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GoPro HERO9 Black 5K Action Cam w/ 32GB SD Card + 1 Yr. GoPro Subscription

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GoPro.com has GoPro HERO9 Black 5K Action Camera w/ 32GB SD Card + 1 Year GoPro Subscription on sale for $349.98. Shipping is free. Thanks SociableFog138

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New GoPro 9 just came out.

Deal only for this week is $50 off the retail price. Includes 1 year of their subscription unlimited cloud storage, free camera replacement, and 50% off accessories. Also includes a 32gb sd card. This is actually a really good deal considering the camera replacement insurance alone is another $50.

https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/came...aster.html

For $50 more they also have a bundle that includes several accessories.

The major changes from the Hero 8 are a front-facing screen (like the DJI), image stabilization now includes horizon stabilization, and it can record up to 5k video (vs. 4k)

I just ordered one and will report back on the real differences.
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I had two hero 7 blacks go "bad" on me and was engaged in a 1.5 year fight with them over replacements on and off, only to find out that two out of three Samsung memory cards I bought off of Amazon as FP slick deals were fakes, and actually what caused my cameras to freeze, crash, fail to give me clear files at random. I felt like an idiot. I was so sure it was GoPro's fault.

Amazon gave me refunds for the cards even tho one was over a year old and I threw them in the trash.

Next memory cards I buy will be directly from Best Buy via price matching to Amazon.

That seems to be the best/safest solution.
Just adding two comments.

First, if you are already a gopro subscriber, they give you an additional discount on the camera. I am not, so I couldn't see what the discount actually was.

When you check out, they break out the subscription cost (49.99) separately from the bundle cost and ask you to acknowledge it. At first, I was confused and thought they were adding this to the total cost, but when I checked out, it wasn't added. I did have to pay tax, and 2-day shipping was free.
Glad they brought back the replaceable lens cover. That's the only thing i don't like about the Hero 8.

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09-16-2020 at 01:11 PM.
09-16-2020 at 01:11 PM.
Quote from jerleong :
Math checks out. Cheers

But you're right, I completely forgot that all my chargers for the H4 will not work. I think I'll be pretty set with 2 batteries and a charger for $385 for the time being, and *hopefully* the aftermarket/third party is able to crack it and make decent batteries for the H9. I doubt it, but one can hope.
At $20 each for the batteries ($14 with this discount), I'm ok with buying OEM rather than risking it on cheaper alternatives.

That is, if you are spending $50 and getting free shipping. Otherwise $10 shipping kills the deal.


Oh, here's details on accessory discounts:
https://community.gopro.com/t5/en...a-p/436397

This says
  • 30% off batteries + chargers (though it doesn't list the HERO9 variants)
  • 50% off mounts including The Handler, Magnetic Swivel Clip, etc.
  • 30% off some other mounts
  • 30% off mods
  • 30% or 50% off bags and cases
  • 30% or 50% off other accessories

"Limited to a maximum of 10 items per subscription anniversary year."

If the The Handler and Magnetic Swivel Clip are 50% off, then it definitely doesn't make sense to buy the bundle.
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