Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Viewfinder Video Cameras

1. Sony Viewfinder Video Camera

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Still, it's worth knowing about. I love the audio options. The image stabilizer works very well. Picks up good sound without the mic. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Lithium-Ion X Type Battery
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets
  • Transfer speeds of up to 98MB/s**
  • Rated A1 for faster app performance3 and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback1
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! Really like the clarity of the picture. I will definitely use it more often. This little camera meets all those needs! There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Viewfinder Video Cameras

2. Holy Stone Viewfinder Video Camera

User Ratings: 58 13

Holy Stone First Impressions

"LOTS OF FUN!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The safety features are second to none. This is our first drone, never used one before. We've started a collection of Holy Stone drones now.

  • Holy Stone F181G Drone with Camera 5.8G FPV Live Video for Kids Beginners Adults Quadcopter with HD LCD Transmitter, RC Helicopter Airplane with Altitude Hold 3D Flip Headless Mode, Modular Battery
  • Clear and Fluent Video: 5.8G high frequency transmission allows you to see FPV (first-person viewing) live video on Equipped LCD Screen, capturing every Wonderful moment. Compatible with VR headsets which can provide a more exhilarating experience and a taste of drone racing during flight. No smartphone required.
  • Optimized 720p FPV Camera: The 120° FOV (field of view) lens captures high-quality video and photos - ideals for selfie. A 120° viewfinder gives a panoramic view for recording unforgettable moments. The very best camera drone!
  • Longer Flight Time: A High-capacity modular battery yields flight time of up to 10 minutes - and it is easily charged and replaced. The drone even has low-power alert.
  • Safe and Stable: An Altitude Hold function allows the drone to automatically and stably Hover at the desired altitude. Headless Mode makes it easy to control the direction of the drone. The easy remote control makes flying Fun for Kids, Beginners & Adults. BTW, doing recalibration before flights ensures no drift.
  • A Great Gift: Your family and friends will love it! Features such as One Key Start/Landing, Emergency Stop, 3D Flips, High-middle-low speed Switch and Luminous LED Lighting assure maximum excitement and flying fun. WARRANTY AVAILABLE. We are here to help you.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Well done!"

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I would definitely buy this one again! Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

Overall Score
4.1


(201 Points)

3. Canon XA50 Viewfinder Video Camera

Canon XA50 First Impressions

"Overall, I really like it!"

So far I am happy with this purchase. I used to just take videos on my phone. But not an awful lot better. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

  • Canon XA50 Professional Camcorder, Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 13.4
  • Max Focal Length: 382.5
  • Viewfinder Type: Lcd
  • Lens Type: Fixed
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon XA50
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Canon XA50 Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. What you get is quite a lot, really. Well packed and worth the money. I used to just take videos on my phone. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

4. Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 Viewfinder Video Camera

Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production
  • DESIGNED FOR LIVE PRODUCTION - Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN - Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design. Features a compact and durable magnesium alloy body that is packed with innovative technology, making it the most rugged, portable and advanced studio camera in the world
  • EASY ACCESS BUTTONS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SETTINGS - Quickly and easily access the most important controls using the built in row of buttons below the viewfinder
  • MICRO FOUR THIRDS LENS MOUNT - The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters
  • LARGE 10" FULL HD VIEWFINDER - The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes the world's largest viewfinder built in! The massive 10" high resolution screen has a super wide viewing angle and the large viewing area
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2
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Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. Formatting the SD card was easy. The price Also made this a great deal. Using it for filming kids sports. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Viewfinder Video Cameras

5. Canon XA50 Viewfinder Video Camera

Canon XA50 First Impressions

"It’s a good buy."

Overall this Viewfinder Video Camera is a great buy. Super easy to read instructions too! Much better then other same style Viewfinder Video Camera. I love the audio options. Recording effect is very good!

  • Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder Advanced Bundle
  • Bundle Includes: Canon XA50 Professional Camcorder + Canon Shoulder Bag + 64GB High Speed SDXC Memory Card + Card Reader + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lenses + 3 Piece Filter Kit + 4 Piece Macro Lens Kit + 6 Piece Graduated Color Filter Set + Spare Canon Replacement BP828 Battery + Rapid Charger + LED Video Light + Mini Condenser Mic + Full Size Tripod + Lens Pen + Cleaning Kit + Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • 8.29MP, 1" CMOS Sensor ? Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording ? 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder
  • Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens ? Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input
  • 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization ? Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor ? Mini-HDMI Output
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon XA50
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Canon XA50 Final Thoughts

"Appreciate it."

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I haven’t had one in so long. The Canon XA50 is very compact. Very easy to hold in one hand. I used to just take videos on my phone.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Canon 3665C002 Viewfinder Video Camera

Canon 3665C002 First Impressions

"Not sure."

Must be turned on and off manually. The zoom did not really impress me. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Picks up good sound without the mic. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

  • Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (3665C002) W/Extra Battery, Soft Padded Bag, 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, and More Base Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 1 x Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | 1 x 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Card | 1 x Soft Padded Carrying Case | 1 x External AC/DC Quick Charger | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Memory Card Wallet
  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor | Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI Outputs | Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input | Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor | 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3665C002
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Canon 3665C002 Final Thoughts

"So many extra features."

There are not any fancy professional features. I've tried many brands & models. This Canon 3665C002 works great for me. The video it takes it pretty good. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. Canon 3666C002 Viewfinder Video Camera

User Ratings: 48

Canon 3666C002 First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The price Also made this a great deal. Seems well made, as expected for the price. Very easy to hold in one hand.

  • Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (3666C002) W/Extra Battery, Soft Padded Bag, 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, and More Base Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 1 x Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | 1 x 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Card | 1 x Soft Padded Carrying Case | 1 x External AC/DC Quick Charger | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Memory Card Wallet
  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor | Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI Output | Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input | Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor | 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3666C002
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Canon 3666C002 Final Thoughts

"Appreciate it."

Able to get a great cinematic look. Able to get a great cinematic look. We travel out after I receive this Canon 3666C002. I am still learning how to use it. Picks up good sound without the mic.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. ISAW Viewfinder Video Camera

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 Video 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)

9. Panasonic AG-CX350 Viewfinder Video Camera

Panasonic AG-CX350 First Impressions

"Cool little camera."

Indoors it performed quite well. Used this multiple times for church lectures. An additional battery is included as backup. I am still learning how to use it. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing!

  • Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder (AG-CX350) W/Padded Case, 128 GB Memory Card, Lens Attachments, Wire Straps, LED Light, and More?
  • 1 x Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder | 1 x 128GB SF-UY3 Series UHS-I SDXC Memory Card | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x 67mm Telephoto HD Lens | 1 x 67mm Wide Angle Lens with Pouch and Lens Caps | 1 x 67mm Close Up Filter Set | 1 x 67mm UV Filter | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Memory Card Wallet
  • 1" MOS Sensor | 20x Optical, 32x Intelligent Zoom
  • UHD 4K, 1080p, Variable Frame Rate | 2 x Media Card Slot, HLG Recording
  • 3.2" LCD Screen, OLED Viewfinder | Individual Zoom, Focus, Iris Rings
  • Front-Mounted Mic with Front Audio Level | TC In/Out, 3G-SDI, HDMI Out
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-CX350
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Panasonic AG-CX350 Final Thoughts

"Overall very satisfied."

Works and looks much better than expected. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Much better then other same style Viewfinder Video Camera. It's the small things that count. The image stabilizer works very well.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. TOP-MAX 6598745 Viewfinder Video Camera

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)

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