Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Viewfinder Action Cameras

1. ISAW Edge 4K Ultra HD / 1080P Full HD Action Camera with LCD View-Finder Built-in Wi-Fi + Free ISAW ...

ISAW First Impressions

"Good picture quality."

No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. So I definitely like this Viewfinder Action Camera as well. I am very happy that I did it. This feature alone is the reason I bought the ISAW .

  • ISAW Edge 4K Ultra HD / 1080P Full HD Action Camera with LCD View-Finder Built-in Wi-Fi + Free ISAW Viewer II App …
  • 170° Degree 7 x Elements Glass lens. Shoots video - Ultra HD 4K @ 10fps / Full HD 1080p @ 60fps
  • Sony Exmor 16MP Exmor image sensor / Time Lapse and Burst photos / Built-in Microphone to record crystal clear audio
  • Built in 1.5 inch LCD viewfinder / Built-in WiFi to stream your videos to ISAW Viewer II smartphone App
  • Durable & Waterproof to 131-Feet 40m in Waterproof housing (Waterproof Housing included). Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
  • Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (class 10 or UHS-1 required) Sold Separately.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ISAW
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ISAW Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

Has loads and loads of accessories. It is easy to mount the ISAW on and it stays in place. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Love ISAW, and this mount works great too. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Viewfinder Action Cameras

2. Video Camera for Kids Digital Underwater Camera Recorder,Top Max 3M Waterproof Sport Action Camera C...

TOP-MAX 6598745 First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

It is easy to mount the TOP-MAX on and it stays in place. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I'm looking forward to using this TOP-MAX 6598745.

  • Video Camera for Kids Digital Underwater Camera Recorder,Top Max 3M Waterproof Sport Action Camera Camcorder Cam W/ 2.0'' LCD Screen,4X Digital Zoom,5MP CMOS for Sports Swimming Diving
  • ❤2.0" TFT LCD SCREEN❤---The 2.0" screen of kids toy camera acts as both a viewfinder and playback monitor,great for viewing details of what you're taking.Simple button design, easy for kids to figure out the operation of the camera.
  • ❤12MP 720P VIDEOS CAMERA❤---12M 720P kids electronic camcorder with high definition, 5 mega pixels,8 Megapixel digital zoom lens,4 x digital zoom in&zoom out offer take high-quality still images and video recordings(with voice).
  • ❤3M WATERPROOF CAMERA(9.8ft)❤---3M underwater sport action camera with triple protection, dust-proof,anti-shock and anti-fall provide more fun while swimming, diving and beaching.With a tripod hole, it can be attached to the bike, skateboard, helmet, etc.
  • ❤2*AAA BATTERIES POWER SOURCE❤---This waterproof camera for kids takes 2* AAA batteries which is covered by double protection and better to work with a 32GB TF Card(NOT INCLUDED).With a USB cable,you can send photos and videos to computer.
  • ❤PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR KIDS❤---Lightweight,easy to carry.Waterproof ,dustproof,and shatter resistant is perfect for children.Take it for sports,like swimming ,diving,biking ,climbing&running.Enjoy taking photo &video with this little action camera.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOP-MAX 6598745
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TOP-MAX 6598745 Final Thoughts

"This cannot be disabled."

The TOP-MAX 6598745 is very easy to use. Very good customer service top notch. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. It is easy to mount the TOP-MAX on and it stays in place. Video stabilization is astonishing.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Essentials Bundle

User Ratings: 58

DJI DJIOSACESS First Impressions

"Pretty fast charge time."

I cant give the DJI DJIOSACESS enough stars. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! This little camera will amaze you. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. The value of all the parts is incredible.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Essentials Bundle
  • Dual Screens: Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, Osmo Action's dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.
  • RockSteady, Made to Move: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing rich details that are often lost in environments with complex lighting.
  • 11 M Waterproof: Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSACESS
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DJI DJIOSACESS Final Thoughts

"I have a DJI DJIOSACESS."

Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. This is a very well-made little camera. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

4. DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit

User Ratings: 79 3

DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 First Impressions

"It is a great Viewfinder Action Camera."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. And the image on the DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 itself is sharp and clear. I'm looking forward to using this DJI CP.OS.00000005.01. This accessory bundle for my DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 has a ton of items.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit
  • DJI OSMO pocket part 13 - expansion kit
  • Precise gimbal control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000005.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. If you have a DJI CP.OS.00000005.01, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.6


(452 Points)

5. EZVIZ One Action Camera HD 1080P 60FPS WiFi Enabled (Grey)

User Ratings: 55

EZVIZ One (Grey) First Impressions

"Win win."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase.

  • EZVIZ One Action Camera HD 1080P 60FPS WiFi Enabled (Grey)
  • VIDEO RECORDING 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS, 480P/240FPS.
  • CAPTURE BURST PHOTO at 16MP 5PFS or 5MP at 30FPS.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE with up to 3 hours recording time on 720p/30FPS, 2.33 hours for 1080p/30FPS.
  • DURABLE AND WATERPROOF housing up to 131 feet (40m) while enjoying smooth video recording from an integrated G-sensor for image auto-flipping.
  • CAPTURE MORE ACTION with a 152° wide viewing-angle.
  • CONTROL AND SHARE with Wi-Fi connectivity to the EZVIZ Sports App.
  • ADAPTABLE with 1/4" mount that fits most action camera mounting brackets and accessories. Device accepts up to a 64GB UHS-1 micro SD card.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EZVIZ One (Grey)
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EZVIZ One (Grey) Final Thoughts

"Definitely a good buy."

