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)
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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.
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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. AKASO V50 Pro Native 4K30fps 20MP WiFi Action Camera with EIS Touch Screen 100 feet Waterproof Camer...

User Ratings: 67 7

AKASO V50-Pro First Impressions

"It works fine."

The AKASO V50-Pro is very easy to use. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Overall, I think this a great Viewfinder Action Camera. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment.

  • AKASO V50 Pro Native 4K30fps 20MP WiFi Action Camera with EIS Touch Screen 100 feet Waterproof Camera Support External Mic Remote Control Sports Camera with Helmet Accessories Kit
  • SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY: Featuring 4K/30fps and 20MP image, your AKASO V50 Pro action camera can capture every detail of your wonderful outdoor adventures and present an immersive footage of you and your world.
  • ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATION: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis gyroscope detects position and motion changes. When the camera tilts, moves, shakes or experiences impact, this action camera can still produce stable videos.
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE: You can adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between Super Wide, Wide, Medium and Narrow. This action camera also has the distortion calibration feature, which offers image distortion improvements.
  • BUILT-IN WIFI AND HDMI OUTPUT: Just download App(iSmart Pro+) on your phone or tablet and connect it to this action camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly. With HDMI Port allows you to connect it to TV.
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1100mAh batteries, chargers and remote control wristband and lots of accessories kits. The kits fit most cameras even Gopro.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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AKASO V50-Pro Final Thoughts

"Win win."

Love the accessories and the bag. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. I am very happy that I did it. I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
4.4


(2427 Points)

4. SJCAM WiFi Underwater Camera Diving Action Cam with High-end Chips and Sensors,Sports Camcorder with...

SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. I just love this little camera! It was quick and I had no issues. I'm looking forward to using this SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB. The SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB is very easy to use.

  • SJCAM WiFi Underwater Camera Diving Action Cam with High-end Chips and Sensors,Sports Camcorder with Dual Charger, Extra Battery, Bag (SJ4000-WiFi +Charger+Battery+Bag, Black)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB
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SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB Final Thoughts

"Pretty fast charge time."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. Very good customer service top notch. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Premium 4k WiFi Sports Action Camera | Ultra HD Waterproof Camcorder | 16MP 170° Wide Angle Len | 2...

User Ratings: 25

HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The quality and features were more than I expected. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This feature alone is the reason I bought the HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • Premium 4k WiFi Sports Action Camera | Ultra HD Waterproof Camcorder | 16MP 170° Wide Angle Len | 2 Inch LCD Screen and Full Accessory Kit
  • LET ADRENALINE LEVELS RISE! Turn up the next generation sports action HYPE Cam and capture all breath-taking action in that thrilling sports event, the football match, the wild party, the surfing holidays or the weekend in nature, taking unique HD CLARITY shots and creating your personal record of the most fascinating moments! Register all action in Slo-Mo and treat your audience to an HD stream of the extreme!
  • YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY: Set off on a bike trip with mini cam fixed on the handlebar, on a hair-raising extreme sports venture or just on relaxed holidays, never leaving capturing precious moments to luck! Mini sized and compact, weighing just 1.3lb to be carried in your backpack, in your purse or just in your jacket pocket, this premium Mini Cam with the RECHARGEABLE BATTERY will make your travel buddy everywhere!
  • CAPTURE THE MOMENT COME RAIN OR SHINE! The FULLY SUBMERGIBLE WATERPROOF CASE makes the camera perfect for shooting water sports or even daily life scenes in the pouring rain! The 2.0’’ LCD PREVIEW SCREEN & the PLAYBACK display panel, along with the INTEGRATED MICROPHONE for audio recording make an excellent 2-in-1 CAMERA and CAMCORDER kit, the #1 choice for crisp images and videos!
  • CONNECT IT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE: With a Built-in WiFi for Wireless Connectivity & Control, high-end HYPE Cam offers you connectivity to the App & Control via your smartphone, making the perfect equipment for iPhone & Android to remotely record videos and snap pictures. Featuring a Micro SD Memory Card Slot and compatible with both Mac & PC and, it allows you to easily save your recordings and share them with your amazed audience!
  • PERFECT GIFTING IDEA: Provide your kids, partner or a loved friend with the new generation mini cam and take their entertainment to the whole level! Offer this premium accessory kit to someone special on their birthday, graduation, at Christmas or on any occasion and enjoy their ear-to-ear smile at this amazing gift!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0
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HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0 Final Thoughts

"Which brings up the point."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Overall, I think this a great Viewfinder Action Camera. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. My friends are impressed by my work with this Viewfinder Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

6. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card Bundle

User Ratings: 73

DJI First Impressions

"It is waaay undersized."

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The value of all the parts is incredible. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card Bundle
  • Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor; Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design
  • Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s; 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
  • Includes Lightning & USB Type-C Adapters; Connects to Smartphone as Larger Display
  • Optional Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Monitoring; POV, ActiveTrack & FaceTrack Modes
  • Standard Time-Lapse & Motionlapse; NightShot & Panoramic Modes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Plus it has has self time."

