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GoPro Hero Session vs GoPro Hero 7 Silver

We compare the GoPro Hero Session to the GoPro Hero 7 Silver: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Outdoor & Action category.

Here are both models side by side. The GoPro Hero Session is on the left, the GoPro Hero 7 Silver on the right:

Hero Session vs Hero 7 Silver - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

GoPro Hero Session vs GoPro Hero 7 Silver: Specifications at a glance

Hero Session

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 8 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 2560 x 1440 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • mm (0.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 38 x 38 x 36mm³ (1.5" x 1.5" x 1.4")
  • 73g (2.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero Session

Hero 7 Silver

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 10 megapixel
  • 15 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.6 x 28.3mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.1")
  • 95g (3.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 7 Silver

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero Session and Hero 7 Silver

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the GoPro Hero Session on the left, the GoPro Hero 7 Silver in the right column:

Advantage GoPro Hero Session...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero Session

Hero 7 Silver

Weighs less (2)73g
(2.4 oz.)
95g
(3.1 oz.)
More portable (2)52cm³
(3 cu.in.)
78cm³
(5 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero Session are the lower weight than the Hero 7 Silver and the more compact size.

The Hero Session scores 4 points.

...and here's where the GoPro Hero 7 Silver has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero Session

Hero 7 Silver

Higher resolution (5, megapixel)8.0010.00
Faster (4, frames/second)1015
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.24
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)2560 x 14403840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)5001000
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Silver are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Hero 7 Silver is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

Yields 25 points for the Hero 7 Silver.

...and here's what both have in common

Hero Session

Hero 7 Silver

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 1600 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
WiFi
Environmentally sealed

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; GoPro Hero Session again on the left, GoPro Hero 7 Silver on the right:

Front view of the Hero Session and the Hero 7 Silver...

Hero Session und Hero 7 Silver, front viewHero Session und Hero 7 Silver, front view

...and here we have both GoPros from above:

Hero Session und Hero 7 Silver, view from aboveHero Session und Hero 7 Silver, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

GoPro Hero Session

GoPro Hero 7 Silver

4
25

CameraCreativ recommends the GoPro Hero 7 Silver.

Our rating of the GoPro Hero Session

No rating available.

Our rating of the GoPro Hero 7 Silver

No rating available.

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