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GE DVZ Camcorder

15.4MP 1/2.3 130g Jan 2013
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Dual RecordSimultaneously capture photos with the press of a button while recording videos. PancaptureWide-view photos are produced by panning the camera across to create a seamless panoramic... More
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General Imaging DVZ-RD Full-HD 1080p Waterproof Digital Video Camera with 14MP

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 6 owner reviews this GE video camera has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100.

GE Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras from GE have an average rating of 77%, which is in the top 50% of all camcorder brands that we have assessed.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GE DVZ has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the DVZ also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GE DVZ is Full HD, as are most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DVZ.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GE DVZ has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DVZ.

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Waterproof

The GE DVZ is waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type are not waterproof.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.41 megapixels, the GE DVZ has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago range from 2MP to 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.8MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GE DVZ has a built-in display. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DVZ also have a built-in display.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

At 4.6, the GE DVZ has a quite high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the DVZ. The maximum aperture values of video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVZ range from 1.6 to 10, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the GE DVZ is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this GE video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GE DVZ is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the DVZ. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this GE video camera.

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Very Light

Big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DVZ have weights of between 65g and 3.3kg. With a weight of only 130 grams, the GE DVZ is one of the lighter video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DVZ amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The GE DVZ has a higher ISO sensitivity than most video cameras of this spec and age. This GE camcorder has a 400 ISO sensitivity, whereas most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This GE video camera also have 100, 200, 800, 1, 600 and 3 and 200 ISO sensitivities. Video cameras of this age and spec ISO sensitivities range from Auto to 25,600.

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Small

The GE DVZ is fairly small (only 56.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the DVZ. Video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DVZ have widths of between 23mm and 230mm.

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Small

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVZ the depths range from 15mm to 480mm. When compared to other video cameras of this spec and age that we have checked, the depth of the GE DVZ of only 21 millimeters is one of the smallest.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the DVZ have optical zooms of between 1x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The GE DVZ has a quite small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GE DVZ does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 160x. With a digital zoom of only 6 times zoom factor, the GE DVZ has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DVZ that we have assessed, the screen size of the GE DVZ of only 2.5 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the DVZ the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 3.5".

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DVZ, the GE DVZ is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GE DVZ does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DVZ also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have a built-in projector. The GE DVZ is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DVZ is 34mm, the longest is 730mm, and the average maximum focal length is 330mm. At only 105 millimeters, the GE DVZ has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 260 shots, the GE DVZ has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DVZ. The average battery life of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 540 shots.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE DVZ supports a higher video resolution than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camcorder supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution, whereas most camcorders of this spec and age support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. This video camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolution is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to the DVZ.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the GE DVZ is more than most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DVZ.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 35 millimeters, the GE DVZ has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DVZ have minimum focal lengths of between 2.8mm and 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE DVZ

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the GE DVZ has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Playback
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 2 July 2013 by ME The Men Who Likes to Enjoy
ME The Men Who Likes to Enjoy would recommend the General Electric Active Series DVZ Series (Verified Purchase)

Pro: - Easy to use. Super fast to turn on. Super fast to start recording. Only takes approx 10 seconds from turn on to start recording. Recorded video are truly 1080p. Small enough to hold it in... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2014 by Mr.pix.shooter
Mr.pix.shooter would recommend the General Electric Active Series DVZ Series (Verified Purchase)

The DVZ video camera was purchased to replace an underwater still camera that I purchased from B&H Photo back in 1993. Our new camera will be for snorkeling trips off Florida's coast and for use... Read more…

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by SWLibrarian
SWLibrarian would recommend the General Electric Active Series DVZ Series (Verified Purchase)

Our teachers and students love these. They are easy to use and make lovely video for the types of projects our teachers ask of students...

Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Stringernc
(Verified Purchase)

This is a handy little device however i wouldn't recommend buying this if you plan on using it outdoors in full sunlight. The viewing screen is practically useless due to extreme glare. Also, the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2014 by Jim G.

The most intuitive to use camera in regards to : setup, operation, downloading. All in an easy to carry size...

Easy To Use
Functional
Good Depth Range
Water-tight Seals
Continouos Af
Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Photog mommy
Photog mommy would recommend the General Electric Active Series DVZ Series (Verified Purchase)

Got this for my son for Christmas. He is 5 and he loves it...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge 144, DVZ-RD, DVZ-OB, ge 1080, ge 144m, ge dvzob, ge 144mp, ge dvzrd, ge 1080p
Barcodes 00132017779690, 00168141373060, 00172302618532, 00577576349944, 00846951003741, 00846951003758, 00846951003765, 08469510037418, 08469510037586, 08469510037654
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