GoPro, makers of the world’s most popular and probably most gifted camera, are dipping their toes in the drone business. A step, that should come to their status quo quite naturally, as there are plenty of consumer oriented UAV’s already using their GoPro Hero4 cameras, such as the 3D Robotics Solo or example, which was designed exclusively to take the Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver and Hero 3+ cameras. Earlier in May this year, the company also unveiled plans that it was working on a new VR rig and also a quadcopter of their own. And now GoPro have officially released the name of their upcoming quadcopter – Karma.
Not much else is known at this stage apart from the fact that it will be using some sort of a GoPro camera, quite possibly integrated with a gimbal of their own. See the teaser below.
On another note, I’d imaging the Karma will have some form of 4K video recording capabilities and high res stills capture.
The consumer drone (UAV) market may be a hot topic among investment bankers and other stock market speculators, one currently dominated by DJI, who have recently made a move towards capturing more of GoPro’s market share with their DJI OSMO 4K camera stabiliser, combining a camera and a “fool-proof” single hand grip gimbal for smooth operation for just about everybody from novice to pro.
As part of their launch efforts, you can sign up and win 1 of 100 GoPro Karma Drones here. The GoPro Karma is expected to be officially released in 2016.
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