GoPro recently announced the release of the Karma Grip for individual sale: its handheld and wearable video stabilization grip. The grip, which originally came as an accessory to the Karma Drone, will be available for a purchase of $299.99. This comes after the complete recall of the Karma Drone a few weeks ago, a setback for GoPro during a crucial time to secure their position in the drone market.
The Karma Grip is compatible with the HERO5 Black and both the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, with support for the HERO5 Session coming in the second fiscal quarter of 2017. Notable features include on-the-fly angle adjustment and a pitch lock-and-release among many others.
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GoPro Releases Karma Grip for Buttery-Smooth Video Capture
GoPro’s new Karma Grip helps you capture stabilized footage so smooth your ordinary shots will look extraordinary, whether you’re cutting first tracks on the mountain, biking across challenging terrain or chasing your kids around the playground. You can use Karma Grip as a handheld device to capture shake-free “follow cam” footage or mount the stabilizer to a Chesty or the Seeker backpack for hands-free, POV video.
Compatible with the HERO5 Black and HERO4 Black and Silver, Karma Grip offers seamless camera connectivity and control. Users can power on and off the camera, start and stop recording and HiLight tag key moments with the push of a button. Additionally, the stabilizer has a Tilt Lock feature that will hold the camera at a desired angle until released, making it effortless to smoothly track an object above or below the horizon.
So whether your next adventure includes hiking or biking, skiing or snowboarding, or any other activity that has you on the move, Karma Grip will keep your shot steady and your mind blown. To learn more or to purchase for $299.99, click the Stabilization button on the top navigation bar. Read the official release below...
$299.99 Handheld and Wearable Stabilizer
Captures Breathtaking, Shake-Free Video
Karma Grip from GoPro, Inc. goes on sale today in stores, online retailers and here at GoPro.com for $299.99. Karma Grip is a handheld and wearable stabilization grip for HERO5 and HERO4 cameras that makes it easy to capture incredibly smooth, professional-quality video during a wide range of activities.
“Karma Grip makes it easy for anyone to capture shake-free, Hollywood-caliber video that is nothing short of stunning,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro. “Whether it’s holding it in your hand as you chase your kids around the house or wearing it on your chest as you ski, hike or bike, Karma Grip makes ordinary shots look extraordinary.”
Karma Grip enables full control of the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. Support for HERO5 Session cameras will begin in Q2 2017. Users can power on and off the camera, start and stop recording, and HiLight tag key moments using four convenient buttons on the grip. Additionally, Karma Grip features on-the-fly angle adjustment and a pitch lock-and-release feature that makes it easy to capture professional looking cinematic shots.
Versatile and durable, Karma Grip can be used handheld or mounted to GoPro’s Chest harness, Seeker backpack, helmet mounts and more. See it in action above.
- Karma Grip Handle and Stabilizer
- HERO5 Harness (HERO4 Harness sold separately for $29.99; HERO5 Session Harness available Q2 2017)
- Mounting Ring for attaching Karma Grip to GoPro wearable mount accessories
- USB-C Charging Cable
- Tie-Down Strap and Wrist Lanyard
- Grip Case for protection and easy carrying
Also new from GoPro is Remo, a voice-activated waterproof remote for HERO5 cameras. Remo provides longer range voice control of HERO5 cameras, understands 10 languages and can hear commands in windy and noisy environments. From a distance up to 33ft (10m), you start and stop recording, snap photos, switch between capture modes and more. Remo can also be used as a one button manual remote control for HERO5 cameras.