GoPro held its big event today and unveiled a bunch of exciting new products: the long-awaited HERO5, the HERO5 Session, and, of course, its first-ever aerial drone, Karma.


To start off, GoPro introduced the next generation of the HERO line of action cams, the 4K HERO5, which is not only waterproof without a housing at up to 33', but also features voice control. The HERO5 also features advanced video stabilization, larger 2" display, and stereo audio. The HERO5 will be available on on October 2 for $400.

Tech specs

  • 4K video/12MP photo
  • Voice control
  • 2" display
  • Single, Burst, Timelapse shooting modes
  • RAW + WDR photos
  • On-screen exposure control
  • Stereo audio
  • GPS
  • Waterproof without housing (up to 33')
  • One-button control
  • Advanced video stabilization



HERO5 Session

As we all know, the Session line is the compact version of the HERO line, and this new iteration is no different. The HERO5 Session has most of the same features of the HERO5 but with a much smaller form factor. You get voice commands, 4K video, waterproofing, three different shooting modes, and one-button control. It costs less than its bigger brother at $300, but packs pretty much the same punch.

Tech specs

  • 4K video/10MP photo
  • Single, Burst, Timelapse shooting modes
  • Advanced video stabilization
  • One-button control
  • Waterproof without housing (up to 33')
  • Price: $300



Perhaps the most exciting announcement of the day was GoPro's very first drone, Karma—which, as you'll soon begin to see, is not just a drone.

Because of its interesting design, which includes the drone itself as well as a removable gimbal that can be used as a handheld stabilizer (all included in-box), Karma allows you to capture shots from the air, handheld, and mounted to different types of gear. Its foldable design also makes it very compact, and GoPro has included a backpack for easy transport.

Karma will be available October 23 for $800, $1,100 with a Hero5 included, or $1,000 with a Hero5 Session.

Tech specs

  • 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)


GoPro Karma drone


GoPro HERO5 Session

Source: GoPro