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Refurbed session 5?
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:08:59 PM »

Just wondering if Anyone has tried a refurbished session 5 thatís for sale on EBay. 
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Re: Refurbed session 5?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 02:16:06 PM »

Just noticed that today, popping up for £210 it's a bargain ! I have had previous model factory refurbs and never had any issues.
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Re: Refurbed session 5?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 03:05:49 PM »

They were only £130 brand new not so long ago.
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Re: Refurbed session 5?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 11:12:41 PM »

I'm sure I got mine for £129 from Argos 3 months ago after a tip-off on here ???
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Re: Refurbed session 5?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 03:40:50 PM »

It was the Hero 5 not the session I was on about, my bad.
Apparently if you get a GoPro Hero (the base model) 2018 version it's just a firmware hobbled Hero 5, identical hardware and you can flash it with the firmware to get all the features.

https://gethypoxic.com/blogs/technical/latest-gopro-hero-is-actually-a-gopro-hero5
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Re: Refurbed session 5?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 08:45:57 PM »

Ugh - it's like the equivalent of DJI and the Naza Lite / Naza V2 debacle ... pretty sneaky really, I'd be pissed if I'd paid the premium for the Hero 5.
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Re: Refurbed session 5?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »

Not really, the 5 is not a current model, the basic Hero from the that year's lineup was a different camera.  They're just using the previous range topping hardware for the current entry level camera.
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