Just days ago GoPro’s biggest rival in terms of features/cost, Yi Technologies was debuting their first drone, Erida, at InterDrone. Now, the legendary action camera maker has unveiled its own drone with a twist. Karma is the proverbial Lego drone with detachable, mountable stabilizer #actionmagic
This morning, GoPro unveiled the highly teased Karma, a foldable drone that comes in its own backpack. You can easily control with two joysticks and see its route on a touchscreen display. With the GoPro Passenger™ App, friends can view the flight can control the cam while you keep the drone steady in the air.
If we’re talking about flying steady, you have to know Karma’s biggest advantage. The 3-axis gimbal that helps you capture smooth footage at “Hollywood caliber stabilization” can be removed and used on a bike, helmet or car.
If you’ll look carefully, you’ll see a handle that becomes the Karma Grip, a handheld stabilizer. This 4-in-1 product (if you count the action camera) is going to sell for $799, coming October 23.
Karma is compatible with Hero 4 and the newest series, Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. By the way, you can buy the set for $999 (drone + Session) or $1099 (drone + Black).