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 Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 64GB SD Card Supports 4K Video

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

It is small and takes awesome pictures! Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! Great purchase and highly recommended. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Overall an okay Viewfinder Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 64GB SD Card Supports 4K Video
  • Osmo Pocket does not include any SD cards in the box. Additional 64GB microSD Card with Adapter included (UHS 3; High-performance for 4K UHD video recording; Brand May Vary)
  • Additional 3.5mm Adapter allows the user to plug in an external 3.5mm microphone into Osmo Pocket for higher-quality sound recording.
  • 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.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Pretty fast charge time."

The quality is decent for the size. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this DJI . I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. The device itself is fabulous. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

4. TENKER K1 4K Action Camera , WIFI 12MP Waterproof Sport Camera 170 Degree Wide View Angle 2.4G Remot...

User Ratings: 68 12

TENKER K1 First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

I'm looking forward to using this TENKER K1. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This feature alone is the reason I bought the TENKER K1.

  • TENKER K1 4K Action Camera , WIFI 12MP Waterproof Sport Camera 170 Degree Wide View Angle 2.4G Remote Control 2 Rechargeable Underwater Cam Batteries and Kit of Accessories (Black)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TENKER K1
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TENKER K1 Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. This is high quality and you can tell. I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. Love the accessories and the bag. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
4.2


(26 Points)

5. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Chesty, Hand...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

It is easy to mount the K&M on and it stays in place. Great purchase and highly recommended. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I got this K&M to record our trip’s adventure. This little camera will amaze you.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Chesty, Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large + Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, and Compact
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Black, Rechargeable Battery, The Frame for HERO7 Black, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live.
  • GoPro Sports Kit Box Includes: Chesty (Performance Chest Mount), Handlbar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large Rubber Insert, Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, Thumb Screw, and Compact Case.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"The features are great."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. This action camera is amazing for the price! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

6. RunCam Swift 2 600TVL FPV Camera Mini 2.1mm for Racing Drone FPV Drones 165 Degree 5-36V for Multico...

User Ratings: 76

RunCam First Impressions

"Well done."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Has loads and loads of accessories. I contacted RunCam customer service and they were amazing. I cant give the RunCam enough stars.

  • RunCam Swift 2 600TVL FPV Camera Mini 2.1mm for Racing Drone FPV Drones 165 Degree 5-36V for Multicopter Orange Swift2 with 1 PCS RGB LED BAR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam
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RunCam Final Thoughts

"Not even close."

This is high quality and you can tell. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. This is enough for most use cases! It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. These are original RunCam batteries, and charger.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

7. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Camera Attachable to Smartphone, Android, iPhone F...

User Ratings: 66 10

DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET First Impressions

"My kids love using this!"

This is enough for most use cases! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I got this DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET to record our trip’s adventure. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Camera Attachable to Smartphone, Android, iPhone Filmaker Bundle with Hard Travel Case,Sandisk Ultra 32GB High Speed Micro SD Card + Corel Pro X9
  • AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full USA WARRANTY
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IN BOX: DJI Osmo pocket, carrying case, smartphone Adapter (USB-C), smartphone Adapter (Lightning), power cable
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES : Sandisk Imaging Ultra microSDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter |Corel Corel Paint Shop Pro 2018 (Digital Download Card - Updated Version of the X9) |Deco Gear Hard EVA Case with Zipper | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen |Deco Gear 6 x 6 inch Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET
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DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET Final Thoughts

"Great Buy!"

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I think at this price range, this is a very good Viewfinder Action Camera to have. The quality and features were more than I expected. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

Overall Score
4.4


(17 Points)

8. GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled)

User Ratings: 67 9

GoPro CHDHC-101 First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

Great purchase and highly recommended. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. This is high quality and you can tell. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place.

  • GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled)
  • Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video
  • Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
  • Durable and Waterproof to 131’ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
  • Compatible Devices-microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD, SDXC, SDHC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHC-101
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GoPro CHDHC-101 Final Thoughts

"Very happy with this."

The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This is a very well-made little camera. I was shocked at how small this unit is. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.2


(647 Points)

9. GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action C...

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-715 First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. This is a very well-made little camera. For the price this is a great buy. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

  • GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 10MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K30 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 waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREENS: 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-715
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GoPro CHDXX-715 Final Thoughts

"Thank you Thank you!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

10. GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/Extra Battery and GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip and 32GB Me...

User Ratings: 80 6

K&M CHDHX-801 First Impressions

"Great price!"

I cannot say enough great things about this Viewfinder Action Camera. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/Extra Battery and GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip and 32GB Memory Card
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty (through Manufacturer)
  • GoPro HERO 8 Box Includes: GoPro HERO8 Black, Rechargeable Battery, Curved Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, Thumbscrew, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 8 Features: HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization, TimeWarp 2.0 Stabilized Time-Lapse Video, Live streaming in 1080p, RAW in all Photo modes, Night lapse video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CHDHX-801
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K&M CHDHX-801 Final Thoughts

"Killer deal!"

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The value of all the parts is incredible. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! More like I wanted plus more! The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

Overall Score
4.5


(26 Points)

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