What's Inside GoPro's Tiny New Camera?

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GoPro’s new camera is a tiny cube. It’s unlike any GoPro ever made. What’s packed inside? iFixit tore the GoPro Hero4 Session apart—literally—to find the answer.

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What did they find? Tiny circuit boards, of course, a fairly tiny lens assembly, and a totally sealed transparent cube they had to tear apart with a saw and a box knife. That could be bad news if you want to replace the battery, or repair a broken unit. But it’s good news when it comes to making sure this sucker stays waterproof.

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Besides, it’s pretty cool how GoPro managed to cram so many miniature components into a case this small. Here’s an 360-degree X-ray of how it all fits together:

You can even see how all the lens elements of the GoPro camera fit together to produce those awesome wide-angle videos.

Find the full teardown, with loads more high-res photos, at the link below. Or click here for our full review of the camera.

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Contact the author at sean.hollister@gizmodo.com.

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Brutalitarian
Brutalitarian

Its the lack or replaceable battery that kills this for me. Cold environments kill batteries quicker than normal (even gopros with their internal heating) 2 hours are just not enough on a mountain when you’re filming a bunch of mates. I’ll stick to my silver.