GoPro Introduces Karma Drone & Waterproof HERO5 Cameras
Two years ago, reports said GoPro was developing a line of drones. This week, the company finally unveiled a foldable, quadcopter-style drone called Karma.
It boasts a small backpack-sized design, alongside a tri-axis stabilizer that can even be deployed and attached to an included handheld "Karma Grip" for on-the-ground use like a Steadicam. A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it easy to fly without the need for a separate phone or tablet.
Additionally, GoPro unveiled its new line of HERO5 cameras: the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session. While the Black feateres a 2-inch touchscreen, 12-megapixel photos, RAW support, built-in GPS, voice control, 4K video at speeds up to 30 fps, and 1080p video at up to 120 fps, the Session builds on its HERO4 predecessor and offers voice commands, along with 10-megapixel pictures and 4K video shooting at up to 30 fps. Both cameras are also now natively waterproof, so no special housing is needed.
GoPro's Karma is due out Oct. 23 for $799 USD, or alongside the Session or Black for $999 USD or $1,099 USD, respectively.