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 Camera with 32GB Basic Accessory Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDH...

DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB1 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 32GB Basic Accessory Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC Memory Card (UHS-I / V30 / A1 / U3 / Class-10) + Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Wide f/2.8 Lens; Up to 4K60 Video, 12MP Still Photos
  • Up to 3200 ISO, HDR Support; Wide Dynamic Range in 4K30
  • RockSteady Digital Video Stabilization; Time-Lapse, Hyperlapse, Slow-Motion Mode
  • Waterproof to 36' without a Housing; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support
  • Touchscreen Displays on Front and Back; Records to microSD/SDXC/SDHC Cards
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB1
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DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB1 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Victure AC700 4K 20MP Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control WebCam PC Camera, 40M Underwa...

User Ratings: 79 4

Victure AC700 First Impressions

"It just what he wanted!"

Overall, I think this a great Viewfinder Action Camera. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • Victure AC700 4K 20MP Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control WebCam PC Camera, 40M Underwater Recording Camera, Sports Video Cam, 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit Included.
  • 【4K 20MP Action Camera】- Victure AC700 Sports Camera, with 4k/30fps smooth video resolution and photographs at 20MP, can better help you capture every excellent moment while skiing, skating, snorkeling and more.
  • 【PC Web Camera】AC700 has a PC Camera function, you can use it as your webcam when you are at home and need to have an online meeting, chatting or other online activities. It is an ideal camera for indoor meetings and outdoor recording activities.
  • 【External Microphone Helmet Camera】- The external microphone can be used in a variety of situations and can even be mounted onto your helmet. The microphone will significantly improve the sound quality of your footage and record a wider range of frequencies.
  • 【Electronic Image Stabilization】- EIS tech can counteract any bump, shake or camera tilt during use, promising your images and videos clear and stable even under the roughest conditions.
  • 【Built-in WiFi and Remote Control】- The AC700 has built-in WiFi which enables you to connect via the app (LIVE DV) on your smartphone (iOS or Android) or tablet. Using a smart device you can connect to the camera and instantly share your moments on Facebook or other social media. The 2.4G wireless remote makes it more convenient for traveling, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor sports.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Victure AC700
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Victure AC700 Final Thoughts

"This is great."

The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. And the image on the Victure AC700 itself is sharp and clear. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

Overall Score
4.6


(476 Points)

5. Insta360 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization ...

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

These are original insta360 batteries, and charger. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. No need to spend hundreds on something else! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • Insta360 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization IPX8 Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (4K Edition)
  • 【Wide Angle Capture】ONE R 4K Edition, 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【IPX8 Waterproof】ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 16.7ft (5m). *Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. *NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【Voice Control】When ONE R is out of reach, just give a shout to start shooting with voice commands. "Take a Photo" or "Start recording"
  • 【Package List】 Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

6. DJI OSMO Action with Osmo Action Charging Kit

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI First Impressions

"Thank you DJI!"

Love DJI, and this mount works great too. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype. Good and authentic after replacement. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

  • DJI OSMO Action with Osmo Action Charging Kit
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Easily worth the money."

This little camera will amaze you. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Video stabilization is astonishing. I'm looking forward to using this DJI . It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

Overall Score
4.3


(771 Points)

7. Victure AC800 4K Ultra HD Action Camera, PC Webcam, 40M Underwater 170° Wide-Angle Lens Sports Came...

User Ratings: 77 5

Victure AC800 First Impressions

"Excellent!"

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Victure AC800. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. It is easy to mount the Victure on and it stays in place. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

  • Victure AC800 4K Ultra HD Action Camera, PC Webcam, 40M Underwater 170° Wide-Angle Lens Sports Camera, Extra Outlet Charger for 2 1050mAh Rechargeable Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit Included
  • 【Ultra HD 4K Video 20MP Photos】- Equipped with a new generation of NT96660 chips, Victure AC800 action camera can record 4K high-quality video and 20MP photos. This underwater camera has a 2-inch LCD screen, so you can capture and enjoy outstanding visual videos and images.
  • 【2 IN 1 CHARGER】- Equipped with an original charger, Victure AC800 sports camera enables you to save time by charging 2×1050mAh batteries at the same time. It has 2 rechargeable batteries of 1050mAh capable of recording up to 180 minutes, which will allow you to keep capture wonderful scenes all the time.
  • 【170° Wide-Angle Lens Time-Lapse】- The 170°wide-angle lens offers a wide field of view and catch more amazing moments of your surroundings. Creating a Time-Lapse movie in HD will be amazingly easy with this magic camera.
  • 【131 Feets 40Meter Waterproof】- Equipped with a latest designed waterproof case, the action cam housing allows taking photos and videos while diving shooting up to 40 meters, ideal for water sports such as surfing, diving, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, etc.
  • 【Built-in WiFi and HDMI】- With the feature of built-in WiFi and HDMI, you can transfer photos and videos to your phone or TV by WiFi easily. Editing your recording videos and share them with friends and families to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram will be really time-saving.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Victure AC800
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Victure AC800 Final Thoughts

"Good picture quality."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Victure AC800. I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. I cant give the Victure AC800 enough stars.

