GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and Karma drone announced

GoPro has unveiled a slew of new products including the Hero 5 Session, Hero 5 Black and a new Karma Drone.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 20, 2016 12:42 pm
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GoPro has unveiled a slew of new products including the Hero 5 Session, Hero 5 Black and a new Karma Drone; both cameras support 4K recording at 30 frames per second. The new Hero 5 Black starts at $399.99, while the Hero 5 Session costs $299.99 and both will be available from October 2.

GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman launched the new line of cameras, a cloud-based software, and the Karma drone at an event in Squaw Valley, California. “With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman in a press statement. “Hero 5’s ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a GoPro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-the-go editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changing experience that we will continue to build upon.”

The Hero 5 Black has a 2-inch Touch Display along with Simplified Controls, and can take photos of 12MP. The camera also supports auto-upload of photos and video to the cloud when the camera is on charge; it is waterproof without a housing for up to 33 feet ( which is 10 metres). It can shoot in RAW and WDR photo modes and has support for GPS, along with new Linear-View Setting.

Hero 5 Black also comes with Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilisation, says the company and it will be compatible with current GoPro Mounts as well the Karma drone. The camera also has a Stereo Audio Recording and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction.

Hero 5 Black has an ultra-wide angle all-glass lens with reduced distortion as well professional grade low-light performance. It comes with a 1220 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and has a Type USB-C, micro HDMI port and support for microSD card.

Hero 5 Session has a smaller compact design, and supports 4K video at 30 FPS, while it can shoot professional quality images at 10MP. It also supports auto-upload of photos and video to Cloud when the camera is charging, and has the same waterproofing capabilities as the Hero 5 Black.

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The Hero 5 Session has a smaller built-in 1000 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and only a USB-C port.

The Karma Drone is a compact one that can fit inside a backpack and comes with an image-stabilisation grip that can be handheld or mounted to vehicles, gear and more. Karma Drone is foldable and has a game-style controller with integrated touch display.

It has a 3-axis camera stabiliser, which can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for better footage. The Karma Drone will be available on October 23 starting at $799.99 with a GoPro camera, $1099.99 for drone+ Hero 5 Black. Karma bundled with Hero 5 Session for $999.99 will be available only in early 2017.