Best side imaging fish finder under $500

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1Humminbird 410160-1 PIRANHAMAX 4 DI (Down Imaging) Fish Finder, BlackHumminbird 410160-1 PIRANHAMAX 4 DI (Down Imaging) Fish Finder, Black$153.18Buy on Amazon
2Humminbird 720101-1 9 M SIDB Y 9-Pin Side Imaging Dual Beam Splitter CableHumminbird 720101-1 9 M SIDB Y 9-Pin Side Imaging Dual Beam Splitter Cable$35.23Buy on Amazon
3Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00$139.99Buy on Amazon
4Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7x SplitShot - 7-inch Fish Finder with SplitShot Transducer, GPS PlotterLowrance HOOK Reveal 7x SplitShot – 7-inch Fish Finder with SplitShot Transducer, GPS Plotter$406.15Buy on Amazon
5Humminbird 710201-1 XHS 9 HDSI 180 T (HD Side Imaging) Transom Mount TransducerHumminbird 710201-1 XHS 9 HDSI 180 T (HD Side Imaging) Transom Mount Transducer$199.97Buy on Amazon
6Humminbird 710282-1 XM 9 HW MSI T HELIX (MEGA Side Imaging+, Down Imaging+) Dual Spectrum CHIRP with Temperature Transom Mount Transducer, BlackHumminbird 710282-1 XM 9 HW MSI T HELIX (MEGA Side Imaging+, Down Imaging+) Dual Spectrum CHIRP with Temperature Transom Mount Transducer, Black$337.57Buy on Amazon
7Humminbird 410200-1 HELIX 5 DI G2 Fish FinderHumminbird 410200-1 HELIX 5 DI G2 Fish Finder$327.99Buy on Amazon
8Humminbird 710298-1 XTM 9 HW MSI 150 T Helix 7/8 (MEGA Side Imaging, Down Imaging) Dual Spectrum Chirp with Temperature Trolling Motor TransducerHumminbird 710298-1 XTM 9 HW MSI 150 T Helix 7/8 (MEGA Side Imaging, Down Imaging) Dual Spectrum Chirp with Temperature Trolling Motor Transducer$172.18Buy on Amazon
9Humminbird 410940-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP MDI (MEGA Down Imaging) GPS G3 Fish FinderHumminbird 410940-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP MDI (MEGA Down Imaging) GPS G3 Fish Finder$456.61Buy on Amazon
10Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, Easy-to-Use 7-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02553-00)Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, Easy-to-Use 7-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02553-00)$499.99Buy on Amazon

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1. Humminbird 410160-1 PIRANHAMAX 4 DI (Down Imaging) Fish Finder, Black

Humminbird 410160-1 PIRANHAMAX 4 DI (Down Imaging) Fish Finder, Black
  • Dual Beam Sonar: Choose from a narrow and a wide beam for great detail or a generous coverage area, helping you identify fish, structure and contours
  • Down Imaging: Get a clear view of what’s happening below your boat with Down Imaging
  • Tilt and Swivel Mount: Quickly adjust your viewing area angle
  • Modern styling and a larger 4.3″ color LCD
  • Features Dual Beam, Down Imaging and an easier-to use interface

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2. Humminbird 720101-1 9 M SIDB Y 9-Pin Side Imaging Dual Beam Splitter Cable

Humminbird 720101-1 9 M SIDB Y 9-Pin Side Imaging Dual Beam Splitter Cable
  • Allows use of two transducers on one unit without the use of a transducer switch
  • For use with Side Imaging products only, in conjunction with a dual beam transducer only
  • For improved high speed performance for bottom tracking
  • 30-Inch length
  • Supports MEGA Side Imaging

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3. Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00

Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00
  • Includes dual-beam transducer with Garmin Chirp traditional sonar for crystal-clear images and remarkable target separation
  • Built-in Garmin quickdraw contours mapping software lets you create and store maps with 1’ contours for up to 2 million acres
  • Built-in GPS lets you mark waypoints, create routes and view boat’s speed
  • Bright, Sunlight-readable 4.3” display and intuitive user interface
  • Rugged design for every fishing environment. Frequencies supported: Traditional: 50/77/83/200 kHz, Transmit power: 200 W (RMS)

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4. Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7x SplitShot – 7-inch Fish Finder with SplitShot Transducer, GPS Plotter

Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7x SplitShot - 7-inch Fish Finder with SplitShot Transducer, GPS Plotter
  • FISHREVEAL: Fish are easier to find and easier to identify. FishReveal combines the target separation of Lowrance CHIRP sonar and the high-resolution images of structure from DownScan Imaging to makes fish light up on your display.
  • GPS PLOTTER: Navigating to your favorite fishing spot is simple with the GPS Plotter, which makes route, trail and waypoint navigation easy. HOOK Reveal “x” models do not include a map or support add-on mapping.
  • SPLITSHOT TRANSDUCER: Perfect for anglers who want the best views below the boat, SplitShot features the fish-finding capability of wide-angle high CHIRP sonar and the high-resolution images of fish-holding structure from DownScan Imaging.
  • AUTOTUNING SONAR: Spend more time fishing and less time reworking your sonar settings with HOOK Reveal autotuning sonar, which ensures you get the best sonar image every time by automatically adjusting settings as fishing conditions change.
  • 7-INCH DISPLAY: Enjoy crisp and clear views of your display no matter the conditions – even in direct sunlight – with excellent clarity and daylight visibility of HOOK Reveal’s SolarMAX display.

