68points

Garmin Virb XE

82points

GoPro Hero5 Black

Garmin Virb XE
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Garmin Virb XE vs GoPro Hero5 Black

Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black
68
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82
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Why is Garmin Virb XE better than GoPro Hero5 Black?

  • Has a microphone in
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a dedicated bike mount

Why is GoPro Hero5 Black better than Garmin Virb XE?

  • 1.5x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1440 x 30fps
  • 24.49% more battery power
    1220mAhvs980mAh
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • Has manual ISO
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has manual exposure
  • Has manual white balance
  • Has timelapse function

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

3.screen size

1"

2"

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

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

4.has an accelerometer
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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.

5.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

40m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Veho Muvi K2

100m

6.Has a dedicated bike mount
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

With a dedicated bike mount you can attach the device to your handlebars, making it easier to see and to change the settings.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1440 x 30fps

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.Supports slow motion video recording
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black
3.has a serial shot mode
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

4.Has timelapse function
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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.

5.continuous shooting at high resolution

30fps

30fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

120fps

6.shoots raw
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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.

Optics

1.megapixels

12.4MP

12MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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 XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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 XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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 manual ISO
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

6.has a BSI sensor
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

2.has a microphone in
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

3.number of microphones

1

3

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 XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

2.battery power

980mAh

1220mAh

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

3.has an external memory slot
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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 XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has GPS
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

2.has a HDMI output
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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 XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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

4.Has WiFi
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

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.can be controlled remotely
Garmin Virb XE
GoPro Hero5 Black

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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