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GoPro Karma

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of GoPro Karma. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery, while reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, design, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Karma is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Cam Bunton, Britta O'Boyle (

GoPro Karma drone review: Good things come to those who wait


It may not be as technologically advanced as its biggest competitor, but it is incredibly simple to control, and doesn't require a smartphone. It

Very easy to control ; Works reliably ; Consistent performance ; Smart flying modes

Not as technologically advanced as competitors ; No obstacle avoidance technology

It may not be as technologically advanced as its biggest competitor, the Mavic Pro, but the GoPro Karma is incredibly simple to control, and doesn't require a smartphone. It battles with the wind and wins, plus it's capable of supporting existing GoPro...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

GoPro Karma Drone review


The GoPro-powered drone you've been waiting for

Portable, fold-up design ; Total stabilization package ; Tight controls

Lacks collision detection ; Not-so-autonomous auto flight modes ; Short battery life

The GoPro Karma is so much more than a drone, giving you video stabilization in the air and on the ground. However, there are better quads floating around with longer battery life and smarter brains.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

GoPro Karma review: Solid approach with some downfalls


Captures fantastic video and photos but this drone provides an average flying experience

Fantastic video quality ; Backpack and Karma grip included

Lacks advanced sensors ; No object avoidance or tracking ; Not as compact as DJI Mavic Pro

And so, although it isn’t quite as flexible, given the choice I’d still opt for the Mavic Pro. It currently costs £200 less at £1,099, and is absolutely stuffed with the best and latest drone tech.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (

GoPro Karma


GoPro's first foray into the world of drones, the Karma was famously originally launched back in November 2016, but was recalled due to battery issues that were causing ‘copters to drop out of the sky. The problem now fixed, GoPro has recently...

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Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

GoPro Karma


After a rocky launch, the GoPro Karma is available for purchase, but there are better drones on the market at lower prices.

Works with Hero4 and Hero5 cameras. Includes handheld grip for gimbal. Solid tutorial for beginning pilots. Remote has integrated display. Some automated flight features. Easy offline map downloads. Includes backpack.

Short 15-minute flight time. Very limited suburban operating range. GoPro camera not ideal for aerial work. Remote screen is prone to glare. Omits obstacle avoidance and follow mode.

It took a while to get off the ground, but you can go out and buy a GoPro Karma today. And while brand devotees who already own a compatible GoPro action cam may see some upsides—including the bundled Karma Grip and relatively attractive price point—I...

Apr, 2017

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GoPro Karma review: A decent drone with stiff competition


On November 8th, 2016, GoPro issued a global recall for the Karma drone following cases of electrical failures causing a loss of power during flight. GoPro advises that owners can return their units to GoPro, or their place of purchase for a full...

If you're interested in drones and looking for a smart flying robot that also shoots video, it's hard to recommend Karma over Mavic. But enthusiasts who are only looking for a drone already knew that and didn't need to read this review. If you've...

Nov, 2016

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GoPro Karma hands-on review


It fits inside a backpack, zips through the skies at 60 km/h and shoots your adventures in 4K - what's not to like?

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

GoPro Karma Drone


GoPro Karma Drone : GoPro is proud to announce the Karma. This drone features a compact and foldable, fits-in-a-small-backpack design and includes an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or mounted to vehicles, gear and more. Never flown a...

The GoPro drone is compact and foldable, the entire system fits into the included backpack that’s so comfortable to wear during any activity, users will forget they’ve got it on. A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

GoPro Karma In-Depth Review


When it comes to products from major players in the sports technology landscape, there was probably no more widely hyped and awaited launch in the last few years than GoPro's Karma drone. One must remember that prior to mid-September, relatively little...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Eric Reagan (

GoPro Karma vs. DJI Mavic: By the Numbers


GoPro's Karma drone raised some eyebrows after it was announced last month. Then, DJI came along a few days later and dropped the Mavic drone on everyone and raised even more eyebrows. Now, we have a pair of impressive, compact drones from which to...

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Oct, 2016