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[Amazon.ca] GoPro Hero 4 Session Starter Bundle

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[Amazon.ca] GoPro Hero 4 Session Starter Bundle

GoPro Hero 4 Session Starter Bundle, includes a head mount and a 32gb lexar micro sd card for $279.99. I picked one up for myself and it's the best deal I could find online so I thought I'd share it! Enjoy!

https://www.amazon.ca/GoPro-HERO-Sessio ... ro+session

You need to select "starter bundle" instead of "camera only".
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what was the regular price on this? Camelx3 doesn't show anything.
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According to Amazon:
Bundle Savings: CDN$ 40.98 less than buying separately
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Warning that GoPro Session quality is disappointing. It's not very sharp or colourful. Consider other tiny and cheaper sports cams instead
Polaroid Cube(+),
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... aroid+cube
RunCam,
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... k%3Aruncam

Mobius,
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... k%3Amobius

or the even cheaper china cameras you can get from ********, banggood, tinydeal, alibaba.. etc
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Netcruzer wrote: Warning that GoPro Session quality is disappointing. It's not very sharp or colourful. Consider other tiny and cheaper sports cams instead
Polaroid Cube(+),
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... aroid+cube
RunCam,
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... k%3Aruncam

Mobius,
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... k%3Amobius

or the even cheaper china cameras you can get from ********, banggood, tinydeal, alibaba.. etc
where did you read thi about the poor quality?
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lord wayne wrote: where did you read thi about the poor quality?
Everywhere. It's well reported that session is not sharp or detailed enough footage for the price.

This video shows the session problems well.
http://youtu.be/ktPPVd0cmCk
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I have a Session and love it alot. I use it alongside a Hero3.
The Session is unique because of it's one button operation. Can't tell you how many times fishing in my kayak or snorkeling I've pressed the button on my Hero3 once too many times or not enough times and fumbled through menus and missed a great shot or video opportunity.
There is something to say about pressing one button and having the camera not only power on but start recording. Plus when you stop recording the camera automatically powers down. Both of these are huge for me - with my Hero3 it has to stay powered on so that when I want a shot I can press the record button. This equates to heavy battery consumption.
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thecrashton wrote: I have a Session and love it alot. I use it alongside a Hero3.
The Session is unique because of it's one button operation. Can't tell you how many times fishing in my kayak or snorkeling I've pressed the button on my Hero3 once too many times or not enough times and fumbled through menus and missed a great shot or video opportunity.
There is something to say about pressing one button and having the camera not only power on but start recording. Plus when you stop recording the camera automatically powers down. Both of these are huge for me - with my Hero3 it has to stay powered on so that when I want a shot I can press the record button. This equates to heavy battery consumption.
This is why I've been thinking of the session (for paddle boarding, motorcycle, etc)... I need to be able to just blindly activate.
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I received a Session for my birthday in Feb to use for a skydiving trip this summer. From testing and playing with it, i am not wow'd with the video quality for the cost of it. That was my initial letdown. However it is very durable, waterproof, easy to learn/use menus, and does auto start/stop on/off with a single button. For the features it brings, I would recommend it with that * about video quality to anyone who may assume it is as good as a full sized GP camera. For my future purchases I'll definitely be looking to upgrade. For an entry level camera its got the high GP build quality I expected with entry level video quality.
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thecrashton wrote: I have a Session and love it alot. I use it alongside a Hero3.
The Session is unique because of it's one button operation. Can't tell you how many times fishing in my kayak or snorkeling I've pressed the button on my Hero3 once too many times or not enough times and fumbled through menus and missed a great shot or video opportunity.
There is something to say about pressing one button and having the camera not only power on but start recording. Plus when you stop recording the camera automatically powers down. Both of these are huge for me - with my Hero3 it has to stay powered on so that when I want a shot I can press the record button. This equates to heavy battery consumption.
I hope everyone in this thread that has a regular gopro understands that there has been an option since the original HD hero that allows you to record as soon as the camera starts up and shuts down the same way.
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MaximumSpeed wrote: I hope everyone in this thread that has a regular gopro understands that there has been an option since the original HD hero that allows you to record as soon as the camera starts up and shuts down the same way.
sure but there's a few caveats. the option does not work on other models for photo bursts like it does with the session. i don't believe long-pressing on other gopro models that are in one-button mode activates photo bursts. also if i recall correctly there is no single-press to stop the video AND power down, you'd need to press once to stop the video, and then hold for 5 seconds to power the camera down.
also it's fairly well documented that one-button mode on some older models causes corruption to files.

it's also $100s cheaper than a hero4. so there's that.
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thecrashton wrote: sure but there's a few caveats. the option does not work on other models for photo bursts like it does with the session. i don't believe long-pressing on other gopro models that are in one-button mode activates photo bursts. also if i recall correctly there is no single-press to stop the video AND power down, you'd need to press once to stop the video, and then hold for 5 seconds to power the camera down.
also it's fairly well documented that one-button mode on some older models causes corruption to files.

it's also $100s cheaper than a hero4. so there's that.
There is a single-press stop and power down on my hero4. I was looking in to the session myself, lack of removable battery is what killed it for me. When filming, I personally record everything and edit what I want to keep, that would be impossible with the session. And as mentioned, a lot of cheaper cameras do what session does for a lot cheaper, they don't however carry the gopro branding :)

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