Karmaby GoPro

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PROS

  • The GoPro Karma offers a novice-friendly experience thanks to its folding design and videogame-style controller, which includes push-button takeoff and landing and a built-in touchscreen.
  • The Karma comes with a backpack carrying case and a handheld gimbal you can use separately with your GoPro camera.
  • Given its relatively compact size, the Karma does a good job staying stable even in gusty winds.

CONS

  • The baseline GoPro Karma doesn't come with a camera, and adding one adds several hundred dollars to the price.
  • No collision-avoidance system or follow-me mode, meaning someone must always be piloting the drone.
  • GoPro supplies only one battery, and it's good for only about 20 minutes of flight time--less than many competitors.
With Karma, GoPro joins the increasingly crowded drone airspace. The company's first model features folding arms that make for a compact, backpack-friendly design and a controller with a built-in touchscreen, meaning you don't need to rely on a smartphone. You can use the Karma with an older GoPro camera or buy it bundled with one of the latest models.
NameKarmaPhantom 4SoloMavic Pro
ManufacturerGoProDJI3D RoboticsDJI
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List Price$800$1399$1000$999

The first thing about the Karma that makes you raise your eyebrows is the controller. Unlike the DJI Phantom 3, it has a built-in, 720p touc…

The first thing about the Karma that makes you raise your eyebrows is the controller. Unlike the DJI Phantom 3, it has a built-in, 720p touch-screen display, making for a flying experience that feels a bit like a video game.

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A single button press brings Karma into land, or returns it to its take-off point. The combination of intuitive controls and stable design m…

A single button press brings Karma into land, or returns it to its take-off point. The combination of intuitive controls and stable design makes it one of the easiest drones to fly as a beginner. Unpacking to take-off could take as little as thirty seconds.

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Flight modes like Orbit, Cable Cam, Reveal and Dronie take care of the more complex moves, so you can get great footage even if you don’t kn…

Flight modes like Orbit, Cable Cam, Reveal and Dronie take care of the more complex moves, so you can get great footage even if you don’t know what you’re doing. [But] there’s no dedicated Follow Me mode for you to run through trees ‘Stranger Things’ style.

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Even on a windy mountaintop, we were able to keep the drone in the air and the on-screen video stable. The connection remained steady, which…

Even on a windy mountaintop, we were able to keep the drone in the air and the on-screen video stable. The connection remained steady, which is a major problem for almost all drones we've tested.

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The four arms fold against the side, and the landing gear underneath folds up as well. When everything is compacted it only takes up about a…

The four arms fold against the side, and the landing gear underneath folds up as well. When everything is compacted it only takes up about a foot and a half of space.

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