Garmin VIRB XE HD Video Camera Aviation Bundle

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$499.99

Cleared for Takeoff

  • Aviation action camera that's ready to fly out of the box, with professional-quality HD video and gyro-based image stabilization from the aviation experts at Garmin
  • Includes robust suction mount, 16 GB microSD™ card, headset audio cable and prop filter
  • Capture your position, attitude, speed and much more and overlay them onto your video; then easily create and share your video using a smart device and VIRB app
  • Wirelessly record HD audio in fl...
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Cleared for Takeoff

  • Aviation action camera that's ready to fly out of the box, with professional-quality HD video and gyro-based image stabilization from the aviation experts at Garmin
  • Includes robust suction mount, 16 GB microSD™ card, headset audio cable and prop filter
  • Capture your position, attitude, speed and much more and overlay them onto your video; then easily create and share your video using a smart device and VIRB app
  • Wirelessly record HD audio in flight from Bluetooth®-compatible headsets and audio panels
  • Enjoy a free trial of Garmin Pilot™

One-touch Recording

VIRB XE was engineered for easy operation with a 1-touch record switch on the top of the camera and a dedicated shutter button for still photos in the same place. The solid click of the switch makes it easy to know that you are recording, even if you’re wearing gloves. And VIRB XE begins recording the moment you flip the switch, even if the camera is off. And it’s bundled with accessories that make it ready to take flying, right out of the box.

Professional Hi-res Features

The VIRB XE records high-contrast, undistorted high-definition video at up to 1440p30 resolution, and it allows you to easily adjust resolution and frame rate right from the viewfinder. It even captures crisp, dramatic slow-motion video, while offering a variety of professional-level image-quality controls and VIRB XE is a high-powered digital photo camera, too; shoot 12 megapixel images at speeds up to 30 frames per second – and capture photos even while recording video. VIRB XE can also be set to automatically capture photos over long periods of time at intervals of up to 120 seconds apart.

G-whiz Sensors

Capture more than just video of the moment with Garmin G-Metrix™. VIRB XE contains built-in Garmin GPS, G-force, orientation sensors and the ability to wirelessly connect to external sensors and Garmin devices to capture even more performance data. Since it’s Connext™ capable, it can receive superior aviation-specific data from yourG3X Touch flight display and Flight Stream 110/210. A lithium-ion battery provides up to 2 hours of recording at 1080p, and with multiple charging options (sold separately) you’ll have plenty of juice. Extend your filming time by carrying an extra battery (sold separately) in your flight bag.

Control Wirelessly

VIRB XE offers wireless connectively, so you can control it right from your wrist using D2™ series of pilot watches or G3X Touch flight display. Quickly turn the camera on and off, record video and snap still pictures. Wi-Fi® connectivity also means you can control the camera from your tablet or smartphone — especially useful if you’re already flying using the Garmin Pilot app (free trial included). Want to capture the action from multiple angles? VIRB cameras can talk to each other, so mount up to 10 cameras around your cockpit and control them all at once — and synchronize video automatically using GPS timestamping.

Straight and Level

VIRB XE contains gyro-based motion sensors to detect camera movements and to help keep your shot steady, and electronic image stabilization reduces camera shake and blur on bumpy flights. The VIRB XE Aviation Bundle also includes a prop filter that helps remove the prop blur from your videos, and it features a headset audio cable so you can capture intercom and ATC radio while flying. Plus, it’s Bluetooth-equipped, so it can connect directly to compatible hands-free headsets so you can narrate your videos, and with the GMA 350c series of audio panels, capture intercom and ATC radio wirelessly and in high definition — without the need for the headset audio.

Sweet Editing Suite

Connect 1 or more VIRB XE cameras to the Garmin VIRB Mobile App on your compatible smartphone or tablet, then line up your shot with live video preview, control and view multiple cameras, playback and edit recorded footage, overlay G-Metrix data — with aviation-specific skins that allow you to inset speed, altitude, location, G-forces and more — and post and share your videos online, without the hassle of a computer. Plus, our free VIRB Edit™ software gives you the ability to edit footage, add music, switch between camera angles and adjust G-Metrix gauges, and it will also automatically keep your camera’s software up-to-date.

