CEO Nick Woodman announced the launch of KARMA drone today at Photokina. The folding drone comes in a backpack and features a removable stabilizer as well as a simple controller with a built-in display. It will cost $799 and will be available in a month.
Karma, which goes on sale Oct. 23, has a game-style touchscreen controller for flying and viewing footage. That eliminates the need for a separate phone or tablet needed with many rivals to see what the drone camera is shooting.
GoPro also introducing a new line of cameras, the Hero5, which add a bunch of features, including 4K video capture and GPS while also boasting easier connections to mobile devices for viewing and sharing footage on the go.
It also adds voice controls so you can avoid having to fumble with buttons at all.
Woodman also showed off the Hero5’s multilingual capabilities, speaking Spanish to tell it to take a video.
“Yes, it also understands English,” he said at a press conference on Monday. (The Hero5 can understand seven languages in all, with more to come.)
The top-of-the-line Hero5 Black sells for $399 and is waterproof without a separate housing. There’s a lower-end model as well, the $299 Hero5 Session, without a touchscreen. Both will be available Oct. 2
The combo with the Karma drone saves customers $100 off the price of buying the camera and drone separately.