Today, GoPro is unveiling its new products and services that simplify the process of capturing, editing and sharing content -- the announced the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session 4K cameras, along with the GoPro Karma, a compact and foldable drone that fits inside of a backpack.
GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman said that the both the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session cameras are capable of capturing 4k video, include electronic image stabilization and support voice controls in multiple languages. The Hero 5 Black also features a 2-inch touchscreen display, GPS, three microphones, and is now waterproof up to 30 feet without requiring a separate case. It shoots 12-megapixel photos, and can capture RAW photos and Wide Dynamic Range video.
The Hero 5 Session, on the other hand, shoots 10-megapixel photos and there’s no screen, no GPS, and no RAW or WDR modes.
The Hero5 Black will be available for $399, while the Hero 5 Session will cost $299. Both cameras arrive on October 2.
The company also announced the GoPro Karma, a foldable drone that fits inside of a backpack. The Karma features a removable stabilizer that can be mounted on a bike, helmet or a car. There's also a handle that pops out to become the Karma Grip, a handheld stabilizer for your GoPro.
GoPro is even including a small backpack with the drone. Karma users will control the quadcopter from a very simple clamshell-shaped controller. On one half of the controller is a touchscreen display and on the other are two joysticks with a bare minimum of buttons. You can use the controller to set up a cable cam mode, too.
At the front of the drone there’s a 3-axis gimbal that stabilizes the cameras for smooth footage, and this gimbal can also be removed from the drone for handheld use.
GoPro Karma drone will be available on October 23 for $799. The drone is compatible with both Hero 4 and Hero 5 products. GoPro is also offering the drone as part of a bundle with either the Hero 5 Black or Hero 5 Session. The Karma and Session bundle will retail for $999, while the Karma and Black bundle will cost $1099.