The GoPro Karma Grip is a must-have tool if you plan on using your GoPro for well, anything the GoPro is supposed to be used for other than stationary mounting.
I recently acquired my Karma Grip as a gift, and it’s been the most useful filming tool that I’ve used yet, aside from the GoPro itself.
As you’ve seen in the 2017 Compilation Video (if you haven’t, it’s on the home page) most if not all of the video is a bit shaky. This is fine if you’re not looking to make anything of your video, or you specifically are wanting a shaky video (to each their own). The Karma Grip solves this issue, in my opinion, far better than I expected.
This past weekend I headed up to one of my favorite fishing spots that I recently posted about, Smith Creek, to give it a try for the first time out in the field, and I was honestly shocked at how smooth the video turned out.
Below I’ve included pros, cons, and videos to show you the difference between the standard GoPro shot (compilation video), and the Karma Grip shots (Smith Creek)!
Pros & Cons
- Excellent stabilization, far better and more stable than I expected.
- Karma Grip charges your GoPro as soon as it’s powered on.
- Includes harness for Hero 5 Black, and Hero 6 Black. (Hero 4 harness sold separately).
- Easy mounting to almost any GoPro mount that you can find.
- Overall construction seems very solid and durable.
- Battery life is claimed to be 1hr 45min on GoPro’s website, but mine only seemed to make it about an hour and fifteen minutes or so before powering off.
- The battery is not changeable. If you want multiple batteries, you have to buy extra handles for the unit, which run about $99 ea.
GoPro without Karma Grip, using only GoPro’s built-in stabilization:
GoPro with Karma Grip, with GoPro built-in stabilization enabled:
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