GoPro, the company that specializes in creating cameras for the adventure seeker, recently announced the name of its drone: Karma. Elsewhere, attention has been turning to the features that could arrive with the next version of the company's Hero camera, which many think will be named the GoPro Hero 5.
Earlier this year, there were rumors that the GoPro Hero 5 would arrive in October, but the camera did not make an appearance, which disappointed many fans. According to Bidnessetc, industry experts are now of the opinion that the GoPro Hero 5 will arrive along with the Karma drone, which is scheduled for release in the early portion of 2016.
GoPro has not provided any reason behind the delay of the Hero 5 but it is widely expected that the camera will have several advancements compared to the current Hero 4.
Another belief is that one of its main features is going to be the ability to operate underwater at a depth of 60 meters. If this particular rumor turns out to be true, it could mean that the Hero 5 will come with a better waterproof housing compared to the one used in the Hero 4.
Other rumors about the Hero 5 have pointed toward it having the ability to capture videos in 8K. As many 8K televisions have started to come into the market, many think that people will start turning more often to cameras that can shoot 8K videos. This is the niche that the GoPro Hero 5 will reportedly attempt to penetrate. Also, there are indications that the GoPro Hero 5 will be smaller and lighter than the current camera.
Finally, with the Apple Watch now able to control the Hero 4 camera from GoPro, the upcoming camera is also likely to have the same functionality. This means that users do not have to pick up a smartphone or even use a remote control to control the device.