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GE G3WP Digital Camera

12.2MP 4x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Take Advantage Of Clear, Crisp Images In And Out Of The Water With The New GE G3WP. Outside The High 12-megapixel Resolution Sensor Is An Intelligent 2.7-inch LCD That Automatically Adjusts Its... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including askmen.com, bestofmicro.com, erenumerique.fr and testnumerique.fr this digital camera has an average expert rating of 71%.

Good Technical Features

One person reckoned that this digital camera had good features. Two years ago expert website Uk.askmen.com mentioned “The GE G3WP has some very attractive features”.

Robust

One GE G3WP owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Uk.askmen.com rated it 72 out of 100 and mentioned “The entire body of the camera is water resistant for up to 10 feet, making it perfect for swimming, kayaking”.

GE Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

GE has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], and the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this GE camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the GE G3WP has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price].

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the GE G3WP is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this GE camera.

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21 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the GE G3WP does not have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the G3WP is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the GE G3WP has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon 130[plb_377562_price], and the GE C1440W[plb_1772806_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price] (4.6x), or the DMC-XS3[pl_2003627_price] (5x) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (4.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the G3WP, the GE G3WP does not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1658031_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the GE G3WP has one of the lower waterproof up tos amongst digital cameras of this age. The waterproof up tos of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 3m to 60m.

If this digital camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price] (5m) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE G3WP does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the G3WP also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The GE G3WP is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the GE G3WP has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] (3"), the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the GE G3WP is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G3WP do not have a GPS (satellite). The GE G3WP is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price].

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Not Waterproof

The GE G3WP is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the G3WP are also not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The GE G3WP is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The GE G3WP has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar type and age to the G3WP. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this GE camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the GE G3WP is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the G3WP.

The best supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE G3WP has one of the less total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of compact cameras that are a similar age to the G3WP is 16MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The GE G3WP has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 18 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G3WP have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G3WP range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. The GE G3WP has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the G3WP.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the G3WP range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the GE G3WP has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.15, the GE G3WP has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G3WP.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The GE G3WP has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This GE camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38 millimeters, the GE G3WP has one of the longest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 5mm to 39mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE G3WP

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The GE G3WP has a pretty standard digital zoom (4.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G3WP.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x), the 150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), or the 200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.2 megapixels, the GE G3WP has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 12.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price] (14MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The GE G3WP has a relatively standard weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 125g digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the A2500[pl_1564196_price], and the A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (125g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(5)
10 April 2014

For the outdoor and active guy , the GE G3WP has some very attractive features. The entire body of the camera is water resistant for up to 10 feet, making it perfect for swimming , kayaking and... Read more…

2 April 2009

General Imaging, the global exclusive licensee for GE, led off its 2009 camera announcements with a company first -- a waterproof digital camera. While by no means a new camera concept, this... Read more…

29 July 2010

Marque peu connue chez nous, GE (General Electric) propose un modèle étanche très abordable qui pourrait constituer une alternative aux appareils plus courants de la catégorie. De dimensions... Read more…

28 July 2010

Pas de mauvaise surprise avec le GE G3WP qui se compare sans problème aux modèles similaires. S'il vous tente, vous pouvez l'acquérir !

1 January 2010

Marque peu connue chez nous, GE (General Electric) propose un modèle étanche très abordable qui pourrait constituer une alternative aux appareils plus courants de la catégorie. De dimensions... Read more…

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