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2 hours ago, Kirk said:

For me, the GoPro is not a good Aerial camera. I like and use it for some scuba video. The problems with lens distortion, super wide angle lens (overly wide for most aerial), lack of still photo resolution. Just not for me.

I agree with you @Kirk and so it will be interesting to see if they will come out with a camera more suitable for aerial photography.

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I intercut between my hero 4 silver and my Phantom 3a all the time. You guys know you can change the field of view on the goPro right? I am curious to see what Karma looks like, but not too optimistic. Here is a sample of GoPro and Phantom (and a quick dslr shot) working together. 

 

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2 hours ago, Spitfire76 said:

Here is the second teaser for the GoPro Karma which should be announced on September 19th.

 

 

Interesting video, if, in fact, it was shot with a Karma. No obvious video distortion as there would have been if it had been shot with a Hero.  All those horizontal & vertical bookshelf lines would have curved all over the place if shot with a Hero.  One can only hope.  Still they've a real challenge to distinguish themselves from Phantoms & Yuneecs.

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I am glad I did not drive up there as it was only 30 mins long. Nick Woodman (CEO) presented the GoPro Hero 5 black ($499) and session ($299). Both can go under water without a case and are voice controlled. Karma was announced, the arms fold and it can fit into a backpack, uses Hero 4 or 5 cameras. Price with no camera is $799 with camera bundle get $100 off camera price. Camera Gimbal can be used with hand held (or mounted on bike etc..) for non drone shots.

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 Here's the intro from B&H https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/news/gopro-karma?utm_medium=Email%201626045&utm_campaign=NewAnnouncement&utm_source=Photokina%20160919&utm_content=Retail&utm_term=gopro-karma.  To me it looks like there are some nice features but nothing groundbreaking. It seems to fold really small, and the front mount  camera might be a good idea - at least until your bird tips over on a hard landing. Pricing seems to be roughly equivalent to P4 & typhoon H.  What's the big deal?  Am I missing something?

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