Updated 31 Mar 2015

Garmin

VIRB™ Elite

Snapshot: The Garmin VIRB™ Elite weighs 174g without the case, has image stabilisation and has time-lapse. How well does it perform?

VIRB™ Elite
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$615

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Test results

Overall score
70
Daylight
?/10
Artificial light
?/10
Low light
?/10
Image stabiliser
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK for shooting in daylight.
  • OK for shooting in low light.
  • Has a OK image stabiliser.
  • Has a monitor.
  • Has an HDMI output.
  • Does time-lapse.
  • Does slow motion.
  • Can be controlled via mobile.
  • Has a wireless link.

But

  • Just OK battery life.
  • Doesn’t have a remote control.

Key data

Model

Average price
$615

Specifications

Weight (g)
174
Weight in housing (g)
na
Dimensions (cm)
5 x 3 x 11
Dimensions in housing (cm)
na
Minimum/maximum operating temperature
-15° / 60°
Water immersion depth (without/with case, m)
Not stated
Ingress protection (IP) rating
IPX7
Submersible case
Optional
Highest picture resolution
4608 x 3456
Main video codec
H.264
Minutes/GB (highest quality)
7
Optical zoom range
1
Digital zoom range

4

Sensor size
1/2.3

Features

Image stabiliser

Yes

Monitor
Touchscreen

No

Remote control
×
USB port
HDMI output
Microphone input
×
Photo capture
Time-lapse
Slow-motion recording
Autofocus
×
White balance adjustable
×
Dedicated video capture button
Windfilter cut off
×
Mono audio microphone
Stereo audio microphone
×
GPS
Wireless link (WiFi etc)
Buttons accessible when in case

No

Full display readable in case

No

Attachments

Headband or goggle
×
Helmet
Multidirectional mount
×
Surface-mount (non-adhesive)
×
Bike-mount (non-adhesive)

Not tested

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