Drones aren’t just for paparazzi and film crews anymore. A simple beginner’s model can cost less than $100, with camera drones starting at a few hundred dollars. More complex drones, starting at less than $1,000, offer customizable and programmable features, turning them into truly autonomous devices that can make their own decisions. Plus, a new class of racing drones has started hitting the scene.
Among all the drones launching this fall, one of the more notable is the GoPro Karma. While the company’s excellent action camera has long been used in a number of drones, such as the 3D Robotics Solo (our favorite drone for pros), the $800 Karma, due out in October, is its first flying machine, and features a foldable design, removable gimbal, and an app that lets friends view—and control—the video feed from the camera.
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