GoPro introduces two new action cameras and a drone




GoPro has launched a new action camera, the Hero 5 Black. The camera is waterproof up to ten meters, making 12 megapixel photos and take videos in 4k. In addition, the screen on the back is a touch screen and the camera also responds to voice commands.

The touch screen is 2 “wide and the software is adjusted so that there are fewer options appear on the screen so that operations can be carried out more quickly. The camera is fully waterproof to 10 meters. The camera also has image stabilization. The Voice Control understands nine different languages, including English, German, Spanish, French and Chinese. The camera will cost 429.99 euros and is available from 2 October.

Besides the GoPro Hero 5 Black is also a Hero 5 Session , a tiny ActionCam, even with voice control and waterproof to 10 meters and operate with one button. The camera has a 10 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi besides also features Bluetooth as the larger Hero 5 Black. To be more with the camera should be used an app on the smartphone. The camera will cost 329.99 euros and is just like the larger Black from 2 October.

The company also now has its first drone released : Karma . GoPro has made so the drone that is as small as possible. The quadcopter can be folded up and put in a special box. The stabilizer of Karma is also to pick out the drone and using handheld. The drone itself measures 303x411x117mm and for transport is to reduce that to 365,2×224,3×89,9mm. It weighs 1006 grams and can fly up to 15 meters per second. The stabilizer can be a Hero 5 Black, Session 4 Hero or Black or Silver are linked.

The handle is therefore called ‘Karma Grip’. Using the handle, the camera can also be operated and can be used with other products from GoPro. The controller Karma uses a touchscreen and various hardware buttons and joysticks. Through the Karma controller can also be shared with image smartphones. Which may or control the image, but not the quadcopter itself. The entire system will cost 869.99 euros and is available from October 23rd.

GoPro is also working to transform itself into a whole ecosystem so that they become less dependent on hardware sales. The service is called GoPro Plus and must provide the ability to do everything automatically, such as when the camera is plugged in for recharging, which handle the camera automatically all content uploaded to the online service after the images directly on a phone or tablet his.

In addition, there is a Quick-app that can be quickly films, linked to each other. Then, the application allows for the editing, such as a maximum length which is good for Instagram.


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