The Hero5 Session is GoPro’s smallest camera this generation and competes directly with the considerably cheaper SJCAM M20. Despite the price difference the cameras ar fairly evenly matched with the M20 even having a few advantages.
The Hero5 Session has a 10MP sensor compared to the M20’s 16MP once. Both cameras are capable of 4K video and while the HERO5 Session is waterproof without a housing up to 10 meters the SJCAM M20 can go up to 30 meters with it’s bundled housing.
The Session does offer wind noise reduction, and voice control which the M20 does not, but on the other hand it does not have a touch display which the SJCAM M20 does.
Finally the Hero5 Session does have a considerably longer battery life (120 mintues vs the M20s 80 minutes) but I don’t think it is enough to justify the ~3X price difference.
Hero5 Session Action Camera Features and Specifications
Stunning 4K video and 10MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes.
Durable by design, HERO5 Session is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.
Additional GoPro HERO5 Session Features + Benefits below on item page.
A single press of the Shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.
Refer user manual and installation manual below for software update instructions.
SJCAM M20 Action Camera Features and Specifications
The SJCAM M20 is SJCAM's smallest action camera to date. Weighing in at just 55 grams the M20 truly has a miniature form factor. But, do not be fooled by the SJCAM M20's small size. The M20 is one of SJCAM's most feature robust camera ever.
Powered by a NTK96660 processor, the M20 take vivid pictures, and awesome 2K videos, via its Sony IMX206 16 mega pixel sensor.
Other hot features include Gyro stabilization for smoothing out the bumps when shooting high definition video, Adjustable FOV, Anti-Fish eye correction function, Quick start recording, Instant AV-out, underwater mode, double file back-up record, MP4 & MOV video support, and JPG & RAW picture output.
Package includes waterproof case, helmet mount, bike mount and more .Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, diving, etc.
This camera is WiFi. You can download the free app which compatible with the app iOS and Android smart phones and PC. Your can use your phone to control the camera to take video or capture pictures.