1GoPro Hero5 Action Cams, Karma Drone Slated for October Delivery
2The GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera
3Simpler One-Button Controls
The latest flagship Hero5 Black action camera also gets updated one-button controls to make it easier to use, along with automatic uploading of photos and video to a cloud-based subscription service while the unit is charging. The Hero5 Black is also waterproof to 33 feet without a separate housing.
4New Voice-Control Capabilities
The new voice control feature includes support for seven languages so far, with more to come. Also included are stereo audio recording capabilities and advanced wind noise reduction, professional-grade electronic video stabilization and wide-angle video and photo capabilities. A new linear-view setting is also featured.
5Deep Image Quality Options
6The GoPro Hero5 Session Action Camera
For users on a budget, the $299.99 Hero5 Session model shares the same small design of the Hero5 Black flagship device, but comes with a lower price tag and less lofty specifications, such as a 10-megapixel camera. Similar to its big brother, the Hero5 Session gets voice control, video resolutions up to 4K at 30fps, one-button control and is waterproof to 33 feet without a separate housing.
7Plenty of High-End Features Included
8The GoPro Karma Drone
GoPro’s first drone has a maximum speed of 35 mph and can cover a maximum distance of 3,280 feet at up to 14,500 feet. The Karma drone folds up for storage into an included small backpack and features a flight controller that replicates video game controller feel and action. The controller has an integrated 5-inch touch-screen display that allows users to fly the drone without the need for a separate phone or tablet to view what the drone is seeing in flight. It is 12 inches long, 16.2 inches wide, 4.6 inches high and weighs 35.5 ounces.
9Removable Karma Grip for Handheld Video Capture
The Karma drone includes a Karma Stabilizer image-stabilization device that can be dismounted and used to capture shake-free video during almost any activity. The 3-axis camera stabilizer can also be used with the included Karma Grip handle to capture footage by hand or while using the stabilizer with other gear. Without a GoPro camera, the drone will sell for $799.99, while a bundle with a Hero5 Black sells for $1,099.99. A Karma bundle with a Hero5 Session camera will be priced at $999.99 and will be available in early 2017.