Best cheap GoPro deals for September 2021: the best place to find a bargain

Snap up a cheap GoPro deal to make one of these powerful action cams easier on the wallet

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A cheap GoPro deal can make these feature-rich, ultra-rugged action cams that much more affordable. This article is dedicated to helping you find the lowest prices for any of the incredible cams in GoPro's range.

While competitors have caused a few ripples in the market over the years, GoPro still dominates the top half of our best action camera ranking. The best GoPro right now is the current flagship, the GoPro HERO 9 Black, which packs (amongst other things) that long-awaited front-facing camera. But to be perfectly honest, most people could pick any model from GoPro's range and they wouldn't be disappointed. They're all very user-friendly, powerful and hugely robust – and going for a slightly older model can be an excellent way to bag a cheap GoPro deal. If you don't need the H9's front-facing screen, for instance, you're more likely to find price-drops on the HERO 8 Black, which is still an outstanding camera. 

In this article, you'll find the best prices across the full range of cameras. Our dedicated widgets search all reputable retailers to bring you the best prices at all times. And if you haven't fully got your heart set on a GoPro, you could check out our ranking of the best cheap action cameras for some wallet-friendly alternatives.

How to choose the right GoPro for you

With multiple GoPro camera models available, choosing which GoPro is right for you can leave your head in a spin. That's why we've provided a rundown on all of the different available models below. If you just want a really quick summary it's this:

There are three GoPro action cameras in the current range. The GoPro HERO 7 Black (good) was released in September 2018, the GoPro HERO 8 Black (better) came out in October 2019, and GoPro HERO 9 Black (best) was released in September 2020. 

There's also the GoPro MAX, a 360-degree action cam that replaces the GoPro Fusion. Some older GoPro models, such as the 2018 GoPro HERO 7 White, have been discontinued by GoPro are still on sale at some retailers.

We've also put together a guide to exactly what you can (and can't) do with a GoPro, for more info. GoPro has a Trade-Up Programme that enables you to swap up any previous-generation GoPro, or ANY other digital camera, to receive a decent discount on a newer model. 

All clear? You'll find everything covered from the top-end GoPro HERO 9 Black to the more modest (but still very capable) GoPro HERO 7 Black on this page. Whichever one you're after, you'll find the best prices below, including any early GoPro Black Friday deals.

GoPro HERO 9 Black deals

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The GoPro HERO 9 Black is available to buy from and from select retail partners around the world. This is the most powerful and feature-rich action camera available today. 

The GoPro Hero 9 Black looks similar to the 8, with the same frameless design and 'bunny ears' mount. However, it's slightly better in almost every way (although to be clear, the HERO 8 is still extremely powerful and capable). Here, you're getting integrated front-facing screen (essential for vlogging action), impressive horizon levelling baked in, new Hindsight and Scheduled Capture tools, and even-more-improved Hypersmooth and Timewarp. A big sensor boost (23.6MP) means you can now shoot 5K/30 video and 20MP stills, and there's a 30% more battery now, too.

As such a new camera, we might not see any major discounts right now. However, scroll down to our live prices below to double-check – you might be pleasantly surprised.

Read more: GoPro Hero 9 Black review or Hero 9 Black vs Hero 8 Black face-off.

GoPro HERO 8 Black deals

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The GoPro HERO 8 Black is available to buy from and from retail partners around the world. this is the reigning winner of the T3 Award in the Action Camera category (although to be fair, the H9 came out after the awards were decided). Compared to its predecessor – the HERO 7 Black – you're getting improved HDR, a LiveBurst photo option, frameless mounting, improved HyperSmooth 2.0 and TimeWarp 2.0 and more. With the HERO 9 Black new to the party, the 8 is ripe for some discounts. Check out the best deals in our widget below.

Read more: GoPro Hero 8 Black review

GoPro HERO 7 Black deals

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The GoPro HERO 7 Black was released in September 2018 and is the most basic of GoPro's current range. That's not to say it's a bad option – far from it; this is still a very powerful, extremely robust and capable action cam, and a great way to save some cash if you don't need the latest and greatest features. The current RRP on the GoPro site is £249.99 / $249.99. As it's getting older, we're starting to see some tasty savings, which we've listed below.

In the US, this model dropped to $299 at Amazon a few times in summer 2020, while in the UK the cheapest we've seen it is £208 (for a very brief stint in July 2020). In short, if you don't need the improvements found in the H8 or H9, you could bag a major bargain on this older model. 

Read more: GoPro HERO 7 Black review

GoPro MAX deals

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The GoPro Max is a versatile 360-degree action cam that replaces the GoPro Fusion. It was was released shortly after the HERO8 Black in October 2019, and boasts the same frameless mounting system. It has an RRP of £479.99/$499.99.

The Max is better than the Fusion in every respect, and offers with many of the most popular HERO features, including such as Hypersmooth stabilisation and TimeWarp time-lapse video cababilites. With this model, you're also able to flip between front and rear views using the Max’s touchscreen.

Read more: GoPro Max review

That's it for the GoPros currently still in production and being sold by GoPro. For easy comparison, these are the current cheapest prices for each model in your region right now.

Below, we've listed prices for older models of GoPro action cameras. Many of these are still extremely capable and with features that'll handle basic shooting needs with ease. Because we update our prices every day, if one of them does suddenly get a big price cut, you'll see it in the tables below.

