GoPro revenge......

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  1. UAV Man

    UAV Man Well-Known Member

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    Got to give it to GoPro™ for the tweet...

    Guess you could call it Karma!!

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    I don't know what all the commotion is about.
    They are 2 very different products.
    One only has to see that hilarious clip with the snowboarder doing his thing with a bulky backpack, pretending like it is nothing for advertising purposes, to understand the different nature of the 2 beasts.

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    I think the point is whether you'll be able to get the Karma!!

    Totally agree on the product market focus, Karma is for the GoPro Junkie...
     
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    only a matter of time before someone slaps a gopro on a Mavic anyway :D
     
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    I was wanting to put a GoPro 5 one on my Phantom 2 or my AD-1 with DJI gimbal.... but GoPro changed the dimensions and the type of interface plug.... GoPro ain't having any of that!

    I'd love to put a GoPro 5 on my AD-1 below... kinda like the big brother to the Mavic don't you think??!
     

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    I mean for someone who has a gopro already, and doesnt mind lugging around the larger pack why not? Before I heard about mavic I was considering it, **** considering finally getting a gopro. If they add collapsible props then they can shrink down the profile a tad more....

    The drone itself has shortcomings when compared to the mavic, but its not terrible... my main issue was with the controller. At first I thought it was cool, but when I learned more about it, dude its a bad choice.

    Many people already have their phone. If they want live maps they'll have to use their phone to provide a data download source for the controller...thats why using your phone attached to a controller works so well. Not having to predownload my maps is quite useful. Not having to carry and charge a redundant screen is also helpful. Not sure why they didn't do what Parrot and DJI have been doing for some time.

    I still think they'll be eating crow come Christmas. DJI makes a better product at a better price point.
     
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    I have DJI Inspire so I know a sexy drone when I see it!! I also know a huge backpack when I see it, try lugging the Inspire one to a location.... But I love my GoPros™ and will be buying at least one 5 if not a couple for Dashcam, bike and general stuff.

    The build quality of both systems I can't say until get hands on but I have a OSMO and thats pretty slick too, so I'm thinking the kids at DJI™ won't disappoint in the area!

    My bug is this is like the 3rd **** up by DJI™, or down right lie!! I promised myself the next drone is going to be DIY then I decide how small and compact.

    As it stands I trust GoPro™ to get a system to market and not bullshit, I can't say that about DJI™ :(
     
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    People at GoPro don't really care. I think there focus is still on the camera side. Take note, the karma is actually sold as an accessory to the GoPro. GoPro just want people to use their camera and if they decide to go aerial, they can by slapping it on karma platform. And from a simplistic end user POV, I do think the dedicated controller and screen isn't a bad idea. Just flip open and you are good to go.

    I'm still curious though.. if I leave the GoPro's wifi ON, will it cause a fly-away on the Karma??
     
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    Does that mean that they too are struggling to keep up and may deliver later than promised?

    Sent from my Nexus 9 using MavicPilots mobile app
     
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    I think it's a tongue in cheek response to DJI.... BUT I think they will struggle too.
     
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    I think they probably overestimated demand. If they struggle it will probably not be "incredible demand" that causes issues, but a continuation of their incredible delays in getting their much hyped drone developed and to the market.
     
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    Must be all the impatient disgruntled DJI buyers who got so mad that they went off and bought a karma..
     
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    The Hero 5 has some unhappy reviewers on Amazon.
    At this stage I don't think there's a way to use an external mic with it which is hard to believe.
    The previous models used the mini USB socket but its C type now I think - so no adapters yet, or maybe it won't be possible and will have to use bluetooth.

    Then a recent firmware which is supposed to allow hero 4 to communicate with Karma gimbal is also causing problems.
     
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    Well to be fair, the Mavic camera has no mike at all, so complaining about that here is silly.
     
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    Well, to be fair, one of the selling points of the Karma is having a removable, fully functioning, camera and gimbal for video and sound on the ground.
     
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    Well to be fair, you should also mention that they both are small drones but don't occupy the same niche.

    Well to be fair, I just wanted to continue the string of well to be fairs...
     
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    My take, and I think a lot might agree they wanted to crush the GoPro Karma, I do not believe for a second that they waited just days after the Karma was unveiled at Interbike that they announced the Mavic... even if they had to fudge it a little bit on the actual release date.

    As for GoPro, they have been promising the Karma (or rather announced they were building a drone) for over a year.... I do not think they had any inkling as to what they were getting onto when they announced they were getting into the consumer drone market... add to that their snazzy removable gimbal which added another complicating factor... they have had delays as well. The difference (IMO) is they were better at not taking pre-orders.
     
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    Just as a side note...GoPro & DJI were suppose to partner and develop/produce a drone, but DJI backed out because GoPro wanted a larger portion of the $.
    Why GoPro Decided To Build A Drone
     
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    Yup this might be GoPros downfall.. they should have stuck with what they are good at - action cameras... and leave the drones to their own specialists.. reminds me of a small company called Blackberry, they ventured into the tablet market and spiralled down thereafter instead of concentrating on their phones..bite more than you can chew would be an analogy of this !!
     
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