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GE DV1

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An award winning 5.08 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
5.08MP 1/2.5" Yes 145g Apr 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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GE DV1 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the GE DV1 number 264 across all camcorders.
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125 Reviews + 1 Award
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Average Features
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Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%, based on 125 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly fast maximum frame rate
Has a histogram
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Only 1" optical sensor size

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GE DV1 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

When compared to other camcorders, the maximum frame rate of the GE DV1 of 60 frames per second is one of the fastest. The average maximum frame rate of video cameras is 60fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 960fps.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The GE DV1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 33 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 0.5mm and the longest is 2,700mm.

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Has a Histogram

The GE DV1 has a histogram, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras do not have a histogram.

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Very Light

At only 145 grams, the GE DV1 is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.5|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other camcorders, the internal storage capacity of the GE DV1 of only 0.02637 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal storage capacity of camcorders is 0.016GB and the largest is 220GB.

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Has a Hand Strap

The GE DV1 has a hand strap, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.44m. When compared to other camcorders, the closest focusing distance of the GE DV1 of 1.5 meters is one of the biggest.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

At 2.8, the GE DV1 has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders. The average minimum aperture number of camcorders is 2.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other video cameras, the GE DV1 does not support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the GE DV1 does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of video cameras is 3", and the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11". The GE DV1 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.5 inches) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GE DV1 does not have a touchscreen, unlike most of the other video cameras.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1.5 hours, the GE DV1 has one of the shorter video recording times amongst camcorders of this age. The video recording times of camcorders range from 0.016h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 13h.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GE DV1 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Features Photo Mode

The GE DV1 features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The GE DV1 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Waterproof

The GE DV1 is waterproof, as are most of the other video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE DV1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The GE DV1 does not feature wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders do feature wi-Fi.

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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 63GB. The GE DV1 has a quite small maximum memory card size (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Average Total Megapixels

The GE DV1 has a relatively average total megapixels (5.08 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Face Detection

The GE DV1 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of camcorders is 420x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the GE DV1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge dv1aquablue, ge dv1lg, ge dv1vr, ge dv1gg
Barcodes 00810027018427, 00846951000016, 00846951000023, 00846951000504, 00846951000535, 00846951003109, 00846951003147, 08469510000160

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