GoPro’s FPV drone camera is the start of its new anti-hero era





GoPro’s discontinued Karma drone had such a bad take-off in 2016 that you’d forgive its cameras for never wanting to fly again. But its new Hero drone for FPV (first-person view) reveals a more sensitive, laser-focused approach that should help banish those ghosts – and gives us an intriguing glimpse of what other Hero cameras are expecting this year.

The Hero 10 Black Bones is the real anti-Karma. Instead of jumping out of its comfort zone and building a drone with an annoying tendency to lose power mid-flight, GoPro instead ditched its flagship action camera and created what looks like the perfect little camera for FPV fans. You can see why in our hands-on GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones review.

As far as product launches go, that’s about as close to a guaranteed home run as it gets. Yes, FPV drones are still quite niche, but a significant number of pilots have reverse-engineered Hero action cameras to make them suitable for small drones for years. The growing community has also frequently begged GoPro to make a newer version of its previous small action camera, the Hero Session (which arrived in 2015).

The GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones on a flying drone

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Well, the Hero 10 Black Bones is that camera. And that means we can expect to see a lot more videos like Tesla’s Gigafactory tour. The only real downsides are that Bones is currently US-only, with GoPro telling us “we don’t have an international availability date yet.” And the fact that it’s oddly more expensive than the Hero 10 Black, despite the fact that ‘Bones’ doesn’t have its sibling’s screen, battery, speaker, GPS or waterproof build quality. versatile.




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