Alongside its new Hero5 cameras, GoPro has also officially launched its much anticipated drone which is called Karma. Interestingly though, the company’s founder and CEO, Nick Woodman claimed that Karma is more than just a drone. Instead, he instead that Karma is a complete system.
It is not exactly an absurd claim though because the Karma itself consisted of several elements. For starers, you have the drone itself which is able to fly as high as 4,500m with a maximum speed of 56.3 km/h and has a maximum distance of 1km.
Weighing at around 1kg and has maximum flight time of 20 minutes, the drone also features foldable propeller mountings that allows it to be stored easily in its backpack-style hard shell case. Other main components for Karma such as controller, stabilizer, charger, and propellers can also be stored in the same case which made the drone system highly portable.
Another major element of Karma is its 3-axis stabilizer which can be detached from the drone and used together with Karma Grip that allows users to capture handheld footage in a manner that is similar to DJI Osmo. Built with integrated remote control and battery, users can also choose to mount Karma Grip on supported GoPro accessories.
Not to forget, the gamepad-style controller that GoPro has designed for Karma includes a built-in 720p touch display with brightness level of 900 nits. As the company designed the drone to be novice-friendly, the controller allows users to perform take-off and landing with just a press of a button.
Compatible with Hero5 Black and Session as well as Hero4 Black and Silver, a stand-alone Karma package is priced at USD 799.99 (about RM 3,314) while the Karma Hero5 Black bundle goes for USD 1099.99 (about RM 4,556) once they are released throughout the world starting from 23 October 2016. However, the Karma Hero5 Session bundle will only be released in early 2017 for USD 999.99 (about RM 4,142).