Olathe, KS—Garmin International announced the VIRB 360, a compact, rugged video camera capable of recording fully spherical, 360º video. The waterproof VIRB 360 enables videographers to record up to 5.7K-resolution video at 30 frames per second. The camera also integrates four microphones.
In addition, the VIRB 360’s 4K Spherical Stabilization technology was developed to make video smooth and steady, whether kayaking down rapids or biking through rough terrain. And taking advantage of its built-in GPS and other sensors, the VIRB 360 provides owners with customizable GMetrix data overlays in a 360º, augmented reality (AR) setting.
The camera enables users to capture video with automatic in-camera stitching up to 4K/30 fps. Furthermore, videos can be uploaded for editing or sharing instantaneously. The VIRB 360 also features live stream capabilities to post content to YouTube or Facebook Live with a compatible smartphone or tablet (Android/Apple).
“The VIRB 360 lets you relive personal experiences and share them with your friends—from a different point of view, every single time,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of global consumer sales. “VIRB 360 owners will no longer need to worry about trying to capture the perfect angle or setting up the perfect shot. The camera’s easy-to-use feature set will make even the most inexperienced users look like experts.”
Beyond video, the VIRB 360 can take stitched-in-camera, 360º, 15 megapixel spherical photos. Photo modes include single capture, burst shooting as well as time-lapse capture. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a sunlight-readable display for users to identify battery life, storage capacity and video modes.
Garmin offers a free downloadable VIRB mobile app as well as desktop software to edit, stabilize, share and add data overlays to any VIRB 360 video content. Moreover, with simple one-touch button controls, the camera incorporates helpful voice control options. Using voice control, users can start and stop recordings and snap photos.
Additional VIRB 360 Features
The new 360º-capable camera is also built to withstand overheating and wet conditions. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that offers one hour of recording. In addition, the camera comes with its own tripod/handgrip.
The video camera supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+ and NFC (one-tap connection with Android devices) connectivity. It is also compatible with industry-leading virtual reality (VR) headsets and live playback through the free VIRB mobile app. In addition, the camera uses replaceable microSD memory cards of up to 128 gigabytes (sold separately).
The Garmin VIRB 360 has a suggested retail price of $799.99 and is expected to ship in June. garmin.com