Hands-on review: UPDATED: GoPro Hero5 Session

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Update: The GoPro Hero5 Session release date is here and our review has been updated with a new video to show off the Karma drone that’s launching at the end of the month. Now that the official apps have launched, we’ll refresh to a full review this week.

The GoPro Hero5 Session is the small, cube-shaped action camera that’s now capable of shooting stabilized 4K video and capturing all sorts of new wide angles.

It’s the scrappy alternative to the new GoPro Hero5 Black, and surprisingly it shares many of the top-end specs within its more compact camera frame.

This is a big improvement over last year’s GoPro Hero4 Session thanks to a more advanced camera sensor and the addition of video stabilization.

Here’s our test flight with the GoPro Karma drone equipped with a GoPro Hero5 Black camera in high wind: