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Tourist
Posts: 4

Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

I have been using my Hero 5 Black with a Karma Grip for the past few years. I just decided to upgrade to the Hero 8, only to learn that the Hero 8 is not compatible with the Karma Grip! WHY WOULD GOPRO DO THAT? 

Backpacker
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

The fact the Hero 8's a different size to all previous models means it won't fit the mounting cage

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

Perhaps they could design/manufacture a cage that would fit the Hero 8 for the Karma Grip, after all the grip is only a +/- 3 year old product and they seem to have already made it obsolete.

Backpacker
Posts: 977

Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

when the main sales pitch for the Hero 8 is that the stability is that good you don't need a gimbal, how much effort do you think they'll put into making it work with Karma?

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

This is absolutely ridiculous and the main reason I bought the 8 is for my Karma drone! I can’t believe this and so upset right now. I just got the GoPro 8 in the mail and got ready to set it up with the drone but that’s not happening! I’m sending it back.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

It seems that they give up pretty easily. The Karma drone only lasted about a year before that became obsolete. It makes me second guess buying anything else from GoPro, which is a shame, since I started with a Hero 3, then a Hero 5, a Karma Grip (obsolete) and now a Hero 8. I wonder how long it will be before the current design is also mothballed...

Backpacker
Posts: 977

Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip


@clutchmx674 wrote:
This is absolutely ridiculous and the main reason I bought the 8 is for my Karma drone! I can’t believe this and so upset right now. I just got the GoPro 8 in the mail and got ready to set it up with the drone but that’s not happening! I’m sending it back.

with a few seconds of research your'd of seen Karma had been discontinued for over a year before the release of the Hero 8, and the drone department didn't exist anymore

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Backpacker
Posts: 977

Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip


@jmaurophoto wrote:ever

It seems that they give up pretty easily. The Karma drone only lasted about a year before that became obsolete. It makes me second guess buying anything else from GoPro, which is a shame, since I started with a Hero 3, then a Hero 5, a Karma Grip (obsolete) and now a Hero 8. I wonder how long it will be before the current design is also mothballed...


it seems to me you know nothing about the company. Karma drone was originally released with quite a serious defect which cost the company big via the recall & compensation to purchasers. Plus the fact your'd know GoPro don't change the camera's form that often (Hero 3 the same form as 3+ & 4, Hero 5 was carried over to 6 & 7)