GoPro Karma Features, Specs, Pros & Cons

GOPRO HAS BEEN quiet for a while. Two years since the last Hero camera, just over a year since the smaller Session camera. And a rumored GoPro drone has remained a mystery while the competition in the skies continues to boil.

Today, we get new GoPro goodies, and at first glimpse, they look great. The California company just took the lid off the Hero5 Black ($399), the Hero5 Session ($299), and its Karma drone ($799). The cameras arrive on October 2, and the drone follows on October 23. Along with the new hardware, there’s a ton of new software.

GoPro Karma Features:


Karma Drone

Maximum Speed 35 mph (15 m/s)
Maximum Distance 3280ft (1000m)
Maximum Flight Altitude 14,500ft (4,500m)
Maximum Wind Resistance 22mph (10m/s)
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
Dimensions (Opened/No Propellers) Length: 12in (303mm)
Width: 16.2in (411mm)
Height: 4.6in (117mm)
Dimensions (Folded/Transport) Length: 14.4in (365.2mm)
Width: 8.8in (224.3mm)
Height: 3.5in (89.9mm)
Propeller Length 10in (25.4cm)
Weight 35.5oz (1006g)


Karma Controller

Screen Size 5in (12.7cm)
Screen Resolution 720p
Screen Brightness 900 nits
Battery Life 4 hours
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
Weight 22oz (625g)


Karma Battery

Dimensions Length: 8in (201.3mm)
Width: 3.6in (91.62mm)
Height: 1.75in (42.7mm)
Weight 19.3oz (545g)
Flight Time Up to 20 minutes
Rating 14.8V 5100mAH (75.4Wh)
Battery Type Li-Po


Karma Charger

Rating 16.8V 5A
Charging Time for Karma Battery 1 hour
Charging Time for Karma Controller 2.5 hours
Charging Time for Karma Grip 2 hour


Karma Stabilizer

Range of motion -90° to 0° (down/up)
Camera Compatibility HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, HERO4 Black/Silver
Weight 8oz (230g)
Number of Axes 3


Karma Grip Handle

Dimensions Length: 8in (205mm)
Width: 1.7in (43mm)
Height: 1.7in (43mm)
Battery Life 1.75 hours
Weight 8.62oz (244.6g)


Karma Case

Dimensions Length: 21.3in (540mm)
Width: 12.6in (320mm)
Height: 5.9in (150mm)


GoPro Passenger App

Device Compatibility iOS 9® and later
Android® 5.0 and later

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