88points

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

49points

JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion

85points

Sony HDR-TD30

Comparison winner
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30
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52 facts in comparison

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 vs JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion vs Sony HDR-TD30

Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30
88
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49
points
85
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Why is Garmin Virb Ultra 30 better than JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion & Sony HDR-TD30?

  • Has GPS
  • Has a brand lens
  • Is compatible with Android
  • Weight
    87.9gvs135,460g
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Height
    45.9mmvs53,71.5mm
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Thickness
    31.3mmvs74,131mm

Why is JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion better than Garmin Virb Ultra 30 & Sony HDR-TD30?

  • Weather sealed
  • Width
    35mmvs57.5,63.5mm

Why is Sony HDR-TD30 better than Garmin Virb Ultra 30 & JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion?

  • Megapixels
    20.4MPvs12,16MP
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Screen size
    3.5"vs1.75,1.5"
  • Widest aperture
    f/1.8 vs2.6,2.4f
  • Has a zoom microphone
  • Supports AVCHD format

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

3.height

45.9mm

53mm

71.5mm

Best

Canon Legria Mini

22mm

4.has a touch screen
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

5.thickness

31.3mm

74mm

131mm

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

6.has a flip-out screen
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

1080 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.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

3.has a serial shot mode
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

6.has AF tracking
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Optics

1.megapixels

12MP

16MP

20.4MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Audio

1.has a microphone in
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

2.has a stereo microphone
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

3.has a zoom microphone
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

5.has stereo speakers
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

2.has an external memory slot
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

2.has a HDMI output
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

4.Has WiFi
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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

Miscellaneous

1.Supports 4K resolution
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

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 flash
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

4.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.Has a hot shoe
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

6.Is compatible with Windows Phone
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion
Sony HDR-TD30

It is compatible with a range of Windows Phone devices.

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