Black Friday GoPro deals 2022: the best sales that are still available

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The Black Friday GoPro deals are now over for another year. And while the headline deals from GoPro's big sale are gone, a few bargains still remain for action cam buyers on a budget.

This year's Black Friday sales delivered some of best GoPro ones we've seen for a few years, thanks to the action cam maker's 15% off site-wide sale that run through to Cyber Monday. Surprisingly, that delivered the first price cuts we've seen for the new Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Mini. 

Sadly, those deals have now expired, but there are a handful of alternative ones still left for late-comers. One of those is Target's discount (also available as Best Buy (opens in new tab)) on the Hero 8 Black, which takes its price down to a record low of $229 (was $299) (opens in new tab).

Meanwhile, over in the UK the best GoPro deal is Very's offer on the Hero 9 Black, which is now £289 (rather than the full price of £379) (opens in new tab). That doesn't quite match GoPro's now-expired 15% off deal on the action cam, but it's still excellent value for what remains a very powerful action cam.

Below, you'll find the top discounts that are still left from the Black Friday GoPro deals – and if you need a primer on the price cuts that are still going on all kinds of camera, check out our guide to the best Black Friday camera deals.

Black Friday GoPro deals in the US

The major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and Target, have now kicked off their Black Friday sales. We've listed those sales below, but most of them have been trumped by GoPro's impressive 15% discount across its entire range. Note: this discount is exclusive to GoPro and only appears when you add a product to your cart in its official store.

The best Black Friday GoPro deals in the US

GoPro Hero 8 Black: was $299 (opens in new tab)

GoPro Hero 8 Black: was $299 now $229 at Target (opens in new tab)
This equals the lowest-ever price for the Hero 8 Black, making this a great deal on what is still an excellent action camera. It's no longer part of GoPro's official lineup, but if all you need is a 4K/60p action cam with HyperSmooth stabilization and integrated mounting fingers, the Hero 8 Black is a great choice, particularly at this price.

Black Friday GoPro deals in the UK

It's officially Black Friday in the UK now, but GoPro dropped its 15% discount across its entire range ahead of the big day anyway. Still, as with the US it remains a better offer than any you'll find at the likes of Amazon or Very. Note: this discount is exclusive to GoPro and only appears when you add a product to your cart in its official store.

The best Black Friday GoPro deals in the UK

GoPro Hero 9 Black: was £379 (opens in new tab)

GoPro Hero 9 Black: was £379 now £289 at Very (opens in new tab)
This impressive deal is £10 cheaper than buying direct from GoPro and you don't have to worry about cancelling a Subscription either. The Hero 9 Black is still one of our favorite action cameras, thanks it impressive 5K video quality and a handy front display for checking your framing. It offers excellent value in this deal.

Should I buy a GoPro Subscription during Black Friday?

Since 2020, GoPro has been offering large discounts on its current action cameras when you buy them with a GoPro Subscription. This makes the buying decision a little more complicated – so should you sign up for a Subscription, or are there downsides?

Firstly, those discounts aren't quite as sizable as they may appear, because the price of GoPro's flagships has gone up by 10-15% in the past few years. For example, the GoPro Hero 8 Black originally launched for $399.99 / £379.99, which is the same price as this year's GoPro Hero 11 Black with a Subscription.

Still, leaving that aside, the Subscription offers do offer good value – and we'd certainly recommend signing up for one when buying a GoPro from the 2021 range, for a couple of reasons. The first one is that you can cancel the annual subscription at any time before it automatically renews after a year.

But the other is that the Subscription brings some very handy features. You can read more about them in our GoPro Subscription guide, but in short, you get unlimited cloud storage for all of your footage (in original quality), sizable discounts on GoPro accessories, replacements for damaged cameras (with a small fee), the ability to set up private Livestream links, and all of the premium features of the GoPro editing app (which typically costs $9.99 / £9.49 / AU$14.99 per year).

Given those benefits, and the fact that a GoPro Subscription on its own costs $49.99 / £49.99 / AU$69.99 per year, we think it's definitely taking up the Subscription offer if you're thinking of buying a GoPro Hero 11 Black, Hero 10 Balck, Hero 9 Black, or the GoPro Max during this year's Black Friday event. Just make sure you set a reminder on your phone for the Subscription's auto-renew date, so you can make a decision on whether or not to keep it.

Should I buy the GoPro Hero 7 this Black Friday?

While we expect to see GoPro itself only offering discounts on the GoPro Hero 9 Black to the newly announced GoPro Hero 11 Black, other retailers (including Amazon) will likely offer the older GoPro Hero 7 Black in this year's Black Friday sale.

Should you buy it? If you can forgo the latest in GoPro's HyperSmooth stabilization (which the Hero 7 Black was the first to be announced with) and are happy with shooting 4K videos at 60fps in a 'standard' 16:9 ratio and 12MP photos, it could be a good cheap option. It also has a slightly smaller LCD screen at two inches, but otherwise the GoPro Hero 7 Black is still a fine option for those looking for an affordable action cam that's packed full of features.

In fact, the GoPro Hero 7 Black is smaller in overall size when compared to the Hero 10 and 11 Black, which might be an overriding factor if size and weight really are paramount on your adventures.

Since the release of the GoPro Hero 11 Black, the Hero 7 Black has been discontinued, which means stock could be a little on the ground. But if it does appear in this year's sales, it could be one of the best Black Friday GoPro deals around (even without an official GoPro warranty).

Mark Wilson
Senior news editor

Mark is TechRadar's Senior news editor. Having worked in tech journalism for a ludicrous 17 years, Mark is now attempting to break the world record for the number of camera bags hoarded by one person. He was previously Cameras Editor at Trusted Reviews, Acting editor on Stuff.tv, as well as Features editor and Reviews editor on Stuff magazine. As a freelancer, he's contributed to titles including The Sunday Times, FourFourTwo and Arena. And in a former life, he also won The Daily Telegraph's Young Sportswriter of the Year. But that was before he discovered the strange joys of getting up at 4am for a photo shoot in London's Square Mile. 

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