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GE X5

Trusted Reviews Recommended computeractive.co.uk Buy It chip.com.my Outstanding Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and fully featured 14.1 megapixel 15 times zoom factor camera
Bridge 14.1MP 15x Yes Dec 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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GE X5 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the GE X5 as follows for Summary.
100
32 Reviews + 10 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 79%, based on 32 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, is easy to use and excellent design.
This GE digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 640 pixels video resolution
Quite low playback zoom (max)

GE X5 Video Reviews


GE X5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded.

This GE camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Theregister.co.uk and CNET.co.uk, both of which said that this digital camera was terrific.

This camera received a "Best Buy" award from both websites IT Reviews.com and Expert Reviews, both of which thought that this digital camera was very good.

In addition, this camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Gadgetspeak.com and the expert at website Trusted Reviews conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv, it received a "Buy It" award from Computeractive.co.uk and it received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

The author at one more expert review site concluded that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Great Product" award from Tweak.dk.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 32 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 79%.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five owners who bought it concluded that it was good value for money.

  • A range of impressive enhancements make for a solid upgrade to an already excellent budget package…
    Alphr.com November 2010
  • Marketed as affordable, yet quality products, they've quickly become the brand of choice for budget gamers…
    Chip.com.my October 2013
  • This affordable bridge camera promises a lot…
  • You might expect the build to be cheap and plastic…
  • Well it has a raft of amazing headline features for what is an absolutely bargain price…

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • Also boasting a wonderfully compact and comfortable design…
    CNET.co.uk January 2009
  • In May of last year, we reviewed one of the smallest and most comfortable pair of earphones in history…
    CNET.co.uk January 2009
  • The tiny design makes them exceptionally comfortable and the sound quality is excellent, all things considered…

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed.

Users Report it is Robust

Three people who purchased the product considered that it was well made.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Three owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good quality.

  • Marketed as affordable, yet quality products, they've quickly become the brand of choice for budget gamers…
    Chip.com.my October 2013
  • They offer great sound quality…
    Mp3.com October 2008
  • The tiny design makes them exceptionally comfortable and the sound quality is excellent, all things considered…

GE Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 150 expert and user reviews (including 12 verified purchases), GE has very good ratings for its digital cameras. GE also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the GE X5 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

The GE X5 has a relatively standard weight (380 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 15 times zoom factor, the GE X5 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The GE X5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the GE X5 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Features Smile Detection

The GE X5 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras is 11x. With a digital zoom of 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE X5 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Only 640 Pixels Video Resolution

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The GE X5 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.2, the GE X5 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The GE X5 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE X5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Date Imprinting

The GE X5 features date imprinting. Most of the other cameras also feature date imprinting.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB. The GE X5 has a quite small internal memory (only 18 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The GE X5 features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The GE X5 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE X5 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was December 2011 when GE released the X5.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge gex5burgundyred, ge x5bk
Barcodes 00124618261988, 00810027015907

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