GoPro is expanding its popular lineup with the smallest action camera ever, introducing the impressive Hero4 Session.

Launching as the fifth member of the family, the GoPro Hero4 Session is a tiny black cube that measures less than 1.5 inches on each side, yet comes with powerful capabilities. The smaller and lighter form factor makes it even more appropriate for adventures, while its specs and features prove the Session is a true GoPro in and out.

The new GoPro Hero4 Session can shoot video up to 1080p at 60 fps and includes many modes GoPro users have come to love, such as 1440p at 30 fps, 720p at 100 fps and more. It may not offer all of the variations of the Hero4 Black or Silver, but it does include the most frequently used 4:3 and slow-motion modes. The Hero4 Session, however, doesn't support 4K or 2.7K modes. When it comes to still images, meanwhile, the tiny Session action camera can shoot in either 8-megapixel wide angle or 5-megapixel medium with up to 10 shots per second in time lapse and burst modes.

Another highlight of the GoPro Hero4 Session is that the action camera is waterproof out of the box, without any bulky housing. The Session can withstand being submerged in up to 33 feet (10 meters) of water without requiring a special case.

Other specs of the Hero4 Session include a microSD card slot, a microUSB port, a dual-microphone setup, and a non-removable battery that will last for up to two hours of continuous use. The dual-microphone is particularly interesting, as it's designed to switch between them in order to capture the best audio despite wind or noise.

The Hero4 Session is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the Hero4 Black, which will allow it to sneak into hard-to-access locations where other GoPro cameras don't fit. Furthermore, the gadget comes with only two buttons, which some could find easier to use.

The tiny new GoPro Hero4 Session action camera is set to go on sale next week, on July 12, sporting a price tag of $400. Head over to the product page to learn more about the device, or watch the video below.

 
 

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