The best GoPro HERO 7 White deals

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The HERO7 White was GoPro's 2019 entry level camera, replacing the (unnumbered) GoPro HERO. In 2019 and 2020 it picked up the T3 Award in the Budget Action Camera category. It can shoot HD (1080p60 video), which is the resolution that the older HERO shoots at. The HERO7 White sold for $199/£179.99 on GoPro's site and you can see the best discounts right now. As the cheapest camera in the range it was also the one that tended to get the smaller, and less frequent, discounts although given its age it's now getting better discounts, with $175/£135 or under being a good discounted price.

GoPro HERO 7 Silver deals

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The GoPro HERO 7 Silver replaced the HERO 5 Black in September 2018. Like the HERO 5 Black, it features a 10 megapixel camera which can capture 4K footage at up to 30fps. This model is no longer in production and no longer sold by GoPro, but you can still pick one up from other retailers – and for absolutely bargain prices. Check out today's best HERO 7 Silver GoPro deals below.

The best GoPro HERO6 Black deals

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GoPro debuted the HERO6 Black in September 2017, with a launch price of $499/£399. It featured 60fps 4K video recording and beefed-up image stabilisation thanks to a new, custom-designed processor. Prices have dropped since then by a good hundred bucks or so, making this very appealing indeed. In addition to the features above, the HERO6 brought improved dynamic range and low-light performance plus an added digital zoom (there are RAW and HDR photo modes). 

It's also ruggedised and waterproof to 10 meters without a dedicated waterproof. There are also faster offload speeds when compared with the Hero 5, thanks to 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi. This means you'll be able to download and share your captured footage quicker and more easily.

Read more: GoPro HERO6 Black review

The best GoPro HERO5 Black deals

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The GoPro HERO5 Black was introduced in September 2016 with a launch price of $399/£349. Found at around the £240 mark in some places, this is a real deal to grab.

This once-popular action camera has a touchscreen for super-simple control and is water resistant without a housing case. Like the HERO5 Session, the HERO5 Black offers video recording up to 4K and the option for you to change the Field of View (FOV). Options include: SuperView, Wide, Medium, Narrow and Linear. With this camera, GoPro recognised that not everyone wanted the wide fish-eye look every time.

Unlike the HERO5 Session, the HERO5 Black offers the highest frame rates of the HERO5 range, in certain resolutions, and offers a higher resolution sensor. It also has professional grade low-light performance and ultra-sharp image quality with reduced distortion. However, the HERO5  Black is bigger than the HERO5 Session, so keep that in mind if size is a consideration for you. 

Read more: GoPro HERO5 Black review

The best GoPro Fusion deals

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5.2K spherical video and 18MP spherical photos! That's what you can capture using GoPro Fusion, with gimbal-like stabilisation makes footage smooth. The GoPro Fusion was released in November 2017 for $699/£699. It got a dramatic price drop to £379.99 on the official GoPro site, but there are deals out there that may get you it even cheaper.

The GoPro app’s OverCapture feature can recapture and share your spherical shot as a traditional fixed perspective video. It's waterproof to 5m.

GoPro Karma Drone

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GoPro has even got its own drone in the range. This can be bought as a stand alone drone or as a bundle with whichever camera you want – although usually the latest. This isn't a cheap drone, nor is it rated as the best drones out there, with a lot more smarts in the likes of the DJI range. But if you're Team GoPro and want to take to the skies, this is the drone for you.

The GoPro Karma Drone was out there in the early days (along with a Hero5 Black) for around £900. Now you can find it a lot cheaper so it's worth grabbing a deal on this if you can.

GoPro Black Friday 2021 GoPro deals: our predictions

Our automatic price widgets monitor the prices from all reputable retailers and shows you the cheapest place to buy. The holiday sales are a great time to pick up a bargain, and every year we report on the best GoPro Black Friday deals as soon as they drop (which might be well before the official big day). Bookmark our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals pages to get ahead of the game.

In 2019 in the US, we saw $50 off the then-new HERO 8 Black at Amazon for Black Friday, as well as $100 off the HERO 7 Silver. Walmart also knocked $60 off the HERO 7 White. In the UK, bundle deals were where it was at in 2019, with similar HERO 8 bundle offers from John Lewis, Currys and Very. Currys also knocked £80 off a HERO 7 Black bundle. 

In general, we expect the best deals to be on older models, as the HERO 9 Black is new to the party and retailers will be seeking to shift older stock. That's pretty good news, as even old GoPros will often still outstrip the latest models from competitor brands. 

Are there GoPro deals on Amazon Prime Day?

You'll find the full range available to buy on Amazon UK and Amazon US, so there's always a chance that GoPros will be amongst the best Prime Day deals

In past years, GoPro Amazon Prime Day deals have been a bit hit and miss, and they tend to focus on bundles, so their value will depend if that bundle includes extras that are useful to you. In 2021, there was one notable GoPro deal: £80 off the GoPro Hero 8 Black bundle, with head strap and tripod mounts. This deal was cheaper than buying the H8 on its own at both Amazon and at GoPro direct. 

In 2020, Amazon knocked £67 off the GoPro Hero 9 with extension pole, which was okay didn't blow anyone's socks off, given it had only very recently been released and was still pretty expensive. 

EXPIRED GoPro HERO 8 Black bundle | Now £249.99 | Was £329.99 | Save £80 at Amazon UK
Prime Day 2021
For Prime subscribers (or those who've signed up for the free trial) there's 25% off this HERO 8 Black bundle at Amazon. This includes the action camera, official GoPro 'Shorty' extension pole / tripod, head strap, a spare battery and 32GB Micro SD card. The HERO 8 Black is 2020's flagship, and an absolutely excellent model. With this offer, it's also cheaper than buying the camera on its own.