47points

GoPro Hero3+ Black

45points

GoPro Hero4 Session

GoPro Hero3+ Black
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28 facts in comparison

GoPro Hero3+ Black vs GoPro Hero4 Session

GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session

Why is GoPro Hero3+ Black better than GoPro Hero4 Session?

  • 1.55x more megapixels (main camera)
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    12.4MPvs8MP
  • 14.56% more battery power
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    1180mAhvs1030mAh
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has a CMOS sensor
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  • Has an HDMI output
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  • Has a microphone input
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  • 3x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    30fpsvs10fps

Why is GoPro Hero4 Session better than GoPro Hero3+ Black?

  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs2160 x 15fps
  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has manual ISO
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • 21mm narrower
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    38mmvs59mm
  • 3mm shorter
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    38mmvs41mm
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1

Price comparison

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

74g

74g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

21mm

36.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

59mm

38mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

41mm

38mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 15fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has a serial shot mode
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

Optics

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has manual ISO
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
4.has a CMOS sensor
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

1180mAh

1030mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has an external memory slot
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.has a battery level indicator
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.has an HDMI output
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.supports Wi-Fi
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.Is compatible with iOS
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.Has a remote control
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Session
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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