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

Pieter1, Sep 27 2016 03:40

DJI is a bit of a sell out as well.

Just make your own drones.

Train a posduif to come sit on your shoulder and stuff. Like a pirate with a fancy bird of sortes.
I badly want one of these camera's but I am still undecided if I want the new GoPro or the Garmin Virb 30 Ultra. Bit I dont want it to mtb and stuff just to have around to take cool picks and videos while out and about.

Rocket-Boy, Sep 27 2016 07:11

Have you watched many of his Vlogs? 

Nope, just that one. I cant stand people that throw equipment around like that, it gets my knickers in a knot.

Other than that he looks quite annoying.

the nerd, Sep 27 2016 07:16

Nope, just that one. I cant stand people that throw equipment around like that, it gets my knickers in a knot.

Other than that he looks quite annoying.

 

Watch some of them, maybe watch this one... all the way to the end! (Its very early footage) 

 

 

In a few of them he talks about equipment etc... 

capediver, Sep 27 2016 08:12

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

Enter the DJI Mavic! Things just got interesting!

lechatnoir, Sep 27 2016 09:46

Enter the DJI Mavic! Things just got interesting!

 

Is that the one with with the thru-axle?  :w00t:

Skylark, Sep 27 2016 11:15

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

Gopro is the benchmark by test and for good reason, granted they are over priced though. They have some shortcomings but for what they do(take HD footage in a tiny waterproof form factor that allows mounting in extreme positions/situations) they are the class leaders. The karma with removable gimbal is going to be epic and perhaps not overly expensive for what you get.

The only thing with the proliferation of drones is idiots flying them everywhere and anywhere, I don't want some random dudes drone anywhere near me, it's an invasion of privacy and a potential injury risk, I can see things getting messy the more they become commonplace.

bertusras, Sep 28 2016 06:24

Enter the DJI Mavic! Things just got interesting!

 

Foot, meet mouth. The Karma is barely out of the gate and got shot. This is good, competition on the prosumer level will only drive improvement!

the nerd, Sep 28 2016 08:12

Only thing is the Mavic is twice the price, so I have a feeling they will both do well! 

Slowbee, Sep 28 2016 08:14

The down side to DJ, is they dont have a removable camera (unless you guys know otherwise?)

 

So you still need some kind of a camera to be able to use it when not using a drone.

 

At the moment that is a major draw card of the Karma (for me).

the nerd, Sep 28 2016 08:16

The down side to DJ, is they dont have a removable camera (unless you guys know otherwise?)

 

So you still need some kind of a camera to be able to use it when not using a drone.

 

At the moment that is a major draw card of the Karma (for me).

 

And that removable gimbal is flipping cool! 

bertusras, Sep 28 2016 08:23

Only thing is the Mavic is twice the price, so I have a feeling they will both do well! 

 

No? Mavic Pro is $999, Karma is $800 sans camera?

the nerd, Sep 28 2016 08:40

No? Mavic Pro is $999, Karma is $800 sans camera?

 

well thats good news... initial reports were that the mavic was twice the price... real competition! 

capediver, Sep 28 2016 09:23

well thats good news... initial reports were that the mavic was twice the price... real competition! 

Even cheaper if you don't take the controller...$750...you can fly it with your phone..(limited to wifi range tho')..better battery as well...27mins

Endurobro, Sep 28 2016 09:27

Then this happened... Karma... goes around, comes around.  Check Mate. Game Over

Rocket-Boy, Sep 28 2016 09:29

Watch some of them, maybe watch this one... all the way to the end! (Its very early footage) 

 

 

In a few of them he talks about equipment etc... 

Will give it a go, there are quite a few forum member whose views I respect and you are one of them so I will at least give him another attempt.

Skinnyone, Sep 28 2016 09:39

I just wonder what the Frenchies will have to say about the new DJI product...the fact that the Mavic has collision avoidance and possibly follow me functionality (haven't managed to do research into this yet) makes it a better choice, plus the one thing is that you don't always need a controller to fly it...just a tablet...to fly close range stuff.

 

Also folds up smaller and so on...

 

The Karma's removable gimbal makes a nice feature but adds bulk to the design.

Skylark, Sep 28 2016 09:48

But a good gimbal is rather pricey on its own and very handy, having it removable really is a win, seamless solution.

the nerd, Sep 28 2016 02:14

rock, Sep 28 2016 02:33

he's even married to a cape town girl. gotta love Casey.

rock, Sep 28 2016 02:39

if I see one more product launch where the product involved is in the key note speaker's pocket.......

RocknRolla, Sep 28 2016 03:16

I lol every time someone says the gimbal is handy....


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Slowbee, Sep 29 2016 08:45

Dear Father Christmas (aka Mrs Slowbee :clap: :eek:  :clap: )

 

I promise to finish the never ending house to do list in time for the family Christmas lunch.

 

Can I please have a drone ?

nathrix, Sep 29 2016 12:00

capediver, Sep 29 2016 12:11

There's some web whispering about footage from the Mavic....a bit soft, not as crisp as the P4....see Casey's footage...compromise or inherent to Youtube downscaling? Say it ain't so....

nathrix, Sep 29 2016 12:50

There's some web whispering about footage from the Mavic....a bit soft, not as crisp as the P4....see Casey's footage...compromise or inherent to Youtube downscaling? Say it ain't so....