What we know:
GoPro has been pretty hush hush about their new consumer drone called “Karma” that is supposedly coming out early 2016. Well, we are a month into this new year, and what have we learned? Not a whole lot.
We get that they want to keep their features a secret, but what gives?
There have been multiple rumors about possible features for the Karma including the Hero 5 and or a possible 360 view camera, but still no hard facts. Everything you have read has been pure speculation. But with stock price falling like a dead drone…we want some answers.
Today around noon, GoPro sent subscribers their latest video about the karma. Although it doesn’t give away much, it does have some hints.
Take a look:
It looks like autonomous flight is going to be a feature, but is that really worth such secrecy?
Sounds like a must, just to enter the game, but one thing looks kind of neat…
This guy appears to be holding the drone in his hands while skiing, then he almost projects it into the air. The camera remains stable and continues its rise in altitude whilst filming the subjects.
Is this a hint of what a feature might be? Possibly a hybrid of land and air? You can film by hand, then quickly transition to flight? Maybe. It would be a nice feature. Not having to lug around two cameras on trips would be a plus.
The video going down the hill, is clearly at least a two camera shoot. The guy in the back has a camera and the guy in the front has the “drone”, unfortunately you cant see the device from the rear camera. The drone is heavily cropped out in the reflection of his goggles.
So still no reveal of how it will look.
Anyhoo, more speculation of course. These could just be fancy marketing video tricks.
Will the Karma drone change the game again, like their early action cameras did? or is this going to be another drone to saturate the market?
As we said, so many questions. Only time will tell, hopefully sooner than later. After all, GoPro is taking on water.