GoPro Goes Aerial | Rapid Magazine | Rapid Media
Image from GoPro showing their new aerial drone called the Karma. Screen Capture:
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The GoPro Karma leads the pack for a whole product launch.

 On September 19, 2016 GoPro let the world in on a big secret. Spearheaded by the announcement that it was entering the personal aerial photography market, here are a number of other features that must not be overlooked.

Hero5 Black

The Hero5 is the newest addition to the Hero line up of video cameras. From their press release, features include:

  • Waterproof without a housing to 33 ft.
  • 4k video resolution
  • Raw and WDR photo capability
  • 2” Touchscreen Display

Hero5 Session

Following on the success of the Hero Session, the Hero5 model is pack full of goodies. 10 MP picture quality, waterproofed without a housing, compatible with the new Karma drone housing and included voice command control make this a very compelling option.

Voice Command

This may take some adjustment but all the Hero5 models will now change settings, take photos and video from commands in seven different languages. It will be interesting to see how this works in real time but it is impressive nonetheless.

GoPro Karma

Billed as “Much More Than a Drone Hollywood-Caliber Stabilization in a Backpack” the Karma features an easy-to-use integrated controller and a 3-point stabilization mechanism that detaches for hand-held use. There is no word on flight-times or battery life as of yet but rest assured we will all hear about it when they hit the market October 23rd.

GoPro Plus and Quik Apps

Featuring a new subscription based cloud storage and mobile apps for all your video and photo needs, there are a number of included features:

  • Access to GoPro apparel deals
  • Use of exclusive soundtracks in a massive library
  • Optimum customer support


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