Overall Score
4.5


(714 Points)

8. Spy Cameras Sport Action Camera 1080P HD Camcorder Hidden Mini Camera Small Portable Security Video ...

YAOAWE First Impressions

"Conclusion."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Very good customer service top notch.

  • Spy Cameras Sport Action Camera 1080P HD Camcorder Hidden Mini Camera Small Portable Security Video Recorder Outdoor Sports Camera Easy to Use for Indoor/Outdoor Video Recording
  • 【SMALL SPY CAM】Full length 2.4IN, width 0.39IN,Weighs only 0.03lb.Minimal and light mini camera,Easy to carry and hidden,Mini spy cam suitable for outdoor sports cycling records.Video audio recording,Static mini recorder at the conference - A variety of ways to use.
  • 【HD WIDE ANGLE VIDEO RECORDER】1920*1080P/1280*720P recording mode,It can switch pixels freely and is equipped with 110° wide-angle lens, which has advantages in video recording.
  • 【1080P/720P MODE RECORDING】2 video recording modes,1080P/720P - 30FPS recording mode is 1080P - Suitable for stable shooting history.60FPS recording mode is 720P - Suitable for outdoor sports video.
  • 【EASY TO USE】Please insert SD card before opening the motion camera,Open key function: boot,1080P recording mode,Shut down. Function key,720P recording mode
  • 【OUR SERVICE】12 Month. Please Don't Hesitate to Contact us. If you have any question, [email protected]
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YAOAWE
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YAOAWE Final Thoughts

"Value for the money."

I'm looking forward to using this YAOAWE . This action camera is amazing for the price! Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Action Camera 4K16MP WiFi Waterproof Sports Diving Cam DV Camcorder 170 Ultra Wide-Angle Len with Se...

User Ratings: 63 12

HLS hls001 First Impressions

"Not even close."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Very good customer service top notch. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • Action Camera 4K16MP WiFi Waterproof Sports Diving Cam DV Camcorder 170 Ultra Wide-Angle Len with Sensor 2 Rechargeable Batteries/Floating Hand Grip and Accessories Kit
  • 4K WIFI ACTION CAMERA: Supports 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 12MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You
  • ADAPTED GAME: CLIMING MOUTAIN, DRIVING, DIVING, FLYING, SKIING, SKATING, JUMPING, SURFING, SNOWBOARD, ETC
  • 2 BIG BATTERIES: you can use adaptor Max 5V1A only, Comes With 2 Rechargeable 1350mAh Battery(one in the camera, one in the box) Enables Continuous Recording Without Worry. Supports Up To 90 Minutes Recording For Each Battery. (please select 4K/2.7K when the battery is fully charged, and keep low light screen protect light),
  • 100 FEET WATERPROOF: with waterproof case, ideal for outdoor activities, like swimming, diving, surfing etc. Perfect for water sports lover.
  • WARRANTY TIME: 15 MONTHS warranty to sure you enjoying your colorful life
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HLS hls001
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HLS hls001 Final Thoughts

"Well done."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Has a lot to offer at a good price. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. First off I would like to commend HLS.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

10. GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP...

User Ratings: 65 6

GoPro First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. My friends are impressed by my work with this Viewfinder Action Camera. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

  • GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p with Spare GoPro Max Battery, Sandisk 64GB Memory Card, and Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • Three Cameras in One: Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can shoot traditional HERO-style video and photos or capture immersive 360 footage. Vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen.
  • Max Hyper Smooth: max gives you unbreakable stabilization by using 180 degrees Capture as the ultimate buffer.
  • Horizon leveling: in Hero mode, game-changing horizon leveling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look Whether you're getting sideways, flipping through the air or chasing your kids.PowerPivot: Pane without the pan. Take incredible 270 degrees distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
  • PowerPivot: Pane without the pan. Take incredible 270 degrees distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
  • Premium 360 + stereo audio: six mics capture true-to-life 360 audio and deliver the best stereo sound Ever From a GoPro.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"This is great."

And the image on the GoPro itself is sharp and clear. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This action camera is amazing for the price! It can attach to his bike and scooter. This works well enough, except when I want to use it.

Overall Score
4.2


(23 Points)

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