See our review of GoPro Bones

No battery, no screen, no GPS, no fan and no metal housing? A lot of things are missing from the new GoPro Hero10 Black Bones. But again, a normal GoPro is not suitable for the acrobatics of an FPV drone. So when GoPro sent us a review unit of its new undressed Hero10 Black designed for drone pilots, we recruited FPV drone pilot Reza Kurniawan to see if it’s for snuff – and you can see his flying skills in full view in our video review above.

Kurniawan is the kind of drone enthusiast who inspired Bones to begin with. He has removed the Hero10 GoPros to reduce their weight from 154 grams all the way down to about 33 grams. The demand for so-called “naked GoPros” has been large enough that it has become a service he provides to his customers, and the new Bones is a 54 gram version that GoPro itself sells.

The interior of this camera is the same as you would find on the Hero10 Black. It has the same GP2 processor, HyperSmooth 4.0 in-body stabilization and image sensor that is capable of filming 5.3K recordings up to 60fps and 4K recordings up to 120fps.

Bones at $ 499 ($ ​​399 with subscription) is the first of GoPro’s “derivative” cameras that the company announced during its last earnings call, and the company tells us that in the future we will also see more specialized cameras targeted at niche audiences from GoPro. But for now, Kurniawan and the rest of the community can put their soldering equipment down. Or can they?

See our review of Bones to find out.