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GE DVZ Camcorder

15.4MP 1/2.3 130g CCD Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this GE video camera is 87%.

GE Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

GE is one of the superior video camera brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all camcorders.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GE DVZ has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to 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 camcorders of a similar spec and age to the DVZ.

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Full HD

The GE DVZ is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Waterproof

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago which are not waterproof, the GE DVZ is waterproof.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the DVZ is 2MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.9MP. With a megapixel count of 14.41 megapixels, the GE DVZ has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the DVZ.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GE DVZ has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a built-in display.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

Across all the camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVZ the maximum aperture values range from 1.6 to 10, and the average maximum aperture value is 4. With a maximum aperture value of 4.6, the GE DVZ has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The GE DVZ has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this video camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The GE DVZ has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this GE video camera.

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Very Light

The lightest big sensor size camcorder that has been around for a similar time to the DVZ is 65g weight, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 670g. With a weight of only 130 grams, the GE DVZ is fairly light compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the DVZ.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The GE DVZ has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than most similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most video cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. In addition, this GE video camera have 100, 200, 800, 1, 600 and 3 and 200 ISO sensitivities. Across all video cameras that have been around for more than two years the ISO sensitivity ranges from Auto to 25,600.

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Small

The GE DVZ is one of the smaller video cameras of this age and spec (only 56.7 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The average width of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the DVZ is 87mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Small

The GE DVZ is one of the smallest big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DVZ (only 21 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The average depth of camcorders of this age and type is 150mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the GE DVZ has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. Big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVZ have optical zooms of between 1x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GE DVZ does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DVZ also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the DVZ 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 one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Only CCD Sensor Type

This video camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.5 inches, the GE DVZ has a very small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 2.3" and 7.6", and the average screen size is 3.1".

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Not 3D Compatible

The GE DVZ is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the DVZ do not have a night mode. The GE DVZ is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the DVZ 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 big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 34mm and the longest is 730mm. With a maximum focal length of only 105 millimeters, the GE DVZ has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life

The GE DVZ has a fairly short battery life (only 260 shots) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest battery life of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 260 shots and the longest is 1,600 shots.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE DVZ supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution which is higher than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it 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 across all video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camcorder the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the GE DVZ is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 35 millimeters, the GE DVZ has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the DVZ. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths range from 2.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the GE DVZ

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this GE video camera 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 big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DVZ.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Camera Playback
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Waterproof
Shock Proof

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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