Summery: In real video shooting, fierce vibration of carts and horizontal centrifugal force didn’t threaten the stability, which shows that lightness is the key.
In recent years, with the development of sport cameras,they have become the indispensable tool of sport hobbyists. Compared with traditional cameras, sport cameras are able to capture wonderful moment from unique angles. GoPro who developed this kind of product in the earliest is the leader in this line. Now, there comes a new member- Session. What surprises will it bring to us and will you be fond of it? Today, let’s have talk about Session.
Exquisite size makes it easier to carry and shoot
The reason why the newly-released Session is so welcomed is that it owns unique shape which is greatly different from the previous Hero 4. Cubic appearance makes its size half smaller than Hero 4, the weight also reduces 40%. For sport cameras that are famous for great portability, such kind of reduction on size and weight is precious.
There are two advantages of this cubic Session: one is convenient to carry, the another is easy to mount and shoot. Many users will mount GoPro series of products on bicycle, helmet even skate board to shoot. Smaller size means the suffered force is lighter, so it is not easy to fall. Like the 3M glue that is common used, it will enhance the stability of Session.
In the aspect of material, Session adopts fully plastics with paintcoat, making it comfortable to touch. Diagonals covering on the body help users to better hold the camera to some extent. A monochromatic LCD is placed at the latter of the top to enable users to know about the shooting situation of Session, rest capacity and power. In addition, by pressing the button on the backside and shooting button at the same time, the LCD will also show some useful information about connection with cellphone.
Open the snap joint on the side, you will see a micro SD port and micro USB interface, which makes it convenient to apply outdoors.
Parameters and functions are ordinary
Due to the downsized body, the lens is eye-catching that occupying one side of the cube. However, Session is located as a middle produce, so its functions will be not better than HERO4 Silver and Black.
Compared with Silver, the main disadvantage is that it doesn’t have a LCD because of small size, which is bad for users to quickly and precisely capture images. While compared with Black, it not only lacks of a LCD, but also 4K shooting function. These are the scarification to reach smaller size.
Although Session is not targeted as high-end product, and functions just can be described as ordinary, isn’t 1080p enough? Well, i think it is enough for most users.
Waterproof ten meters underwater without waterproof shell
Actually, waterproof shell is an essential accessory for all users. It can not only achieve shooting underwater, but also protect the camera. But massive shell lessens portability and stability, so the best solution is to get rid of shell, and Session manages to do that. Besides, the enclosed protective frame acts as a waterproof shell. Through improvement, Session inherits the function of shell as well as reduce load.
It is a bit complicated to connect with cellphone
No LCD means you will find views through connecting with a phone if you are strict with quality of image. I connected iPhone 6 with this camera. It took 6 steps, which is troublesome. But after connecting with Android phones, i found the process simplifies a lot. Maybe it is because iPhone has stricter requirements on safety.
Its using time up to 2.5 hours
Session adopts smaller size and lighter weight, so the capacity of battery and actual using time is not competitive. To further help users save power, HERO4 Session cancel standby mode. Direct power off will greatly reduce power consumption. For Session without LCD, as soon as you press, they will immediately power on or power off requiring no waiting time.
A little bit expensive, Silver is more cost-efficient
It is priced closed to Silver. In addition to compact size and waterproof function, Session is not superior at the aspect of shooting. So in conclusion, Silver is more cost-efficient.
Conclusion: exquisite and portable but still interesting
We can say that Session is the sport camera that will soon arouse your using desires, just like the previous HERO4 series. Cabinet size and water resistance will give better shooting experience for surfer and skaters and so on. But higher price and no LCD make it weak at flexibility, especially for pro users. No matter how, the small size is very pleasing.