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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 from Nov 26, 2014 @ 16:17 CST

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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