GoPro Unveils Karma Drone

By Caroline Rees / 20 Sep 2016

GoPro Karma DroneGoPro has unveiled the long-awaited and much-anticipated Karma multirotor drone.

GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, introduced the Karma drone, along with a new line of HERO5 cameras and cloud-based software, to international press at the base of Squaw Valley, CA, near Lake Tahoe.

“With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman. “We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone. Karma packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack for $799. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away.”

Karma features a compact design that allows it to fit in a small backback, and includes an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or mounted to vehicles, gear and more. Karma has been designed to make it easy for anyone to capture smooth, stabilized video during almost any activity.

Watch it in action:

Karma features:

  • Compact and foldable: the entire system fits into the included backpack
  • A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it fun, fast and easy to fly without the need for a separate phone or tablet
  • The 3-axis camera stabilizer can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for capturing ultra-smooth handheld and gear-mounted footage.

Karma will be available October 23rd in the following bundles:

  • Karma without a GoPro camera for $799.99 MSRP
  • Karma bundled with HERO5 Black for $1099.99 MSRP
  • Karma bundled with HERO5 Session for $999.99 MSRP (available in early 2017)

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact