Garmin New Zealand has announced the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera capable of shooting Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with purpose-built features for users to tailor and relive their action-packed VIRB footage.
Thanks to its high precision sensors and GPS, the action camera automatically gathers meaningful G-Metrix data to show how far, how high, and how fast users live their adventures. The VIRB Ultra 30 introduces a suite of exclusive features which include voice control, an intuitive LCD color touchscreen, one-touch live streaming, 3-axis image stabilisation, and more.
“One of the best things about the VIRB Ultra 30 is how easy it is to use, you can actually tell the camera to start and stop recording,” said Adam Howarth, General Manager, Garmin Australasia. “Whether you’re an action guru or novice, the ready-to-use VIRB Ultra 30 will simplify the way video is captured, edited and shared.”
Shooting rich Ultra HD video at 4K/30fps or securing slow motion video at 720p/240fps, is complimented by the action camera’s ability to capture crisp still photos using 12MP. In addition, smooth 3-axis image stabilisation maintains steady footage regardless of the terrain. The VIRB Ultra 30 accepts one microSD card4 and includes a high-sensitivity microphone that records every breathtaking moment – even when the action camera is secured in the included waterproof5 case. The easy-to-use LCD color touchscreen was also designed to work in and out of the waterproof case to let users customise their settings and easily view what is being recorded. Furthermore, the waterproof case features a water-repellant, anti-glare coated lens to capture crystal clear video in water environments and more.
The VIRB Ultra 30 embodies power made simple like no other action camera with Sensory TrulyHandsfree™ voice control.2 Users can now speak several straightforward commands to the action camera, such as “OK Garmin, start recording,” or “OK Garmin, remember that,” to tag specific moments from recordings that can be effortlessly reviewed later on.
The free Garmin VIRB app allows users to easily share high-definition VIRB Ultra 30 videos in real-time by streaming3 live to YouTube™, and upload video adventures on social media sites such as Facebook and Garmin Connect Share.
Additionally, the VIRB app transforms smartphones or tablets into Wi-Fi remote controls for the action camera. The feature-rich Garmin VIRB Edit is a desktop editing software that can auto-create videos automatically highlighting the best moments captured by the VIRB Ultra 30. Devoted editors or newcomers can easily add preloaded music and animated G-Metrix data gauges to show off their own thrilling experience during an activity.
The VIRB Ultra 30 ships with a complimentary waterproof case and is available September with a recommended retail price of NZ$849.