Several customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom. Al B. Moore scored the product very highly and he mentioned “Zoom is plenty” in his review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera “Very long zoom digital cameras are not new”. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com said five years ago “They have long zoom lenses” in their review.
A number of GE X500 reviewers mentioned that this digital camera had a good lens. Four years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert website What Digital Camera “This camera boasts a 16MP resolution sensor and a 15x, 27mm to 405mm wide zoom lens capable of covering most subjects you're likely to want to photog”. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the GE X500 “The lens works great for zooms, wide angles”.
One GE X500 owner thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Gary G. said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “Didn't focus very good”.