The device itself is fabulous. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

Overall Score
4.6


(11 Points)

7. DJI 2019 Osmo Action with Dual Touch Display 4K HDR Waterproof Camera with Free Sandisk 128GB Memory...

DJI DJIOSAC128GBESS First Impressions

"Which brings up the point."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! Has loads and loads of accessories. This little camera will amaze you. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

  • DJI 2019 Osmo Action with Dual Touch Display 4K HDR Waterproof Camera with Free Sandisk 128GB Memory Card Essential 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 DJIOSAC128GBESS
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DJI DJIOSAC128GBESS Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

I got this DJI DJIOSAC128GBESS to record our trip’s adventure. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. The device itself is fabulous. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Essential Bundle with Osmo...

User Ratings: 75

DJI Osmo Pocket First Impressions

"Plus it has has self time."

The new form factor and weight are fantastic! If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Essential Bundle with Osmo Pocket Expansion Kit Part 13, Polar Pro Filters, 32GB microSD
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Gimbal Camcorder | USB-C Adapter | Lightning (iOS) Smartphone Adapter | Charging Cable | Cover | DJI Osmo Pocket Controller Wheel | Wireless Module | Accessory Mount | Polar Pro Standard Series 3-Pack Filter Kit ND8, ND16 & ND32 | Samsung 32GB microSD Card
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD Recording at 60fps | 1/2.3-Inch Sensor | 1.55 Mu m Pixel Size | 140 Minute Max Battery Life | Compact, 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal | T-Type Cooling System | FPV Mode | ActiveTrack Facial Tracking | 3x3 Panorama Photos | Motionlapse | Nightshot | Still Images at 12 Megapixels | Single-Handed Design | H x W x D 4.8” x 1.10” x 1.5” (121.9 x 28.6 x 36.9mm) | Weighs only 4.10oz (116g)
  • Osmo Pocket transforms all your life's moments into wonderful images. It snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80 deg. 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 Mu m for footage worth sharing every time. Osmo Pocket uses a samll 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. It precisely adjusts for your movements in real time turning your video captures into a movie-like scene.
  • Osmo Pocket includes a Universal Port is the door to further creativity. This multifunctional expansion interface connects Osmo Pocket to your smartphone, as well as an ever-growing suite of accessories that sets you free to film in any way. For perfectly quiet performance, Osmo Pocket takes advantage of a fanless, passive cooling solution that dissipates heat evenly, ensuring long-term performance and stability.
  • DJI Mimo editing suite was designed for all types of users to enhance their content with a professional touch. My Story lets you set the tone of your video with templates, filters, music and watermark stickers in a single tap. WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a DJI 1 Year Warranty (6 Months on Battery)
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DJI Osmo Pocket Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses.

Overall Score
4.4


(15 Points)

9. SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport W...

User Ratings: 60 7

SJCAM SU1903 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

Good and authentic after replacement. For the price this is a great buy. If you have a SJCAM SU1903, then you need this case. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport Waterproof 30m Extra 2 BatterieS
  • ✔Chipset Novatek 96655,170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle. BACK-ILLUMINATED sensor with low-light sensitive night vision for shooting night scene perfectly, 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens for shooting broader vision. 4x Digital Zoom keeps you close to the action. High-definition digital motion video recording device
  • ✔The accessories contain two batteries, and there's another one inside the camera. Three pieces of battery, three times record time and three times enjoyment
  • ✔Ultra compact and lightweight design(59.2*41*29.8mm,58g).Comes with a waterproof case,IP68 waterproof up to 30m for capturing water action
  • ✔BUILT IN WI-FI wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5 meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photos, upload and share every moment in a timely fashion
  • ✔Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, and diving. 100% Customer satisfaction with service by Vivid View Accessories
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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SJCAM SU1903 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great purchase and highly recommended. Very good customer service top notch. It can attach to his bike and scooter. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

Overall Score
4.2


(240 Points)

10. DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit...

User Ratings: 87 5

DJI First Impressions

"It works fine."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This is high quality and you can tell. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit Bundle with 3 Batteries, Rugged Carry Case, Filter Set & Must Have Accessories (12 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! See the bigger picture! The Mavic 2 is the latest flagship consumer drone from DJI. The Mavic 2 PRO is equipped with Hasselblad L1D-20c camera which has iconic Hasselblad image quality. It has 20MP 1" CMOS sensory, with adjustable aperture, f/2.8-f/11, 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile and 10-bit HDR video
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 is equipped with OcuSync 2.0 digital video transmission system which is able to transmit 1080p live video up to 8 km. It is also 2.4/5.8 GHz real time auto-switching
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 flies faster, longer, and quieter. The flight time is up to 31 min. The max speed in sport mode is up to 72 kph
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! With obstacle sensors on all sides of the aircraft. The Mavic 2's Advaced Pilot Assistance Systems allow the aircraft to actively avoid obstacles in front of and behind it
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"This is my first DJI."

The quality is decent for the size. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. My friends are impressed by my work with this Viewfinder Action Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.7


(66 Points)

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