After months (years?) of waiting, GoPro has finally introduced their first drone, called the GoPro Karma.
Designed to work with the GoPro Hero 4, Hero 5 Session, and Hero 5 Black cameras, the Karma is the company’s first entry into the world of drones, but looks poised to make a big splash with a collection of innovative, action-sports focused features.
One of those features is a removable stabilizer that keeps the camera steady as you fly, but can also be removed and attached to an included steady grip controller for using the camera separate from the drone as well.
For the drone, one of the most innovative features is the folding design, that allows Karma to fold into its own lightweight, compact case that’s comfortable to wear during any activity. While folding drones have existed before, GoPro is one of the first companies to take the design mainstream.
Unlike other drones that rely on a smartphone or tablet for the preview screen, the Karma includes a clamshell-shaped controller with a built-in touchscreen that previews what the camera sees, and lets you configure all of the camera’s settings.
There’s also a GoPro Passenger app that lets you share live video with a friend’s device, so they can view the footage along with you, and even control the GoPro while the pilot focuses on flying.
The Karma will be available on October 23, and you can find out more details at the Karma Website.