The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 is small at 57.5 x 45.9 x 31.3 mm without the case and 79.0 x 75.5 x 39.9 mm with, and weighs in at 87.9g just slightly lighter than the GoPro which weighs in at 118g.
Resolution and framerate offerings look pretty standard for the latest batch of cameras, with 4K video at 30fps, 1080p at 120fps and a range of other options ending with 480 at 300fps for ultra small slow motion footage.
Stills are provided at either 12 or 8 million pixels which can be captured in burst mode at up to 60fps.
That reintroduced housing is pretty funky and waterproof to 40 meters, I nicknamed it the mudcatcher case during the test and you can see why when you look at that textured design. Which I also quite like mud and all.
Power is supplied by a 1250 mAh battery that provides a good 2 hours of recording time at 1080p and just over an hour when recording at 4K.
As with many high end cameras the Ultra 30 features a series of advanced features that enable you to take full control over the video shooting settings by using the touch screen, app or voice control.