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GE DV1

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GE DV1

GE DV1
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A good spec and award winning 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 5.08MP 1" Apr 2012
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GE DV1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the GE DV1 number 311 across all camcorders.
87
Reviews
156 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%, based on 156 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Very light
Full HD 1080p
Shockproof
Waterproof
Image stabilization
Built-in USB
Face detection
HDMI output
Internal li-ion battery
Very small optical zoom
Smaller than average display diagonal

GE DV1 Video Reviews

GE DV1 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Total Megapixels

The GE DV1's total megapixels of 5.08MP is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 47% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The GE DV1's optical sensor size of 0.4" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 66% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the GE DV1 of only 145g is in the lightest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The GE DV1's optical zoom of only 1x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 93% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE DV1 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The GE DV1 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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2560 X 1440 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the GE DV1 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The GE DV1's display diagonal of only 2.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The GE DV1's digital zoom of only 4x is smaller than 91% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

The GE DV1's closest focusing distance of 1.5m is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest closest focusing distance of video cameras is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

Like most other camcorders, the GE DV1 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The GE DV1's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is higher than 80% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The GE DV1 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The GE DV1 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Hand Strap

The GE DV1 has a hand strap, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Features Photo Mode

The GE DV1 features photo mode. 80% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Waterproof

The GE DV1 is waterproof. 91% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most other camcorders, the GE DV1 does not have a touchscreen. 59% of video cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the camcorders the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB. The maximum memory card size of the GE DV1 of only 32GB is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 84% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The GE DV1's video recording time of only 1.5h is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 80% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the video recording times range from 0.67h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 14h.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GE DV1 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Histogram

The GE DV1 has a histogram. 99% of video cameras do not have a histogram.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of video cameras range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The GE DV1's maximum frame rate of 60fps is in the fastest 24% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GE DV1 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ge dv1gg3, ge dv1lg

Barcodes:

00810027018427, 00846951000016, 00846951000504, 00846951000528, 00846951000535, 08469510000160

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