It’s finally here, GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 camera have officially launched. Arguably the most anticipated launch GoPro has ever had. GoPro Hero 5 cameras are set to be available October 2, 2016 with Karma two weeks later to go on sale October 23, 2016. GoPro up until now only made cameras and accessories for those cameras. With the GoPro Karma they now enter the booming drone market. 2016 US consumer drone sales are expected to be between 600,000 and 1 million units.
GoPro Karma Key Points
- Ultra compact Karma folds up and all need gear into it’s own easy to carry case/backpack (included)
- Easy to fly Karma is fun for both new pilots and seasoned pros.
- Share your Karma experience The GoPro Passenger™ App lets friends view your flight and control your GoPro while you fly.
- Karma Grip Stabilizer use on the drone or as a standalone handheld camera stabilizer.
- Karma Case included case/backpack take Karma where ever you want.
Key features that set Karma apart from other consumer drone offerings. Karma drone is compatible with the older Hero 4 Silver & Black GoPro cameras. GoPro could have made this only compatible with newer Hero 5 cameras they didn’t. Pricing, the GoPro Karma is going to be offered at only $799 without camera or $999 with a new Hero 5 camera! this is an amazing price considering the DJI Phantom 4 is $1,400.
A complete GoPro capture system
GoPro Karma allows body mounting, handheld stabilized video capture, and jaw dropping arial drone video capture. Karma grip can be mounted to any existing GoPro style mount. With Karma the consumer won’t just get a drone, this is a complete video capture system.
GoPro has you covered
Taking a page out of Apple’s playbook GoPro is now offering GoPro Care. Making Karma great for both new and veteran drone pilots. GoPro Care is offered at a reasonable $150 knowing how bad drone crashes are this is cheap insurance, fly with confidence knowing you have a full 2 year guaranty against crash damage. GoPro engineers also designed Karma to be user repairable. Karma owners can buy replacements parts for every part of the Karma drone. In conclusion it looks like Karma was worth the wait.
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