GoPro Hero Session

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Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.

Convenient, simple and compact, HERO Session is the perfect grab-and-go, everyday GoPro camera for everywhere your life takes you.

Easy one-button control.

A single button powers on the camera and starts recording video or time lapse photos automatically.

Rugged + waterproof.

Get it wet. Waterproof to 33' (10m), HERO Session is our first camera designed to eliminate the need for a separate housing.

Mount upside down, capture right-side up.

HERO Session knows what’s up. When mounted upside down, HERO Session will automatically capture video and photos right-side up.

Our lowest-profile mounting options.

Tuck it in, low and tight. The small size of the HERO Session is compatible with all GoPro mounts to give you our most compact mounting options. Wear it. Mount it. Love it.

Intelligent battery usage.

HERO Session maximizes battery life by only using power when the camera is recording.1 When you stop recording, it powers off. This means you can count on HERO Session to capture a full day of photos and video clips or record up to 2 hours continuously on a full charge.2

Stunning video quality.

High-resolution 1440p30, 1080p60, and 720p100 delivers sharp, professional video. Record at higher frame rates of 60 or 100 frames per second for unbelievably smooth slo-mo playback.

Powerful photo capture.

Nail the shot with a variety of photo modes. Capture 8MP single photos, or set Time Lapse at intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds. HERO Session can also be set to deliver a burst of photos up to 10 frames per second.

Dual mic system.

HERO Session has one mic on the front of the camera and one on the back. They work together to automatically sense, then filter out wind and noise. You'll sense the difference too.

World’s most immersive video.

HERO Session features SuperView, a GoPro-exclusive video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view. Capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot to create captivating, ultra engaging footage of every adventure.

Auto Low Light mode.

Let the camera do the thinking. When you move between bright and dark environments, the camera makes sure you get the best exposure by intelligently changing the video frame rate based on the available light.

Easily adjust modes + settings.

Easily adjust video, single and burst photo settings on the camera3 using the info/wireless button on the back and the start/stop button on the top. You can also change all modes and settings wirelessly with the Smart Remote4or GoPro App.

HiLight Tag your best moments.

Mark key moments while recording so you can quickly locate them later for easy playback, editing or sharing. Just press the Info/Wireless button on the camera or Smart Remote,4 or tag your highlights using the GoPro App.

Protune for video.

Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions and advanced manual controls. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure—and enjoy the greatest degree of manual control available in a GoPro camera.

Control, view and share with Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®.

Connect with the GoPro App to control the camera remotely via your phone or tablet. View the content you’ve captured, share your favorite shots on Instagram, Twitter and more. Wireless control through the Smart Remote4lets you connect to and control multiple GoPro cameras from distances of up to 600’ (182m).

Offload. Edit. Enjoy.

The GoPro App for desktop is the easiest way to offload and enjoy your GoPro photos and video, make quick edits and share your favorite shots.

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1With Wi-Fi off.
2Based on testing, recording 1080p30 video with Wi-Fi off. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
3May require a software update.
4Smart Remote sold separately.

Note:Always select a helmet that meets the applicable safety standard when you use a helmet with a GoPro helmet mount. Always follow the helmet manufacturer's instructions on safe helmet use.

Weight

Camera: 2.6oz (74g)


Dimensions

Camera: 38mm height, 38mm width, 36.4mm depth


Video Modes

Video

Captures video.

Video Resolution Frames per Second (fps) Field of View
(FOV)
Screen Resolution
1440p 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1440
1080p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1920 x 1080
1080p SuperView 48, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1920 x 1080
960p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 960
720p 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium 1280 x 720
720p SuperView 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide 1280 x 720
WVGA 120, 100 Ultra Wide 848 x 480
Looping

Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.

SuperView

SuperView captures a tall perspective (4:3), which allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot. The content is then dynamically stretched to a wide perspective (16:9) for full, immersive widescreen playback. Learn more here.


Video Format

H.264 codec, .mp4 file format


Advanced Video Capture Settings

Auto Low Light

Automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance. Frame rates are adjusted in medium- and low-light conditions. Playback occurs at the selected resolution and frame rate.


Photo Modes


Photo Resolutions

Resolution Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution
8MP (Default) Wide 3264 x 2448
5MP Medium 2720 x 2040

Multi-Shot Mode


Burst

Captures up to 10 photos in 1 second—perfect for fast-action photography.

Burst Rate

3 photos/1 second

5 photos/1 second

10 photos/1 second (Default)

10 photos/2 seconds

 

Time Lapse

Automatically captures a series of photos at timed intervals. Ideal for capturing photos when the camera is out of reach.

Time Lapse Photo Intervals

0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds


Advanced Video Capture Settings

Protune

Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions and advanced manual control.

  • Protune enables manual control of White Balance, Color, ISO Limit, Sharpness, and Exposure Value Compensation for advanced control and customization of your video.
  • Available for 1440p, 1080p, 960p60/50, and 720p100. Not available for Looping Video or photos.
Protune Settings:
White Balance

Adjusts the overall color tone of videos.

White Balance Setting Recommended Lighting Conditions
Auto (Default) Automatically adjusts the color tone based on the environmental conditions
3000K Warm light (incandescent or sunrise/sunset lighting)
5500K Slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight)
6500K Cool light (overcast conditions)
Native Industry standardized optimized color

Color

Allows you to adjust the color profile of your video footage.

Color Setting Resulting Color Profile
GoPro Color (Default) GoPro color-corrected profile (same great color as when Protune is turned off)
Flat Flat, neutral color profile that can be color-corrected to better match footage captured with other equipment, offering more flexibility in post-production

ISO Limit

ISO Limit adjusts the camera’s sensitivity in low-light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image.

Setting Resulting Video Quality
1600 (Default) Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise
400 Darker video in low light, reduced image noise

Sharpness

Sharpness controls the sharpness of your video footage.

Setting Resulting Video Quality
On (Default) Moderately sharp video
Off Softer video that allows for more flexibility in post-production

Exposure Value Compensation (EV COMP)

Affects the brightness of your video. Adjusting this setting can improve image quality when shooting in environments with contrasting lighting conditions.

EV COMP Settings
-2.0
-1.5
-1.0
-0.5
0 (Default)
+0.5
+1.0
+1.5
+2.0

Spot Meter

Spot Meter is good for filming into a setting where the lighting is different from where you are, such as filming the outdoors from within a car or filming a shaded environment while standing in the sun. Spot Meter automatically sets the exposure based on a single spot in the middle of the image.


Image Quality + Optics

  • Ultra sharp image quality with all-glass lens
  • Ultra wide-angle field of view with reduced distortion

Battery + Charging

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated at 1000mAh, 3.8V, 3.23Wh
  • Integrated with camera
Battery Life

The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.1

  With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App
Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time
1440p30 fps 1:55 1:45 1:35
1080p60 fps 1:45 1:35 1:30
1080p48 fps 1:50 1:40 1:30
1080p30 fps 2:05 2:00 1:45
720p100 fps 1:50 1:45 1:35

1 Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.


Audio

  • Format: 32kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
  • AGC (automatic gain control)
  • Internal mic: Mono x 2
  • External mic: Not supported

Ports

Micro USB
  • Charging battery
  • Using external power during recording
  • Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
microSD
  • Memory card

Storage

  • microSD memory card with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating required. Recommended microSD cards
  • Up to 64GB capacity supported
  • Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates

Photo + Video Playback

GoPro App (free)

Use the GoPro App to access all modes and adjust settings, and preview and play back videos and photos.

Computer

Use the included USB cable to transfer files to a computer. Use GoPro Studio to play back videos and photos.

 

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