Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.
50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras,1 HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. With a sleek, versatile design, it’s at home anywhere—from the surf to the snow, to hanging with friends.
Ultimate mounting flexibility.
HERO4 Session comes with specially designed mounts and accessories that work seamlessly with other GoPro gear to give you more mounting options than ever.
The Low-Profile Frame gives HERO4 Session the lowest profile of any GoPro camera.
Use the Standard Frame with GoPro mounts to create a wide array of ultra compact gear setups.
Ball Joint Buckle
The Ball Joint Buckle gives you the freedom to change things up without having to stop and un-mount the camera.
Professional video quality.
HERO4 Session delivers stunning video quality. Capture high-resolution 1440p30 and 1080p60 video that’s sharp and lifelike. High frame rate 720p100 video enables exceptionally smooth slow-motion playback of your best moments.
Powerful photo capture.
Nail the shot with a variety of photo modes. Capture 8MP single photos, Time Lapse photos at set intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, and Burst photos at 10 frames per second. When it comes to versatile photo capture, HERO4 Session’s got you covered.
Access all modes + adjust settings with the GoPro App or Smart Remote.
HERO4 Session captures 1080p30 Ultra Wide video and 8MP Time Lapse photos at 0.5 second intervals right out of the box. You can also access most of the modes of other HERO4 cameras using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.2 From single photos to Time Lapse photos, Burst photos to Looping Video—HERO4 Session does it all. You can also use the app or remote to easily adjust settings like video resolution, frame rate, field of view and more.
Durable + waterproof.
HERO4 Session is rugged and waterproof to 33’ (10m), eliminating the need for a separate housing. Its convenient, ready-to-go design makes it easy to get out the door quickly to capture and enjoy your session.
Easy one-button control.
A single press of the shutter button powers on the camera and begins capturing video or Time Lapse photos automatically. A second press of the shutter button stops recording and powers off the camera. It’s that simple.
World’s most immersive video.
HERO4 Session features SuperView™, a GoPro-exclusive video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot—resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage of every adventure.
Auto Low Light.
Let the camera do the thinking for you. Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low-light performance, enabling you to move between bright and dark environments without having to adjust your camera settings.
Protune™ for video.
Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions.
HiLight Tag your best moments.
HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording so you can quickly locate your best clips later for convenient playback, editing or sharing. Just press the button on the camera or Smart Remote2 when you capture a moment you’d like to tag. You can also tag your highlights using the GoPro App.
Dual mic system.
HERO4 Session features two microphones: one on the front of the camera and one on the back. When you’re filming in windy conditions or during high-speed activities like motorsports, the camera automatically switches to the mic that’s best-suited for capturing optimal audio. The result? Reduced wind noise and enhanced audio capture—no matter what the conditions or activity.
The battery is built directly into the camera and offers up to two hours of recording time on a full charge.3 The included USB cable allows for charging the camera with your computer or the GoPro Auto or Wall Charger.2
Mount upside down, capture right-side up.
When the camera is mounted upside down, Auto Image Rotation automatically adjusts the capture orientation to right-side up so there’s no need to flip your footage in post-production.
Compatible with all GoPro mounts.
HERO4 Session is compatible with all GoPro mounts. So whether you’ve got a stash of mounts at home, or you’re looking for fresh ways to capture your favorite activities, you’ll be good to go. Wear it on your helmet or chest for a unique perspective. Mount it to bikes, boards, motorcycles and more to capture immersive footage of the experience. Wear it. Mount it. Love it.
Control, view and share with built-in Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®.
With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you can connect to the GoPro App to control the camera remotely with your phone or tablet, view the content you’ve captured and share your favorite shots on Instagram, Twitter and more. You’ll also have instant access to the GoPro Channel, so you can get your fix of the latest GoPro videos from across the globe. The Smart Remote2 makes it possible to control multiple GoPro cameras from distances of up to 600’ (182m).
GoPro Studio. Edits made easy.
Expand your GoPro experience with the free GoPro Studio software. Use it to import and view your GoPro media and create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world.Get started >
1Calculation based on the weight difference between HERO4 Session in a Standard Frame and HERO4 Silver in a Standard Housing with a Standard Backdoor.
2Smart Remote, microSD card and other accessories are sold separately.
3Based on testing, recording 1080p30 video with Wi-Fi off. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.Note: Always select a helmet that meets the applicable safety standard when you use with a GoPro helmet mount. Always follow the helmet manufacturer’s instructions on safe helmet use. – See more at: http://shop.gopro.com/hero4/hero4-session/CHDHS-101.html#sthash.Q0jp9gu6.dpuf
Camera: 2.6oz (74g)
Video Resolution Frames per Second (fps) Field of View
(FOV) Screen Resolution
1440p 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1440
1080p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1920 x 1080
1080p SuperView 48, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1080
960p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 960
720p 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1280 x 720
720p SuperView 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 720
WVGA 120, 100 Ultra Wide 848 x 480
Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.
SuperView captures a tall perspective (4:3), which allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot. The content is then dynamically stretched to a wide perspective (16:9) for full, immersive widescreen playback. Learn more here.
H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Advanced Video Capture Settings
Auto Low Light
Automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance. Frame rates are adjusted in medium- and low-light conditions. Playback occurs at the selected resolution and frame rate.
Resolution Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution
8MP (Default) Wide 3264 x 2448
5MP Medium 2720 x 2040
Captures up to 10 photos in 1 second—perfect for fast-action photography.
3 photos/1 second
5 photos/1 second
10 photos/1 second (Default)
10 photos/2 seconds
Automatically captures a series of photos at timed intervals. Ideal for capturing photos when the camera is out of reach.
Time Lapse Photo Intervals
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds
Advanced Video Capture Settings
Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions and advanced manual control. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for ISO Limit and Sharpness—and enjoy the manual control of your GoPro camera.
Protune enables manual control of ISO Limit and Sharpness for advanced control and customization of your video.
Available for 1440p, 1080p and 960p60/50. Not available for Looping Video or photos.
ISO Limit adjusts the camera’s sensitivity in low-light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image.
Setting Resulting Video Quality
1600 (Default) Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise
400 Darker video in low light, reduced image noise
Sharpness controls the sharpness of your video footage.
Setting Resulting Video Quality
On (Default) Moderately sharp video
Off Softer video that allows for more flexibility in post-production
Spot Meter is good for filming into a setting where the lighting is different from where you are, such as filming the outdoors from within a car or filming a shaded environment while standing in the sun. Spot Meter automatically sets the exposure based on a single spot in the middle of the image.
Image Quality + Optics
Ultra sharp image quality with all-glass lens
Ultra wide-angle field of view with reduced distortion
Battery + Charging
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated at 1030mAH, 3.8V, 3.23Wh
Integrated with camera
The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.1
With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App
Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time
1440p30 fps 1:55 1:45 1:35
1080p60 fps 1:45 1:35 1:30
1080p48 fps 1:50 1:40 1:30
1080p30 fps 2:05 2:00 1:45
720p100 fps 1:50 1:45 1:35
1 Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
Format: 32kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
AGC (automatic gain control)
Internal mic: Mono x 2
External mic: Not supported
Using external power during recording
Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
microSD memory card with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating required. Recommended microSD cards
Up to 64GB capacity supported
Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
Photo + Video Playback
GoPro App (free)
Use the GoPro App to access all modes and adjust settings, and preview and play back videos and photos.
Use the included USB cable to transfer files to a computer. Use GoPro Studio to play back videos and photos.