KARMA is here (and compact enough to go anywhere in a small backpack), along with an all-new lineup of HERO5 cameras- the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session-to make it easier than ever to find the right camera for you.
This lineup combines the best of:
Waterproof durability without housing
Larger, improved touch display
Advanced audio capture
Voice control (in 7 languages)
RAW, WDR and distortion-free linear-view settings
We also rolled out a complete end-to-end storytelling solution and cloud-based subscription service, GoPro Plus , which allows you to auto-upload content to the cloud making it easier to access, edit and share your favorite GoPro moments.
According to many estimates there will be TWO MILLION drones sold this holiday season. Personally I’m excited to drive around Christmas day and see all the crashed drones everywhere and pick up a few for spare parts.
Below are a few suggestions for those of you shopping for a drone. Prices range from under $15 to about $1200.00. I’ve broken the suggestions down by prices, low to high. Click on the drone image and it will you straight to Amazon to buy it and be done with your holiday drone shopping!
At $14.19 this is the cheapest drone I’ve ever seen.
This is the most popular higher level drone ever sold. I even have one! A good stage for a GoPro owner who wants to graduate up to a higher quality craft.
World’s First Features
The first consumer drone with a brain, Solo is powered by twin computers.
Only drone to stream wireless HD video from GoPro direct to iOS/Android devices.
Powerful Smart Shot technology makes capturing incredible cinematic footage easy and automatic.
First with in-flight GoPro access: Start/stop recording and adjust camera settings from the ground (with Solo Gimbal).
Revolutionary, intuitive video game-style controller.
Solo Gimbal (sold separately) delivers smooth footage, GoPro power and control, HDMI video and intelligent camerawork.
Future-proof accessory and gimbal bays make Solo ready for tomorrow’s technology : Concepts under development include LiDAR for super stable indoor flight; ballistic parachute system; flight rewind and more.
Full-featured app for iOS and Android puts total craft control at your fingertips.
Unique safety features like pause and ‘safety net’ mean you can fly with confidence.
Take to the air in seconds with effortless pushbutton flight.
Free software and feature updates ensure your Solo grows and adapts with advancements in technology.
I’ve reviewed this amazing quadcopter. Check out the Ambient Flight Yuneec International Q500 4K Typhoon Review.
Personal Ground Station with built-in touchscreen
Integrated 3-axis precision gimbal camera
4K/30fps ultra high definition video, 1080p/120fps slow motion video
User controlled video resolution, white balance and light exposure
12 megapixel photos with No-Distortion Lens
I just read this Wired Magazine post and saw this new video release by GoPro (below). It is a sneak preview of footage shot by the new GoPro drone which is slated for release in 2016. The Wired writer says “What’s amazing is the perfect, almost dolly-like stability of the shots of an idyllic farm and a journey through the forest.” See for yourself:
I agree the footage is smooth but take a close look at the video. Watch the leaves in the trees. Watch the dust stirred up by the ATV rider. None of the shots were captured during any wind. Any at all. Like not even a breeze caused by a flea sneezing.
Just about any currently available drone with basic GPS or altitude stabilization could capture video as smooth in the same conditions, and they already are. Before I wet my pants with excitement over the new GoPro drone (need a waterproof case if so), I’ll have to see it in action in varying conditions. I’ll also be curious to see flight times, features, FPV (first person view), the size of the unit, and all sorts of other features in which GoPro has a chance to show its innovation.
I’ll also expect to see a GoPro-like price point.
Then I’ll be excited.