Garmin, the U.S. manufacturer introduces Virb and Virb elite action camera on the market. Both models belong to the first action cam series of the organization, and advertise with shockproof and waterproof housing.
Both cameras capture wide-angle 1080p video at 30 frames per second. Operate the devices via the integrated 1.4-inch (3.6 centimeters) can be large chroma color display that will hold up to three hours Full HD recording. The battery is also replaceable. They equipped with a CMOS sensor (16 megapixels) and offer Virb / Virb elite and time-lapse shooting. You can also shoot high definition images during video recording. In "Super Slow Motion" mode, devices provide up to 120 frames per second - but at reduced resolution.
Differences between Virb and Virb Elite
Both models can be coupled via an integrated ANT + wireless module with other Garmin fitness devices and sensors. A GPS receiver and barometric altimeter comes only with elite version. It is also Wi-Fi enabled, and data can be uploaded after recording on the home computer or the Internet. Also, the smartphone may then connect via Virb Mobile App (for iOS and Android) with the camera. The ANT + sensor allows the Virb elite to measure the temperature, heart rate and cadence of action filmmaker. Both cameras have built-in microphones and a connector for an external mic.
Design and handling
Both models will be available in sporty design: Slide the slider forward, the camera immediately starts recording. Thereby provide support for the wide rubber grooves - no mount on helmet or surfboard. Virb and Virb elite are IPX7 certified, these devices are durable, dustproof, shockproof and waterproof up to one meter of water (for 30 minutes).
Both models will hit the stores in October 2013. The Virb will cost 299 euros (SRP) while the Virb Elite will sale for the price of 399 euros (SRP).