Garmin Virb XE

Camscore
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$300
Release Date
3 years 5 months ago
Field of View
141 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
Type of Image Stabilization
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Best Shooting Mode
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Material
 
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Info Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Weight
154grams
Weight with Housing
 
Shape
 
Size
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Storage Devices
Colours
Glasses
 

Power

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

Action

Waterproof Depth
50metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
 
Phone App
No
Sensors
Remote
 
Buying Options
Used
New
Merchants
Amazon
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Specs, features and expert reviews of the Garmin Virb XE action camera.

First Look
Underwater Video Example
Action Video Example
Image Stabilization Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
Replaced
 
Gimbals That Fit This Camera

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
No, you have to drop down to 720p to get 120fps slow motion videos
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
No you can't record whilst charging this camera
What Is The Best Video Recording Resolutin & Framerate With Image Stabilization?
1080p is the highest you can use the cameras digital image stabalization
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
No this camera does not record full 4K video, it does though record HD 1080p

Mounting and Form

Camera Form
rounded rectangular form action camera
rounded rectangular form

This action camera is a rectangular stick shape but has rounded ends with a lens either side of its flat faces. Here you can see it next to an AA battery for size.

rounded rectangular front form action camera
Rounded rectangular front

This action camera is more rounded than the usual action camera shape and is smaller in height. Here is the front shape next to an AA battery.

rounded rectangular side form action camera
rounded rectangular side

This action camera next to an AA battery, it is smaller in height and not much deeper.

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.

Mount Type on Waterproof Case
gopro 2 to 3 fin mount

This camera or it's case has the GoPros two to three pronged fin mount, this means the mount fixed on to the camera or case is the 2 fin style which slides in to the 3 fin style and a screw goes through all 5 fins and tightens up.

Mounting Options

board mount

action camera surfboard board mount

Surfboard & Snowboard mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit on to a surfboard, snowboard or other board with a 3M mount and in its underwater housing.

bodyboard mount

action camera bodyboard mount

Bodyboard mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit this action camera on to a bodyboard plug mount when it is in it's underwater case.

chest strap mount

action camera chest strap mount

Chest Straps on Amazon

Yes because of it's shape, size and form, within it's underwater case you can attach this action camera to a chest strap mount.

clip mount

action camera clip mount

Clip Mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a clip mount and then clip on to a cap peak or a backpack strap.

dive mask mount

action camera dive mask mount

Dive mask mounts on Amazon

Yes the this action camera inside of it's waterproof case will fit on top of a dive mask, it is not too heavy, nor too big and the mount type will connect.

dog harness mount

action camera dog harness mount

Dog harness mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the action camera to a dog harness as they have the regular 3 fin style gopro mounts, just place the camera inside it's housing to fit.

flexible mount

action camera flex mount

Flex mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit a flexible, goose neck type mount, you can find them with gopro or 1/4" mount options on them.

gun rail mount

action camera gun rail mount

Gun rail mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera can fit on to a gun rail mount with its mounting options.

handlebar & pole mount

action camera handlebar mount

Handlebar mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera on to a handlebar, pole style action camera mount for your motorcycle, bike, or paddle.

head strap mount

action camera head strap mount

Head strap mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit on to a head strap mount when in it's waterproof case you can use the gopro mount to fit them together.

helmet chin mount

action camera helmet chin mount

Helmet chin mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera to a helmet chin mount when it is within its underwater case by using the gopro mounting.

helmet side mount

action camera helmet side mount

Helmet side mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to the side of a helmet. These mount types come with both quarter inch threads or GoPro 2 to 3 fin mounts so are versatile.

helmet top mount

action camera helmet top mount

Helmet top mounts on Amazon

Yes it has a gopro mount available to use and will fit nicely on top of a helmet of your choice.

j mount

action camera j mount

J mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera will fit in it's underwater case on to a gopro 2 to 3 fin J mount.

quick release mount

action camera quick release mount

Quick release mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a quick release 3 fin gopro style mount and in turn fix this to many different style mounts that accept quick release mounts.

selfie stick mount

action camera selfie stick mount

Selfie sticks on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a selfie stick, or short hand stick to hold the camera in-hand.

shoulder strap mount

action camera shoulder strap mount

Shoulder strap mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera will fit on to a shoulder strap mount when it is inside it's underwater housing as they come with a gopro style fitting.

straps mount

action camera reuseable tie straps diy mounting

Check price @ Amazon for reusable straps

Yes you can use velcro, rubber and other reusable straps to mount this action camera to a surface of your choice.

suction cup mount

action camera suction cup mount

Suction cup mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a suction cup mount, these come with 1/4" or gopro style fittings.

wrist strap mount

action camera wrist strap mount

Wrist straps on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a wrist strap mount when put in to its underwater case as that has the 2 fin gopro style mount underneath.