The best cheap GoPro deals for Christmas 2016

Pick up a cheap GoPro with these deals

No one expected GoPro to be so successful when it invented the action camera back in 2004. But here we are, and here you are thinking of buying one.

These things are the best of the best, but they don't come cheap - well most of the time at least. We've rounded up all of the best GoPro deals, so that if you do want to buy one, you can make sure you get the best possible price.  Our deals are checked every day to make sure all GoPro prices are up to date! 

What's a good deal?

Well, that's up to you. We've ordered the GoPros on this page in order of prestige. You can get some seriously discounted GoPro deals if you opt for some of the older models like the 2015 GoPro Hero4 Session, which offers all the best GoPro features but in an easy to use and very affordable model. Naturally, we've updated our cheap GoPro deals page with the brand new Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session deals for those of you looking the best GoPro action camera yet.

1. GoPro Hero5 Black

The best GoPro camera in years

FOV: Super view, Wide, Medium, Narrow | 4K video: up to 30fps | 1080p video: up to 120fps | WVGA video: up to 240fps | Stills: 12MP | Burst: up to 30fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth | Auto low light: Yes

Captures 4K video with stabilisation
Touchscreen for easy controls
Water-resistant without housing

The Hero5 Black is the GoPro we always wanted. The new waterproof design out-of-the-box makes it more resilient and the new camera has enough to make it a convincing update. The picture quality is better, it finally has video stabilization and the touchscreen makes it easier to use than any other GoPro. Sale items aside, it's cheaper than most prices for the older GoPro Hero 4 Black now too.

2. GoPro Hero5 Session

The small, but still 4K-capable GoPro

FOV: Super view, Wide, Medium, Narrow | 4K video: up to 30fps | 1080p video: up to 90fps | Stills: 10MP | Burst: up to 30fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth | Auto low light: Yes

Small, unobtrusive design
Captures stabilized 4K video
Several new field of view modes

The GoPro Hero5 Session is a capable 4K action camera with a minimalist design that pushes the specs to the max within its cube-shaped confines. The Hero5 Session is also a major specs boost for GoPro's tiniest action camera. It now shoots stabilized 4K video and has a variety of new field of view modes. It's more expensive than its predecessor, but worth the upgrade.

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3. GoPro Hero4 Black deals

The best of the best – the action camera superhero of 2015

FOV: Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow | 4K video: up to 30fps | 1080p video: up to 120fps | WVGA video: up to 240fps | Stills: 12MP | Burst: up to 30fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth | Auto low light: Yes

30fps 4K video and 120fps at 1080p
Fast and effective Wi-Fi connection
Sturdy mounting system

Compared to the models before it, the GoPro Hero4 Black offers the best image quality, plus a 2x more powerful processor that delivers super slow motion at 240 frames per second. High-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K601 video combines with 1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion to enable immersive footage of you and your world.

With the arrival of the newer Hero5, expect to see prices drop soon. As things stand many retailers are selling it for more than the Hero5! So it may be worth checking out the deals on the newer model (see above) before opting for this one.

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4. GoPro Hero4 Session deals

The best value option

FOV: Ultra Wide, Medium | 1440p video: up to 30fps | 1080p video: up to 60fps | WVGA video: up to 120fps | Stills: 8MP | Burst: up to 10fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi | Auto low light: Yes

Minimal size and weight
One-touch operation
Excellent video quality

If you've always wanted to buy a GoPro camera but were put off by the pro-level functionality found in GoPro's HERO4 Black, you're in luck. GoPro launched its most user-friendly camera ever: the HERO4 Session.

Operating the HERO4 Session is easier than it is on any of GoPro's other cameras, with a single button used to perform the majority of its functions. Just like with previous models, you can further refine your controls and settings by using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

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5. GoPro Hero4 Silver deals

One step down, but still a powerful current-gen action camera

FOV: Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow | 4K video: up to 15fps | 1080p video: up to 60fps | WVGA video: up to 240fps | Stills: 12MP | Burst: up to 30fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth | Auto low light: Yes

Cheaper than the Hero4 Black
1080p video at 60fps
Touchscreen display

Number 2 in terms of outright awesomeness, the GoPro Hero4 Silver is the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is very convenient with this model – just view, tap and swipe the screen.

This GoPro captures 1080p60 and 720p120 video, plus 12MP photos at 30 frames per second. It's not quite the best, but it is cheaper than the GoPro Hero4 Black above.

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6. GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition deals

2014's flagship could be yours for a bargain deal

FOV: Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow | 4K video: up to 15fps | 1080p video: up to 60fps | WVGA video: up to 240fps | Stills: 12MP | Burst: up to 30fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi | Auto low light: Yes

Improved lens
Excellent build
High quality footage

This is 2014's flagship model, and it's 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, also delivering new features like SuperView.

Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition was the most advanced GoPro not so long ago. So, if you can find a good deal, this could be the one to get for GoPro deal hunters. UK stock is incredibly rare, so you may have to opt for a preowned model. US prices have crept up to, so maybe you should look into one of the newer models to get a better deal.

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7. GoPro Hero3+ Silver deals

A superb action camera only missing some of the very high-end features

FOV: Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow | 4K video: No | 1080p video: up to 60fps | WVGA video: up to 120fps | Stills: 10MP | Burst: up to 10fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi | Auto low light: No

1080p recording
Built-in Wi-Fi
10MP photos

This model doesn't record in 4K, but it does offer 1080p 60fps video and 10MP photos at speeds of up to 10 frames per second. Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to use the GoPro App to control the camera remotely, preview shots and share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter and more.

Compatible with all GoPro mounts, you can wear it or attach it to your gear for immersive POV footage of your favorite activities.

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8. GoPro Hero3 White deals

A high quality action camera now available at some excellent prices

FOV: Ultra Wide | 4K video: No | 1080p video: up to 30fps | WVGA video: up to 60fps | Stills: 5MP | Burst: up to 3fps | Wireless: Wi-Fi | Auto low light: No

Built-in Wi-Fi
Records in 1080p
Ticks loads of boxes at a low price

Down at the more basic end, the Hero 3 White doesn't offer any of the high end features like 4K and auto low light mode, but it does still record 1080p video at 30fps and 5MP stills at up to 3 frames per second. It's got built-in Wi-Fi, too, so you can still use it with the GoPro app despite the low price.

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9. GoPro Hero deals

The value action camera still has a lot to offer

FOV: Ultra Wide | 4K video: No | 1080p video: up to 30fps | WVGA video: up to 60fps | Stills: 5MP | Burst: up to 5fps | Wireless: None | Auto low light: No

1080p recording
Very cheap nowadays
Ideal for curious beginners

This is the bargain buddy of the GoPro roster, offering basic features but still the full GoPro experience in terms of accessories. It'll do you 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps. If you're not too fussed about mega-high frame rates and professional quality 4K video, this GoPro could be your deal buddy!

Looking for something a bit more point-and-shoot? Our friends at T3 have rounded up all the best Black Friday camera deals from around the web. 

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