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. Liquid Image 369 W Torque Series Off-Road Goggle Cam HD 1080p with Wi-Fi Video Camera with 0.5-Inch ...

Liquid Image 369 W First Impressions

"This is my first Liquid Image."

It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Very nice package of accessories. I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera.

  • Liquid Image 369 W Torque Series Off-Road Goggle Cam HD 1080p with Wi-Fi Video Camera with 0.5-Inch LCD (White)
  • HD 1080P Video at 30 fps and HD 720P Video at 60 fps
  • 1.5-2 hours in the HD Video Mode,Use only Class 6 and higher Micro SDHC card.
  • Lens Tilt- adjust camera angle within 30 degrees
  • XSC - Wearable Extreme Sport Cam-135 degree wide angle camera lens
  • Features-Continuous Photo Mode, 12MP Photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Liquid Image 369 W
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Liquid Image 369 W Final Thoughts

"Really enjoyed the Liquid Image 369 W."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Has a lot to offer at a good price. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

4. Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis 4k Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, A...

User Ratings: 88

DJI First Impressions

"Great decision!"

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. Love DJI, and this mount works great too. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs.

  • Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis 4k Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android, iPhone, with Extra 64GB Extreme MicroSD Card and More
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory.
  • 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • In the bundle: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable. Plus dealer's choice accessories: 64gb Extreme SD card and CLT Gear Cleaning Cloth.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Conclusion."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. It was quick and I had no issues. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

Overall Score
4.9


(12 Points)

5. GeeKam Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof 170° Wide Angle Lens Sports Camcord...

User Ratings: 63 10

GeeKam GeeKam-S9R First Impressions

"This is the perfect setup."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! When I do I'll post my findings here as well. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • GeeKam Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof 170° Wide Angle Lens Sports Camcorder with Remote Control 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K Action camera & Super Image Quality:4K/30FPS,1080P/60FPS,720P/120FPS video and 16MP image together can make sure you capture high quality pictures and videos easily.
  • Remote Control & WiFi Control:A single press of the wireless wrist remote control to freeze and seal the perfect moment.Just download App on your phone or tablet and connect it to this action camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly.
  • 100FT Waterproof Camera & 170°Wide Angle Lens:Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving,snorkeling, etc. 170° wide angle lens enables you to capture wider angle view than those of 120° or 90° action cameras, which presents expansive field view.
  • 2 Rechargeable Batteries & 2" IPS Screen:With 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, you can get super long recording time, no more worries about missing any precious moments.2" IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • HDMI Output & Valuable Accessories:With HDMI Port allows you to connect it to TV.This underwater camera comes with remote control wristband and accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro.
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GeeKam GeeKam-S9R
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GeeKam GeeKam-S9R Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
4.2


(224 Points)

6. COOAU 4K 16MP Wi-Fi Action Camera 40M Waterproof with 2 Batteries - 9

COOAU SPC05 First Impressions

"It is fantastic."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this COOAU SPC05. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It was quick and I had no issues.

  • COOAU 4K 16MP Wi-Fi Action Camera 40M Waterproof with 2 Batteries - 9
  • 【Multiple Functionalities to Satisfy Every Need】 -This waterproof action cam with a nice and nice design, thanks to the numerous functions, can satisfy almost all needs in daily use. Main functions: continuous recording, self-timer, automatic ISO adjustment, white balance and much more. Furthermore, the after-sales assistance team is always at your disposal for any questions or concerns
  • 【Wi-Fi and Remote Control for Simplified Use】 -By using WI-FI connection it is possible to control the action cam with the Smartphone through the LIVE-DV application while transferring the files without having to use data traffic. In addition to this you will be able to see in real time what the camera is looking at. The WI-FI remote control is up to 10M away allowing you to take photos and start and stop video recording while keeping your hands free
  • 【Electronic Image Stabilization Sport Camera】 - The technology adopted for electronic image stabilization adopts an intelligent algorithm that allows you to predict and compensate for involuntary movements, thus reducing vibrations and maintaining stable shooting at the same time. The algorithm also reduces abrupt movements at the same time, allowing you to get smooth videos and particularly stable photos
  • 【Dual Battery and Charger with 2 Compartments】 -From our market research, conducted on more than a thousand customers, it emerged that the accessory, more purchased, separately from the action cam is the charger that carries an additional cost of about 15 €. So we decided to include it in packaging making the user experience as complete as possible
  • 【Action HD Ultra HD Video in 4K and Photographs up to 16MP】 - The action cam SPC05 is the latest addition to COOAU. The SONY sensor in combination with the lens made up of seven layers of high quality glass, allow you to capture always clear images with any lighting situation. All you have to do is go out and concentrate on the shoot. Supported resolutions 4K to 30FPS (other models arriving up to 25FPS only), 2.7K / 30FPS, 1080P / 60FPS, 720P / 120FPS
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC05
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COOAU SPC05 Final Thoughts

"The light."

