GoPro Karma Grip
The GoPro Karma Grip, which was initially included with the package of the now-recalled Karma Drone, is now available on its own. GoPro

GoPro has now made the Karma Grip available. The handheld stabiliser initially came with the Karma drone, which has been recalled recently due to battery problems.

The GoPro Karma Grip is expected to contend with the DJI Osmo. While both products are excellent, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. According to TechCrunch, the DJI Osmo provides extended control options suitable for maximum video recording, whereas the Karma Grip offers superb video quality when integrated with the Hero5. The GoPro stabiliser is also reportedly more durable than the Osmo.

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The Karma Grip is compatible with the Hero5 and both Hero4 Silver and Black, although an extra harness is required in order for either Hero4 unit to fit. It’s also set to work with the Hero5 Session by the middle of next year. The Karma Grip can be attached directly to the USB-C and HDMI ports of the camera, allowing more grip and control.

According to CNET, the GoPro Karma Grip is unable to stand on its own. A tripod mount is also not available on the handle. As an alternative, GoPro uses a mounting ring in the middle of the handle and the stabiliser areas.

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The Karma Grip equips a non-removable rechargeable battery that can reportedly last up to over 100 minutes, although charging time can take up to six hours before the power level reaches its full extent using a single amp charger. A fast charger that can ultimately slash four hours off the Karma Grip’s charging duration is said to be offered by the camera maker. The GoPro stabiliser and the camera can be charged via the USB-C port, which also allows the transfer of recorded media without the need to remove the shooter in its place.

The GoPro Karma Grip is available in Australia for $460. It comes with a case and a number of accessories. It doesn’t include a camera like its rival DJI Osmo.