GoPro Introduces KARMA Drone and the new GoPro Hero 5 Cameras

compatible-with-main-imageGoPro has kept us in a long waiting pattern.  Finally, the long awaited Karma Drone has been dropped in our laps.  That is right, GoPro is taking to the skies with something we all really knew was coming, but knew nothing about.  It has been no secret that the tiny camera company has had a drone in the works for some time now.  Though some may say they are late to the game, it seems that may be a good choice on their part.   Taking a good look at Karma, you can tell that GoPro really did their homework in making this one of the easiest to fly drones around, as well as overcoming many shortcomings of other drones.  We will see once we get one in our hands, just how well they executed it.  But from the looks of things, we are rather excited in this new adventure.  Here are some of the details –

  • Compatible with the new Hero 5, Session 5 and Hero 4 cameras
  • Removable Gimbal that can be used hand held and on other mounts *BONUS!!
  • Front mounted camera moves the lens from the rotors, nearly eliminating the chance of getting the rotor in the shot
  • Foldable arms for easy packing
  • Up to 20 minutes of flight time
  • Flight speed up to 35 mph
  • Range of 1000 meters




The Karma controller is as basic as it gets with the typical 2 joysticks and a few buttons.   However the flip up touch screen should make maneuvering through the menus and settings as easy and intuitive as using your smart phone.  GoPro claims they wanted this to be as simple to use and still provide the user with the ability to be as creative as possible.


The included hand held stick lets you remove the gimbal from the drone and use them together for steady shooting unlike ever before.   This is an awesome included accessory that extends your creativity.


GoPro’s new HERO 5 and Session 5 have really expanded into great looking cameras with specs that should get any videophile excited.  The same small form factors, but now the need for the underwater housing has been all but eliminated for everyday use.  That is of course as long as your not going deeper than 33 feet.  Then your going to have to put your camera into a their new uber suit housing.  Which will let you dive to nearly 200 feet.  


Some of the new Hero 5 Black features are –

  • New video stabilization
  • Voice control
  • Simple one button control
  • Touch display
  • Auto Upload to the cloud
  • Location capture
  • Raw + WDR photos


The new Hero 5 Session features are –

  • Voice control
  • Video stabilization
  • Auto upload to the cloud

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