GoPro Karma drone has been re-launched with re-designed battery latch to solve previously reported issues. Talking about its design, it features a compact, fitted in a backpack design, includes an image-stabilization grip which can be held in hand or worn as required thus it’s exactly designed to capture smooth, stabilized video. This device was previously launched in September 2016 but due to battery latch mechanism issue, it was re-launched after two months.
Cost: Without an inbuilt camera, this new GoPro Karma drone costs £719 / US$799. So, if you want GoPro Karma drone with inbuilt camera then you can get it with a GoPro Session for US$999 or the new GoPro Hero5 Black for US$1,099.
Design: GoPro Karma drone comes with four arms with one rotor on each that can be folded around it for easy transportation. There is three-axis gimbal for taking steady videos and camera is fixed in the front of the drone so that the propellers are not visible. You can even detach the stabilization gimbal from the drone attached to a handheld grip; it features camera control buttons which includes shutter, angle of gimbal, filming and it delivers a stabilized footage when used with gimbal. This gimbal can be attached to the other mounts also as its too handy.
The GoPro Karma drone even features remote controller which is similar to a video game controller, which consists of two joysticks with take-off/land button. There is an inbuilt touch screen, so no need to plug your Smartphone or tablet as you can pair the remoter with Smartphone and just concentrate on flying while a buddy works the camera.
GoPro Karma drone is said to be repairable as it comes with replaceable arms and propellers. You can also make use of “no-fly zones” to keep your drone out of trouble.
Battery life: The GoPro Karma drone can extend around 20 minutes if you charge for one hour.