The Garmin VIRB is a 2.1-megapixel camcorder with no optical zoom. It has a 1.5-inch LCD. The camcorder has a maximum aperture of f/2.
The Garmin VIRB stores video and photos on MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC memory cards and has no internal storage. It captures full HD video as H.264 files at a resolution of 1920×1080 at 30p frames per second and 16-megapixel resolution stills as JPG files.
The image stabilization system for this camcorder is electronic. The Garmin VIRB measures 2.1 inches wide by 1.3 inches high by 4.3 inches in length, and weighs 0.4 pounds.