Between America's GoPro Karma and China's DJI Mavic Pro, it looks like the U.S. has a lot of work left to do in order to beat the China-made drone. With both of the drones being portable and 4K-enabled, it's quite easy to point out how the DJI drone beats the GoPro Karma.
DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma, Portability
It is worth noting that despite the GoPro Karma being portability-focused, the DJI Mavic Pro still beats it in this aspect. As per a source, the Mavic Pro is lighter and it also folds up to a smaller piece. Basically, the DJI drone is more compact when folded, hence more portable.
DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma, Performance
According to The Verge, the DJI Mavic Pro flies farther and faster. It also powers longer on one charging and boasts of its wider range of capture. It also has all the features that people love about DJI. It has the follow-me feature, obstacle-avoidance feature and gesture-controls. Basically, it has more intelligent flying modes that most users deem necessary.
DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma, Conclusions
Well, depending on the user's preference, both drones come with their own perks. For one, the GoPro Karma boasts of its "more than just a drone" feature. Unlike most drones, the Karma plugs into GoPro's extensive network of accessories. This kind of edge is hard to beat especially for people who have been patronizing GoPro products for quite a while. So basically, the comparison boils down to choosing between a superior drone and a superior network.
For the price, DJI's Mavic Pro is priced at $999 with a controller. However, it could also be bought for $749 without one. Take note that this drone can also be controlled using a smartphone. The GoPro Karma, on the other hand, is priced at $799 with its controller. It can be bought for $1099 if bundled with the Hero 5 Black to match its competitor's built in camera.