on Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Last Monday marked the latest GoPro launch event where three major announcements took center stage:

  • a new line of HERO 5 cameras
  • GoPro Plus cloud-based software
  • and its drone Karma

GoPro’s CEO, Nick Woodman, noted: “With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories.”

What do we know about the new-comers and how, when and for how much we can get them for? Read on below.

 

HERO5 Black

 

Hero5
Image courtesy of GoPro.com

 

Dubbed by GoPro as “the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro, ever”, the cam does come with quiet a nice set of features. Let’s take a closer look.

 

Resolutions

HERO5 supports video resolutions up to 4K at 30 frames per second and is capable of 12MP professional quality shots. So you will be able to capture high quality footage and take awesome shots — uncompromised by the cam’s compact size.                                                                                                                                                                            

Controls

If you thought there was no way to make your GoPro more suitable for action shots, behold!. HERO5 comes with a 2 inch touch display and voice control with the support of 7 languages (more to come in the near future) + a simple one-button control. This makes capturing those unique moments easier than ever.

 

Waterproofing & Mounts

Love watersports? Then you will love these upgrades. You can take your HERO5 down 33 feet (10 metres) WITHOUT ANY CASE — that’s right, the cam is waterproof by default. It also works with all existing GoPro mounts, including the newly announced Karma.

 

Other Features

In addition to all of the above, on HERO5 you can explore stereo audio recording, advanced wind noise reduction, professional grade video stabilization, distortion-free wide angle videos and photos, GPS and more. And if that’s not enough, you can now auto upload the footage to the cloud (GoPro Plus) when charging the camera — a great solution for the ever-annoying storage issue. Read more about it below.

The price of it all — $399.99

 

HERO5 Session

 

Hero5 Session
Image courtesy of GoPro.com

 

A smaller addition to the GoPro fam is the updates Hero Session. While preserving most of the design, the mini cam has received a number of performance upgrades (many of which are in sync with HERO5’s features). These include:

  • 4K video resolution at 30 frames per second + 10 MP photos
  • Voice control in 7 languages + one-button control
  • 33 feet/10 meters waterproof housing + compatibility with existing mounts
  • Video stabilization, auto cloud uploading, photos with linear view setting
  • And more

 

HERO5 Session will go for $299.

 

Karma

 

Karma drome
Image courtesy of GoPro.com

 

“We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone. Karma packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack for $799. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away” ­ — CEO Nick Woodman

This brief description pretty much sums up the essence of the new drone.

      It comes with a compact foldable design, made to fit into a small backpack

      It’s controlled by a joystick-style controller and features an integrated touch display, so you won’t probably need a spare controller like a phone or tablet

      You can remove the 3-axis cam stabilizer from the drone and attach to the Karma Grip (comes included) for shooting smooth handheld footage

You will be able to purchase Karma starting from October 23 for the following prices:

Karma without a GoPro $799.99

Karma + HERO5 Black $1099.99

Karma + HERO5 Session $999.99 (coming in early 2017)

 

GoPro Plus

 

Perhaps the most exciting arrival to the GoPro ecosystem is the new cloud service. Now, for $4.99 a month GoPro users will be able to solve the annoying storage problem. All the photos and videos taken will be automatically uploaded to GoPro Plus every time you charge your camera. You will then be able to access them through one of GoPro’s apps to save, share or edit.

 

 

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