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80

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GoPro HERO Session

£170.00
A gigantic 8MP 1 video camera with satisfactory features and two industry awards
8MP 1" Yes 74g Apr 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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GoPro HERO Session Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the GoPro HERO Session number 4 across all camcorders.
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206 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Excellent
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Average Features
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16 Months Old
Overall Score
80
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se and an industry award from Mashable.com. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and it is a good size. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports bluetooth
Has an image stabilizer
Only 1" optical sensor size

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £49.90 at Start Fitness 19 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

GoPro HERO Session Video Reviews


GoPro HERO Session In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This video camera was given a "Recommended" award by website M3.idg.se who thought that this GoPro camcorder was very good.

The editor of one other expert review site thought that this GoPro video camera was very good. This was from Mashable.com who gave it an "Mashable Choice".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including dailystar.co.uk, M3.idg.se and Chip.de the average expert rating of this video camera is 80 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 203 user reviews this video camera has an average user rating of 88%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 people said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Poor Battery Life

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

16 customers thought the product was easy to use.

GoPro Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,272 owner and expert reviews (including 498 verified purchases), GoPro has excellent ratings for its video cameras. 94% of those that bought a GoPro camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Eight people concluded that it was compact.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

18 owners wrote that this camcorder was good quality.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Two owners who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

  • Video quality at 1080 50 is again a real step up in quality and stabilisation works well (does crop some of the view…
    T. Hammond (Amazon) - November 2016
  • The stabilisation works well…
    Pmac999 (Amazon) - November 2016

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three people said that the GoPro HERO Session was strong and durable, two owners wrote in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress and two people said in their reviews that this camcorder was well made.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking.

  • Video quality is pretty good and allows for wide or normal recording…
    Xtcv (Bestbuy.com) - February 2016
  • Smaller in tech not always means better, bad quality of image, which its the most important thing about a camera, sometimes it's hard to connect it to your phone, its just not worth it, its cool looking and all…
  • A pretty good, compact cool looking action camera you can take around…
    CM (Amazon) - August 2016
  • We make neat little clips so we can send them to grandparents…

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £170.00 it is cheaper than 81% of video cameras.

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Features

Supports Bluetooth

The GoPro HERO Session supports bluetooth, unlike 97% of camcorders which do not support bluetooth.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The HERO Session's battery life (max) of 2h is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 42% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GoPro HERO Session has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Photo Mode

The HERO Session features photo mode, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature photo mode.

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Average Total Megapixels

The HERO Session's total megapixels of 8MP is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 58% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GoPro HERO Session is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Very Light

The weight of the HERO Session of only 74g is fairly light compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 7% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The HERO Session has a wireless connection, unlike 87% of video cameras which do not have a wireless connection.

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Waterproof

The HERO Session is waterproof, unlike 89% of video cameras which are not waterproof.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The HERO Session has a continuous shooting mode, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

GoPro released the HERO Session in April 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

gopro chdhs102eu, gopro 1080p60

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00818279019513

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