The Garmin VIRB XE is one of the cameras that offer quality recording. It provides easy access to the users. It gives several photo-capturing options that are suitable for all your needs.
Whether you take part in fast actions like wing walking or sport, this camera is perfect for capturing all your memorable moments. It has a new feature called G-Metrix. This function is not available in many action cams.
As I mentioned above, the VIRB XE is no different from VIRB X, so the size of both devices is similar. Its weight is 151g with a dimension of 1.4 x 3 x 1.6 inches. The small size indicates the natural use.
The action camera is said to be facilely wearable if it’s not bulky as no one can ever imagine going on an energy trip with a cam that is hard to wear. Such types of cameras are nothing, but a burden on the head.
In all the action our body keeps moving or shaking that make it difficult for the camera to capture the images. This camcorder has a stabilisation technology that takes every shot clear without any blurriness.
Burst and Time-lapse mode
These are the two modes that can be switched to capture photos. For capturing fast actions, the burst mode is the best as it takes 30 pictures in a second. When you turn on the cam, it automatically comes on the time-lapse way that captures photos at a particle interval; 0.5 seconds to 2 minutes.
You don’t need to a buy a protector for the device as it had a rugged construction and designed to go with you in the water up to 164 inches. Any other camera hardly offers this range. If you want to go in water deeper than this, then you can purchase a dive case to extend the limit.
VIRB Editing and Tracking
The editing software can be downloaded on your PC to edit the footage. It is free software from Garmin. With this, you can write the content, set the G- Metrix gauge, made changes in camera angle, and also add music.
When the content is ready, you can share your experience with friends and family. The tracking lets you know the last location of the camcorder.
You can press the button that is on the top of the action camera to switch it on. The shutter button lets you capture the still photos of the moment. The same button also allows you to start recording the action.
This connectivity lets you connect the device to your tablet or smartphone. You can preview the videos, edit it, make some other necessary changes, and also add some effects to enhance your footage. After the edit, you can easily share it on the social networking sites.
This action device has integrated GPS and sensor. Plus, it has a capability to external sensors wirelessly and other tools to add more data. It combines the speed, heart rate, and many other factors. The additional information with the footage allows you to share your complete experience.
As compared to the “X model”, it offers a slight change in resolutions. The various resolutions are for different sceneries and environment.
You can switch to the one that best suits the moment. The resolution mode includes 1440p at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 960p at 100fps, 720p at 120fps, and 480p at 240 fps (for slow motion).
Besides the vast range of video resolution, it also captures the photos at 12 megapixels. It adds a professional touch to all the pictures.
Light and Sound
It has a proper view that gives a sharp image and high-quality video. It also works fine even in dim light, so you can enjoy the action without getting worried about the footage quality.
The sound system of this highly portable action cam is of top-notch quality. The internal microphone records clear audio. It only captures exceptional audio of your action as it has a technology that reduces the distortion and noise.
Moreover, it has a port to plug in the microphone or wireless Bluetooth.
This camera has a Li-polymer rechargeable battery of 980 mAh that claims to work 2 hours on HD recording. This claim is proven to be true for customer reviews. The battery life is also similar to the previous model of Garmin.
Action completes within 2 hours, but if you like to continue doing several activities in a day, then this life is probably not good enough for you. No need to be sad about it as it has a replaceable battery.
You can purchase some extra batteries for all day extended activities so that when one battery finishes, you can replace it with a new one and continue your action.
When we open the box of any product, we will be pleased to see the included accessories as these are the items added by the manufacturers to enhance the performance of the product.
Same goes with this action camcorder; the accessories contained in the box are the rechargeable battery, mounting hardware, long extended arms, flat adhesive mount, standard mount adapter, short, extensive arm, curved adhesive mount, vertical mount adapter, data/charging cable.
If you need more accessories like mounts, tools, bags, and cables, then you can buy these required items separately. It also supports a memory card of 128GB that is not in the box.
Garmin Virb XE Pros and Cons
Garmin VIRB XE performance action camera shoots high definition footage at 1080p/60fps. Specifically built for rough conditions, VIRB XE provides gyro based image stabilization and stunning explicit 12MP photos at up to 30fps.
- Excellent Video Recording
- With Image Stabilizer
- Good Battery Life
- Doesn’t record at 4K