Summer savings: GoPro drops the price of its Hero9 Black 5K action camera by AU$140

GoPro Hero9 Black
(Image credit: GoPro)

The Hero 9 Black is the best GoPro action camera to date, delivering 5K video and 20MP stills. There's even an extra screen on the front! 

This 1.4-inch colour display is aimed at vloggers who want to frame themselves perfectly – it also now challenges the DJI Osmo Action and Akaso Brave 7 LE action cams that feature front-facing screens.

Other features on the Hero 9 Black include upgraded HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation, TimeWarp 3.0 and HDR Night lapse video, though for videographers it’s the inclusion of 5K at 30fps that will most excite. It uses a bitrate of 100Mbps, as does the stepdown 4K 60fps mode. The Hero 9 Black can also be used out of the box as a webcam for videoconferencing.

As well as being the biggest upgrade and the highest resolution GoPro so far, the Hero 9 Black is also the most expensive – it will set you back AU$699 for the camera alone, or you can get it for AU$599 directly from the manufacturer when you get a one-year GoPro subscription for AU$69.96.

However, GoPro has dropped that price on its official store, and you can now pick up the Hero 9 Black, a one-year GoPro subscription, an extra battery and a 64GB microSD card for just AU$559.95 – that's AU$140 off the usual camera-only RRP.

All other major retailers in Australia have discounted the camera to AU$599, making GoPro direct your best option if you're keen on capturing your (mis)adventures in perfect clarity.

GoPro Hero9 Black |AU$699.95AU$559.95 from GoPro

GoPro Hero9 Black | AU$699.95 AU$559.95 from GoPro (save AU$140)

This price includes not just the camera itself but also a one-year GoPro subscription, an extra battery and a 64GB memory card – that's a pretty darn good discount in books. A GoPro subscription gets you unlimited, best quality photo cloud storage and 50% off accessories when purchased directly from the manufacturer.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!