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Tourist
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Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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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

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

Tourist
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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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
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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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
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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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
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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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
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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@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

Backpacker
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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@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)

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Tourist
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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That I did know. It’s the ports that they mislead customers into believing it’s the same. The batteries from the 7 don't work either yet they fit perfectly. Gone is the connection to plug it directly into a TV also which I used all the time. I’d rather have the 7 by far.
Backpacker
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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@clutchmx674 wrote:
That I did know. It’s the ports that they mislead customers into believing it’s the same. The batteries from the 7 don't work either yet they fit perfectly. Gone is the connection to plug it directly into a TV also which I used all the time. I’d rather have the 7 by far.

they never mislead anyone, they always clear its bigger than the Hero 7 (even I knew that before it hit the shelves). Does sound like the 7's better for you, but still need to research before you spend money then start blaming everyone else

Tourist
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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pour gopro hero 8 pas de karmagrip. pourtant en traveling cela est tres sympa

Tourist
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Re: Hero 8 Black and Karma Grip

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I too just realized that my 8 will not work with my Karma grip gimbal. I do mountain bike videos and purchased the karma gimbal worked perfect with my 5 and 7. I even have the expensive battery extension cable. Even with the stabilization of the 7 you needed the gimbal. I think my biggest concern is that for loyal customers (this is my 4th GoPro) the GoPro accessories are expensive. So if they are going obsolete an $400 investment in their own product, they should sell them at a lower price. I’m going riding with the 8. So we’ll see how good it really is.