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Garmin VIRB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Garmin VIRB. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The size and portability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the color and price, and the memory and viewfinder get critical views.

usability, portability, size, durability, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Garmin VIRB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin VIRB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Garmin VIRB from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the design and price. Some have doubts about the color and memory.

usability, portability, size, image quality, battery

reliability, viewfinder, memory, color

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Virb HD Action Camera - Black (16MP) 1.4 inch LCD with Bike Handlebar Mount and Extra BatteryGarmin Virb HD Action Camera - Black (16MP) 1.4 inch LCD with Bike Handlebar Mount and Extra Battery

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (itreviews.co.uk)

Garmin Virb

 

Requires an optional dive case for shooting underwater. Video quality and resolution dwarfed by the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition.

Video quality is nice and smooth, though you’ll have to step down to 720p to get full 60 frames per second compared to 1080p’s 30 frames. For lots of action, that’s a must to reduce blur or stuttering. The 1080p test video I recorded looked bright and...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 action camera hands-on: Voice control, GPS, touchscreen, and more

 

Garmin thought of everything when it created the VIRB Ultra 30, including the ability to start and stop recording without having to take your hands off the handles, poles, rods, and more.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Garmin Virb

 

Rugged design. Good 1080p and 720p performance

Requires an optional dive case for shooting underwater. Video quality and resolution dwarfed by the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

The Garmin Virb and Virb Elite are functional, durable action cameras that aren't quite as durable or functional as their main competitor.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Gadget Guy (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: Garmin VIRB Action Camera

 

Overall, the VIRB is a very strong entry into the action camera market and Garmin has done well to create a camera with strong features and some personality to boot. It's a little bit on the pricey side, but boasts enough features to be worth the store...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Balaji Sampath (amazon.in)

Good Camera but Cart2India is weak on delivery

 

The Garmin Virb camera is fantastic. Clarity is really good and it is easy to handle. Great for anyone who wants a quick video shooting solution - for any moving action. I would have given it a 5 star rating except for two issues: (1) The moment you...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1250
Battery life (max):2.15
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:4.45
Flip-out screen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
Underwater case waterproof up to:40
Universal mount: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:mini-USB

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Colour of product:Black, Red
Electronic compass: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Night mode: Yes
One button operation: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,2704 x 1524,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.13
Height :4.59
Weight:65.2
Weight (including battery):87.9
Width:5.75