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GE G100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.4MP 15x Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Poor image quality
Shooting settings change without warning
9 Reviews + 1 Award
Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This medium megapixel camera received a "Value for Money" award from websites Digicam Buyer.co.uk who wrote that this camera was good value for money.

GE Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Medium megapixel digital cameras produced by GE have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just medium megapixel digital cameras) and found that GE also has good ratings across its entire range.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 69 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Pocket Lint, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and PC Mag.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GE G100 features smile detection. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this GE digital camera was released.


Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The GE G100 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 15 megabytes, the GE G100 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. Digital cameras of this age and spec have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The GE G100 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE G100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE G100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this GE digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The GE G100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The GE G100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The GE G100 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE G100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The GE G100 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The GE G100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this camera was great for its price.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE G100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K, or the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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4320 X 2880 Still Image Resolution

The GE G100 has a 4320 x 2880 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this GE camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 4320 x 2432. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The GE G100 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and type. Across all cameras of this type and age the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels and the worst is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The GE G100 has a quite big digital zoom (6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

We compared all the other 6x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the GE C1433 is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the FinePix JV500 (6.3x), or the FinePix SL 300 (6.7x) both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The GE G100 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The GE G100 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 1.7 to 22. The GE G100 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.9) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 15 times zoom factor, the GE G100 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 15x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm F660EXR, and the GE X5 is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 (18x), the Samsung 200F (18x), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229) (18x) which also has a higher rating.

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Support

Good Support

One person concluded that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com mentioned “It has full manual controls, 1080p HD vi” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.


Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed the GE G100 said that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com wrote “It is 15x optical and takes a 14.4MP image which of course means it can also capture Full HD video”.

15x Zoom Lens

Two customers agreed that the product had a good zoom. Avhub.com.au said in their review of the GE G100 “15x zoom lens” . Five years ago expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “It has a 15x optical zoom lens, 14 megapixels”.

Shooting Settings Change Without Warning

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Unfortunately, what you actually get is a camera that captures blurry images” .

One person who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good picture resolution. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Shooting settings change without warning”.

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Design

Variety of Flavours, Easy to Use, Kids Will Go Mad, Flavours Are Pretty Good

One owner considered that the product was good looking. Gadgetspeak.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Variety of flavours, easy to use, kids will go mad, flavours are pretty good”.

Solid LCD

One person who bought it thought it was well made. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Solid LCD”. One person considered that the product was strong and durable. Avhub.com.au wrote “Things are tough in the digital compact camera business at the moment”.

Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Gadgetspeak.com wrote seven years ago “Only now do I have the pleasure of owning this remarkably handy soft drinks machine”.

Poor Image Quality

Three owners said that this digital camera was not good quality. Avhub.com.au said “Poor image quality”. Pcmag.com said in their review of the GE G100 “Its image quality is poor”. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “Sadly image quality isn't fantastic and is slow in use, taking a while to switch on” although they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers wrote that the product was compact. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The G100 moves away from the more automatic compact cameras” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Avhub.com.au wrote “The lower end of the category has been severely mauled by the camera-equipped smartphones while the upper end is under threat from the entry-level compact system cameras” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “It's a point-and-shoot in a compact system's clothing” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com gave the GE G100 a score of 80 out of 100 and said “A slightly chunky offering from GE.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The GE G100 has a pretty standard weight (204 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers concluded that this digital camera had good features. Five years ago expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The GE G100 promises to deliver a wealth of features for a modest price.” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored the product 40 out of 100.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good battery life. Alex Tee scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “The battery life could be better needing charging more” in his review of this digital camera.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GE G100 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus OM-D E-M5 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge g100bk, g100rd
Barcodes 00846951002799, 00846951002805, 00846951002812, 08469510028058

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