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GoPro HERO Session Camcorder

£145.00
8MP 1/4 74g Apr 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Top seller
Battery not removable
114 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including dailystar.co.uk and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camcorder is 80%.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 168 user reviews the average user rating of this medium total megapixels video camera is 86%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

GoPro Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,593 expert and owner reviews (including 328 verified purchases), GoPro has excellent ratings for its camcorders. GoPro also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 93% of those that bought a GoPro video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Battery Not Removable

Thirteen customers who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Website Dailystar.co.uk said “Battery life 2 hours max”. They also mentioned “Battery not removable” in their review. And also said “No interchangeable battery”.


No Integrated Image Stabilization

Three customers thought it did not have a good image stabiliser. Website Dailystar.co.uk wrote “No integrated image stabilization”. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said “Poor Image Stabilization” in their review of the GoPro HERO Session.

Two owners who bought this camcorder concluded that it did not have a good lens. Website Dailystar.co.uk said in their review of this camcorder “Lens not hydrophobic” .

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Ten owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Last year Sam Todd wrote in his review of this camcorder “Just wish the accessories were more affordable”. Guy Rhodes scored the product 80 out of 100 and he said “Wow! When you consider how small (and cheap) this thing is”. Jimworm wrote “It is now a lot more reasonably priced” in their review of this camcorder.


Other

Top Seller

The HERO Session is one the top selling camcorder currently available.

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium total megapixels video camera has been on the market since April 2016.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HERO Session has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than a year ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony HDR-CX405 is also worth considering.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HERO Session is Full HD, as are most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX405.

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Weight & Dimensions

Lightweight Body

Five customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was compact. Two years ago Jimworm wrote in their GoPro HERO Session review “It is compact, relatively light weight”. Cm rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “A pretty good, compact cool looking action camera you can take around”. Amanda Males wrote on expert review site Amazon “Arrived immediately and is very user friendly and compact” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Four customers who bought this camcorder considered that it was lightweight. Website Dailystar.co.uk wrote in their review of this camcorder “Small and lightweight, unobtrusive” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Lightweight body” in their review. N M said in April last year “Great value and quality in a tiny lightweight box”.

Two customers who bought the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Last year Adam Palethorpe gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “It sits perfectly on there without being too visibly or heavy” in his review of this camcorder.

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Average Weight

At 74 grams, the HERO Session has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the HERO Session has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The HERO Session has a continuous shooting mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera also have a continuous shooting mode.

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Networking

Supports Bluetooth

The HERO Session supports bluetooth. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago also support bluetooth.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The HERO Session features photo mode, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The GoPro HERO Session has a wireless connection. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a wireless connection.

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Waterproof

The GoPro HERO Session is waterproof, as are most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features USB Connectivity

The GoPro HERO Session features USB connectivity. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also feature USB connectivity.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HERO Session is 1". That's 25% more optical sensor size than a 4/3" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If you are looking for a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX405 (9.2MP).

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Design

Ease of Use

Nine owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Dailystar.co.uk mentioned “Ease of use” in their review of this camcorder. Paul Atwill said “Really easy to use and was delivered when stated” in his review of this camcorder. Phil G. rated this camcorder 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert website Amazon “So easy to use and brilliant video quality”.

Solid Video Quality

Seventeen customers who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Website Dailystar.co.uk mentioned “Good video and photo quality” in their review of this camcorder. They also said “Solid video quality” in their review. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Picture Quality” in their review of this camcorder and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Sturdy, Reliable Body

Five people who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago website Dailystar.co.uk said “Sturdy, reliable body”. They also mentioned “Tiny, sturdy and waterproof” in their review. And also wrote “Rugged without housing”.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Jimworm said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The built in battery is nice.” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. David Bowring gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Small and well built” in his review of this camcorder. Mr K Marchese wrote in his review of this camcorder “Nice build and great picture”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good at resisting water ingress. Website Dailystar.co.uk said “Waterproof to 10 metres without housing” and scored this camcorder 4 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Waterproof without requiring a case” in their review. And also mentioned “Waterproof without bulky housing”.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00818279019513

GoPro HERO Session Review Sources

To prepare this GoPro HERO Session review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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