Tuesday 27th September
GoPro announced a selection of new products last week at a relatively small gathering in San Francisco which will continue to enhance the POV shooting options available to consumers, like you and me.
Whilst some of the announcements confirmed rumours that already surfaced a few weeks prior, there were a few surprises that were announced in their live stream which was broadcast to their fans on Facebook.
Their Hero range was updated to include a new Hero 5 model alongside a new Hero 5 Session. Whilst both models now boast voice commands, GPS and 4K video they are now water proof natively without requiring an added case to be added.
What did come as a surprise though was the introduction of a new handheld & body mountable stabilisation grip which neatly doubles as the mount for their new highly anticipated drone entitled ‘Karma’.
The drone can house either of the latest Hero models and as part of the package you are equipped with a handheld controller as well as nifty backpack to transport the device.
Whilst GoPro’s drone doesn’t have some of the sophistication we have seen in some of the latest hardware provided by DJI, it does add an alternative for those thrill seekers looking to capture their every move. The addition of the body wearable stabilised gimbal does add something new to the market and the ability to have all of the products necessary to capture your story, provided by one supplier does make it stand out. There is already a plethora of aerial and land based footage which combines use of a number of different devices, but it won’t be too long before footage surfaces from the new Hero 5 shot from land and in the air. It is set for release in early October.