 5 stars.

Good Size

Some GoPro HERO Session owners who bought the GoPro HERO Session considered that it was compact. Amanda Males said a few weeks ago “Is very user friendly and compact” in her review. In November Jack Cavanagh wrote in his review of the GoPro HERO Session on Amazon “Great camera, small & compact”. Nathan wrote this year “Wanted to shoot some of my own footage, what better way than the power of first person? The camera is compact which is very convenient for transport” and rated it 5 stars.

A number of customers who bought the GoPro HERO Session concluded that it was lightweight. Mohammed Ahmed wrote on Amazon in November this year “Awesome little GoPro! Super lightweight and very easy to use! Comes with various mounts” in his review of this camcorder and rated the product 5 stars. N M said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon in the same month “Quality in a tiny lightweight box”.

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Nice Design

Some GoPro HERO Session owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. This month Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “App control is pretty good on the iphone”. Cm mentioned “A pretty good, compact cool looking action camera you can take around” in their GoPro HERO Session review.

One GoPro HERO Session owner said that the GoPro HERO Session was neat. Sandy Forster wrote on Amazon “We make neat little clips so we can send them to grandparents” in his review of this camcorder.

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Good Battery Life

A few GoPro HERO Session owners agreed that this camcorder had a good battery life. Amazon Customer said in their review of the GoPro HERO Session on Amazon a few weeks ago “Downside is battery duration”. This month Cm wrote on Amazon “Lasts a few hours, which is good enough - if you're having the wifi on - then yes it will deplete your battery much faster.”. This year Tetsumi wrote “So much better than the other gopros! Love the fact it saves battery! It lasts longer than my hero3!” in their GoPro HERO Session review.

Good Support

One GoPro HERO Session reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. In November Amazon Customer said “Read instructions well as is it takes a while to get used to its functions”.

One GoPro HERO Session reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had good customer support. M mentioned in their review on Amazon “Replaced by this item Other than that the item is great and Amazon Customer Support helped solved my issues with the order”.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This video camera was released just eight months ago. Newer video cameras like this one are likely to use better technology.

9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that came out in the last year, the HERO Session does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HERO Session, the HERO Session does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Full HD

The HERO Session is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HERO Session are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the HERO Session do not have an interchangeable lens. The GoPro HERO Session is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The GoPro HERO Session does not have a built-in display. Most of the other new comparable spec camcorders also do not have a built-in display.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GoPro HERO Session is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HERO Session are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most latest video cameras do not have a night mode. The HERO Session is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HERO Session is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for the last year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HERO Session does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in projector.

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Expert Reviews

20 September 2016

The Hero5 Session is a major specs boost for GoPro's tiniest action camera. It now shoots stabilized 4K video and has a variety of new field of view modes. It's more expensive, but worth the...

2 January 2016

Per semplicità d'uso, qualità e compatibilità di accessori, la GoPro Hero 4 Session è senz'altro un gioiello a cui l'appassionato di video d'azione non può e non deve rinunciare. E' la...

By far the smallest premium action-camera
Waterproof without requiring a case
Video shows fine level of detail
Pleasin, subdued color
Convenient smartphone app
Requires smartphone app for changing settings
Battery not removable
On-device controls a bit confusing
Battery life 2 hours max)
Battery nonremovable

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I love this camera and had it for a while until I dropped it when cliff jumping. I had the Gopro hero 4 session and bought this thinking it was the same. It is except I paid £154 the first time... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Jack Cavanagh
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, small & compact, does exactly what the other ranges do at a fraction of the price. A screen really isn't necessary when you can preview via the app.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality and fits to motorcycle helmet well. App control is pretty good on the iphone. Ensure you order the correct memory card, as most won't work. Downside is battery duration. Not a problem... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Mark Hunter

Amazing and honoured to own one, only bad side is no time/date stamp which is a problem for me so not using it as much, but when I do its great. please bring in update for date/time stamps PLEASE.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Gary
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality and fits to motorcycle helmet well. App control is pretty good on the iphone. Ensure you order the correct memory card, as most won't work. Downside is battery duration. Not a problem... Read more…

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