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 camera comparison tool.

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

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.

Just remember, you don't need to get an action camera with a screen because you will be fitting it to your gun or a part of your body or even mask. This means a camera like the Sony FDR X3000 will be more than capable of handling footage of your underwater hunting and gathering. It doesn't have a screen but is filled with loads of great specs and features, has one touch record and because it's splashproof means that if you want to change the battery for long days out on the water, you can do this without risk of flooding it.

Just other specs and features to consider for when you're looking in to getting an action camera for spearfishing.

Waterproof Ready Spearfishing Action Cameras

All of the action cameras here are waterproof ready, out of the box. Just make sure all the battery and port hatches and doors are closed and away you go.

We have ordered this list by those which can dive the deepest first without a housing and then in a descending order, up to a depth of 5m.

We recommend that you look for cameras which are 10m dive ready and deeper.

Title Buy Price Depth rating (without case)
paralenz vaquita dive action camera Paralenz Vaquita Dive Action Camera Specs $700 350m
paralenz dive plus action camera Paralenz Dive Camera Plus Action Camera Specs $550 250m
panasonic lumix ft7 tough action camera Panasonic Lumix FT7 Tough Action Camera Specs $350 31m
nikon coolpix w300 compact rugged camera Nikon Coolpix W300 Rugged Compact Camera $400 30m
olympus tough tg 6 action camera Olympus Tough TG6 Action Camera Specs $375 15m
dji osmo action camera DJI Osmo Action Camera Specs $400 11m
sjcam sj10 pro action camera SJCam SJ10 Pro Action Camera Spec $250 10m
360fly action camera 360fly 4k Action Camera Specs $140 10m
SJCam SJ4000X Action Camera Spec SJCam SJ4000X Action Camera Spec $169 10m
gopro hero 7 silver action camera GoPro Hero 7 Silver Action Camera Specs $360 10m
gopro hero 7 black action camera GoPro Hero 7 Black Action Camera Specs $329 10m
sony rx0 ii action camera Sony RX0 ii Tough Action Camera Spec $700 10m
gopro hero 8 action camera GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera Spec $399 10m
gopro hero 7 white action camera GoPro Hero 7 White Action Camera Spec $129 10m
gopro hero 5 black action camera specs GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera Specs $149 10m
gopro hero 9 black action camera GoPro Hero 9 Black Action Camera Specs $449 10m
GoPro Hero 10 Black Action Camera Specs and Features GoPro Hero 10 Black Action Camera Specs and Features $499 10m
gopro hero 6 black action camera GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera Spec $169 10m
dji action 2 cube action camera DJI Action 2 Action Camera Specs and Features $399 10m
gopro hero 5 session black action camera GoPro Hero 5 Session Action Camera Spec $150 10m
sjcam sj9 strike action camera SJCam SJ9 Strike Action Camera Specs $249 10m
gopro 360 max action camera GoPro Max 360 Action Camera Specs $499 5m
Insta 360 One R 1 Inch Edition Leica Lens Action Camera Insta 360 One R 1 Inch Edition Leica Lens Action Camera $650 5m
Insta360 One R Twin Edition Action Camera Specs Insta360 One R Twin Edition Action Camera Specs $479 5m
gopro fusion 360 action camera GoPro Fusion 360 Action Camera Specs $199 5m

Video Looping Mode for Spearfishing

Have you ever tried looping mode for spearfishing? That way you can save only the best shots for your dives.

Here are a list of action cameras that can record loops of their videos and rewrite over them. 

That means when you head home, you have two to three loops of 5, 10, 15, 20 mins in length instead of hours of footage when you only wanted a few minutes worth from the dive.

All of the action cameras below have looping mode as standard, but most will also require an external waterproof housing or case so that you can dive deep on your spearfishing adventures.

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