Garmin Virb 16MP 1080p Action Camera
Garmin Virb 16MP 1080p Action Camera Customer Reviews
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The display is unviewable in anything other than bright sunlight and the lens is an awful cheap fish eye type so distorts every thing you video so all in all buy a go pro a thousand times better if a little more expensive.Report this review
Good bit of kit.5
Robust and good quality, just what you need in an action camera! Great that it's waterproof for normal conditions, just a shame that the brackets I wanted had to be purchased separately like motorcycle handle bar & car suction mount. Clear picture, but I'm having to take the SD card out to play the footage, I thought you should be able to plug camera into laptop - guess I need to investigate further!Report this review
Garmin Virb 16MP3
I bought this as a replacement for my trusty but old spec Contour Roam 1600 so it's good now to do a comparison. The Contour was pretty basic with very little to do in terms of available options (which is sometimes a good thing!), the Garmin Virb is much more complex in terms of available options (which is good!?) and on paper has a comparably better spec. Both are well made and have that quality feel - the only concern is that if you were to drop the Virb the dome lens would be more susceptible to damage I think - and no, I'm not going to try that out! In operation both are easy to get going with just a slide on/off but the Garmin does have a screen to scroll through the options and indeed view your footage given the right light source, which otherwise with the Contour you have to connect it to a PC. I must say I was expecting a better image from the Virb but is seems and is a lot more jerky than the Contour which has much more flowing image on replay, which is a surprise and this may be down to me not having selected the right setting or having a dodgy sd card - time will tell!? also having a dome lens you get more of the fishbowl effect with the Virb. The Virb will be used primarily as a dash cam and comes with the appropriate fittings but stands quite tall on the dash whereas the Contour sits much lower. The big advantage with the Virb is that once the battery has run out (3 hours or so?) then you can just change the battery for a back up one whereas the Contour with its built in battery has to be recharged form a PC or wall socket. Having bought from IWOOT the price paid was very good and the next day delivery included was true to form, thanks! Am i regretting trading in the Contour for the Virb - perhaps but time will tell and it's worth reading other reviews to decide. The Virb's certainly better looking than the boxy GoPro but I'm not sure its performance stands up in comparison.Report this review