Cologne, Germany—GoPro, Inc., unveiled products and services designed to simplify the process of capturing, editing as well as sharing video content. The company exhibited end-to-end storytelling solutions, including a new line of Hero5 action cameras, cloud-based software and the Karma drone.
“With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “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.
“We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone,” Woodman added. “It packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack for $799. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away.”
In addition to 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 for accessing, editing and sharing GoPro content anytime, anywhere using a phone or computer.
GoPro’s drone features a compact, fits-in-a-small-backpack design. The drone comes with an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or mounted to vehicles or gear, for example.
Compact and foldable, the entire drone system fits into its included backpack that’s designed to be comfortable to wear during any activity.
Furthermore, the drone can be controlled by a game-style controller that features an integrated touch display. This allows the drone to be flown without the need for a separate phone or tablet to see what the drone sees.
In addition, the 3-axis camera stabilizer can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma grip for capturing handheld and gear-mounted footage.
Furthermore, the GoPro Passenger app enables friends to view the pilot’s flight. It will be available October, 23. The drone is compatible with the Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session and Hero4 Black and Silver editions.
GoPro’s Karma drone will be available at retail beginning October 23, 2016. It will come in the following bundles: drone without a GoPro camera, SRP $799.99; drone bundled with Hero5 Black, $1,099.99; and drone bundled with Hero5 Session, $999.99 (available in early 2017). gopro.com