The GoPro Hero 4 from the GoPro stable is a small but powerful cube-shaped camera which was launched earlier this year. The camera is designed for portability and hence the small build which allows it to be taken anywhere.
It is the smallest, lightest and the most convenient camera that has been released by GoPro yet.
The camera is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter compared to the Hero 4 Black and Silver cameras which are the best selling snappers from GoPro.
The Hero 4 Session comes with a powerful waterproofing capability which allows it to be used underwater. It houses just a single button with multiple functions which makes taking pictures and recording videos all the more convenient and fast.
The Hero 4 Session debuted with a price tag of $399.99, but it was recently reported that GoPro has announced a huge drop in its price with the aim of boosting its sales.
The company reportedly wants to maximize sales of the camera during the Christmas season and thus it is now offering the camera at just $199 which means a whopping $200 discount over its original price.
The original price tag of $399 for a camera which did not feature 4K recording was deemed too much by fans. The company was forced to lower the price of the camera twice before but even doing so did not give the camera the sales boost that it very much needed.
The CEO of GoPro, Nick Woodman stated in an announcement that with the latest price cut, the company hopes to draw more consumers before the upcoming holiday season.
The Hero 4 Session comes with the capability to shoot Full HD 1080 at 30 fps. It has an 8-megapixel camera which churns out decent quality images along with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
It has waterproofing capability up to 33 feet or 10 meters. The built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enables the camera to easily connect to the GoPro app which can be used to view, share and edit images and video using a smartphone.
The microSD card slot that it houses could be used to insert SD cards into the device for storage purpose. It also has a microUSB port along with a dual-microphone.
The device comes with a non-removable battery which when fully charged will keep the camera alive for a maximum time period of two hours.
Compared to the GoPro Hero 4 Silver which also came with a price tag of $400, the Session falls short on various aspects for a camera to come with the original price tag that it came with.
The Hero 4 Silver boasts a 12-megapixel camera which is far better that the 8-megapixel one of the Session. It also comes with the support for 4K resolution, a feature which is sorely missed in the Session.
The high-end GoPro Hero 4 Black comes in at $499 which is just $100 more than the original pricing of the Session. The Hero 4 Black comes packed with much more features and when compared to the Session, it is way more advanced in every aspect.
Considering all this, the price drop of the Session was inevitable as the camera was facing difficulty in finding takers with such a hefty price tag.
The latest price which stands at $199 is more suited for a camera of its abilities and it could be assumed that the Session might finally be able to create a space for itself in the market with the revised price tag.
In other news regarding the camera, GoPro was recently dragged to court by another camera manufacturing company C&A Marketing with allegations that the design for Hero 4 Session has been stolen by GoPro from one of their own cube-shaped camera- the Polaroid Cube. C&A is reportedly suing GoPro over copyright infringement.