82points

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

69points

GoPro Hero (2018)

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Garmin Virb Ultra 30 vs GoPro Hero (2018)

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
82
points
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
69
points
GoPro Hero (2018)

Why is Garmin Virb Ultra 30 better than GoPro Hero (2018)?

  • 20% more megapixels (main camera)
    12MPvs10MP
  • 2.46% more battery power
    1250mAhvs1220mAh
  • Has GPS
    ?
  • Has a brand lens
    ?
  • 29.1g lighter
    87.9gvs117g
  • Has a microphone input
    ?
  • 3.7mm thinner
    31.3mmvs35mm
  • 7.5mm narrower
    57.5mmvs65mm

Why is GoPro Hero (2018) better than Garmin Virb Ultra 30?

  • 33.33% better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    1440 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • Has timelapse function
    ?
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • 14.29% bigger screen size
    ?

    2"vs1.75"
  • 0.9mm shorter
    45mmvs45.9mm
  • Has a dedicated bike mount
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?
  • 1 newer USB version
    ?

    3vs2

Price comparison

Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
2.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
3.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

82.61cm³

102.38cm³

4.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
6.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

87.9g

117g

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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

2160 x 30fps

1440 x 60fps

2.has a serial shot mode
?

The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
3.Supports slow-motion video recording
?

For example

GoPro Hero7 White

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
4.Has timelapse function
?

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
5.shoots raw
?

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

For example

GoPro Hero7 Black

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
6.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
?

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

For example

Sony HDR-TD30

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

12MP

10MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
3.has a CMOS sensor
?

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.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
4.has manual white balance
?

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.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
5.has a brand lens
?

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

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
6.has manual ISO
?

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)

Audio

1.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
2.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Canon EOS C700

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
4.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

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

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
2.battery power
?

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

1250mAh

1220mAh

3.has an external memory slot
?

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.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
5.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)

Features

1.has GPS
?

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

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
2.Is compatible with Android
?

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

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
3.has a HDMI output
?

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

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
4.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
5.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
6.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)

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