I recently purchased a GoPro HERO4 Session to add some substance to my blog posts. I ended up purchasing the camera ($200) along with, the front helmet adapter ($15) and a 64 GB Micro SD Card ($25) at the Richmond Best Buy. I did see that you can get the camera with a 32 GB SD for $200 on Amazon. Amazon, as always, had the best price that I found.

The purchase experience at Best Buy was good. The sales guy knew nothing about the GoPro cameras. With that said, they had everything that I wanted needed and I knew what I wanted so it didn’t really matter.  The SD card was by far the best purchase. Don’t forget that Best Buy does price matching, so be prepared with a link to the store that you want them to match.

 

I give the camera a 4 stars out of 5. It’s awesome! The break on it’s pros and cons below:

Pros:

  • It’s amazingly small and light!!
  • It’s water proof without a separate enclosure
  • Use the free phone app to control the camera. You can control all settings (not a subset), including shutting it off
  • Removable case in the event that you break off the base
  • Includes a 2nd case that has the base mounted 90 degrees in order to point the camera another direction
  • Includes a ball mount base that allows us to swivel the camera any direction

 

Cons:

  • Built-in battery (cannot be removed)
  • Battery life is limited to about 1.5 hrs; possibly less depending on your settings
  • Even completely off the camera drains the battery within 3 days

Technical Specs & more information: GoPro4 Session Technical Specifications

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