GoPro’s first crack at its own drone built a lot of hype, but due to a number of issues the famed action camera manufacturer had to admit their fault and recall around 2,500 units of the GoPro Karma. They’ve been hard at work since then trying to solve the battery alignment issue that would cause the Karma to fall from the sky and three months after the recall, the GoPro Karma has been made available and is ready to take flight once again.
The pricing for the Karma remains the same: $799.99 or Php 39,819 for the Karma without the camera, and $1099.99 or Php 54,752 when bundled with the GoPro HERO5 Black. The company is also offering a Flight Kit for those who already own the gimbal accessory, the GoPro Grip, and this is priced at $599.99 or Php 29,864.
DJI has already earned
a ton of money a hefty fan base because of the Mavic Pro that packs more features and is even more portable than the GoPro Karma. So, the question is: Should they have just taken the hit and went back to the drawing board given the success of DJI’s compact drone? Only time will tell. We’ll try to snag one for a review and side-by-side comparison of the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic Pro.