GoPro launched their fordable Karma drone as well as the Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session Cameras. Company founder and chief executive Nick Woodman revealed the products and said “We want to help you all become great storytellers”. GoPro Karma Drone will be priced at $799 (roughly Rs. 54,000) and the sale will start on October 23. It is not clear when th company will launch these new gadgets in India.
GoPro Karma Drone
The GoPro Karma Drone is easy to fly using the gamepad like controller. The company says they don’t want to complicate things, and that’s why the controller menus are simple. GoPro is also offering a “passenger app” that allows another person to see the live video feed from the drone. User can even control the camera position using the app. It’s not clear what system the Karma uses to track its subject. Some drones follow a dedicated GPS device the user carries on them, while others just follow the GPS of the smartphone paired with the drone. The newest DJI drone can also track users with computer vision technology.
GoPro Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session Cameras
The new Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session camera have features like voice control and ultra-high-definition image quality. The Hero5 Black will be priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 27,000) and Hero5 Session camera will be priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000).
GoPro Karma Drone bundled with Hero5 cameras will be priced at $1,099 with the Hero5 Black Hero5 or $999 with the Hero5 Session camera.
Along with the drone and new cameras the company also launched a new cloud based service for storage. GoPro Plus service will cost $4.99 per month after it becomes available to the public on October 2.
“Get out there and live a big life everybody, that is what it is all about,” Woodman said as he wrapped up the media event.