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Garmin Virb Ultra 30

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Garmin Virb Ultra 30 review: specs and price

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
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Why is Garmin Virb Ultra 30 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    12MPvs8.57MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs50027.5fps
  • Weight
    87.9gvs603.13g
  • Height
    45.9mmvs88.11mm
  • Width
    57.5mmvs84.85mm
  • Thickness
    31.3mmvs126.46mm
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    60fpsvs17.57fps
  • Volume
    82.61cm³vs7476.43cm³

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.height

45.9mm

Best

Canon Legria Mini

22mm

3.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

4.volume

82.61cm³

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

5.thickness

31.3mm

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a serial shot mode
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.

3.continuous shooting at high resolution

60fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

120fps

4.movie bitrate

60Mbps

The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

440Mbps

Optics

1.megapixels

12MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
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CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.has manual white balance
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

5.has a brand lens
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

6.has manual ISO
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Audio

1.has a microphone in
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

2.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.battery power

1250mAh

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

3.has an external memory slot
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has a HDMI output
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

3.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Has WiFi
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

6.USB version

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

GoPro Hero (2018)

3

Miscellaneous

1.Supports 4K resolution
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Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.Is compatible with Windows Phone
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

It is compatible with a range of Windows Phone devices.

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