Last night saw the release of the latest in tiny cool cameras for the action oriented public, universally known as GoPros; the company monopolising the market enough to see their brand name used as a general term for their product, amongst many competitors and copycats. Anyway, the main updates to the range, now in it’s 5th iterations, are the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session, the latter being a compact and slightly downgraded version of the flagship Hero that now offers 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design. Waterproofing across the range has to be the biggest change since the original Hero, especially in perceived value.
Probably the biggest updates to the GoPro cameras to date was not enough for them however, as the company also unveiled it’s first non-camera product – a drone. Called the Karma, the drone is competitively priced and comes with the Karma controller (containing a WiFi monitor to connect to your GoPro) and another big addition: the ‘Karma Stabiliser’ – essentially a gimbal arm that can be used with or without the Karma drone to help you capture more stable footage.
What Headcase Thinks? A great step forward for GoPro, copycat products were getting a bit too close to the mark for a tenth of the cost, so they really needed to do something big. This is exactly that, just, well smaller?
GoPro Range from £179.99 and Karma priced at £719.99