GoPro Karma REVIEW! The BEST Drone? Better Than DJI MAVIC Pro?

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GoPro Karma Drone Review! We have been waiting for the new GoPro Drone and it has finally arrived. In this video, Jeff walks you through the the five best features and the five worst features of the Go Pro Karma. Getting into to the awesome features first – the cool thing with buying the GoPro drone is that you also get the Karma Grip included as well. The Karma Grip is great for stabilization – you get very smooth shots and there is no interruption from change of direction. Next up is the awesome preset shots the Karma offers – Orbit, Cable Cam, Reveal and Dronie. It also has the return to home feature + GPS. The GoPro Karma Quadcopter is also very portable and comes with a nifty backpack to store the drone, remote, Karma Grip and accessories. Another awesome feature is the GoPro Karma remote – super easy and intuitive to use. The controller has video game style joysticks and buttons and a touchscreen display – overall we really liked using the Karma remote. It’s also compatible with existing GoPros – The Karma will work with the GoPro Hero5 Black, GoPro Hero4 Black and GoPro Hero4 Silver. It was initially supposed to work with the GoPro Hero5 Session but we aren’t sure that’s still the case. On the flip side, that might also be a negative because if you don’t already have a compatible GoPro, the cost of the unit just increased $300. Battery life is disappointing coming in at around 15 minutes – we would recommend buying a second battery. We also feel the GoPro Karma is a little brittle. We can see it easily scratching or getting dinged up. The GoPro Karma is also not as responsive as the DJI Mavic Pro. Lastly, the connection with remote also seems to cut out at longer distances. Overall though, we really like this drone. It wouldn’t be a surprise if this ended up on the list for Best Drone 2019 / Best Quadcopter 2019. In this debate between DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma, the Mavic still might have a slight leg up and is probably considered the Best Consumer Level Drone 2019 / Best Drones with Camera. Of course if you wanted to spend up a little more you could always go with the DJI Phantom. Anyways, we hoped you enjoyed this GoPro Karma Review!

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  1. Compare image quality between DJI and Karma in the air towards the Bright sun then you will understand the fact that DJI is an amazing toy and Karma is made for those who appreciate image quality.

  2. I had a DJI Mavic Pro a while back, ended up selling it after some time. Recently got back into drones, and tried the latest Karma before the final discontinuation of the product.
    To my utter amazement, the Karma was better in every way… except for losing video after you reach 300 ft away from the controller in any direction, sadly, the main selling point to me was seeing what I was videoing on my drone, so I returned mine. Hoping the Yuneec Typhoon H I am purchasing does better.

    I would gladly sacrifice a little video quality to be able see what I am doing in the sky when I look at a controller for said purpose.
    Honestly didn't care for the DJI app, as it constantly required updates and such. If worst comes to worst, I will be switching back top a higher end DJI Drone later on.

  3. Allowed Karma float into branches. Cracked a couple arms. Seeing that I only have a 50 yard radius to operate drone in regardless of airspace. Anyone notice same restrictions? Thank you

  4. I think if GoPro were to improve the gimbal lock slider, there would be fewer complaints about this drone. Alas the drone division has been disbanded. You can still buy existing stock already on shelves. Discounted in most cases. There was a huge recall, the issue was supposed to be fixed, but in my opinion they over thought the issue. Most cases of malfunction were probably getting an audible warning…"camera malfunction"…at which time the drone would spool up to max speed and take off towards whichever direction it happened to be leaning. I personally successfully soft landed the drone only to loose trust in the bird each time I used it. I went over each flight in my mind and finally I noticed that during flight the slide lock that holds the gimbal in place had vibrated loose. This simple mechanical issue may be causing the majority the issues. Not that the drone is free of glitches in other areas. At least in most cases you can get the bundle pretty cheap, and it covers the cost of the camera and stabilizer grip. I do not suggest buying this drone. I do give GoPro 5 stars on the cameras they produce.

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