by Ben Fisher
Posted on October 28, 2015
Last year, December time we said in an article that GoPro were to launch their own range of drones. Earlier this year, GoPro officially announced plans to release a quadcopter in the first half of 2016. This featured video was captured with a developmental prototype of GoPro’s quadcopter and stabilisation system.
GoPro have said that ‘no post-production stabilization was implemented’ and this is ‘an example of the image quality we are already able to capture at this advanced prototype stage’. Which is a great statement but you can see from the video that these are hardly challenging conditions to fly in. They’re basically flying on a still calm day.
My guess is that GoPro won’t be releasing anything that we can’t already buy on the market from a technology stand point. But they will be competing at a competitive price and some sort of practicability which is why their GoPro camera range has become so popular (think foldable and small enough to fit in a backpack). So prepare yourselves for a well packaged, well priced drone which they can easily ship to you via their established distribution network – along with a GoPro camera.