The wait is over....

As many expected, GoPro has unveiled their latest rendition of the Hero cameras; the Hero 5 Black which is capable of shooting 4K at 30FPS, 12MP pictures, has a built-in touchscreen, GPS and voice-recognition in seven different languages, and is waterproof up to 33 feet without a housing.

In addition, the Hero 5 Session was also announced which can shoot 10MP photos but still features the lack of extra frills which is what the camera is touted for. The Hero 5 Black will be available for $399, while the Hero 5 Session will cost $299. Both cameras arrive on October 2.

Last but not least, the most anticipated piece of equipment that GoPro has come out with in years is their new drone: Karma. Foldable and compact, Karma can fit inside your backpack for easy transportation but includes a few extra features that other drones don't offer. You can remove the stabilizer that can be put on to a bike, car, helmet, among other places you'd want to film from. The Karma Grip is a removable handle that you acts as a handheld stabilizer for the GoPro.

The Karma Drone

Handheld Stabiliser

The Karma will be available as a standalone on October 23 for $799 which will only be compatible with Hero 4 and Hero 5 cameras. You can also purchase a bundle with the Hero 5 Black or Hero 5 Session for $1099 or $999 respectively.

Finally, CEO Nick Woodman announced the GoPro Plus service where users pay $4.99/month that will backup their photos and videos directly to the could and can be accessed from a variety of GoPro editing apps, both on mobile and desktop. The only drawback is that you can't start working on one device then transition to another but I'm sure that will be addressed in the future.

All in all, the future for GoPro should be bright but the biggest question is, will GoPro be able to make an impact in the drone market where brands like DJI have dominated for a few years now?


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