GoPro launched a new line of products including the all new GoPro Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session during a live-stream on Facebook on Monday at Squaw Valley Resort in California. The company also announced several other ground-breaking products including; Karma, a GoPro engineered drone that is touted to have “Hollywood stability anywhere you take it.” They also announced Quick Key which is a smartphone card reader and revealed all the new functions of these cameras and accessories.
Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro, hosted the live-stream with incredible energy and was visibly stoked for the launch.
“Hero 5 Black is the GoPro we’ve always wanted to make, and it’s taken 14 years, but we’re here,” gleaned Woodman about the new camera.
GoPro is saying the Hero 5 is “simply the best GoPro ever” because it includes 4K video, voice control, is waterproof, has a touch screen and is very easy to use.
The Hero 5 Session is one of the most bombproof cameras made to date and comes in a small, but powerful package that’s very user friendly with a one-touch button.
In addition to these cameras, GoPro also unveiled the Karma drone, which is compatible with the Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session. The drone is super portable, boosts hollywood level stabilization and may change the way we capture snowboarding. It does not include an auto-follow function, but is made with a detachable gimbal.
Hero 5 Black $399
“HERO 5 Black is the most powerful and easy to use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design.”
Hero 5 Session $299
“HERO 5 Session combines 4K video, one-button simplicity and voice control all in a small, waterproof design.”
Karma Drone $799
“Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.”
Quik Key (iPhone®/iPad®) Mobile microSD™ Card Reader $29.00
“Quik Key (iPhone/iPad) is a fast and easy way to unleash and edit GoPro footage stored on your microSD card. Plug it into your iPhone or iPad, then, using the Capture app transfer the footage to create and share incredible GoPro videos. You can also save space on your iPhone by storing your edited videos on Quik Key.”
Check out the full GoPro launch video below. The action starts at the one hour mark, so fast-forward to that point.