72points

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

80points

GoPro Hero (2018)

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55 facts in comparison

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 vs GoPro Hero (2018)

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)

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

  • 30m higher waterproof depth rating
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    40mvs10m
  • 20% more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MPvs10MP
  • 2.46% more battery power
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    1250mAhvs1220mAh
  • Has a microphone input
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  • Has an accelerometer
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • 29.1g lighter
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    87.9gvs117g
  • 19.31% less body volume
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    82.61cm³vs102.375cm³

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 built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 1 newer USB version
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    3vs2
  • Has a dedicated bike mount
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Has timelapse function
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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Price comparison

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Buy used:

$350.00

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Virb Ultra 30 AmazonGarmin 010-01529-04 Garmin VIRB Ultra 30...Garmin 010-01529-04 Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Europe/WW
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$455.00

Design

The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
2.has a touch screen
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
3.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.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has an accelerometer
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.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.

Features

1.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.
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.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.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
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.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Battery

1.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.
2.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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.

Optics

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 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.
3.has manual white balance
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
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.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.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.

Videography

1.field of view

150°

150°

Field of view (FOV) is the part of the world that a device can view and record. A wider field of view allows you to capture more of the action.
2.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.
3.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. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
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 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.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in projector
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
You can use your device as a projector.
2.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).
3.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.
4.displays 3D
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
GoPro Hero (2018)
The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.
5.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.

Price comparison

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Buy used:

$350.00

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Virb Ultra 30 AmazonGarmin 010-01529-04 Garmin VIRB Ultra 30...Garmin 010-01529-04 Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Europe/WW
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$455.00

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