Garmin has announced a completely upgraded action camera for the company's own VIRB action camera. Dubbed as the VIRB Ultra 30, it comes with various set of new features which haven't seen on any action camera till date.
Garmin hasn't been much into the camera department and the company, however, has shifted their focus onto other categories such as fitness trackers to strengthen their portfolio. But, the last year released VIRB has received huge praise from the audience and gave tough competition to GoPro and Sony.
It is worth considering that both the GoPro and Sony has seen a downfall in recent years as the latter's 4K camera failed to impress shutterbugs.
Talking about the new VIRB Ultra 30, the company has kept the same design language and it looks cool with its miniature body. Take a look at all the features of Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 by scrolling down.
While the VIRB Ultra 30 did not receive any huge leap in terms of design language and still has the same small body as its predecessor and it looks insane.
The new Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 comes with some really set of interesting features. Probably the biggest addition is the electronic 3-axis image stabilization which can record some great stable shots. As the name itself suggest, the camera can record 4K videos and can record slow motion videos.
Another big feature is that the camera even has the ability to use the stabilization while recording the slow motion videos at 60 fps.
A most rumored and interesting feature of the VIRB Ultra 30. You can shout at the camera at a fair distance as ‘okay Garmin' and the lights of the camera will blink out, which means that camera is ready to take up voice commands.
Then you can ask the camera to perform a particular action like ‘record a video' or ‘take a photo', etc. The Voice Control feature is a decent addition as it is also rumored to feature in GoPro's Hero 5.
Garmin says that you can either connect the VIRB Ultra 30 to an iPhone or iPad for the data connection and can stream content online. But, according to them, the live content can only be streamed at 720p quality. Also, it is still unknown whether the camera has Wi-Fi capability or not. It surely has, but Garmin says to stream the content via the data connection.
Lastly, the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 comes with a price tag of $499 (approx. Rs. 34,000). Looking at the features one can easily say that the camera offers some exceptional features for the price point.