GoPro announces Karma drone, Hero5 lineup and more

GoPro, Inc. today unveiled new products and services that dramatically simplify the process of capturing, editing and sharing engaging content, establishing GoPro as an end-to-end storytelling solution.

GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, introduced a new line of HERO5 cameras, cloud-based software, and drone, Karma, to international press at the base of Squaw Valley, CA, near Lake Tahoe. The event was broadcast live and can be seen HERE.

 

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“With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman.

 

“HERO5’s ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a GoPro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-the-go editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changing experience that we will continue to build upon.”

 

Woodman adds, “We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone. Karma packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away.”

 

In addition to significant gains in performance and convenience, GoPro’s all-new HERO5 line of cameras can auto-upload photos and videos to GoPro Plus, a cloud-based subscription service that makes it easy to access, edit and share GoPro content anytime, anywhere using a phone or computer.

 

HERO5 Cameras – Cloud-Connected and Simplified.

 

HERO5 Black – The Best GoPro, Ever.

 

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HERO5 Black is the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro, ever. Exciting features include:
  • 2-inch Touch Display + Simplified Controls
  • Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second
  • Professional Quality 12MP Photos
  • Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging*
  • Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages (additional languages coming)
  • Simple 1-Button Control
  • Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet (10m)
  • Compatible with Existing GoPro Mounts, Including Karma
  • Stereo Audio Recording and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction
  • Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization
  • Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with New Linear-View Setting
  • RAW and WDR Photo Modes
  • GPS

 

HERO5 Session – The Best, Only Smaller.

 

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HERO5 Session shares the same small design and brilliant convenience of the original HERO Session camera, but benefits from significant performance upgrades:

  • Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second
  • Professional Quality 10MP Photos
  • Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging*
  • Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages (additional languages coming)
  • Simple 1-Button Control
  • Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet (10m)
  • Compatible with Existing GoPro, Mounts Including Karma
  • Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization
  • Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with new Linear-View Setting

 

KARMA – Much More Than a Drone.

 

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Karma features a compact, fits-in-a-small-backpack design and includes an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or mounted to vehicles, gear and more. Karma makes it easy for anyone to capture amazingly smooth, stabilized video during almost any activity.

 

Karma features a painless out-of-the-box experience unlike any other drone in the market:

  • Compact and foldable, the entire system fits into the included backpack that’s so comfortable to wear during any activity, users will forget they’ve got it on.
  • A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it fun, fast and easy to fly without the need for a separate phone or tablet to see what your drone sees.
  • The 3-axis camera stabilizer can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for capturing ultra-smooth handheld and gear-mounted footage.

 

GoPro Plus and Quik Apps – Access, Edit and Share Anytime, Anywhere.

 

GoPro Plus – Game-Changing Convenience.
Offloading and enjoying footage from a GoPro is now as easy as plugging it in to charge. When a HERO5 camera is charging, it can auto-upload photos and videos to GoPro Plus, a cloud-based subscription service that makes it easy to access, edit and share GoPro content anytime, anywhere. Editing and sharing has never been easier with this game-changing experience.

 

A GoPro Plus subscription also unlocks additional premium benefits:

  • Access to an Expansive Library of Music Soundtracks for Editing
  • 20% off Mounts and Accessories at GoPro.com
  • Exclusive Access to GoPro Apparel
  • Premium Support

 

GoPro Plus supports all camera models* and costs $4.99 per month after a free trial. It will be available in the United States on October 2nd and in additional markets beginning January, 2017. Learn more HERE.

 

Quik App – Mobile and Desktop Editing Made Awesome.
Editing and sharing content is easy thanks to the Quik app for mobile and desktop. As the name implies, Quik enables users to quickly produce high-quality videos that are fun to create and easy to share.

 

Using Quik for desktop is simple. Import your videos, pick your favorite moments, choose a soundtrack from a library of songs, and Quik will automatically edit your video to the beat of the music.

 

The Quik Mobile App – with more than 17 million downloads -- is a fast, easy way to create awesome videos. In just seconds, Quik analyzes your photos and video clips to find the best moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of the music.

 

Learn more about Quik for mobile and desktop HERE.

 

Additional New Products
GoPro is also launching several new accessories later this year:

  • Quik Key, a key-chain, micro-USB card reader that plugs into your phone to quickly transfer photos and videos from your GoPro.
  • REMO, a voice-activated remote that extends the voice control range of HERO5 cameras while providing one-button remote control.
Learn more about GoPro’s new mounts and accessories HERE.




93 Comments

Mongooser, Sep 20 2016 11:15

bet its gonna cost bout 800 US

Iwan Kemp, Sep 20 2016 11:29

Hero5 Black $399
Session $299
Karma $799
Karma with Hero5 $1100

 

We'll know local pricing soon

Pulse, Sep 20 2016 11:46

I want removable batteries in the Session

Chilternburt, Sep 20 2016 02:07

I want removable batteries in the Session

No you don't...

the Session works well as an all in 1..

and the battery is pretty impressive, I can usually film back to back indoor games and still have 30% battery left...