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! It is small and takes awesome pictures! Video stabilization is astonishing.

Overall Score
4.1


(7 Points)

6. SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera

User Ratings: 60 13

SJCAM SJ5000X First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. SJCAM SJ5000X wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. For the price this is a great buy. I contacted SJCAM customer service and they were amazing. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

  • SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
  • SJCAM SJ5000x 4K Action Camera - Waterproof Housing - Base Mount - Long Screw - Li-ion Battery - QR J-Shaped Buckle - Housing Backdoor w/Holes - Bike Handlebar Seatpost Pole Mount - Curved Adhesive Mount - Flat Adhesive Mount - Tape - 3-WayPivot Arm Mount - 2x Short Connector w/Screw - Camera Tripod Mount - Tripod Mount Adapter - Backpack Clip Mount Shell - 2x Velcro Strap - USB Cable - Lens Cover - Cleaning Cloth - 2x SJCAM Sticker - User Manual - SJCAM 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • 170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle
  • 12.0MP imx078 CMOS image sensor
  • Multiple photo shooting modes: Single shot, burst-shot, time lapse, continuous
  • Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, diving, etc
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SJ5000X
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SJCAM SJ5000X Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have. If you have a SJCAM SJ5000X, then you need this case. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. If you have a SJCAM SJ5000X, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.0


(96 Points)

7. ULANZI V2 Multifunctional Vlogging Case w Cold Shoe Mount for Microphone LED Video Light,Wire Connec...

User Ratings: 69 8

ULANZI V2 Case First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This is a very well-made little camera. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size.

  • ULANZI V2 Multifunctional Vlogging Case w Cold Shoe Mount for Microphone LED Video Light,Wire Connectable Frame Housing Shell Mount Cage for Gopro Hero 7 6 5 Action Camera Video Vlog Creator Setup
  • 【Reserved Microphone Adapter Place】Specially Designed Microphone Adapter Position,perfectly solved the Gopro audio problem, so you can use Gopro Vlogging.
  • 【Easy to install】Lightweight Case for GoPro HERO 7 6 5. Portable to take out, could be mounted on bicycles, handrack, helmet, chest belt, etc
  • 【Video and Vlog Creator Case】Preferred case accessory used by pro photographers & video makers on YouTube,the hot shoe mount on the top of this case to mount flash, GPS locator, video light, microphone, etc.
  • 【Cold Shoe Mount on Top】With Cold Shoe Mount on Top, you can mount microphone or led video light on it,necessary for Gopro Video Shooting.
  • 【Super Lightweight】The Gopro Vlog Case was made of high quality ABS material, it is super lightweigt and portable.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ULANZI V2 Case
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ULANZI V2 Case Final Thoughts

"We love this camera!"

You can shoot your videos and frame them later. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

Overall Score
4.4


(239 Points)

8. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"I loved it."

I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. Love Skyzone, and this mount works great too. I contacted Skyzone customer service and they were amazing. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. I may have to pick up a second one at this price!

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,red)
  • Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.
  • SKY03S is the update version of Original sky03, we update the ergonomics, which fits pilots face perfectly, and we update the software off the goggles, pilots can calibrate the voltage readings of the goggles.
  • SKY03O is the OLED version of SKY03, with resolution of 1024*768 and OLED display, the vivid color and high contrast ratio, pilots can see more details, the new optical make the image crystal clear and no image distortion and blur edge.
  • - Support head tracking; Pan : 180°/120°/90°; Tilt: 120°/90°/60° - Adjustable 57.5 to 69.5mm wide ran-ge IPD. - RSSI Signal Inten-sity Indicator.  - Diversity 5.8Ghz receiving modules,total 48CH and 6 bands.
  • - Support  RF Normal, RF Racing, HDMI IN, AV IN and PLAYBACK modes.  - Built-in fan for defogging and dissipate the heat.  - With a display window for the LED light. The LED MODE can be set in the system menu.  - Support 2S~6S battery, more convenient in the field.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skyzone
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Skyzone Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sle...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It was quick and I had no issues. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media.
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Love the accessories and the bag. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

10. Case Logic MGC-101 Security Camera

User Ratings: 70

Case Logic MGC-101 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. First off I would like to commend Case Logic. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Case Logic MGC-101.

  • Case Logic MGC-101 Security Camera
  • Memento Action Cam Organizer Plus Case
  • Design that delivers high availability, scalability, and for maximum flexibility and price/performance
  • Manufactured In China
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Case Logic MGC-101
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Case Logic MGC-101 Final Thoughts

"Good picture quality."

This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I'm looking forward to using this Case Logic MGC-101. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.6


(15 Points)

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