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5. Humminbird 710201-1 XHS 9 HDSI 180 T (HD Side Imaging) Transom Mount Transducer

Humminbird 710201-1 XHS 9 HDSI 180 T (HD Side Imaging) Transom Mount Transducer
  • Transom mount transducer
  • 83/200/455/800 kHz, 60/20/180° beam angle
  • Temperature sensor
  • With 20′ cable
  • For Side Imaging units only
  • New design is more secure, less prone to kick up, with improved running angle
  • Includes 20-foot cable, necessary mounting hardware, and built-in temperature sensor
  • Combination DualBeam 20- and 60-degree beam sonar, and side-imaging sonar with two 84-degree beams
  • Compatible with 997c SI Combo fish finder and other side-imaging Humminbird sonar systems
  • Backed by manufacturer’s one-year limited warranty

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6. Humminbird 710282-1 XM 9 HW MSI T HELIX (MEGA Side Imaging+, Down Imaging+) Dual Spectrum CHIRP with Temperature Transom Mount Transducer, Black

Humminbird 710282-1 XM 9 HW MSI T HELIX (MEGA Side Imaging+, Down Imaging+) Dual Spectrum CHIRP with Temperature Transom Mount Transducer, Black
  • Compatible with: HELIX 8 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, HELIX 8 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N, HELIX 9 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, HELIX 9 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N, HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N, HELIX 15 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N,
  • Cable Length: 20 Feet
  • Dual Spectrum CHIRP Frequencies: Full: 150-220 kHz, Narrow: 180-240 kHz, Wide: 140-200 kHz
  • Dual Spectrum CHIRP Max Depth: 1200ft (365m)
  • MEGA Side Imaging+ Frequencies – Max Range (side-to-side): 455kHz: 440-500 kHz – 800ft (244m), 800kHz: 790-850 kHz – 250ft (76m), MEGA SI+: 1075-1150 kHz – 400ft (122m)
  • MEGA Down Imaging+ Frequencies – Max Depth: 455kHz: 440-500 kHz – 400ft (122m), 800kHz: 790-850 kHz – 125ft (38m), MEGA DI+: 1075-1150 kHz – 200ft (61m)

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7. Humminbird 410200-1 HELIX 5 DI G2 Fish Finder

Humminbird 410200-1 HELIX 5 DI G2 Fish Finder
  • 5-Inch Color WVGA Display
  • Down Imaging for a clear view of what’s happening below your boat
  • SwitchFire SOnar to take command of how your sonar returns appear
  • Dual Beam PLUS Sonar – Two beams combine for great detail and a generous coverage area
  • Keypad control interface X-Press menu system

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8. Humminbird 710298-1 XTM 9 HW MSI 150 T Helix 7/8 (MEGA Side Imaging, Down Imaging) Dual Spectrum Chirp with Temperature Trolling Motor Transducer

Humminbird 710298-1 XTM 9 HW MSI 150 T Helix 7/8 (MEGA Side Imaging, Down Imaging) Dual Spectrum Chirp with Temperature Trolling Motor Transducer
  • Compatible with: HELIX 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, HELIX 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3N
  • Cable Length: 15 Feet
  • Dual Spectrum CHIRP Max Depth: 1200ft (365m)
  • MEGA Side Imaging Frequencies – Max Range (side-to-side): 455kHz: 440-500 kHz – 480ft (146m), MEGA SI: 1075-1150 kHz – 250ft (76m)
  • MEGA Down Imaging Frequencies – Max Depth: 455kHz: 440-500 kHz – 125ft (38m), MEGA DI: 1075-1150 kHz – 75ft (23m)

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9. Humminbird 410940-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP MDI (MEGA Down Imaging) GPS G3 Fish Finder

Humminbird 410940-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP MDI (MEGA Down Imaging) GPS G3 Fish Finder
  • 7-Inch screen with 800H x 480V resolution color TFT display
  • MEGA Down Imaging: Get unprecedented underwater clarity with coverage down to 125 feet below your boat. Not a Minn Kota i-Pilot Link Compatible
  • Powered by our proprietary, Low Q CHIRP transducer, Dual Spectrum CHIRP offers two ways to search: wide mode for maximum coverage and narrow mode for maximum detail
  • With two display modes, you can add or remove detail, account for water depth, temperature and turbulence, even watch lure presentations
  • Includes transducer and mounting hardware, power cable and gimbal mounting bracket.Watts RMS: 500

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10. Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, Easy-to-Use 7-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02553-00)

Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, Easy-to-Use 7-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02553-00)
  • easy-to-use 7″ color fishfinder with new vivid scanning sonar color palettes to easily distinguish fish and structure
  • supports garmin chirp traditional sonar plus chirp clearvü and chirp sidevü scanning sonars (requires compatible transducer)
  • high-sensitivity gps to mark waypoints, create routes and view your boat’s speed
  • includes built-in quickdraw contours mapping
  • wi-fi connectivity allows you to connect to the activecaptain app with compatible smartphone to transfer waypoints, receive smart notifications (including software update notifications) and access the garmin quickdraw community.Included components: STRIKER Vivid 7sv fishfinder; GT52HW-TM transducer; Power/data cable; 12-pin to dual 4-pin transducer adapter cable; Tilt/swivel mount; Hardware; Garmin bumper sticker; Documentation

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