Good news for all adventurers! GoPro has just announced the newest additions to their line of awesome outdoor gadgets, the GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session, and their first drone, the Karma!
GoPro Hero 5 Black
The Hero 5 Black is GoPro’s newest flagship among its line of action cameras. At $399, it comes with a 2-inch touchscreen, an impressive 12MP sensor, GPS, and a slew of other features like 4k recording at 30fps, Electronic Image Stabilization to ensure smooth recordings wherever you take it. It also recognizes voice commands, which currently supports seven languages.
GoPro Hero Session
For $299, the Hero 5 Session is more like a toned down version of the Hero 5 Black. But yes, you may not get the screen, the GPS, and Wide Dynamic Range, and it only shoots at 10MP. But what you do get is a more compact package that costs a hundred dollars less. It still has EIS and supports voice commands too.
On top of the other announcements, GoPro has also announced its own cloud service called GoPro Cloud, wherein for a subscription fee of $4.99 per month, it gives users the ability to automatically upload their photos and videos to the cloud and access them from anywhere using Capture (a mobile app), or their desktop app. Along with it comes a 20% discount for camera and mount purchases, as well as a selection of royalty-free music. The service will be available starting September 29, 2016.
The Karma is GoPro’s first quadcopter drone designed to be operable together with the GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session, and Hero 4.
Sporting portability as its core feature, the Karma can be folded and stored in its own small backpack for convenience. It uses a simple clam-shaped controller which has a touchscreen, two joysticks, and other necessary buttons you may need. It has four shooting modes: dronie, cable cam, reveal, and orbit.
To further enchance the experience, GoPro is also offering an app which allows another person to view the live feed from the drone, and even be able to adjust the position of the camera.
The GoPro Karma will be available in several packages, $799 alone, $1,099 bundled with a Hero 5, or $999 bundled with a Hero 5 Session.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.