Several GE DV1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good at resisting water ingress. Michal Kownacki mentioned “Mmaximum recording time of 30 minutes Good battery Water resistant to 5 meters (proven) Resistant to falls Easy to use” . Three years ago Mr K L mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Works well underwater, as long as you remember to close the sides”. Mrs Tracey Lucas mentioned “Yes it was waterproof and was taken swimming with the turtles” in her review of this camcorder but despite that she only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
A number of GE DV1 owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Alisonandgordon wrote “Excellent camera for a 13 year old, robust very easy to use” in their review. Cnet.com wrote “The rugged GE DV1minicamcorder is OK for casual Web videos”. Five years ago About.com said “It's more rugged and can” in their review of the GE DV1.
A few customers reckoned that it was well made. R. Bingham wrote in their GE DV1 review on Amazon “Feels solid and well made”.