Bashy and Wipeout cruising around
“Wipeout” and chopped “Knurrus Maximus FPV” (aka “Bashy”) flying on a calm evening.
It was late in the evening and this flight was just an endurance test of my 2x 3S 3000mAh Multistar LiPo setup (which allowed me to cruise with the Wipeout for ~45 minutes). Never the less, we want to share the smooth footage with you guys.
The new Hero 4 Session is announced by GoPro and it comes in a new, interesting form-factor.
This formfactor is only new for the GoPro lineup, as other companies like SJCam and Polaroid already released cameras with the same form-factor years ago.
Is it any good?
In my opinion the only good aspect about it is the slim, compact form-factor. The “lighter” weight is only relevant if you compare the Hero 4 Session with a Hero 3 / 4 silver/black in its water proofed housing. Back when I used GoPros on my planes/copters, I preferred to mount them without the protective water housing, as it adds a lot of extra weight to the FPV platform (of course it also protects the lens+cam).
Biggest downsides / fails of the Hero 4 Session:
- non-removable battery
- high price (exactly the same price, as the Hero 4 silver)
- much worse image quality (compared to the Hero 4 silver)
Maybe you want to see the difference in image quality between the Hero 4 Session and the Hero 4 silver for your self.
The video below reviews the new GoPro, compares it to the Hero 4 silver and comes to the same conclusion, that I do (don’t buy it!).
Clouds are fascinating, so we take a closer look…