GoPro Unveils Its Foldable Karma Drone & New Waterproof HERO5 Cameras

The Karma finally arrives while GoPro’s flagship cameras get native waterproof housing.

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Following this summer’s delay, GoPro has finally unveiled its foldable, quadcopter-style drone, the Karma. Sleek and intended to be easily stowed in a backpack, the Karma not only offers a compact design, but comes with a gaming-inspired controller with a built-in touchscreen. Its tri-axis stabilizer can even be deployed and attached to an included handheld “Karma Grip” for on-the-ground use like a Steadicam.

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And that’s not all GoPro had up its sleeve. The company also unveiled its latest cameras, the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session. While the Black boasts the likes of a 2-inch touchscreen, 12-megapixel photos, RAW support, built-in GPS, voice control, 4K video at speeds up to 30 fps, and 1080p video at up to 120 fps, the Session builds on its HERO4 predecessor — previously GoPro’s smallest and lightest camera — and also offers voice commands along with 10-megapixel pictures and 4K video shooting at up to 30 fps. Both cameras are also now natively waterproof, so no special housing is needed.

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GoPro’s Karma is due out October 23 for $799 USD or alongside the Session or Black for $999 USD or $1,099 USD, respectively. As for the cameras themselves, they’ll drop October 2 for $299 USD and $399 USD.

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