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GoPro Karma

We have collected and analyzed 15 expert reviews and 9 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 68/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Mar 18, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 378736 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: Oct 17, 2017.

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Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

GoPro Karma

 

After a rocky launch, the GoPro Karma is available for purchase, but there are better drones on the market at lower prices.

Works with Hero4 and Hero5 cameras. Includes handheld grip for gimbal. Solid tutorial for beginning pilots. Remote has integrated display. Some automated flight features. Easy offline map downloads. Includes backpack.

Short 15-minute flight time. Very limited suburban operating range. GoPro camera not ideal for aerial work. Remote screen is prone to glare. Omits obstacle avoidance and follow mode.

It took a while to get off the ground, but you can go out and buy a GoPro Karma today. And while brand devotees who already own a compatible GoPro action cam may see some upsides—including the bundled Karma Grip and relatively attractive price point—I...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

GoPro Karma review: A decent drone with stiff competition

 

On November 8th, 2016, GoPro issued a global recall for the Karma drone following cases of electrical failures causing a loss of power during flight. GoPro advises that owners can return their units to GoPro, or their place of purchase for a full...

If you're interested in drones and looking for a smart flying robot that also shoots video, it's hard to recommend Karma over Mavic. But enthusiasts who are only looking for a drone already knew that and didn't need to read this review. If you've...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

GoPro Karma In-Depth Review

 

When it comes to products from major players in the sports technology landscape, there was probably no more widely hyped and awaited launch in the last few years than GoPro's Karma drone. One must remember that prior to mid-September, relatively little...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

GoPro Karma vs. DJI Mavic: By the Numbers

 

GoPro's Karma drone raised some eyebrows after it was announced last month. Then, DJI came along a few days later and dropped the Mavic drone on everyone and raised even more eyebrows. Now, we have a pair of impressive, compact drones from which to...

Which drone works better for you and why?

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

GoPro’s Karma Drone is Here

 

GoPro finally took the complete wraps off its Karma drone that has been teasing for oh so long. There are a couple of huge wins that put the Karma on a separate plane from DJI Phantom drones.

Will people skirt these rules? Yes. Will people like me who want to abide by the rules lose business opportunities? Yes.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

GoPro: Karma Drone, Apple Watch Integration & Apple Buyout Rumors

 

GoPro has been teasing a drone for several months. Now, we have a name – GoPro Karma.

You can find the updated apps here in the App Store.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Cam Bunton Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro Karma drone review: Good things come to those who wait

 

To say that GoPro's first effort at launching a quadcopter was turbulent would be something of an understatement. Initially it seemed an impressive, affordable machine - until DJI announced the smaller, more technologically advanced Mavic Pro . It may...

Very easy to control, works reliably, consistent performance, smart flying modes

Not as technologically advanced as competitors, no obstacle avoidance technology

It may not be as technologically advanced as its biggest competitor, the Mavic Pro, but the GoPro Karma is incredibly simple to control, and doesn't require a smartphone. It battles with the wind and wins, plus it's capable of supporting existing GoPro...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

GoPro Karma Drone review

 

The GoPro-powered drone you've been waiting for

Portable, fold-up design ; Total stabilization package ; Tight controls

Lacks collision detection ; Not-so-autonomous auto flight modes ; Short battery life

The GoPro Karma is so much more than a drone, giving you video stabilization in the air and on the ground. However, there are better quads floating around with longer battery life and smarter brains.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Karma review: Solid approach with some downfalls

 

Captures fantastic video and photos but this drone provides an average flying experience

Fantastic video quality ; Backpack and Karma grip included

Lacks advanced sensors ; No object avoidance or tracking ; Not as compact as DJI Mavic Pro

And so, although it isn’t quite as flexible, given the choice I’d still opt for the Mavic Pro. It currently costs £200 less at £1,099, and is absolutely stuffed with the best and latest drone tech.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Sam Kieldsen (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Karma

 

GoPro's first foray into the world of drones, the Karma was famously originally launched back in November 2016, but was recalled due to battery issues that were causing ‘copters to drop out of the sky. The problem now fixed, GoPro has recently...

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Jun, 2017