Best Drone for a GoPro
A GoPro takes photos on the move. Attach the GoPro to your drone and you get to capture and share your world from a birdseye view.
Below I include three of the best drones that are compatible with GoPros. Not all have the option to choose the latest GoPro, the HERO6 Black.
The GoPro KarmaThis is a drone with a GoPro. It made by GoPro and is compact and ultra-portable. The latest Karma is compatible with Hero6 Black, Hero5 Black, and Hero4 Black/Silver.
The word is, however, that Karma is being retired by GoPro.
You can still purchase the latest Karma with Hero6 Black included through Amazon see here. The Karma is a good long range drone with up to 3-km transmission distance. It’s the more expensive of those listed here. You can purchase the GoPro Karma with a harness for camera (no camera included)
DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Gimbal for GoPro
This has a GoPro-compatible gimbal that is included in the package and will need to be installed. Package does not include the GoPro camera. The drone has a smaller transmission range of 300 m and flight time of 25 mins. Compatible with the GoPro Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4 cameras.
3DR Solo Quadcopter
This one is also GoPro compatible. The 3-axis gimbal, Solo, is not included. The manufacturer claims this is the only gimbal to offer exclusive in-flight GoPro control, charging and wireless HD streaming from your GoPro direct to mobile. Its transmission range is 300 m and flight time 20 min. The GoPro-compatible camera mount is available for purchase separately.
Flight time is 20-25 mins. It is compatible with Hero3+ and 4.
Final Thoughts on the Best Drone For GoPro
The above three offer different features. Leave a comment below on what you’ve found to be the best drone for GoPro.
Hi, I’m Jeff Madden. I’m an enthusiast of the wide open spaces. I’ve had over 15 years experience in presenting spatial data and I find it valuable to research and compare the latest technology available. I hope you find my comparisons on the performance of technology useful for exploring and capturing visuals of the outdoors.