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POV off: The Action Camera Buyer’s Guide

Garmin are the new kids on the block in the camera business. That being said, they’re already a big name in GPS, and as a first try, we’re pretty darn impressed with their Virb Elite. It’s up there with the big names in terms of camera features, and it comes neatly packed with their GPS technology – not bad!

Price: €360
Max Resolution: 1080p
Weight: 177g
Battery Life: 3hrs

Selling Points

  • Hi-res colour screen with live view and menu display
  • Can be paired with other Garmin products e.g. heart rate monitors
  • Includes accelerometer, altimeter and high-sensitivity GPS
  • Wifi connect for smart phone control
  • Oversized switch for easy manual control
  • Longer battery
  • 16MP stills
  • Image stabilisation

What’s The Downside?

  • It has low fps for high res photo burst
  • Heavy

The End Result:


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