GoPro Announces Foldable Karma Drone

BY Alan Perlman
19 September 2016

Today, GoPro has unveiled their foldable Karma drone, available to buy on October 23rd. It costs $799 alone, $1,099 with a Hero 5, or $999 with a Hero 5 Session.

The Karma features a detachable stabilizer that can be used to make non-aerial, handheld shots more steady. A rugged, outdoor-ready travel case is included with each Karma:

gopro karma travel case

The GoPro Karma is compatible with either the HERO4 (black or silver), the HERO5 black, or the HERO5 session, the latter two products also just announced this morning.

gopro karma compatibility

The transmitter has an integrated FPV screen and is being positioned as extremely simple to use. At the end of the setup process, a built-in flight simulator helps to reinforce flight concepts. There are also a few auto-shot paths:

  • Dronie
  • Cable Cam
  • Reveal
  • Orbit

There’s also a “Passenger App” that lets friends see the live video and to control the camera while the Karma is in-flight.

gopro karma transmitter

I look forward to reading more reports about the Karma and to testing it myself this fall.

Alan Perlman

Founder & CEO

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.

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