GoPro Karma Beginners Guide | Unboxing and Setup

This is beginners guide video for new owners of the GoPro Karma Drone. I go over all the steps of getting your new Karma up in the air for the first time covering all aspects such as setup, charging and updating the firmware.

GoPro Karma With Hero 5 Black:
GoPro Karma With Hero 5 Harness Only:

If your new to flying drones it can be a bit overwhelming but the GoPro Karma makes it very easy. Setup is easy and you are guided step by on screen instructions. The controller is intuitive and greatly reduces the learning curve.

This is not a DJI vs GoPro video so please keep questions and comments related to the GoPro Karma Drone.

The GoPro Karma Flight Kit was used to make this video.

Music Credit: Alan Walker – Fade


  1. Lucid.11.Media on January 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Yo! Come check out my travel photography channel! Filmed with Gopro hero 5 🙂

  2. TafFox on January 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Nearly 1 year later and still saving up! 😥😥

  3. Michael Monnin on January 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I have one. Flew it once. Have yet to post a video.

  4. Camden Sipma on January 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    nice video dude just wondering how far away from a hospital helicopter pad does it not want u to fly in that area

  5. Chuck Ostrom on January 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Any new Karma videos coming?

  6. Darryl Isaacs on January 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Air Photography, great video. I have the Hero 5 Black and the Karma Grip so the Flight Kit looks very appealing to me. As a Canadian do you know where I can get the kit? Did you order directly from GoPro? Thanks again!

  7. Thanh Thai on January 2, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Which sd card are u using for the camera?

  8. Arjun on January 2, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    finally karma, and a bit of you face on the controller screen reflection. 😊 good luck Shawn waiting for next videos

  9. caloferrero78 on January 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Great video , thank you for taking your time I can see your other videos for more info , tumbs up !

  10. WALTER LLOP on January 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Perfect, thank you for the video.

  11. CptOoze on January 2, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Nice Video as always. Keep up the great work. Greetings from Germany.

  12. Thomas Jeffers on January 2, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I flew RC aircraft for years but it was before the age of the mini camera. I’m uniquely unqualified about drones. You made a quality video here but I must digress. I just got my Karma a month ago and everything you posted here was exactly what I figured out on my own. 18 minutes to tell us what we would naturally learn by opening the case and looking at the content. You actually wasted the time of over 24,000 people. BTW, the silver tools you dismissed were specialized wrenches for the propellers. Hand tight is fine, but the wrench should be used to make them a little more snug. While it will fly fine at "hand tight", forward and reverse motions, if quickly executed, could cause a prop to loosen. (physics) I’ll no more subscribe to your page as you would mine. Semper Fly. Gunny J. OUT!

  13. CathieOaks on January 2, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Im excited for your next flying videos! I hope you get to make one before I fly to Philippines hihi😁 but really great tutorial!! Btw do you have tutorials about pairing camera to phone? I figured it out but im still having trouble doing it, and also if you have editing tutorials? Thanks in advance!

  14. Js_Studios on January 2, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    My battery seems to never fully charge

  15. Timothy Wiley on January 2, 2021 at 10:55 pm


  16. Alokesh Bagchi on January 2, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Nice ones.. Thanks.

  17. Robin Adamson on January 2, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for posting this video. I’ve been thinking about getting a Karma and will be looking forward to your Karma videos.

  18. B16GYG on January 2, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    nice video bro. can’t wait to see the next footage when you’re recording on it flight it . Are there alot of money tho

  19. Rene Nieuwenhuizen on January 2, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    EDIT – GOPRO HAD HELPED QUICKLY AND AWESOMELY – As reported by a large amount of users, the drone gives you a GPS error, what should give you the only option to land it safely. But this is not true!!! The drone simply accelerates in a straight line until disappears or hit something. In my case, even running in its direction I lost sight because it is very fast and last location gives no real clue where it did go. I piloted a lot of drones before to do some work and choose the GOPRO for being my own drone because of the camera (that could be used underwater and etc giving a good value for money) even knowing that other brands are better with drones. I made a very rational choice and spent a 2 year saving to have a drone that flew just 2 times (2nd being the one where it disappeared). I`m completely frustrated because I neither stepped more than 50 meters from it (diagonally to it) before receiving the error and loosing complete control. Only button I hit for all the time when running to it was the descend one, trying to land it (or at least crashing it in some tree before I loose it). As I received it by yesterday and fully charged its battery + updated all software I can tell it is not a system update missing nor calibration fault as I did it very smoothly before the 1st launch. Will open a case with support on monday and hope gopro takes the customers seriously because it is stupid discover in internet forums that it is a common behavior… I`d rather prefer to have the 2016 version, at least it drops from the sky and not gets lost from you.

  20. Carl Vincent Sienes on January 2, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    My karma crashed one month ago😢😢

  21. Francisco Zelaya on January 2, 2021 at 11:05 pm


  22. BassMoore on January 2, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Which drone do you prefer ? The karma or the spark ? Looks like you have used both a lot. I’m torn on which to get

  23. Lupe Espinosa on January 2, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    This guy really went the whole steps not like other video that they just open the case and says its ready to fly. Thanks great video.

  24. Antonio Claudio Michael on January 2, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Great video going to take these pointers when get mine in the mail

  25. Juergen Schroeder on January 2, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I went exactly the same route, had the grip first and purchased the flight kit. Absolutely the way to go. I upgraded from a Phantom 2 and I am really happy with Karma, as a drone and as a compliment to the GoPro platform. Have fun with it. GoPro will introduce a 360 camera. I guess they also will come up with a harness for the grip and drone. I am really looking forward to that. Jürgen

  26. Wood Woman on January 2, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Very nice thanks!

  27. Antonio Claudio Michael on January 2, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Do you know if I can get a screen shield for the karma controller

  28. James Brown on January 2, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Super helpful video!

    Perfect for what myself and everyone needs! Great Content!

  29. Harsh Sharma on January 2, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    i just subbed
    and i really like your videos
    keep up the good work

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