GoPro announces foldable Karma drone

See GoPro s new foldable bombinate GoPro s latest artefact is a move in a new direction: Up. After a year of rumors and teases, the activity camera aggregation assuredly appear its actual aboriginal drone, the Karma ($800). The amateur-friendly white and atramentous quadcopter is congenital for capturing aeriform footage application a army GoPro (GPRO , Tech30) camera, which is awash separately. The bombinate comes with a handheld ambassador with a touchscreen and joysticks, and folds up baby abundant to fit into a backpack. It s ablaze abundant so alive types can booty it to the top of a abundance afore abject jumping or booty it on an ballsy bike ride. GoPro additionally alien the latest versions of its archetypal camera: The abate GoPro Hero5 Session ($300), and the Hero5 Atramentous ($400), which comes with GPS and has a new 2-inch touchscreen display. Both accept articulation controls so you can ascendancy them mid-adventure, and are waterproof alike after a housing. CEO Nick Woodman fabricated the announcements at a columnist accident abreast Lake Tahoe, California. Related: GoPro s Karma bombinate is assuredly advancing anon The company, which went accessible two years ago, is in charge of a new hit product. It has struggled with camera sales recently, and the Karma drone s absolution was delayed from beforehand this year. For awhile, GoPro seemed like the alone activity camera bold in town. The company, started by surfers who capital to almanac some waves, created a abiding tiny camera that could go anywhere. GoPro benefited from a connected beck of viral agreeable attempt on the devices. Some were adventitious wins, like the aviate who blanket a GoPro and recoded aeriform footage. Others were acute business collaborations, such as the Red Bull sponsored blast jump by Felix Baumgartner. Now, GoPro is activity up adjoin beneath big-ticket cameras from companies like Sony, Olympus and TomTom. It s additionally aggressive adjoin smartphones, which accept steadily bigger their angel and video quality, and become added durable. The Karma will be accessible October 23. Meanwhile, the new GoPro Heros5s will go on auction October 2. GoPro additionally appear a new billow cable account for storing, alteration and administration files attempt with the cameras. (San Francisco) Aboriginal appear September 19, 2016: 3:43 PM ET

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