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Garmin VIRB Elite
  • Field of view (max)


  • Effective pixels

    16 MP

  • Video resolution (60 fps)

    1280x960 pixels

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Key points

Effective pixels

16 MP


32 in


2000 mAh

Battery life

180 min





854 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9


Weak points


170 oz


111 in

Street price (EUR)

399 €

Street price (US)

399 $

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The Garmin Virb Elite looks very similar to Drift Innovation's action cameras, such as the Ghost-S or HD Ghost. It's slightly longer than the Drift...


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Technical specifications

Available Yes
Release date (US) August 2013
Street price (US) 399 $
Released (FR) August 2013
Street price (EUR) 399 €
Display screen Yes
Type Visualisation screen (embedded)
Effective pixels 16 MP
Video standard NTSC
File format MP4
Timelapse mode Yes
Time slots 0.5 s
1 s
2 s
5 s
10 s
30 s
60 s
Internal memory No
Memory card Yes
Type MicroSD
Included No
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Compass No
Protective case Option
Shockproof Yes
Dustproof Yes
Freezeproof Yes
Water resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Waterproof (without case) 1 ft
Waterproof (with case) 50 ft
Size and weight
32 in
111 in
53 in
170 oz
Garmin VIRB Elite
Height 32 in
Width 53 in
Depth 111 in
Weight 170 oz
Image format JPEG
White balance and exposure settings Auto
Burst mode Yes
Number of pictures per second 6 / 1 sec
Video resolution
4096 x 2160 (4K Cin) 17:9 No
3840 x 2160 (4K) 16:9 No
2704 x 1524 (2,7K) 17:9 No
2704 x 1440 (2,7K Cin) 17:9 No
1920 x 1440 (1440p) 4:3 No
1920 x 1080 (1080p) 16:9 (Full HD) Yes
Frames per second 30 fps NTSC
1920 x 960 No
1920 x 720 No
1440 x 1080 (1080pS) 16:9 No
1280 x 960 (960p) 4:3 (Tall HD) Yes
Frames per second 30 ips NTSC
60 fps NTSC
1280 x 720 (720p) 16:9 (Action HD) Yes
Frames per second 30 fps NTSC
60 fps NTSC
960 x 720 No
854 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9 Yes
Frames per second 60 fps NTSC
120 fps NTSC
848 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9 No
840 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9 No
800 x 480 No
720 x 480 (480pH VGA) 3:2 (SD) No
640 x 480 (480p VGA) 4:3 (SD) No
Video resolution (60 fps) 1280x960 pixels
Slow Motion (best resolution > 100 fps) 854x480 pixels
Micro plug via USB adapter
3.5 mm
HDMI out Yes
Type Embedded
Caracteristics Battery charging
Data transfert
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi Yes
Remote control Option
Type of remote control Wi-Fi
Type Lithium-ion
Capacity 2000 mAh
Battery life 180 min

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