For a while now many have been strapping cameras to their drones to not only capture spectacular footage from high up in the air, but also to use as their own steady-cam for capturing sporting events, home-movies, and more. Usually the camera of choice in these situations is GoPro’s line of Hero cameras, mostly due to their durability, portability, and light-weight nature. For a while it seemed GoPro was okay with that, but now they’re reportedly looking into developing their own GoPro wielding drones.
The news comes from the Wall Street Journal who hears that GoPro themselves are developing their own multirotor camera-equipped drones. Details are pretty thin right now but the report claims that they’ll have a range of drones with a starting price of around $500 going up to around $1,000 and are set to ship by the end of next year. GoPro have yet to comment on the rumour.
If GoPro do develop and release their own drone, companies like Parrot and DJI will become most affected as their drones are some of the more popular devices for this sort of areal capture.
More on this as it develops.