Mounts

The VIRB XE Aviation Bundle comes with a robust suction cup mount, but a variety of additional versatile Garmin mounts let you firmly lock the camera in position, virtually anywhere. VIRB mounts feature professional, non-slip, Allen-head tightening, allowing maximum torque for vibration/impact resistance.

Includes:
  • VIRB XE action camera

  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • Charging/data cable
  • Rugged charging/power cable
  • Standard and vertical mount adapters
  • Flat and curved adhesive mounts
  • Short and long extension arms
  • Short and long screws
  • Wrench
  • 16 GB microSD™ card
  • Dash suction mount
  • Prop filter
  • Headset audio cable kit
  • Garmin Pilot™ (free trial)
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Much easier to use than a GoPro and includes the overlay information I need.
I use cameras to track herring spawn and have been using GoPro cameras. The Garmin is much easier to use, is better setup for operating in a plane, and provides overlay information that makes the video much more useful. The video resolution is plenty good for my application. I have been using the camera for about a month and I am still sorting out all the features to ensure I get the most out of the camera. The basics were easy, but I am always looking to push it a bit further.
April 27, 2016
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goodbye GoPro hello data overlays
#1) battery life, easily 2x of any of the 3 GoPro's I've owned #2) G-Metrix overlays; every thing else; IS JUST VIDEO #3) uses GoPro mounts try turning on your GoPro w/o looking at it - good luck... 1-button twist & your'e recording, shoot photos during recording & export with G-Metrix overlays via Windows, MAC, or Ipad/Iphone external headphone connector cable works well for aviation YOU DO NOT NEED A CASE the Virb is waterproof as-is I've owned 3 GoPro's - dumb box - buttons aren't positive, mushy, battery life is < 1 hour, maybe 45mins with Wifi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7mBfRdmxbI
October 26, 2015
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Excellent! Far exceeded my expectations
I totally disagree with the first product review. This camera has been compared side-by-side with all the GoPro's and it's excellent in every way. Look on YouTube and you'll find the comparisons. I bought the camera to record flight lessons for later review, but I will enjoy it after I get my pilots license, even more! What impressed me most was the free software that Garmin offers to edit your videos, and export them to put online, email to friends, etc. It's loaded with features and it's easy to use!
November 11, 2015
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OK - not great
I think I'd hold out for a GoPro or Virb-Ultra. This camera is ok - but I've had a number of issues connecting the app to the camera and the editing software while free was not super easy to figure out (as advertised). I do like the flight metrics included with the video (speed, altitude and track, etc) - so that part is fun. Overall my first foray into flight video and if I had to do it again I would get the latest model vs this one.
December 15, 2016
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Poor video and audio quality
Extremely poor video and audio quality. I own a GoPro, both, video and audio quality, is much better. I will return the Verb XE and would not recommend it at all.
October 4, 2015
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Is the headset audio cable kit compatible with rotorcraft or fixed wing? Can we choose between the two?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: it comes setup for Fixed wing and you would need to buy a GA Plug to Helicopter Headset Adapter
will this record audio from both the pilots and passengers, even if it's only plugged into the pilot's headphone jack?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe so, it will record anything coming from the intercom and well as atc
Does this camera have a view finder?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is not view finder on the camera. You can use your smart phone to control and see what you are recording.
I'm puzzled how the the VIRB Ultra 30 can record headset audio in flight without wires. this is a major time/cable saver if true, but not sure how that would work. Bose 20, for example, has bluetooth capability but I thought that would be as a bluetooth receiver. What is implied here is that the Bose 20 can transmit headset/mic audio for receiving and
recording by the VIRB along with current video?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2017
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