80points

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

67points

GoPro Hero (2018)

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
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Garmin Virb Ultra 30 vs GoPro Hero (2018)

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
80
points
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
67
points
GoPro Hero (2018)

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

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

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

  • 33.33% better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1440 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • 14.29% bigger screen size
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    2"vs1.75"
  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • Has timelapse function
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  • 0.9mm shorter
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    45mmvs45.9mm
  • Has a dedicated bike mount
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  • 1 newer USB version
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    3vs2
  • Has voice commands
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Price comparison

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
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.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has a touch screen
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

87.9g

117g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.screen size

1.75"

2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
6.thickness

31.3mm

35mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

1440 x 60fps

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.
2.supports slow-motion video recording
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
3.Has timelapse function
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
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.
4.has a serial shot mode
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
5.shoots raw
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
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.
6.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

10MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a brand lens
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
3.has manual ISO
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
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.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
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.
6.has manual exposure
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
This allows to manually set the exposure.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.has stereo speakers
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1250mAh

1220mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has an external memory slot
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
6.has an HDMI output
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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