GoPro Karma is Back – Drone Relaunches

After last year’s unfortunate recall, GoPro has worked out the kinks and the Karma drone is now back on the shelves again. Find out all about it below.

From: GoPro

That's right friends, the ultimate aerial, hand-held, wearable stabilization solution is back on shelves and more ready than ever to take GoPro users' content creation to a whole new level.

Whether it's capturing epic views from above or stabilizing footage on the go, Karma is so much more than a drone. It's a versatile stabilization solution that brings Hollywood-caliber footage to your fingertips no matter where you are because Karma fits in a sleek backpack designed to be comfortably worn during nearly any activity.

"Karma is the ultimate aerial, handheld and wearable stabilization solution for the GoPro community," says GoPro Founder and CEO, Nick Woodman. "As the consumer drone market continues to grow, Karma delivers the most versatile solution at a very accessible price."

The complete system includes the compact and foldable Karma drone along with the Karma Grip, a 3-axis camera stabilizer that can be handheld, mounted or worn. Together, the Karma drone and Karma Grip capture shake-free, ultra-smooth video with ease.

To clarify, this Karma is the same Karma that launched last year—to the naked eye. If you break the construction down, you'd see that we've redesigned the battery latch. A small change that led to a huge improvement.

In November 2016 we had to make the difficult, but necessary, decision to voluntarily withdraw Karma from the market. Safety is our biggest priority, so this decision came after we learned that a small number of Karma units were experiencing power loss mid-flight. We knew we had to move quickly. Really, it was an easy decision but difficult news to share. So the new battery latch allows you return to your regularly programmed dronies without worry.

Don't know what a dronie is? When you're looking for hands-free, epic shots, tune in to one of the four auto flight patterns that Karma offers. These preset flight patterns capture shots like dronie, orbit, reveal and cable cam, so no matter your skill level, you can wow people with your drone skills.

Beginner pilots rejoice because it doesn't end there. A painless out-of-the-box experience also helps you to go from backpack to flying in minutes. And the game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it fun, fast and easy to fly without the need for a separate phone or tablet to see what the drone sees. You can even invite your friends to fly along with the GoPro Passenger App.

Separately available harnesses make Karma compatible with HERO5 Session and HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. Karma is available for $799.99 or bundled with HERO5 Black for $1099.99. We are also working on a Flight Kit for users who purchased Karma Grip alone, so stay tuned for that upgrade!

Karma is on sale at and select U.S. retailers. Karma will be available in international markets in the Spring.  Make sure to check back, too, because new Karma functionalities will be available via software updates.

GoPro Karma is more than a drone. It's captures amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear. Compact and ultra portable, the Karma Drone folds to fit into its own lightweight case. The game-style controller with an integrated touch display makes Karma easy and fun to fly. The included camera stabilizer can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for ultra steady professional- looking handheld and gear-mounted footage.

Features and Benefits:

Ultra Portable
The Karma Drone folds to fit into the included lightweight case. Take it anywhere. When you're ready to fly, just unfold, attach the propellers and go.

Detachable Camera Stabilizer
The Karma Stabilizer captures breathtaking shake-free video both in the air and on the ground.

Handheld Stabilization
Remove the Karma Stabilizer and attach it to Karma Grip for ultra steady, professional-looking handheld shots.

Body + Gear Mountable
Karma Grip works with GoPro mounts, including the built-in shoulder mount on the Karma Case, to deliver ultra steady body- and gear-mounted footage.

Game-Style Controller
Flying is fun with a game-style controller that makes it easy to fly the drone and control your camera at the same time.

See What Your Drone Sees
The Karma Controller's built-in touch display streams a live, first-person view of what Karma sees.

Ultra Bright Touch Display The controller's touch display was specially designed for improved visibility in bright outdoor conditions.

Preflight Training
The built-in tutorial and flight simulator make it easy and fun to learn how to fly anywhere, anytime before your first flight.

Automatic Takeoff + Landing
Automatic one-button takeoff and landing helps first-time pilots fly with confidence.

Designed To Keep You Out of Trouble
Built-in No-Fly Zones prevent the drone from accidentally flying into restricted areas.

Automatically Returns Home
Karma safely flies back to you when out of range, if there's a lost connection or when the battery runs low.

Total Camera Control
Designed from the ground up to give you full control of your GoPro in flight, Karma lets you remotely control all camera modes and capture settings, add HiLight Tags and more using its built-in touch display.

Take Your Friends for a Ride
The GoPro Passenger™ App lets friends view your flight and control your GoPro while you fly.

Built-In Auto Shot Paths
Pro-quality shots are easy to capture on your first attempt using Auto Shot Paths to capture professional-style drone selfies (Dronies), Cable Cam, Orbit and Reveal shots.

Replacement Parts Help Keep You Flying
Arms, landing gear and other components are easily replaceable. Extra propellers are included.

GoPro Care—You Break It, We'll Replace It
Optional GoPro Care is the ultimate protection for Karma. Double your standard warranty and enjoy accidental damage coverage for two full years.

More than a drone.

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