Ride is morning commute to work--starts in the dark, ends with sunrise. Headlamp is a Dinotte XML-3 and starts with high setting (1200 lumens). The last section of the video is low setting, with just a bit of light from the rising sun. I am impressed with the low light performance. Virb Edit is not ready for prime time so editing was done in i-movie.
Another low light video with the Virb Elite. We had a bit of freezing rain so off the snow bike (Surly Moonlander) and on with the Nokian studs on the 29er (Santa Cruz Highball Carbon). It was foggy, the trails were icy, and the lighting was flat. Our winter here can be rather "Grey Scale." Lens correction and stabilization on. Intial edit in Virb Edit 2.2 to get the GPS data, followed by editing in i-Movie. Overall I am pleased wight the Virb Elite, but I am still waiting on Garmin to patch up some issues. There is no place for the temperature data, and it would be nice to select which data is placed in the video rather than Garmin's standard sets---growing pains.
Only if you need/want GPS and other sensor data in your video. On a video/mount basis only, there are lots of options that do as well/better for less money--but, (and once Garmin gets all the sensor data working) when it comes to sensor data, then yes, they are it. I find the video quality better than the contour gps models and the software easier to work with.
Here is one with a snowshoe hare jumping out in front of me. Dark out, so illumination is with a headlamp, and there is snow, so you are looking at a white rabbit hopping across snow while the camera is moving forward at about 17mph. Granted, if I did not tell you it was a rabbit, you might not be able to tell. The video os slowed down %50 to make it a little easier.