Description: In terms of action cam, most people will choose GoPro. It’s the industry standard, they says. However, you can also consider this Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 for it has similar build to the GoPro but much more features. The color quality that this action cam has is amazing. No over exposure, everything is balance and looks very nice. The OIS is also impressive although it will eat up your battery fast. You can also command the cam to start recording with your voice. It’s just sad that this action cam has a hefty price tag especially in the U.S.
Can film 4K @30FPS
Supports SmartWatch & Smartphone connect
In-built touch screen
Colors quality is more vibrant, balanced, and sharper compared to the GoPro
Has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
3 video modes: slow-mo, time-lapse, expansive
Touch screen still function well even after the camera is put inside the protective case
Video Resolution This is the pixel number that a display or a camera sensor has (refers to the digital image of the action camera). If the action camera has a higher resolution, that means that it is capable of taking shots that have more pixels. If you have more pixels then they can provide the display with the ability of more visual information. So, simply put, the higher the resolution, the better images/videos your action camera will be able to take. The best resolution an action camera can have is 4K, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160).
Video Frame Rate The frame rate or FPS at which the action camera takes it pictures/videos. Many high quality cameras record at 30 fps. Frame rate or FPS in many occasions is reffered to as frame frequency. This is measured in hertz. Most of the movies are made at 24 fps so, you won't be needing more than 30 fps on your action camera.
Telemetry Telemetry has the ability to automatically collect data or measurments on places that are not accessible and it transmits them to the receiving equipment so it can monitor them. Basically this is a remote data transfer between your camera and designated device.
HDMI Output HDMI is a cable that outputs image and sound at the same time. This cable is used more and more nowadays for computers, laptops, TV's and more. It's good to have this function on your action camera because it's a very easy and fast way to connect to a display of your choosing.
Wi-Fi Information whether the action camera can connect to a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. It is used to provide high-speed data connections between the data from the action camera, mobile, other devices and nearby Wi-Fi access points.
Wide Angle How wide the angle of the lens is. A wude angle lense is used to take small scene pictures or close up pictures.
120 ° (degrees)
GPS, Night Vision
Memory card support Information that lets you know if the action camera is capable of recieving external storage. A memory card is basically an external storage card on which you can store anything you like. There are memory cards up to 512 gb of storage. So, you would like to have a camera that has a memory card slot.
Display screen Whether or not the action camera has a display screen. The display screen is used for viewing images or videos you take with the camera or when you want to take a picture/video with it, you can see what the camera sees through this screen.
Battery Capacity Information about the capacity of the battery. Measured in Milliamp Hours or mAh. The bigger the mAh the longer your action camera stays up and running. The battery capacity on cameras is around 1000-1500 mAh.
Waterproof This means that the action camera is water resistant. In case you drop it in water (if it's waterproof) it will not sustain any damage.
Length How big the camera is from one end to the other.
Width How big the camera is from one side to the other.
Height How big the camera is from bottom to top, or head to foot. Basically how tall the camera is.
Weight How much the camera weighs. Measured in grams (g)
135 g (grams)
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