The HERO Session is the entry-level camera in GoPro’s current range. Like the other cameras in the Session line, it has a tiny cube-like form factor, a built-in battery, minimalist on-camera controls, and its shell is waterproof without requiring an external housing.how the HERO Session compares with the HERO5 Session here.
The HERO Session can shoot video, photos, and timelapse. Here’s a rundown of the features available for shooting video.
Video Resolutions on the GoPro HERO Session
The GoPro HERO Session doesn’t shoot in 4K. It’s largest video size is HD video of 1440p (1920×1440) and 1080p (1920×1080).
Here’s how the resolutions compare relative to each other. You can click on the graphic to open a full-size version.
Most of the video modes on the HERO Session shoot in standard 16:9 mode. A few of them, like the 1440p and the 960p modes are in 4:3.
The HERO Session doesn’t have built-in video stabilization. For that feature you’d need to look at the HERO5 and HERO6 models.
Video Protune Options on the HERO Session
The HERO Session does have Protune options available in the video mode, although there are fewer options than there are on the higher-end models.
Here’s the full list:
|EV Comp||-2 to +2|
Fields of View
The HERO Session has three fields of view. Not all shooting modes have every field of view available. The table below shows which FOVs are available in which shooting modes.
Ultra Wide is the default Wide mode we’re used to with GoPros (and it’s called Wide in the GoPro mobile app). It has that distinctive fisheye look.
Medium is a more “normal” perspective with less distortion. It’s basically a view that has been digitally zoomed in.
SuperView is an FOV that GoPro calls “the world’s most immersive field of view.” Basically, it’s an even more stretched view, with the 4:3 modes being stretched to 16:9 when you play them back on your computer.
There’s no Linear FOV available on the HERO Session. (Linear FOV greatly reduces the fisheye distortion and straightens the lines and horizons.) For that you’d need to step up to the HERO5 Session.
All Video Modes of the GoPro HERO Session
|1080p SuperView||48||Ultra Wide||1920x1080||16:9|
|720p SuperView||60||Ultra Wide||1280x720||16:9|
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