These two action cameras are priced somehow identically, only slightly below two hundred dollars. However, according to the manufacturer, GoPro HERO4 Session falls under the Performance category while GoPro HERO+ is classified as Entry Level. Of course, the Session is the cheapest variant from GoPro HERO4 series, which explains the price equality. Thus, it becomes pretty interesting – which one of them holds the better value?
GoPro HERO4 Session and GoPro HERO+ are very dissimilar from each other. From the design aspect, the Session boasts to be the smallest and lightest GoPro camera ever so far, having a compact, almost cubical shape. On the contrary, the HERO+ appears more like a conventional digital camera, noticeably bigger overall as well as heavier. Nonetheless, HERO+’s body is more rugged than the Session, as shown by the water resistance. HERO+ is submersible down to 40 m under water. The Session is limited at 10 m deep.
Anyhow, from the performance point of view, GoPro HERO4 Session is the superior product in this comparison. Though they both feature 8 MP camera, the Session is able to capture images with higher fps burst than the HERO+. The Session is also much better at video recording because it can tape at up to 1440p. Moreover, GoPro HERO4 Session has a unique feature that the HERO+ lacks, which is the dual mic system. With one mic at the front and one other at the rear, GoPro HERO4 Session can capture sounds with much more detailed quality. Windy weather will not be an issue anymore.
GoPro HERO4 Session Vs HERO+
|GoPro HERO4 Session||GoPro HERO+|
|Key features||- Smallest, lightest GoPro yet
- Durable and waterproof to 33' (10m), no housing needed
- Easy one-button control, power up and capture videos or photos with a single press
- Professional quality up to 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video
- 8MP photos with 10 fps Burst||- Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video
- Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
- Durable and Waterproof to 131' (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions|
|Customer Rating||4.2 out of 5.0 stars||4.3 out of 5.0 stars|
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Both products are already equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. We can see that the Session offers the sharper edge than GoPro HERO+. Unless you are planning to use your action camera to delve deeper than 10 m, GoPro HERO4 Session should be your choice!