Karma Drone ha sido el primer y único dron de GoPro hasta ahora. El Karma Drone te permite volar a gran altura con tu cámara GoPro en el cielo, lo que te da una nueva perspectiva y unas fotos realmente geniales de tus aventuras extremas.

 

Reseña del dron GoPro Karma


La historia del Karma Drone no ha ¡han sido bastante felices! Con varias quejas sobre la duración de su batería y su defecto inicial de batería que hizo que muchos de estos drones se cayeran, este producto ha pasado por muchas malas rachas. Tanto es así que ha tenido que ser se suspende de nuevo en 2018¡! Discutiremos más sobre esto más adelante. Ahora vamos a cubrir algunos detalles técnicos importantes y características clave de GoPro Karma Drone.

La siguiente imagen muestra el aspecto exacto de un dron Karma.

GoPro Karma Drone - Especificaciones técnicas

  • Velocidad máxima: 35 mph (56km/h)
  • Alcance (distancia máxima del controlador): 0,62 millas (1 km)
  • Altitud máxima de vuelo: 14.500 pies (4.500m)
  • Frecuencia de funcionamiento: 2,4 GHz.
  • Resistencia máxima al viento: 22 mph (35km/h)
  • Dimensiones: 303 mm x 411 mm x 117 mm (abierto); 365,2 mm x 224,3 mm x 89,9 mm (plegado)
  • Longitud de la hélice: 10 pulgadas (25,4 cm)
  • Peso: 2,2 libras (1kg)

GoPro Karma Drone - Características principales

La cámara: El dron GoPro Karma puede utilizarse con las cámaras GoPro Hero 4, Hero 5 Black o Hero 5 Session. El diseño de este dron es único, ya que la cámara está colocada en su nariz en lugar de debajo de su fuselaje (como en el caso de la mayoría de los otros quads). A soporte de estabilización también se incluye para garantizar una filmación sin sacudidas con el cardán.

Controlador: El mando incluido pesa 625 gramos y lleva incorporada una pantalla táctil de 5 pulgadas y 720p con un brillo máximo de 700 nits. Ofrece funcionamiento con una sola pulsación para el despegue y el aterrizaje. La duración de la batería del controlador es de aproximadamente 4 horas.

Modos de funcionamiento: El dron Karma tiene múltiples modos de funcionamiento automático, que incluyen:

  • Dronie (para selfies con zoom),
  • Cámara de cable (para moverse entre un punto predefinido y otro),
  • Revelar (para hacer una panorámica hasta que el sujeto esté en la toma), y
  • Órbita (para una panorámica circular continua alrededor del sujeto).

Otras características: Con el dron GoPro, puedes dejar que tus amigos vean una vista en vivo de las grabaciones del dron. También tiene la capacidad de ser controlado desde su smartphone. Y, gracias a la increíble aplicación de GoPro, puedes fácilmente edit your shots as per your needs. The app lets you stitch together your footage, apply filters, music and more…

Have a look at the video below to know more about Karma Drone:

GoPro Karma Drone: Here’s what I think of It (Pros – Cons)


Launched in 2016, Karma drone debuted as one of the most versatile and portable drones in the market. When it was announced in late 2015, there was a great excitement regarding this product amongst GoPro fans. It was one of the most sought-after drones in the market then. But it didn’t quite match up to its competitors in terms of various factors like flying range, battery life, stabilized indoor operation etc.

Lo que nos gusta: The first drone by GoPro, Karma is one of the most compacto drones for photography. It is noticeably slimmer than many of its rivals and can easily fit into a small backpack (it comes with one as well). The drone is also ligero; you can easily carry the entire kit all day without too much effort! What’s more? Karma is highly durable and versatile. Most of its components (like props, prop arms, landing gear, gimbal) are user-replaceable, in case of any damage.

GoPro Karma drone comes with Karma Grip gimbal included in the package. So, in addition to having a drone for your aerial imaging needs, you can detach the gimbal and transform it into a handheld stabilizer for smooth, shake-free footage. You just need to pop the gimbal off the drone via a simple unlocking mechanism and insert it into the Grip’s handle. That’s it! You have a stabilised handheld camera. The grip is also compatible with the amazing GoPro mounting system, which enables you to attach it securely to your car, bike, backpack and more…

Now, coming to the major aspect of what a drone is for exactly: performance in the air. With automated take-off & landing, and simple controls, it’s easy to fly. The GPS sensors ensure that it will return home when the battery is down or if the signal between controller and drone cuts out. When in sports mode, it can zip along at a brisk 35mph, while responding quickly to all your commands.

Lo que no nos gusta: Unfortunately, the Karma Drone is NO very sturdy while it’s in the air. As a flyer, it feels a generation or two behind its major competitors like DJI and Yuneec. Without any ultrasonic sensors or external cameras, the drone doesn’t hover in place as steadily as other drones. There also aren’t any intelligent collision-detection o “follow me” features that have today become standard on quadcopters.

Another thing that we’re not quite impressed about is the batería. Lasting only 17 to 20 minutes tops, battery life is one of this quad’s most glaring weak points.

 

Why was the Karma Drone Discontinued in 2018?


Karma Drone suffered a lot of setbacks in its journey. Just two weeks after it launched in 2016, the product suffered a full recall as there were several reports of drones spontaneously falling out of the sky after losing power during operation. However, the problem was later fixed after the company repaired the loose battery latch.

In 2017, Karma Drone reached the #2 market position in its price band, after DJI. But, there was still a lot of space between number one and two in the extremely competitive aerial market. Furthermore, a hostile regulatory environment in Europe and the United States reduced the total addressable market for drones. These factors, in addition to the company’s own financial woes led to GoPro’s abandonment of its drone aspirations.

So, in 2018 GoPro announced that the Karma Drone would be apartado and that it will exit the drone market altogether after selling its remaining Karma inventory. The company, however, ensured that it will continue to provide service and support to its Karma drone customers.

 

GoPro Karma Drone Alternatives


There are many great alternatives to Karma Drone in the market. DJI, the current leading drone company, is one of the most popular drone makers for consumers in the world, with some amazing drones like DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Mavic Air.

DJI Drones are self-contained drones that include everything you need out of the box. They provide you with a great combination of high-end automation features and an outstanding performance. If you compare DJI drones with Karma, you’ll find that these drones by the Chinese maker are able to fly higher, para longer durations, and are capable of recording really high quality 4k footage.

 

Drone Pilot Opinion: Should you buy the GoPro Karma Drone in 2021?


As filmmaker, I’ve flown many different drones and the short answer to this question in 2021 is: No. As you know, GoPro Karma Drones have been apartado by the company, and are no longer available for purchase. Combine this with the fact that there are actually much better drones available in the market presently, I would recommend you to buy GoPro Karma Drone only if you happen to find a really good second hand deal. Otherwise I’m quite sure that it’s no longer possible to buy a brand new GoPro Karma Drone in 2021.

For your information, I’m a DJI drone pilot and use only DJI for aerial photography and videography as it’s very fiable y tiene excelente calidad de imagen.

¿Comprarías el dron GoPro Karma en 2021? ¡Hazme saber tu opinión en los comentarios de abajo!

 


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