Wonder Cams; GoPro Session and Hero+ LCD Cameras
The word GoPro is synonymous with personal recording devices. So much so that it is used as a blanket term right up there with the likes of Band-Aids and Kleenex. There is a very good reason for that since GoPro has consistently lead the field with technology and providing constant new offerings that are packed full of features.
Take the new GoPro Hero Session ($399) for instance. This 2.6 ounce, 1.2-inch cube is smaller and lighter than any of the Hero models before it. It is fully waterproof (to 33 feet) and shoots video in crystal clear 1440p, 1080p, and 720p in multiple frames per second (FPS) and formats. It even takes 8-megapixel stills in regular, time lapse, and burst modes. Due to it’s small size there is no viewfinder, so to see what you are shooting and to change recording settings you’ll need the GoPro app installed on your smartphone. The Hero Session has a recording time of approximately and hour and 50 minutes and it has both a front and rear microphone that catches some really stellar quality audio for it’s size.
On the other end of GoPro’s POV camera spectrum is the Hero+ LCD camera ($299) which is larger and is more traditional in design. The LCD touch display in the rear of the camera lets you see what you are shooting. You can also navigate the control menus and adjust settings with the same touch screen as well. The camera shoots video footage in 1080p60 and 8-megapixel still photos. Like the Session, the Hero+ LCD has built-in connectivity to the GoPro app to allow for shot preview and total camera control from a smartphone. What is really cool about this version of the Hero is that you can create and save clips from your videos right on the camera and share them on your social media channels using the GoPro app. The Hero+ LCD is also waterproof to 131-feet and it has a 2.5-hour battery life.
I feel that GoPro now has something for everyone in its complete lineup of five cameras and that very different types of people would use these two offerings. Where the Session is smaller, lighter, and has more features for sophisticated video camera users, the Hero+ LCD is more basic and would be much easier for a person new to POV cameras to use.
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