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GE G5WP Digital Camera

12.2MP 4x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The Waterproof G5WP Features A Sturdy Metal Design And 4X Internal Zoom Lens To Capture Amazing Pictures Or Video Shots Whether Your Adventures Take You Far Away, Underwater Or Keep You Close To... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Four GE G5WP reviewers wrote in their reviews that the GE G5WP was able to produce good images. Bys wrote on Amazon six years ago “Small, takes pictures, easy, easy directions, easy upload to computer” in their review. Kyle said five years ago “Great kids camera or first-time camera for the average user, not the best for budding photographer or needing great long lasting pictures” in his review and scored the product 80 out of 100.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. Kyle said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “At 12.2 megaPixels a 3"x5" should have awesome detail and clarity.”.

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Robust

One GE G5WP owner reckoned that the GE G5WP was easy to damage or scratch. Kyle gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned five years ago “In just over a week there are already multiple cosmetic scratches on it”.

One GE G5WP reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Bys mentioned on Amazon “The reason I purchased this is because Olympus Stylus tough 8000 with all their durable adjectives aren't waterproof! First time in the water, failed” in their review of the GE G5WP and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that the GE G5WP was good quality. Kyle said five years ago “Overall the picture quality is ok” in his review.

GE Cameras Have Good Reviews

GE has good average ratings 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 typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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 this camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Sony DSC-W510 which has better reviews; or the Nikon Coolpix L19 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W510 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC and higher rated) or the Nikon Coolpix L19 (sd|sdhc and cheaper).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE G5WP has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G5WP.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE G5WP has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the G5WP also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Ingo VIC002O, the Vivitar VF128, or the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49).

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Has Six White Balances

The GE G5WP has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This GE camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the G5WP. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The GE G5WP has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2736 and 4000 x 2248. The best still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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21 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G5WP the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the GE G5WP has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W510.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G5WP do not support video capability. The GE G5WP is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L19 or the Sony DSC-W510, or the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE G5WP does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the G5WP do not support wi-Fi. The GE G5WP is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the G5WP range from 1" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the GE G5WP has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the G5WP.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-W510 which has better reviews; or the Nikon Coolpix L19 which is cheaper.

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Not 3D

The GE G5WP is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the G5WP, the GE G5WP does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G5WP are not waterproof. The GE G5WP is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the G5WP take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the GE G5WP which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The GE G5WP has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 G5WP is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the G5WP.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the G5WP.

Amongst comparable types of camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G5WP is 16MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. The GE G5WP has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.4 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G5WP have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. The GE G5WP has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 16 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GE G5WP has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the G5WP the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the GE G5WP has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.15, the GE G5WP has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the G5WP. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the G5WP range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The GE G5WP has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G5WP.

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Very Deep Package Depth

The GE G5WP has one of the deepest package depths (138.93 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average package depth of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G5WP is 71mm, and the package depths range from 45mm to 140mm.

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Very Tall Package Height

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the G5WP that we have assessed, the package height of the GE G5WP of 539.8 millimeters is one of the tallest. The package heights of cameras that were launched around the same time as the G5WP range from 77mm to 540mm, and the average package height is 210mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the G5WP is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9. The GE G5WP has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the G5WP the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38 millimeters, the GE G5WP has one of the longest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE G5WP

Average Digital Zoom

The GE G5WP has a relatively standard digital zoom (4.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the G5WP.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 5 meters, the GE G5WP has a fairly average waterproof up to compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the G5WP.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.2 megapixels, the GE G5WP has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G5WP.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Vivitar VF128 (14.1MP and higher rated), or the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49) (16MP and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The GE G5WP has a fairly average weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G5WP.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L19 (130g and cheaper) or the Sony DSC-W510 (103g and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
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
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Package Weight
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
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 25 June 2011 by Missouritraveler
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered the camera for a trip. The camera never worked out of the box. Had to return to the manufacturer so we were unable to use on our trip. Terrible.......

Reviewed 10 May 2011 by Kyle
(Verified Purchase)

I recently purchased this camera for a gift. The battery has been running off a full charge for over a week now and still has almost 90% left with steady use. I love that there are no external... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2010 by Mcash
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a functional, inexpensive option to the higher end waterproof digitals. I was looking for something for everyday snapshots that would capture my busy life. And this camera has done... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2010 by Bys
(Verified Purchase)

The reason I purchased this is because Olympus Stylus tough 8000 with all their durable adjectives aren't waterproof! First time in the water,,,,failed and I had to eat the price as a typical... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g5wprr, ge g5w, ge g5wp, G5WP-RR, G5WP-OB, ge g5wpo, ge g5wpr, ge g5wpob, ge g5wprr, geimaging g5, geimaging g5w, geimaging g5wp, geimaging g5wpo, geimaging g5wpg, geimaging g5wpgg, geimaging g5wpob
Barcodes 00810027015938, 00810027015969, 00810027016249

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