By Edward Cardenas
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – GoPro announced Monday that its newest camera will be smaller and easier to use to capture events from weddings to skate board tricks.
The HERO4 Session is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the company’s HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, and provides waterproof design and one button control.
“With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO in a release. “HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution, yet.”
This new offering from GoPro is the size of an ice cube, and does not need a separate housing. The new camera, which is compatible with existing GoPro mounts, will retail for $399.99 and will be available July 12 at GoPro retailers and GoPro.com.
The HERO4 Session captures video at 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 and eight megapixel photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes in recording modes including: SuperView, Protune and Auto Low Light.
Users will also find the new camera easier to use with only one button. A short press of the shutter button quickly powers the camera on and video recording begins automatically, according to the company. A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers Time Lapse photo capture. Another press of the shutter button will save the video, or photo content, and power the camera off.
The new camera is waterproof to 33 feet and offers a dual microphone system which dynamically switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities.
It also has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth which allows for connectivity with the GoPro App and Smart Remote.
“It’s incredible what this little GoPro can capture,” Woodman stated in a release.