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Engadget Review

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 refund. No replacements are being offered at this time. Though this review is still live on Engadget's site for posterity's sake, we have elected to remove the original score. Should GoPro resume selling Karma, we will re-asses our review and score accordingly.

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Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Can be used for video on land or air
  • Built-in display on controller
  • Includes handheld stabilizer
  • Direct control of GoPro camera in flight and with the stabilizer
  • The stabilizer is also compatible with GoPro accessories
Cons
  • No obstacle avoidance
  • No follow me mode or other smart features
  • No downward positioning sensor
  • Modest battery life

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80
Average Critic Score
 
80
USA Today
DJI knows drones, and GoPro knows photography. The Karma trumps the Mavic with a superior camera, but Mavic is the better drone.
 
90
TechCrunch
The Karma drone is the drone to buy for GoPro diehards. If someone is already deep into GoPro with a few cameras and tons of accessories, the Karma will feel like the next big thing.
 
60
DC Rainmaker
When it comes to what matters (having a good product), GoPro dropped the ball in almost every way that matters when building a drone. ... the shortfalls in every drone feature can’t be made up by just adding an ‘ok’ gimbal grip system.
 
90
TechRadar
Taking your GoPro to new heights is what the Karma drone is all about. It folds up, making it one of the most portable ways to capture 4K video with stabilization.