Just as we thought the Karma is gone for good, GoPro’s first drone has returned and it’s ready to bite for a slice of the drone market. Announced in September last year, the Karma was later recalled due to power failures in mid-flight.
According to GoPro, they have identified the cause of the problem and it’s due to the latch mechanism of the drone’s removable battery. As a result, they have redesigned the battery latch to prevent future GoPro Karmas from shutting down in mid-air.
Unlike its closest rival, the DJI Mavic Pro, the Karma is positioned as a 3-in-1 solution. Apart from aerial photography, you can use it as a handheld image stabiliser grip or simply wear the GoPro as a standalone action camera. For easy controls and setup, it comes with a controller that comes with a touchscreen display.
The GoPro karma is now available in the US and it will go on sale in international markets in Spring which is starting next month. The GoPro Karma is priced at US$799.99 (about RM3,549) without the GoPro camera and US$1,099.99 (about RM4,880) with the GoPro HERO5 Black. If you’ve bought the Karma Grip separately, they are also selling a Flight Kit at US$599.99 (about RM2,662).