Overview: The Garmin VIRB is a compact action camera that
can record Full HD video and 16 MP still images. The camera has a fixed-focus WideVü glass lens,
a 1.4" Chroma LCD screen, and a versatile mounting system. The camera's rugged, waterproof housing will
protect the camera if submerged in water (IPX7 1m/30 min).
Memory Cards: The camera will
accept microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 64 GB. A 64 GB microSD card will hold over
7 hours of 1080p HD video. Class 10 cards are recommended for optimum
1.4" Chroma LCD: The VIRB features a 1.4" high-resolution
Chroma LCD for setup, preview, and playback. The reflective screen actually uses
the sun's light to show you exactly what you're recording, while using very
little battery power. Recorded videos and still images can be reviewed
immediately after shooting. You can quickly and easily access camera settings
through the on-screen menu.
Video Recording: The VIRB has a 16MP CMOS image sensor, and records
MP4 video. You can choose between 1080p (1920 x
1080/30 fps), Tall HD (1280 x 960p/48 fps), Fast HD (1280 x 720p/60 fps), and
Economy HD (1280 x 720/30 fps). There are two speeds of slow-motion video: Slow
Mo HD (1280 x 720p/60fps) plays back at 1/2 speed, and Super Slow Mo (848 x
480/120fps) plays back at 1/4 speed. Time Lapse images can be recorded at
intervals of 1/2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds to create a video that
compresses a long period of time into a few seconds or minutes.
Still Image Recording: In addition to video recording, the
VIRB can record still images (JPEG) in 16MP (4608 x 3456 4:3), 12MP (4608 x 2592
16:9), and 8MP
(3264 x 2448 4:3) resolution. You can also set the camera to record a burst of
multiple images to capture people or objects in motion. In Burst mode, the
camera rapidly takes three 16MP images, five 12MP images, or ten 8MP images in
one second. You can also take photos using the Self Timer after a 2, 5, 10, 30,
or 60 second delay.
Field of View: You can change the field of view in the Setup
menu. There are four settings: Wide, Zoom 1 (2x--1080p mode only), Zoom 2
(3x--1080p mode only), and Ultra Zoom (4x).
Camera Settings: The VIRB's 1.4" Chroma LCD gives you quick
and easy access to the camera settings. Unlike other action cameras that require
connecting to a computer to change settings, you can select the video or still
image modes on the spot.
Advanced Settings: The VIRB's advanced menu include three
- Lens Correct: Corrects wide-angle barrel distortion and
reduces the field of view.
- Stabilize: Turns on digital images stabilization to
reduce shaky video.
- Flip Camera: Sets the camera to record video and still
images with the screen facing up or down. You can select This Side Up or
This Side Down.
Remote Control: You can start recording, stop recording, and
take pictures on the VIRB using another compatible Garmin device with ANT+
wireless technology, such as the
remote control, or the
fēnix 2 GPS
watches. Multiple VIRB devices can be controlled remotely, and you can control one
VIRB with another.
Power Requirements: The VIRB comes with a 3.7-volt, 2000mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which
provides approximately 3 hours of battery life.
Outputs: Behind a waterproof cover, the camera's control
panel has a Micro-HDMI output for connecting the camera to your TV. You can also
connect the camera to your computer via the included USB cable for loading
videos or still images, or changing camera settings.
Mounting: The VIRB comes with a versatile mounting system.
The camera comes with a cradle and two self-adhesive, adjustable mounts (one flat and one curved). Each
mount can tilt forward/backward, left/right, and rotate on the base. Each base
has a strong 3M adhesive pad to stick to most clean surfaces.