Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera
The Garmin VIRB Elite shoots some of the best images thanks in part to a 16MP CMOS sensor which might not be as big as some of the others, but the images are sharper. The VIRB can only record up to 30fps at 1080p and up to 60 fps at 720p but you can record 120fps like the others (but with low resolution.) Where it’s limited in frame rates, the camera shines others in low light performance.
Garmins VIRB Elite is bigger than the others action camcorders on this list, making it harder to mount, but it remains very user friendly. The camera has a 1.4 inch monitor on board for framing and reviewing your shots and features extras like WiFi, GPS, and more unique options such as an accelerometer, altimeter, and ANT+ radio which can pair with sensors to monitor and display heart rate, cadence, and temperature. The camera can also connect to other Garmin products like their Fenix watch so you can use it as a remote control. Unfortunately, the VIRB has pretty poor audio quality, the splash-proof (not waterproof) casing is sold separately and its battery life is just around two hours. Despite all of the negatives, the images and useful special features make this camera good enough to warrant the purchase.