GoPro Karma drone delayed

GoPro’s much-anticipated entry to the drone market has been delayed until later in the year.

After numerous rumours, the action camera maker confirmed that it was developing a drone late last year. In-flight footage was released, with the ‘Karma’ set to launch in the first half of 2016.

We’re now in May, and there’s been barely a peep from GoPro on its new drone project.

That’s now changed with the announcement of GoPro’s first quarter financial results. “We had to make the difficult decision to delay our drone, Karma,” said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman.

It seems the company is now aiming for the “holiday season” – that’s November and December, to those of us who don’t live in the US.

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Here’s hoping that the Karma drone doesn’t get left behind by the rival drones that will inevitably hit the market over the next six months.

Initial reports suggest that the Karma will be a quadcopter with a stabilisation system and 4K video capture capabilities.

GoPro has worked hard to guard its drone’s design in the months since its confirmation, but it did release some more test footage in February. This appeared to reveal the presence of high frame-rate capture support for that smooth slo-mo effect.


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