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Compare the GoPro HERO 4 Session to the GoPro HERO 5 Session

The GoPro Hero Session camera has gone back to the drawing board. Now, the question is: what good has come from this? Just like the Hero 5, the Session 2 is equipped with voice control and image stabilization. That's not all though. In this article, we'll compare the Hero 4 Session to the Hero 5 Session.

In short

GoPro HERO 4 Session GoPro HERO 5 Session
Image stabilization No Yes
Voice control No Yes
Waterproof without casing Yes Yes
Recording video in 4K Yes Yes
Editing apps Yes Yes

Controls

GoPro HERO 4 Session

The cubic shape can be placed into the casing in all kinds of ways easily. The correction in the camera ensures images won't be recorded upside down. Controls consist of a single power button. The Session is equipped with 2 microphones. Using the app for your smartphone, you'll control the camera and be able to watch what the camera is recording live.

GoPro HERO 5 Session

The Hero 5 Session is equipped with voice control. Voice control makes it easy to tell the camera what you expect it to do using short commands. "GoPro, take a photo" is an example of one such command. Thanks to the remote with built-in microphone, you can use this function at a small distance. You can fasten this remote around your wrist, or mount it to your clothes using a slide clip.

On the inside

GoPro HERO 4 Session

The Hero Session's maximum image resolution is 1080p at 60 frames per second. The sensor has 8 megapixels. In addition to WiFi, the Session is equipped with Bluetooth. Which is nice, because it's controlled largely from your smartphone, since the Hero Session doesn't have a screen that allows you to select elaborate menu options. The 1,000mAh battery is integrated and can't be replaced.

GoPro HERO 5 Session

The Hero 5's maximum image resolution is 4K with 30 frames per second. The sensor has 10 megapixels. Thanks to the processor, this camera can shoot 30 photos a second in burst mode. The Hero 5 Session is equipped with 5-axis image stabilization. This ensures images are recorded without any bumps or vibrations. Thanks to the sensor's heightened light sensitivity, this camera can time laps during the day as well as at night. The 1,000mAh battery is integrated and can't be replaced.

GoPro HERO 4 Session

  • Full HD at 60 frames per second
  • 8-megapixel photos
  • With 2 self-adhesive mounts
169,-
no longer available

GoPro HERO 5 Session

  • 4K at 30 frames per second
  • 10-megapixel photos
  • Waterproof up to 10 meters
222,-
no longer available

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