Garmin announces VIRB action HD cameras

Garmin announces VIRB action HD cameras

Garmin, a well-known maker of satellite navigation products, has just released two new compact and waterproof action HD cameras, the VIRB and the VIRB Elite.


The VIRB features a rugged and waterproof (IPX-7) body and sports a 16 megapixel camera that can record up to HD (1080p) videos at 30fps, digital image stabilizaton, 1.4-inch Chroma color display, microHDMI out, microSD card support for up to 64GB, and a removable 2,000mAh lithium-ion battery for up to 3 hours of HD video recording.



For the VIRB Elite, it incorporates all the features mentioned above with the addition of built-in WiFi (for use with smartphone apps), accelerometer, altimeter, and high-sensitivity GPS. As an added feature, both the VIRB and VIRB Elite can interconnect with other Garmin products through its ANT+ connectivity feature.

VIRB has a price tag of $300 while the VIRB Elite costs $400 and includes basic accessories and mounts. Both action cams will be widely available for purchase in September 2013.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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1 Response

  1. krishna says:

    Wow! I would love to see a detailed comparison between this Garmin cam and GoPro Hero 3!

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