9 Drones to Take Your Photography & Filmmaking to New Heights. BY GREG SCOBLETE
GEAR & TECHNIQUES
The original Karma had a bumpy lift-off into the market, but GoPro says version 2.0 is airworthy. Like the DJI Mavic and the GDU Premium,
the Karma can fold down to make it more compact for traveling. If you’re willing to entrust your GoPro to the updated Karma, you’ll enjoy up
to 20 minutes of flight time and a top speed of 35 MPH. The Karma can mount the Hero 5 or Hero 4 Black and Silver cameras (not included).
If you opt to mount the Hero 4, you’ll have to spring for a separate $30 mounting harness. The Hero 5 can be mounted to the included harness,
which rests on a 3-axis stabilizer and can rotate from 0 to - 90 degrees. The Karma Controller is included with the
drone and features a 5-inch, 720p display with a battery life of four hours. You’ll also get the Karma Grip, a handheld
stabilizer that mounts a Hero 5 for ground-based videos. The Grip has a battery life just shy of two hours.