Even if the only advantage of using the GPH 8 is LInear in 4K, I would take that !! We need an upgraded harness or cradle that can support the GoPro Hero 8 Black.
Everyone who owns a Karma needs to call in or chat with GoPro and ask them about making the GoPro Hero 8 compatible with the Karma Drone and Stabilizer. I was in a chat session yesterday with GoPro customer service, of course, they didn't anything.
No...Sounds like it will not be compatible.
Many of the featured offered through the 8, are pretty much in-camera features that would have been disabled, even if you had a "Karma Cradle" mount.
The ONLY feature that I think would be worth the upgrade, is the ability to shoot 4k linear mode.
The Cradle was a $30 accessory, for the Hero 4 or Hero 5-7 to be mounted on the Karma. Could a Hero 8 cradle be manufactured for the Karma Grip and Drone? I don't see why not... But I'm not an engineer...perhaps there are some legitimate logistical challenges?
Hmmm, Who is, "Funny DC" ? If you check out the refurbished Karma Drone package for sale, here; https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/accessories/refurbished-karma-drone/QKWXX-K01.html it's been sold out for a long time. I wonder how many Karma's were manufactured, thousands? Eventually, they will completely sell out.
Received my Hero 8 yesterday... It‘s the worst GoPro I ever owned and it will go right back to the dealer. Why? In low light conditions there are horizontal lines running through your footage starting at ISO 800 and above. Joined by a really noisy picture.
Second: Photos in low light. Not sharp and completely blurry.
Compared to the Hero 7 and even Hero 6 there are lightyears inbetween.
Third: Front lens cover not exchangeable. I own a lot of GoPro’s and every Cam had a new lens cover glass over time. If you use them, they get scratched. That’s normal because they are made for action. As long as you are able to swap them you will always have perfect footage for the cost of about 17 bucks. With Hero 8 you‘re owned and will have to live with ugly lens flares coming from scratches. Very bad idea, having a fixed lens cover.
Who decides what to bring to antartica? Its nobodys land, is it?