GoPro has officially introduced to the exciting list of new hardware today as part of a demonstration during a dedicated hardware event.
That has witnessed GoPro Founder Nick Woodman announcing the new Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session cameras, alongside the highly anticipated Karma drone that has been delayed earlier in the year. With the release of this new quadcopter and the slew of cameras have once again thrust the company back into limelight. By now, without any further ado, let’s take a good look at what these new additions to the GoPro family mean for the fans and adventure enthusiasts eager to capture thier finest moments on the ‘go’.
About GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session
Both the GoPro Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session are capable of shooting 4K footage at a maximum of 30-frames-per-second. The two new cameras pack “professional grade” image stabilization, as well as the ability to instantly back up stills and videos to GoPro’s new cloud-based subscription service GoPro Plus and of curse with voice commands ability as though.
And to carry on the commonalities, both of these have similarities. The more advanced Hero5 Black (flagship of course), is a direct replacement for the Hero4 camera released back in 2014, captures 12-megapixel photographs, which has a built-in 2-inch LCD screen and the ability to capture RAW photos and Wide Dynamic Range video.
Those choosing to spend a little less on the Hero5 Session will get a camera that shoots 10-megapixel photos, and it comes without a built-in display. Unfortunately, there’s no GPS, RAW or WDR modes on this cheaper alternative (form factor). For those unfamiliar, the Hero5 Session is by far is the update to last year’s Hero4 Session, the company’s smallest action camera system.
Price / Release Date
The Hero5 Black option retails for $399, while the Hero5 Session will set you back at $299. Both the cameras will be available starting October 22nd.
GoPro Hero5 Black
GoPro Hero5 Session
GoPro Karma Drone
The company has also announced the amazing Karma Drone, in addition to announcing two new camera replacements for existing models. GoPro has previously delayed from launching Karma Drone earlier in the year. Moving into the drone space makes perfect sense for GoPro given the type of products that it offers and the individual type that it extremely appeals to. Ultimately, the first of its kind GoPro quadcopter is sleek, compact, and even cleanly folded away to fit in any backpad for easy transportation.
The new era of the drone itself is a gaming-like controller that comes equipped with a built-in touchscreen to allow easy controling of the flying hardware. The flying machine also comes with an excellent 3-axis stabilizer that slides out from the drone itself to attach to an included Karma Grip accessory that accompanies the capture of smooth images on the ground.
Interesting ones wanting to purchase the Karma Drone alone and add their own camera can expect to have to invest $799. Purchase it with the newly launched Hero5 Black and the bundle price will be $1,099, or $999 for the Karma Drone and Hero5 Session camera.
This GoPro Karma is expected to hit the retail store shelves by October 23rd.