Thats 2 hours plus... recording at 1080p / 60 

Shebeen, Sep 20 2016 02:21

karma looks like a gamechanger.

 

i expect to see lots

Matchstix, Sep 20 2016 04:53

Voice control:
"Record"= record
"Stop"= stop
"Oh sh#t" = record slow motion

rock, Sep 21 2016 10:42

Casey Nesiat tested the Karma, 

 

the nerd, Sep 21 2016 05:36

Casey Nesiat tested the Karma, 

 

 

He is possibly the greatest YouTuber... I religiously watch his stuff! 

Rocket-Boy, Sep 21 2016 09:35

He is possibly the greatest YouTuber... I religiously watch his stuff! 

First thing I have seen from him, definitely the last too. What a tool.

sakkiebomskok, Sep 27 2016 09:41

GO pro stuff is crap. Its a garbage commercial company that now only makes stuff to make as much money as possible. They started out so well and then sold out. Theres much better stuff on the market. There's small Chinese companies that makes action cams that are 10 times better for half the price. 

sakkiebomskok, Sep 27 2016 09:43

First thing I have seen from him, definitely the last too. What a tool.

Yeah because 5 million subscribers and GC man of the year must make you a real tool

StevieL, Sep 27 2016 10:03

GO pro stuff is crap. Its a garbage commercial company that now only makes stuff to make as much money as possible. They started out so well and then sold out. Theres much better stuff on the market. There's small Chinese companies that makes action cams that are 10 times better for half the price. 


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sakkiebomskok, Sep 27 2016 10:46

 

Try out DJI or Xiaomi YI 2 you noob

bertusras, Sep 27 2016 11:02

GO pro stuff is crap. Its a garbage commercial company that now only makes stuff to make as much money as possible. They started out so well and then sold out. Theres much better stuff on the market. There's small Chinese companies that makes action cams that are 10 times better for half the price. 

 

Ten times better. Half the price. Okay.

StevieL, Sep 27 2016 11:08

Try out DJI or Xiaomi YI 2 you noob

Cool story, bro.

I'm not suggesting they are bad products.

What I am calling you out on, is making a statement that "GO pro stuff is crap."

What are you basing this statement on?

Well marketed? - Absolutely

Overpriced? - Quite possibly

Crap? - Ummmm, not so much

Pure Savage, Sep 27 2016 11:23

Try out DJI or Xiaomi YI 2 you noob

DJI is a bit of a sell out as well. 

 

Just make your own drones.

sakkiebomskok, Sep 27 2016 11:43

Cool story, bro.
I'm not suggesting they are bad products.
What I am calling you out on, is making a statement that "GO pro stuff is crap."
What are you basing this statement on?
Well marketed? - Absolutely
Overpriced? - Quite possibly
Crap? - Ummmm, not so much


Overpriced, terrible battery life on all their stuff, terrible sound, tons of software problems. You watch. The karma is going to be just as bad as the hero 3

Rocket-Boy, Sep 27 2016 11:54

Yeah because 5 million subscribers and GC man of the year must make you a real tool

he is a tool, the amount of subscribers he has doesnt change that. Some people clearly like tools, you defending him probably means you are a fan.

the nerd, Sep 27 2016 12:37

he is a tool, the amount of subscribers he has doesnt change that. Some people clearly like tools, you defending him probably means you are a fan.

 

Have you watched many of his Vlogs? 

RossW, Sep 27 2016 12:39

Friday thread come early  :eek:

capediver, Sep 27 2016 12:57

Some critical functions left out of Karma:

- no follow-me mode - could be added via firmware upgrade

- obstacle avoidance - not possible without hardware upgrade

- ground detectors - not possible without hardware upgrade

- use with GP4 to control camera requires adapter as configuration of ports is different to GP5\

 

 

Controller has its own screen so no need for a tablet or phone. Great form factor and detachable gimbal for handheld use is cool - a bit on the cumbersome side right now for mounting on a chesty or helmet...they're bringing out a remote unit which will carry the power but there will be a cable to the gimbal...got a similar gimbal (Zhiyun Tech Rider 2) and the cable is a pain in the butt and vulnerable to breaks in the wiring at either end. 

 

IMHO - Follow-me mode needs to be added to make it compete with DJI

bertusras, Sep 27 2016 01:07

IMHO - Follow-me mode needs to be added to make it compete with DJI

 

It doesn't compete with the Phantom though, does it?

rock, Sep 27 2016 02:23

he is a tool, the amount of subscribers he has doesnt change that. Some people clearly like tools, you defending him probably means you are a fan.

 

I'm a fan. right here.

 

he even said his favorite place to go in the world is cape town. cant argue with that.

NicoBoshoff, Sep 27 2016 02:59

Go Pro...the Caravan of the Mountain Biking world...