There is lots of speculation concerning the Karma Drone and minimal detail is known at this time, but we do now know that the Karma drone will support the current GoPro Hero4 camera range, the clue was given discreetly via the recent teaser video.
GoPro launched this teaser video for the GoPro Karma Drone on the 1st September, many speculated that this was giving a showcase of the new GoPro Hero5 camera, but most will have paid little attention to the video description which explained all.
Upon closer inspection, the description for the video (when expanded) states that the footage was “Shot 100% on the Hero4 Camera”. As this teaser is for the GoPro Karma product specifically and not the Hero5, it can only be concluded that the Karma will support the legacy Hero4 (and possibly earlier) camera range.
This revelation raises many new questions such as how the footage from a Hero4 relates to this new product launch. One theory is that the Hero4 is attached to the new Karma drone at the time of filming which would be very impressive due to the absolute stability, low altitude and controlled strafe to the right as the Volkswagon vehicle approaches the minature version – is this the drone actively flying with impressive stability this low down?
The subsequent teaser video from GoPro features no similar mention of a camera model within its description and so the followup teaser was possibly shot using the Hero5.
With the GoPro formal announcement drawing closer and closer (September 19th 2016), all will hopefully be revealed very soon.
In the meantime, be sure to join the GoPro Karma Discussion Group for the latest news, inside information and product leaks.