Buying a GoPro? Stop! This HERO 8 bundle is cheaper than just the camera on its own

This Amazon Prime Day GoPro HERO 8 Black bundle deal comes bundles with essential grip accessories, and it's the best value option around

GoPro HERO8 Black Bundle
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This offer has now expired. For the lowest prices on all models, head to our GoPro deals page.

It's day 2 of the Prime Day sales, and there's a top GoPro bundle offer that's set to expire in a matter of hours. It's amongst today's best Prime Day deals.

GoPro has long been the undisputed king of the action camera world. All the cams in the range – or at least the last few years worth of models – are rammed with features and able to take incredibly high quality images and video. Plus you could happily chuck one off a cliff or drive over it in a tank without breaking it (probably. Please don't try the cliff thing.). They dominate the top half of our best action camera ranking. The downside to all this is that at full price, they're pretty expensive. 

However, this Prime Day deal makes the HERO 8 Black excellent value. The HERO 8 Black isn't quite the newest or best GoPro – it came out in 2020, and has since been replaced by the HERO 9 Black – but it's still an incredible camera. For all but the most demanding users, it'll do everything you want it to plus a fair bit more (find out all about it in our GoPro HERO 8 Black review).

GoPro HERO 8 Black bundle | Now £249.99 | Was £329.99 | Save £80 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
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.

You might be thinking 'I don't need a bundle, surely it's cheaper just to buy a HERO 8 Black on its own'. You'd be wrong. 

On GoPro right now the H8 Black, with a 32GB SD card but none of the other bits and bobs, costs £259.98. So that's a tenner more than the Amazon bundle. Note that the GoPro price does include a 1-year subscription to GoPro (with unlimited cloud storage and camera replacement), which you may or may not see as a good thing.

Below are the best prices on the GoPro H8 Black on its own.

Why is this deal good?

This is the best price we've ever seen on this bundle at Amazon, by some way. And while you might be assuming you don't want accessories with your GoPro, you actually can't get that far without them. Just holding onto the GoPro itself while shooting is surprisingly awkward. You get a few basic mounting accessories with the GoPro as standard – the Curved Adhesive Mount and Mounting Buckle, along with a Thumb Screw.

However, the bundle includes a Shorty, which is a mini extension pole grip (useful just as a way to hold on to the GoPro easily, as well as giving more distance for selfie shots) that opens up to become a tripod (for static hands-free capture), as well as a headstrap (for POV footage). In short, it opens up a whole load of shooting options.

GoPro Shorty in use

(Image credit: GoPro)

Is there anyone who shouldn't buy this?  

I think this is a great choice for most people. However, it's not going to be perfect for everyone. 

The main thing the HERO 8 lacks is a front-facing screen. This is important if you want to do a lot of self-taped pieces to camera, with the background properly framed in shot. If that sounds like you, you might need to shell out for the current flagship HERO 9 Black, or for a (much) cheaper price but a less good camera, the DJI Osmo Action (this has specs more in line with the Hero 7 Black). You'll find widgets showing the best prices for those two cameras below. 

It's also true that the HERO 8 Black might be overkill for some users. You'll find more basic options at around the £150 mark in our roundup of the best budget action cameras

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Ruth is T3's Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. To counter all that effort, she also runs the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.