GoPro Drone: Raw Footage Sneak Peak

Earlier this year, GoPro announced plans to release a quadcopter in the first half of 2016. The above video was captured with a developmental prototype of GoPro’s quadcopter and stabilization system. No post-production stabilization was implemented; this is an example of the incredible image quality GoPro is already able to capture at this advanced prototype stage.

Remember, the GoPro drone is far from finished at this point. This is just a prototype.

I’m curious what their positioning will be, particularly with juggernaut DJI continuing to innovate, but my guess is that they’ll offer some decent autonomous features and retail for less than $1000 (with a GoPro camera included). If they REALLY want this to sell well, they’ll need to bring something different to the table, something the larger drone manufacturers like DJI, 3DR, or Yuneec, haven’t already built.

Alan Perlman

Founder at UAV Coach
Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.

  2 comments for “GoPro Drone: Raw Footage Sneak Peak

  1. Roy S Beasley
    October 29, 2015 at 3:58 am

    This is going to be quite interesting. And, for those of us just getting into this, making the selection of our next drone even more difficult – DJI Phantom 3, 3DR Solo with a GoPro camera, and now an upcoming GoPro drone. Isn’t life interesting …

    • Alan Perlman
      October 30, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Agreed! More competition = lower prices and better choices for consumers 🙂

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