Best Black Friday GoPro Deals, 2014

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See the 2015 best Black Friday GoPro deals here.

Designed to take stunning pictures and videos while you are surfing, skating or diving, GoPro cameras offer a great way to document your adventures. This year’s Black Friday sales offer a range of bargains on the GoPro Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4 in black, silver and white editions.

GoPro Hero3 White

Released in 2012, the Hero3 is one of the GoPro’s most affordable products. With 1080p30 video, the camcorder lets you shoot video and still photos in extreme conditions. The device is waterproof up to 131 feet and features built-in Wi-Fi and an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Regular price: $199.99

Black Friday offers:

  • Overstock: $179.99
  • Target: $199.99 plus $50 Target gift card
  • Walmart: $199 plus $50 Walmart gift card

The lowest upfront price you’ll find is at Overstock, with $30 off the retail price. If you’re a regular shopper at Target or Walmart, the inclusion of a free $50 store gift card will lower the price even more, to $50 off the original.

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver

Compared with the Hero3, the silver edition of the GoPro Hero3+ delivers improved image sharpness and greater sensitivity for low-light shooting. The camcorder offers up to 1080p60 video and 10-megapixel photos. Like other models, it’s waterproof up to 131 feet.

Regular price: $299.99

Black Friday offers:

  • AAFES: $229.95
  • Academy Sports: $249.99
  • Best Buy: $249.99 plus 16GB memory card and LCD touch BacPac (removable touch display)
  • Cabela’s: $249.99 plus $50 in Cabela’s bucks towards next purchase
  • Fred Meyer: $299.99 plus $75 Fred Meyer gift card (with in-store coupon, limit one)
  • Gander Mountain: First 100 people in line entered to win one free per store
  • Sports Authority: $249.99
  • Target: $249.99 plus $50 Target gift card
  • Walmart: $249.97 (online only)

The lowest upfront price you’ll find is at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which features the camera for $60 off.

For nonmilitary shoppers, Best Buy and Cabela’s offer the best bargains on the device. For $249.99, Best Buy and Cabela’s shoppers can pick up the camera alongside free accessories and a $50 store gift card, respectively. Shop elsewhere, and you’ll get the camcorder for the same discount but miss out on these handy extras.

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

The black edition of the Hero3+ delivers video resolution up to 4K. When it comes to still photos, the camera can take 12-megapixel images at up to 30 frames per second. Like other models, the camcorder features built-in Wi-Fi and is waterproof up to 131 feet. Special features include a “SuperView” mode to increase the field of vision and an automatic low-light mode for night and evening shooting.

Regular price: $399.99

Black Friday offers:

  • Fred Meyer: $399.99 plus $75 Fred Meyer gift card
  • Bass Pro Shops: $399.99
  • eBay: $329.99

EBay’s $329.99 is by far the lowest upfront price you’ll find, but you’ll save even more if you’re a Fred Meyer shopper who picks up the camcorder along with a free $75 gift card, offering you $5 more in total savings.

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition

With 1080p60 video and 12-megapixel photos, the silver Hero4 functions as both a high-quality camcorder and still camera. The device is waterproof up to 131 feet, and it features a touchscreen display and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.

Regular price: $399.99

Black Friday offers:

  • Academy Sports: $399.99 plus free $50 gift card
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: $399.99 (plus a 25% discount on any GoPro accessory)
  • Fred Meyer: $399.99 plus $75 gift card (requires in-store coupon, limit one)

None of the stores featuring the camcorder in their Black Friday ads is willing to go below the retail price, but you can pick something extra, whether a store gift card (at $75, Fred Meyer has the best deal) or a discount on GoPro add-ons.

GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

Twice as powerful as the HERO3+ Black Edition,the GoPro Hero4 records professional video with a frame rate up to 4K30. The camcorder features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and it doubles as a still camera, capturing 12-megapixel photos.

Regular price: $499.99

Black Friday offers:

  • Overstock: Price too low to show
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: $499.99 (plus a 25% discount on any GoPro accessory)

If you’re already planning on purchasing GoPro accessories, the 25% discount on these items at Dick’s Sporting Goods might make a full-price purchase of the camcorder worth your trouble. Otherwise, keep an eye on Overstock, which frustratingly doesn’t list its actual offer but promises clear savings with its “too low” price.

GoPro accessories

If you’re looking to pick up some accessories for your new device, check out Dick’s Sporting Goods for a 25% discount on all GoPro accessories with purchase of any GoPro camera.

Written by Melinda Szell

 




 

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