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Report: GoPro planning to jump into the consumer drone market

Action HD camera GoPro plans to jump into the consumer drone market in the near future
By: Michael Hatamoto | Drones News | Posted: Nov 26, 2014 10:17 pm

Action camera maker GoPro plans to jump into the consumer drone market sporting high-definition cameras, which will launch in 2015, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal. The drones should be available late next year and costs will range from $500 up to $1,000 per drone, but design styles are still unknown.

 

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GoPro camera models already are compatible with some consumer drones currently available, and transitioning into drone manufacturing could be a lucrative effort. However, with companies such as DJI Innovations and other consumer drone manufacturers in a suddenly booming market, competition will be intense.

 

A GoPro spokesman told the WSJ that "jaw-dropping GoPro footage recorded from quadcopters," is already available - and producing impressive content. "Earlier this year, to study the policy implications and to protect the rights of our users, GoPro joined the Washington-based Small UAV coalition," the spokesman mentioned.

NEWS SOURCES:Online.wsj.com, Cnbc.com, I.ytimg.com

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