GoPro unveils a drone; two new camera models

During an event held at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in California on Monday, action cam manufacturer GoPro unveiled its first drone, and two new cameras.

The drone revealed by GoPro at the Monday event is the Karma quadcopter, which the company has been teasing since May last year. The quadcopter comes with a backpack, and a touchscreen controller which facilitates users in flying the drone as well as giving them a simultaneous live video feed. The drone also includes a detachable Karma stabilizer which can be used freehand for electronically stabilized shooting.

According to the pricing and availability related details shared by GoPro, the Karma drone will be priced at $800 without a GoPro camera; and will be available for purchase on October 23, 2016.

Meanwhile, the two new camera models which GoPro announced along with the Karma drone on Monday are GoPro Hero5 and GoPro Hero5 Session.

The Hero5 camera is GoPro's latest new flagship 4K-capable model. It comes with new features like GPS and voice control; and is capable of capturing 12-megapixel still photos and shooting 4K/30p videos. The Hero5 Session, on the other hand, comes without a touchscreen, though it also adds the voice commands capability. It can capture 10-megapixel still photos and shoot 4K videos.

Both the new GoPro cameras are scheduled to hit the markets on October 2. The cost of the Hero5 camera will be $400; while the Hero5 Session camera will be priced at $300.
 

 

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