I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Liv...

User Ratings: 79 6

GoPro AMZGOPCHDHX801D First Impressions

"I'm terribly impressed."

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. More like I wanted plus more! I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live with Accessory Bundle + 2 Extra GoPro USA Batteries + Sandisk 64GB MicroSDHC U3 + Ritz Gear Reader
  • Streamlined design - The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
  • HERO8 Black Mods - Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined—with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up yourcapture game.
  • Time Warp 2. 0 - Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, Time Warp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • Hyper Smooth 2. 0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, Hyper Smooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • Live Burst - Record the moments 1. 5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro AMZGOPCHDHX801D
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GoPro AMZGOPCHDHX801D Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. It can attach to his bike and scooter. For the price this is a great buy. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

Overall Score
4.5


(142 Points)

8. GoPro Hero7 Silver Bundle with GoPro Float Handle, Sandisk U3 32GB Memory Card and Ritz Camera Memor...

User Ratings: 62

GoPro GOH7S First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

And the image on the GoPro GOH7S itself is sharp and clear. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The quality and features were more than I expected. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • GoPro Hero7 Silver Bundle with GoPro Float Handle, Sandisk U3 32GB Memory Card and Ritz Camera Memory Card Reader
  • 4k 30 video get stunning 4k video that's as amazing as the moment itself; You can also shoot time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • Rugged + waterproof : Share experiences you can't capture with your phone; Hero7 silver is tough, tiny, totally water proof and up for any adventure
  • Intuitive: touch screen with a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots; just swipe and tap
  • Voice control : Stay in the moment; control your Hero7 silver hands free with voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording
  • GoPro Hero 7 Silver Camera has Full US Warranty and Manufacturer-Supplied Accessories. Bundle Includes: Sandisk Extreme 32GB MicroSD, GoPro Handler Mount, Ritz Gear Card Reader and Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro GOH7S
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GoPro GOH7S Final Thoughts

"So I chose this one."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I cant give the GoPro GOH7S enough stars. Get a stainless steel tether. This Viewfinder Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

9. GoPro Hero 7 White - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos C...

GoPro CHDHB-601.1 First Impressions

"Fun gift!"

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This feature alone is the reason I bought the GoPro CHDHB-601.1. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. It was quick and I had no issues.

  • GoPro Hero 7 White - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos CHDHB-601 - Bundle
  • Bundle includes GoPro HERO7 with 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty, Hard Shell Carrying Case w/ Compartments, Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (See Full List in Description Below)
  • The HERO7 White digitally stabilizes your video to remove camera shake so that your footage comes out smoother and steadier
  • Full HD 1080p60 Video | 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps
  • 33' Waterproof without a Housing
  • Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD | Built-In Video Stabilization
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHB-601.1
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GoPro CHDHB-601.1 Final Thoughts

"Really enjoyed the GoPro CHDHB-601.1."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Great purchase and highly recommended. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this GoPro CHDHB-601.1. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Acce...

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"Now they are fantastic."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today.

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (PGYTECH Hand Grip & Tripod Extension Pole)
  • DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail, Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.
  • Accessories include a mounting frame, a USB Type-C cable, a quick release base, a flat adhesive mount, a curved adhesive mount, and a connector screw for connecting the mounting frame to a compatible action mount.
  • Dual microphones with noise reduction technology and dual speakers; can input audio with an external microphone using the USB Type-C input.
  • This pocket-sized camera somehow manages to fit not only one, but two displays on its tiny frame. The back 2.25" 16:9 display has a crisp 640 x 360 resolution that covers the entire back of the unit. The front 1.4" 320 x 320 square display sits right next to the lens and allows you to preview your image while you're in the action or taking selfies. Both displays feature touchscreen control, saving precious housing space from those pesky old-fashioned buttons
  • With SnapShot you'll never miss a moment of the action. Press the shutter button to power on and begin recording in under two seconds. Pressing the shutter button once when the camera is in sleep mode or powered off engages preset shooting modes.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJIParts
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"This cannot be disabled."

Great purchase and highly recommended. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip!

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

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