Ever since action cameras and drones were invented, a lot of people have thought about strapping one to the other in order to record some great action from up high. With that in mind, GoPro is ready to launch a line of drones with this functionality.
GoPro action cameras already are expensive gadgets, so don’t imagine these action drones will come cheap. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, GoPro is looking to cut the branch from underneath the drone manufacturers whose products are used along Hero action cameras by starting to create its own drones.
The multi-rotor helicopters made by GoPro will be equipped with HD cameras, but it’s unknown if the company will use its existent range or will start working on a new line specifically for these drones. If Hero cameras are to be used, will the drones act as a dock for them or will the cameras be incorporated? All these questions will be answered once the helicopters are launched.
In the report it’s stated that the GoPro drones will cost somewhere between $500 and $1,000, probably depending on the camera they’re equipped with. That’s a lot, compared with DJI’s Phantom Drone that retails for $279, or the Parrot MiniDrones that cost $99. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that none of those drone manufacturers has as much experience as GoPro at making action cameras.
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