Garmin VIRB Ultra 30

8.5/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
  • Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
  • Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
  • Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
  • Garmin VIRB Ultra 30

Garmin’s Virb Ultra 30 holds its own against Sony and GoPros' best action cams.

- Daven Mathies , Digital Trends 

Garmin has made one of the very best action cameras on the market – it’s just a shame the battery life doesn’t last as long as promised.

- Reuben Bakker-Dyos , BikeRadar 

Specs / Features


ULTRA HD VIDEO - Crystal clear 4K/30fps footage, 1080p/120fps, or slow motion capability at 720p/240fps | G-METRIX - Built-in GPS and external sensors with connectivity to Garmin devices to capture performance data like speed, elevation, heart rate and G-force | LCD COLOR TOUCHSCREEN - 1.75-inch display is easy to operate; fully functional in and out of waterproof case | VOICE CONTROL - Shoot hands-free by using voice commands to start/stop recording, take a photo or tag footage | 3-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION - Captures steady footage up to 1080p/30fps

ULTRA HD VIDEO - Crystal clear 4K/30fps footage, 1080p/120fps, or slow motion capability at 720p/240fps | G-METRIX - Built-in GPS and external sensors with connectivity to Garmin devices to capture performance data like speed, elevation, heart rate and G-force | LCD COLOR TOUCHSCREEN - 1.75-inch display is easy to operate; fully functional in and out of waterproof case | VOICE CONTROL - Shoot hands-free by using voice commands to start/stop recording, take a photo or tag footage | 3-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION - Captures steady footage up to 1080p/30fps

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Specification

Brand Garmin
Model 010-01529-03
Size 6 x 3 cm (2.4 x 1.2 in)

Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

An extremely accomplished action camera

from TrustedReviews
The VIRB Ultra 30 is the best action camera from Garmin yet, losing none of what made previous models special whilst adding great 4K, plenty of high-speed options, and a plethora of bonus sports features... Full review
Tom's Guide

Worthy GoPro challenger

from Tom's Guide
Garmin’s Virb Ultra 30 catches up to GoPro on video and photo quality, and it's about as easy to use, thanks to a new LCD touchscreen with clear menus, as well as a user-friendly mobile app. Voice commands are a nice idea, too, but weren’t as reliable or extensive as those on the GoPro Hero5. However, the ability to incorporate overlay fitness metrics makes the Virb Ultra 30 a great camera for data-obsessed adventure junkies... Full review
Digital Trends

Intuitive and simple controls, comprehensive G-Metrix sensor data

from Digital Trends
Should you buy it? Yes, particularly if data is important to you. The Virb Ultra 30 is a feature-rich, easy-to-use action camera and anyone who hasn’t played around with G-Metrix before deserves to give it a shot. It also happens to be compatible with existing GoPro mounts, which makes switching between brands easy... Full review
BikeRadar

Superb 4K footage and clever features make this a great action camera

from BikeRadar
The ViRB Ultra 30 is a superb action camera for those people wanting sharp, detailed 4K footage of their cycling. While it’s not perfect – the battery life could be better – it’s one of the best action cameras out there at the moment. It’s probably overkill for sticking on your helmet and riding around town, but if you are that way inclined, it does have a video loop mode for recording a set period of time before writing over the already recorded footage – useful for commuting... Full review
Nerd Techy

It’s packed with loads of features that will make your videos pop

from Nerd Techy

Like most cameras of its kind, it’s capable of shooting in 4K video quality, take it underwater, and mount it almost anywhere. But two things make the VIRB Ultra 30 stand out most from its competitors: the ease in which you can use it will performing your sport or activity, using the voice control feature, and the various overlay settings through G Metrix that are available with the necessary sensors. The battery life is among the best, with over an hour at 4k, and the waterproof case gives you a decent amount of depth for water sports. In all, the VIRB Ultra 30 is a great camera, and... Full review

DC Rainmaker

Extremely competitive

from DC Rainmaker
Garmin has delivered what is easily their best action camera to date. No question – they nailed it this time. On the features front they not only played catch-up in terms of comparing to GoPro’s feature set, but they exceeded it with unique features not found on action cams to date (i.e. voice control, travelapse, higher speed data sampling rates for g-forces, etc…). Basically, they’ve got a winner technologically... Full review
Wired

Scene stealer

from Wired
The Virb Ultra 30 is available today for $500. That puts it right up on the top shelf with the Hero4 Black, but with the Virb, you just get much more for the same money. The voice commands, the superior mic, the touchscreen, and the cornucopia of sensors and stats all add up to a better camera... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

83 from Amazon.com

83 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.2/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

7 from Amazon.ca

7 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

9.4/10

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