DJI Mavic vs GoPro Karma vs Yuneec Breeze

Invasion of the selfie drones

Few months ago I reviewed the FlyPro XEagle which was my first selfie drone. Shortly after, two new selfie quadcopters were revealed, the Wingsland S6 and the ZeroTech Dobby.

Till now, it looked like the big quadcopter brands have no interest in this market segment. As if they talked to each other, in the course of last 2 months Yuneec, GoPro and DJI announced their selfie drone quadcopters.

Although Yuneec was the first popular brand which announced a selfie drone, in my opinion their Breeze quadcopter seems to be the weakest in terms of features and specifications.

GoPro with their Karma becomes a new player in the word of quadcopters, which is really great because fierce competition should lead to lower prices.

Unfortunately, as the DJI Mavic Pro was just leaked out we have only slight specifications. Because the images with the DJI Mavic shows a very versatile quad with foldable design, I’m not expecting to be as cheap as the Yuneec Breeze.

Unlike all other selfie quadcopters, the GoPro Karma‘s camera is removable and can be used like a stabilized handheld action camera, which is really nice in my opinion.

According to the manufacturer’s specs, the Karma quadcopter is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 (Session and Black), GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session cameras. Just like in case of the Yuneec 4k, GoPro includes a grip handle which allows comfortable ground usage.

The chart bellow will be updated as I find new and relevant details about these 3 selfie quadcopters.

Comparison chart of the best selfie drones

Model Name DJI Mavic Pro GoPro Karma Yuneec Breeze
Foldable Design Yes Yes Yes
Remote controller Yes Yes No
Battery capacity 3s 3830 mAh 4s 14.8V 5100mAh 3S 11.1v 1150mAh
Max flight speed 64 km/h 36 KM/h 18 KM/h
Max flight time Up to 27 minutes Up to 20 minutes Up to 12 minutes
Max video resolution UHD 4K@30fps UHD 4K@30fps UHD 4K@30fps (3840 x 2160)
Gimbal Yes, mechanical 3-axis Yes, 3-axis No, only electronic image stabilization
Real-time image transmission HD 720P and 1080P with up to 7km range HD  720P HD  720P
Removable Camera for ground usage No Yes No
Intelligent flight modes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile APP Yes GoPro Passenger App Breeze Cam
Obstacle avoidance Yes No Infrared positioning sensors
Dedicated backpack/case Yes Yes Yes
Price $999 $1099 with Hero5 Black $499
Manufactures home page DJI GoPro Yuneec

As you can see in the images bellow, the DJI Mavic Pro has the most high-end design.

Images with the 5 best selfie drone quadcopters in 2016


13 thoughts on “DJI Mavic vs GoPro Karma vs Yuneec Breeze

  • September 22, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Yes, you have right the GoPro Karma looks like the best selfie drone.

    • September 22, 2016 at 4:06 PM

      You should wait for the DJI Mavic, as I know will have obstacle avoidance system. Which is absolutely need for a true autonomous flight.

  • September 24, 2016 at 5:04 AM

    I received the Yuneec Breeze about two weeks ago, it is super light and you can take it with you everywhere. I was impressed with how the propellers and legs fold up.
    The drawback of this compact design is that not has a brushless gimbal like the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic.

    • September 24, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Please can you share me some videos recorded with the Breeze. I wan’t to compare it against the GoPro Karma (Hero 5 Black).

  • September 27, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Dude, the Mavic Pro, has up 7 KM HD live-video transmission, no other drone has this kind of feature!

  • September 29, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    Please update you table, the DJI Mavic Pro has 1080p (FullHD) real time image transmission!
    Also with that it can be controlled through smartphone.

  • September 30, 2016 at 4:01 AM

    Breeze is different category in terms of pricing and ease of use, it’s a real flying camera made for selfie market, 370g with prop guards makes it the safest for first time users.
    If still doubt the video and picture quality, go view the replies on Amazon.

    • September 30, 2016 at 5:35 AM

      Yes, Breeze is out of the equation, compared to the Mavic and the Karma is just a simple RC toy…

  • October 3, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    The DJI Mavic has 1080P FPV and 15Km flight range, but definitely not the image quality as the GoPro Karma has.

    • October 7, 2016 at 4:38 AM

      ActionMan, flying above your field of view is totally illegal!!!! BTW, there is a range difference between EU and US (FCC and CE)?

  • October 17, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    My DJI Mavic “Pro” crashed after two weeks :((
    They want to offer me 15% discount if purchase a second one……

  • November 10, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    GoPro Karma is dead!!!!
    The manufacturer calls them back, because they has some performance issue.
    The GoPro Karma also has power lost issue during operation, which is worst nightmare of drone pilot.

    • November 10, 2016 at 10:18 AM

      Yes, the Karma losses power and is falling out of the Sky like a stone ūüôĀ


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