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[Canada Computers] GoPro Hero 2018 w/ extra battery $199.88 + tax Free shipping to store

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[Canada Computers] GoPro Hero 2018 w/ extra battery $199.88 + tax Free shipping to store

Been eyeing this version of GoPro since I don't want to get the GoPRo5 Black. The price is a couple bucks more expensive than the Amazon deal during Boxing week.
Amazon has this at $212.47 without the extra battery although it was $250 last week.
Sportchek only has the GoPro 5 Black left at $246.97

If you don't need 4k for your videos, the GoPro 5 black is still a very good action camera. The GoPro HEro 2018 is essentially the GoPro 5 black but with some software features disabled although it's very easy to unlock those (copy some files to SD, insert SD and let the firmware update).

Free shipping to stores although not all stores are available for some reason. Else, it's extra $9 for ship to home.
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Here are the instructions I used to flash mine to a HERO 5!

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Thanks op. Been looking for one of these for my trip to Cuba.
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Hot deal for a Hero 5 (after firmware flash)
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Is anyone able to login? It keeps telling me my email address is invalid
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those who owns this, how's the battery life?
I got the Hero 7 black over the Christmas holiday but the battery life is horrible! I leave the battery in the camera with the camera charged to 100% and turned it off at night and when i wake up in the morning after 8 hours, the battery was at 10%.
Also had issue with it not charging to 100% when there is an SD card inside the camera. Obviously firmware issue but i don't know if gopro fixed it in the 7 because i got rid of my hero 7 the next day. It went back to the store!

If the battery is still so terrible, no wonder they are including an extra battery with this
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I would've grabbed one but it's in-store pickup only and I'm in Alberta.
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yhap2003 wrote: those who owns this, how's the battery life?
I got the Hero 7 black over the Christmas holiday but the battery life is horrible! I leave the battery in the camera with the camera charged to 100% and turned it off at night and when i wake up in the morning after 8 hours, the battery was at 10%.
Also had issue with it not charging to 100% when there is an SD card inside the camera. Obviously firmware issue but i don't know if gopro fixed it in the 7 because i got rid of my hero 7 the next day. It went back to the store!

If the battery is still so terrible, no wonder they are including an extra battery with this
nah the reason why they include an extra battery because it's a popular option since recording time is just 1.5 hours.
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Hmm I've done some homework and the hero5 has poor image stabilization compared to 6 and then 7 has really upped the bar in this department.

The Yi 4k action cam with a sony sensor is an interesting look for $180 on amazon, I was impressed with the youtuber reviews.
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traktion wrote: Hmm I've done some homework and the hero5 has poor image stabilization compared to 6 and then 7 has really upped the bar in this department.

The Yi 4k action cam with a sony sensor is an interesting look for $180 on amazon, I was impressed with the youtuber reviews.
It is still better than the Hero 4 Black though?
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traktion wrote: The Yi 4k action cam with a sony sensor is an interesting look for $180 on amazon, I was impressed with the youtuber reviews.
This got me interested and then I saw that the Yi 4k Lite has a $20 coupon you can add within Amazon and it comes with the waterproof case too. This brings it to 89.99 plus tax.

The 4k ($180) does not come with the waterproof case which is another 20-30 bucks addition depending on the brand.
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dnacyan wrote: This got me interested and then I saw that the Yi 4k Lite has a $20 coupon you can add within Amazon and it comes with the waterproof case too. This brings it to 89.99 plus tax.

The 4k ($180) does not come with the waterproof case which is another 20-30 bucks addition depending on the brand.
You might want to look this up but I think the 4k lite only does 4k at 15FPS.
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yhap2003 wrote: those who owns this, how's the battery life?
I got the Hero 7 black over the Christmas holiday but the battery life is horrible! I leave the battery in the camera with the camera charged to 100% and turned it off at night and when i wake up in the morning after 8 hours, the battery was at 10%.
Also had issue with it not charging to 100% when there is an SD card inside the camera. Obviously firmware issue but i don't know if gopro fixed it in the 7 because i got rid of my hero 7 the next day. It went back to the store!

If the battery is still so terrible, no wonder they are including an extra battery with this

Try updating to latest firmware on the Hero 7.

Also, check this thread and see if you have a made in China (Dongguan) or Vietnam (Samsung) battery. If you have the China one, you can probably get it replaced under warranty. If you can't charge to 100% then you probably have the China battery.
https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/ ... 43/page/20

Alternatively, I also bought these Telesin batteries and they've been about 90% as good as my gopro batteries (vietnam/samsung). They work with the latest hero 7 firmware.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07CYR8X43/?co ... _lig_dp_it

BTW - I went from a Hero 5 to a Hero 7, and I definitely think that the hypersmooth feature is worth the price difference.
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Just bought a gopro 2018 and got a free extra battery at Canada computers.

As the gopro 2018 is the same as the gopro 5 black the first thing I did a "updated" its firmware to the one of the 5

So now for $199 I have a hero 5 black and a spare battery.

The store invoice showed by the way $180 for the camera and $20 for the spare battery
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Gadgetguy wrote: Just bought a gopro 2018 and got a free extra battery at Canada computers.

link? shows full price online

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