Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Action Camera Specs Features & Reviews

Camscore
94/100

Key Specs

Price
$400
Release Date
2 years ago
Field of View
148 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Photo Res
 
Burst rate
60fps
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
Yes
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
6400
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Screen Size
1.75" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Weight
88grams
Weight with Housing
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Colours
 
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
135 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Uptime Score
 
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
40metre
Drop Proof
No
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Remote
No
Buying Options
New
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Specification, features and expert reviews on the Garmin Virb Ultra 30 action camera.

Summary

The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 has an amazing amount of features, it's a great alternative to a GoPro and most importantly, can be connected to a myriad of other devices to show cycling data/telemetry and more.

Reasons to buy

7 reasons to get the Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Action Camera

  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Plenty of shooting modes, from looping for cycling through to time lapse, burst, video and photo modes
  • Plenty of video resolutions, up to 4k, 1080p at 120fps and Image Stabalization up to 2.7k res
  • Voice control so you can use it hands free
  • Extend the battery life with an external power back and battery
  • Plenty of ports, with audio out, mini HDMI and more
  • Connect with other devices, use ANT+, bluetooth and show more than just video data whilst you record
Reasons not to buy

4 reasons to NOT get the Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Action Camera

  • Slightly smaller field of view than the GoPro at 148 degrees compared to the 170 that the GoPro and others have
  • Not the cheapest, about similar price to top of the range and new GoPros
  • Only takes photos in JPEG and no RAW
  • Not the longest battery life for recording videos and connecting it to all those other sensors will also hinder that
First Look
Underwater Video Example
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Voice Control Notes

Voice Command Start - "Ok, Garmin"

Voice Command Bookmark - "Remember that"

Voice Command Record Video - "Start recording"

Voice Command Stop Video - "Stop recording"

Voice Command Take a Photo - "Take a Photo"

  • You can stop recording using a voice command only if you started recording using a voice command.
  • The camera plays a tone when it recognizes your command.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
Yes, this camera can record at 1080p and 120fps of super slow mo footage
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
Yes you can record footage whilst charging from a powerbank or wall plug
What Is The Best Video Recording Resolutin & Framerate With Image Stabilization?
2.7k at 30fps is the highest you can run image stabilization on the Garmin Virb Ultra 30
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
Yes the Garmin Virb Ultra 30 records true and real 4K video footage

Mounting and Form

Mounting and Form

The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 does not have a quarter inch thread underneath it so the only way you can mount is by using the gopro 2 to 3 fin mount that is fixed on the bottom of the waterproof case.