GoPro launching consumer drone product: Report

GoPro is developing its own line of consumer drones with high-definition cameras for launch next year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

The company plans to sell the new devices late next year for between $500 to $1,000 each, the sources told the newspaper.

The California-based firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A SteadiDrone QU4D aerial drone fitted with a GoPro video camera. GoPro is developing its own consumer drone with a high definition camera.
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A SteadiDrone QU4D aerial drone fitted with a GoPro video camera. GoPro is developing its own consumer drone with a high definition camera.

GoPro cameras are already compatible with several consumer drones on the market, and the news service noted that the world's biggest consumer drone maker, SZ DJI Technology of China, recently launched a product with its own camera.

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The future of the drone industry still hinges on pending regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration, which has banned commercial use of drones.

Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.