GoPro has outdone themselves and created a camera that changes the way we film cars. Their new GoPro HERO4 Session is their smallest and lightest camera yet, and if you film a lot of cars, this might be the best option on the market. For years we’ve been using GoPros to shoot our test cars on the track and regular roads, and with cameras getting lighter and lighter it allowed us to use innovative mounts that will keep them glued to your car even at 155 mph speeds. For that use case, we use the Panavise ActionGrip 3-N-1.
The new HERO 4 Session gives you the camera the ability to be rotated with auto-image rotation; it offers a Ball Joint Buckle that allows you to easily change the camera angle, 1080p video at 60 frames-per-second, the ability to HiLight Tag your images to mark key moments when recording, easy one-button control and more.
If you have only a few seconds to change the camera’s angle – like it often happens when on a busy track day – the Ball Joint Buckle is our favorite feature since it gives you the freedom to change things up without having to stop and un-mount the camera. If it rains outside or going around the wet skid pad, HERO 4 Session has you covered. The camera is rugged and waterproof to 33’ (10m), eliminating the need for a separate housing.
Capturing sound can always be tricky with GoPros, but the Session has a dual microphone system, in the front and back, which helps you capture better sound in windy or noisy conditions. Furthermore, the camera automatically switches to the mic that’s best-suited for capturing optimal audio.
Here is a photo comparison by The Verge which shows the Session versus the HERO 4 Black.
For more info, see GoPro.com