GoPro Hero 4 Session vs SJCam M10 Spec Comparison

Spec and feature comparison of the GoPro Hero 4 Session and the SJCam M10 action cameras. They both do very similar things but there are a couple of advantages one has over the other, depending on what you require, you can't go wrong with either.

6 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 4 Session Action Camera

  • 170degree FOV which is a slightly wider view than what the SJCam offers
  • Slightly better and slower framerate at 1080p video resolution, you can record at 60fps at 1080p
  • You can go as slow as 100fps using the GoPro Hero 4 Session
  • Much longer claimed battery life at nearly 2 hours recording time at 1080p 30fps
  • Waterproof to 10m deep without an extra housing
  • Bigger recording bitrate, so more information in the video files if you want to edit them later

6 Advantages of the SJCam M10 WiFi Action Camera

  • Nearly half the price of the GoPro Session at $80
  • A newer camera, only released in mid 2017 compared to early 2016 for the GoPro
  • 12mp photos can be taken which means more information and better quality
  • HDMI out so you can stick it straight on to a TV or use it for RC/FPV activities
  • Comes with a screen so you can view what you are recording, as you're recording
  • Slightly lighter
80/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$149
Release Date
2 years 7 months ago
Replaced
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
10fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
100fps
Recording Bitrate
35Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
 
Battery Range
Removable Battery
No

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
32gb
External Microphone
 
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
 

Physical

Material
 
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Weight
73grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
93/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$80
Release Date
1 year 1 month ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
Field of View
166 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
10fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
480p 30fps
Fastest FPS
60fps
Recording Bitrate
15Mbps
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
Video recording format
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
No

Action

Waterproof Depth
30metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
64gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
 
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
1.50" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Weight
67grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
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