Find the best GoPro Black Friday deals for Thanksgiving 2021 here at Funtober. We search all of the Black Friday ads and online sales to make sure you get the biggest price discount as part of Black Friday 2021 or Cyber Monday. If you can’t wait to get a GoPro HERO Black Friday deal, whether as a christmas gift or an early present for yourself, check back here over Thanksgiving weekend.
We have been following GoPro Black Friday deals for almost ten years now. There was a time when these action cameras were accompanied by a $50 or $75 gift card in order to draw people in the door at sporting goods stores and technology retailers. Then, there was a period where the popular deal was to permit a discount with trade-in. Now, we have come to expect discounts on subscription bundles, accessories bundles, and older models.
Where will we be looking for GoPro Hero Black Friday deals in 2021? Best Buy is the largest consumer electronics specialty retailer, so the Best Buy Black Friday ad will be one of the first places that we check. Amazon is usually a good place to look for cheap action camera deals on GoPro competitors, but we have often found them price matching and/or beating the sales discounts of the published Black Friday advertisements of other leading retailers. Photography websites like Adorama and B&H Photo have also been known to have a deal on their cameras come Thanksgiving weekend. And since those looking for a Black Friday GoPro camera deal are usually sports enthusiasts, you can also find a GoPro Black Friday deal at sporting goods and outdoor enthusiast stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops.
We bought a GoPro camera a few years back on sale at Best Buy, but it was not on Black Friday – We found our GoPro Fusion (the predecessor to the GoPro Max) on sale on Christmas Eve. We have enjoyed taking it snorkeling in Biscayne National Park, to Taft’s Point above Yosemite Valley, and to capture the surround of tall trees of Congaree National Park.
Black Friday 2021 is approaching rapidly and we look forward to posting all of the available Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on GoPro Cameras, including the GoPro Hero and Max, here when they are announced in store sales and/or become available for sale online. We want you to be able to capture your action adventures like we can, and then show them off to your friends.
Will GoPro have a Black Friday sale this year (2021)? Almost certainly. Originally, the best sales on a GoPro included gift cards at top retailers, but GoPro has been making competitive offers on GoPro.com over Thanksgiving weekend for some time. The GoPro website would be one of the first places that I look, in addition to the retailers referenced above.
GoPro Hero 10
This is the most powerful GoPro ever, with a new GP2 processor, 5.3K video, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and the latest HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization. The HERO10 will also automatically uploaded footage to the cloud.
The GP2 is the first upgrade to the processor since the GP1 was released in 2017. The GP2 enables the performance of the video stabilization to steady the action cam recordings.
The Hero 10 launch happened in September 2021. GoPro has historically launched a new model of the Hero annually in September (or sometimes October), so you can anticipate an annual upgrade dilemma when you buy the newest model. However, it has historically made large improvements between versions, so it is not entirely an unwelcome consideration.
The accessories bundle for the Hero 10 includes a Magnetic Swivel Clip, Spare Battery, 32GB SD card, Camera case and shorty tripod.
GoPro Hero 9
The GoPro Hero 9 was released on September 16, 2020 with a 5K sensor capable of 20 MP still photography and a new front display. The camera is bigger than the Hero 8, but holds a new bigger battery that has 30% more battery life than the prior battery. It has a removable lens cover and supports a 155 degree wide field of view with the Max Lens Mod. Other technology includes the Max Hypersmooth stabilization, TimeWarp 3.0 hyperlapse, and a new 1080p webcam mode. It has a 2.27” rear touch display and 1.4″ front color display.
GoPro Hero 8
The Hero 8 is the oldest 4K action camera available for sale on the GoPro website. It shoots 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. It can also take still photos of 12 megapixels. It has a two inch rear touchscreen, voice control, HyperSmooth stabilization software, and recording modes for time-lapse and TimeWarp. The GoPro Hero 8 was initially released in October 2019.
This is the 360 degree camera that replaced the GoPro Fusion when the Max was released in October 2019. You get three cameras when you purchase the Max: spherical 360 footage, Hero style images and video, and a powerful vlogging camera (with 1080p streaming). Other bonuses include panoramic images, time lapse recordings, image stabilization for action recordings (called HyperSmooth), premium audio from six mics, and a waterproof design permitting submission in shallow water. Four digital lenses permit you to utilize the Narrow, Linear, Wide + Max SuperView lenses.
Shoot HERO mode or go with 360 mode for stunning 6K. HERO mode lets you shoot traditional videos and photos with either the front or back lens. You will capture everything around you, but you can choose which view will be shown on the touch screen, and with a tap switch between lenses.
The Max is compatible with the Quik app as well as over 30 mounts and accessories.
GoPro offers deals on a new GoPro when purchased in combination with a GoPro Subscription. The standard price for the subscription is $49.99 per year. There are a number of benefits of the subscription, including:
Unlimited use of the Quik app. Import photos and videos from your phone, GoPro or any other camera. Unlimited cloud backup at 100% quality. Use your phone as a remote control for your GoPro, and transfer shots wirelessly to your phone for easy sharing. It is available for both iOS and Android.
Up to 50% off at GoPro.com. Some accessories excluded. Limited to a maximum of 10 items per subscription anniversary year.
No questions asked camera replacement. Exchange up to two cameras per year for the same model (GoPro Fusion and HERO5 or later). Fees apply. Available in these countries only.
Other Action Cameras
There are a number of competitors in the action camera market, including the AKASO, Garmin VIRB, Insta360, Olympus TG-Tracker and Sony RX0. Akaso, for example, seeks to create high quality, extremely affordable action cameras, and has had the top selling action camera on Amazon.com. On the other end, Sony has been taking market share from leading camera manufacturers with its mirrorless cameras, so its action cameras probably have the potential to give GoPro a run for its money.