Best Action Cameras for Spearfishing

The best action cameras for spearfishing are cameras that you can firstly mount to yourself or your speargun. If you would like to record footage of your dives, underwater hunts and gathering then you're in the right place. We have years of experience with underwater photography, freediving, snorkelling and spearfishing and have selected a few features that every spearfisherman would like in their camera.

There are many other features that you may personally want, automatic white balance change during your dive so that you don't lose the colours in your videos, or you might not require a screen because you're connecting it to your body or on to a rail of your gun, you can check out the full list of action cameras at our table, or at a simplified version, or check every action camera we have in our look-up grid too.

Spearfishing Action Camera Requirements

  • Waterproof to at least 20m/60feet deep with a waterproof case, some go as deep as 100m
  • Wide field of view of at least 140degrees, super wide angle recordings to get all the action in the video
  • Can record at 1080p resolution with a frame rate of at least 60fps

 

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The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 has an amazing amount of features, it's a great alternative to a GoPro and most importantly, can be connected to a myriad of other devices to show cycling data/telemetry and more.

Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
135 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
88grams
Field of View
148 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

A fantastic little action camera that came out just before the Xiaomi Mijia 4k. Both priced at the same at around $100 but this one has voice control but loses out on the resolution and only provides interpolated 4K video recordings.

It looks a little funky but that doesn't matter and if it spends most of it's time inside the waterproof case, no worries.

Video Features
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor

This is a very sensible action camera, it uses latest tech in Novatech and Sony processor and sensors which are decent hardware. It isn't trying to hit marketing terms by adding 4k when it doesn't need to and is good in low light conditions. If you are after something for VLOGs, drone footage or require better sound quality with your recordings this could be perfect for you and not break the bank.

Video Features
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
63grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Shooting Modes
Video Features
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
180 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
155grams
Field of View
140 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Video Features
 
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
74grams
Field of View
169 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Video Features
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
65 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
88grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Video Features
 
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
150 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
63grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Chipset

We spent hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what the experts think:

Video Features
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
130 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
82grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Shooting Modes
Video Features
 
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Weight
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Chipset
Video Features
Water Resistance
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Weight
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor

What are the best action cameras for spearfishing? We find out right here, we have ranked them and then show a summary of each camera so you can see the top 10 action cameras to record your spearfishing adventures and underwater hunts in the ocean.

The list has been filtered from over 100+ action cameras in the directory by first, depth. Every camera in this list can go to at least 20m/66feet deep with an underwater case protecting the action camera.

Secondly we have set it to cameras that only show a field of view of at least 140degrees. To put this in perspective, the GoPro's and other action cameras can record in super wide views of 170degrees, so with 140 we think you will get everything in shot that you want, the wider, the better.

We have also filtered the list down to only show cameras that record full HD 1080p and at atleast 60fps, so that you can get full high quality video recordings at a decent frame rate, so when the action starts and you're recording, you can be sure that you'll capture it and can even slow the footage down a little in post if you require.

You will also notice that you can sort the ranking list by battery length and price, as well as the cam score. If you're in the water for a full day, you'll want to be able to record for as long as possible, just sort by battery life and you'll have the action cameras showing at the top which have the best battery life.