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GoPro confirms ‘Karma’ drone coming 2016

GoPro has revealed the name of its forthcoming consumer drone: Karma.

Rumours that the action camera specialist was getting into the drone game appeared this time last year. Then, in May of this year, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman confirmed the news.

Little else was revealed about the new drone, besides the fact it would be a quadcopter design (which most modern consumer drones are), and that there would be a range of accompanying products for its launch.

We still don’t know anything about the drone itself, but GoPro has at least given us a name. Over on the GoPro website, a video has been posted under the title: ‘Karma is Coming’.

GoPro’s latest update also confirms that the drone will be coming in 2016, though the fact that we’re right at the tail-end of 2015 makes that something of an obvious statement.

Related: GoPro Hero 4 Session review

The footage itself is nothing new, but was actually uploaded to GoPro’s YouTube channel back in October. At the time, GoPro stated that it was “captured using a developmental prototype of GoPro’s quadcopter and stabilization system,” but today’s announcement suggests that the company was happy with its work.

It’s also worth noting that the maximum resolution for that original footage was 1440p, which isn’t quite 4K, but suggests (alongside GoPro’s pedigree) that such high resolution capture will be available.

Take a look at our GoPro Hero 4 Session Sample Footage:

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