GoPro HERO4 Session Price Has Been Cut to Just $200
The price of GoPro's HERO4 Session has been slashed twice in recent months from its original $400 price tag.
Two $100 price drops in a span of 5 months have brought the Session down to $200, which makes a lot more sense as its specs didn't line up with the more expensive cameras in the HERO line — especially the HERO4 Silver. The Session at $200 now sits right next to the other entry-level camera, the HERO+, and cheaper than the LCD version of the HERO+ ($300), both of which have a physical design very similar to the higher-end cameras (unlike the smaller cube form of the Session). Another pain with this particular model has been the fact that the battery is not removable, so after it runs out, the whole device must be charged (or it needs to be tethered to a battery of some kind).
If you've forgotten what the Session is capable of, here's a refresher:
- Supports 1080p 60fps / 1920 x 1440 30fps (4:3) Video
- Capture 8MP Still Photos
- Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens + SuperView
- Integrated Housing Waterproof to 33'
- Control with GoPro App or SmartRemote
- Time-Lapse and Photo Burst Modes
- Auto Low Light + Protune Mode for Video
- One-Button Operation
- Low-Profile and Standard Frames
- Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts Included
- Price: $200
As TechCrunch mentions, GoPro's line has gotten far more confusing over the last few years, especially with all of the accessories that can be added. Adding to this confusion are the older models that don't immediately get replaced when new models are announced. It will be interesting to see if they remedy this situation in the future, or if we are going to continue to see more and more models at different price points. The Session is the first real departure in terms of physical design, so it's possible that size could become another differentiating factor with new models down the road.