December 4, 2015

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.      

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Worst go pro in my opinion. I can't stand the footage it produces, but $200 is a solid price. Great entry level action camera. Def gonna be in a lot of peoples stockings this season

December 4, 2015 at 10:50PM

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Frogy
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I don't know why everyone hates this camera.... i really like mine, now i have a 3+ and a 4 and of course a plethora of Nikon gear ...BUT fit for purpose! and this with it's tiny size and ease of use makes it a fun little camera......especially at $200 (although i did pay $299 for mine) ....just my 2 cents worth!

December 5, 2015 at 1:30PM

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If you compare the image quality against any other GoPro, you'll understand.

December 5, 2015 at 9:33PM

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Vidrazor
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The battery not being removable isn't really an issue since the battery lasts so much longer than other GoPros. The Session is my favorite GoPro to use, I just wish it could film in 4k like my Hero 4 Black.

December 6, 2015 at 10:33AM, Edited December 6, 10:33AM

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100% agree. If this shot the same footage as my hero 4 black, I'd own a handful of these. (even if they were hero 4 black price). I'd still keep a hero 4 black around for the more controlled stuff, but the form factor is amazing on these little guys.

December 11, 2015 at 10:40AM, Edited December 11, 10:44AM

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Themore
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that's an expensive polaroid cube...

December 6, 2015 at 3:48PM

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gandulf charpentier
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I wonder how much their sales would increase if they had a model without the fish eye lens. It's the main reason I only have one and haven't been interested in buying any of the newer models. If I could integrate it with my other cameras then it would be perfect for a lot of uses.

December 12, 2015 at 4:37AM

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Ryan Gudmunson
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