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GoPro Karma

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of GoPro Karma. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the GoPro Karma is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : Ben Popper (theverge.com)

Bad Karma: GoPro's first drone does not impress

 

What goes down must come back around

Versatile ; Simple ; Portable

Underpowered ; Lacks range ; No follow mode ; No obstacle avoidance

What went down has come back around

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

GoPro Karma Drone

 

GoPro Karma Drone : GoPro is proud to announce the Karma. This drone features a compact and foldable, fits-in-a-small-backpack design and includes an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or mounted to vehicles, gear and more. Never flown a...

The GoPro drone is compact and foldable, the entire system fits into the included backpack that’s so comfortable to wear during any activity, users will forget they’ve got it on. A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it...

Sep, 2016

TechGearLab Best Buy Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

GoPro Karma Quadcopter Review

 

A great and fully-featured videography kit that will serve filmmakers well

Great video quality, gimbal can be used in ground based filming as well

Controller joysticks could be better

The Karma is a great drone that captures high quality footage and provides multiple other on the ground filming options. If you want something that can keep up with your creativity both on the ground and in the air, you won't find a better value.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (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 : 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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

GoPro Karma review

 

Updated 28/9/17: GoPro's drone didn't quite hit the heights of its rivals, but an update should give it a lift...

A complete package in a slim backpack ; Handy Karma Grip accessory ; Simple flight controls ; Good build quality

No obstacle detection or indoor sensors ; Low transmission range ; No “follow me” flight mode ; Short battery life

A simple, all-in-one drone system for GoPro fans, but it's still very much flying in DJI's slipstream

Sep, 2017

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

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

 

It may not be as technologically advanced as its biggest competitor, but it is incredibly simple to control, and doesn't require a smartphone. It

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 (stuff.tv)

GoPro Karma hands-on review

 

It fits inside a backpack, zips through the skies at 60 km/h and shoots your adventures in 4K - what's not to like?

Oct, 2016