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GE X500 Digital Camera

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16MP 15x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Want It All Our New X500 Is Just As Easy To Use As It Is Powerful. All The Latest Digital Technology Is Built-in: A 15x Zoom, 16 Megapixel Sensor, High Dynamic Range Functionality, And Low-light... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Hardwarezone.com.ph endorse this GE camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Eight experts from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and techreviewsource.com have rated this bridge camera camera on average 72%.

Average User Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 79%.

Easy to Use

Several GE X500 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Robert Hogan said in his GE X500 review “Easy to use and it takes wonderful pictures” . Robert Hogan also mentioned “How easy it was to use the camera and software that I bought her one of her own”. Four years ago Stormy1 wrote “The camera is easy to use and looks identical to my older X5 GE camera.” in their review of the GE X500.

Good Technical Features

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Four years ago Amazonshopper said on Amazon “Inexpensive with all the bells and whistles and very easy to use” in their review. Ralph Grier wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “And I loved the features”. Robert Hogan mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The software that comes with the camera is easy to use and has features not found with much more expensive cameras”.

Good Quality Lens

Some people who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Al B. Moore said on Amazon four years ago “Zoom is plenty” in his review. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “Very long zoom digital cameras are not new” and gave the product a score of 79 out of 100. Expert website Techreviewsource.com rated this digital camera 70 out of 100 and said “They have long zoom lenses”.

A number of GE X500 reviewers considered that it had a good lens. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote five years ago “This camera boasts a 16MP resolution sensor and a 15x, 27mm to 405mm wide zoom lens capable of covering most subjects you're likely to want to photog”. Also five years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “The lens works great for zooms, wide angles” in their review of this digital camera.

One person considered that the GE X500 had a good autofocus. Gary G. said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Didn't focus very good” but even so he scored the GE X500 20 out of 100.

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Robust

Some people who bought it said that it was strong and durable. Robert Hogan wrote “A sturdy bridge camera with features you normally get only on a much more expensive camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Stormy1 mentioned in their review of the GE X500 “It worked very good, was speedy and took nice photos until I dropped it by mistake” although they only scored this digital camera 20 out of 100. Expert review site Etechreviews.com mentioned in their GE X500 review “Earlier, in general having rugged laptops means getting a laptop filled with plenty of military-grade tradeoffs, which generally means that the laptop has to be of low-speed”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people wrote in their reviews that the GE X500 was able to produce good images. Alex mentioned on Amazon “The pictures are so clear and detailed, even from a distance” in his review of the GE X500. Amazonshopper gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Produces great quality photos” in their review of this digital camera. Frederick G. Catlin mentioned in his review “Does good on outdoor photographs” however he only rated it 40 out of 100.

Good Support

A number of GE X500 reviewers considered that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Stephen Legate said “If you read the manual, you'll be fine.” in his review of the GE X500. Trusted Reviews wrote “Full manual controls” in their review. Trusted Reviews also wrote “15x wideangle zoom lens, manual controls, handling, simple to use”.

Nice Design

One GE X500 reviewer who purchased the GE X500 said that it was smooth. Stephen Legate said in his GE X500 review four years ago “Smooth operation takes practice” . One GE X500 owner who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Stormy1 said on Amazon “This camera can take a pretty decent photo and video is fine”.

Good Video Capture

One GE X500 reviewer considered that it was good for video recording.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Hardwarezone.com.ph mentioned in their review of the GE X500 “Compact cameras and DSLR cameras”.

GE Cameras Have Good Reviews

GE bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras GE is one of the better rated brands.

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CCD Sensor Type

The GE X500 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X500.

Across comparable types of camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE X500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Light

The GE X500 is quite light (only 350 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 510g.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The GE X500 is a four number of batteries supported camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the GE X500 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This GE camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the X500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this GE digital camera.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The GE X500 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this camera. The flash modess Flash off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this digital camera.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The GE X500 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This GE digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X500.

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21 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Five years ago Gcn.com mentioned “Puny battery life barely two hours will not outlast forced march to Kandahar” in their review of this digital camera.

Poor Product Quality

Several people considered that it was not good quality. Trusted Reviews wrote “Inconsistent metering and poor image quality”. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Mediocre image quality”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The GE X500 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X500 which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the X500 do not support video capability. The GE X500 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE X500 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X500 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X500, the GE X500 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The GE X500 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X500 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the X500, the GE X500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X500 are not waterproof. The GE X500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the X500, the GE X500's display diagonal of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X500 the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 15 times zoom factor, the GE X500 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X500. The average optical zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X500 is 32x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The GE X500 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X500 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The GE X500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 GE X500 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X500 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X500 range from 8MB to 200MB. At only 14 megabytes, the GE X500 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The GE X500 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X500 is 2s and the longest is 120s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The GE X500 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.2) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X500 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The GE X500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This GE camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X500.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27 millimeters, the GE X500 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 24mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 405 millimeters, the GE X500 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the X500. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the X500 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE X500

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the GE X500 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X500.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the GE X500 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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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
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
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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Expert Reviews

(14)
12 January 2014

Not content with producing some of the toughest laptops on the market, Getac has branched out with the rough-and-tumble X500 Mobile Server. Built to handle the harshest environments, the X500 will... Read more…

5 December 2013

When the going gets tough, Getac's X500 Mobile Server will stay the course, although the ruggedisation sends the price sky-high...

28 August 2012

It's fair to say that if someone was to mention the name General Electric, you probably wouldn't think of digital cameras. Much more likely to spring to mind are jet turbines and perhaps energy... Read more…

Inexpensive but wellfeatured
Flexible 15x optical zoom
Full manual controls
Inexpensive, offers a lot of kit for the price
15x wideangle zoom lens, manual controls, handling, simple to use
Poor overall performance
Shutter lag and slow AF
Inconsistent metering and poor image quality
Very poor overall performance
Slow AF

Very long zoom digital cameras are not new but they tend to be rather more expensive than the GE X500. This camera boasts a 16MP resolution sensor and a 15x, 27mm to 405mm wide zoom lens capable... Read more…

19 July 2012

The GE X550 is going to receive immediate consideration from many beginner-level photographers for one feature in particular: its electronic viewfinder (EVF). Very few point-n-shoot cameras...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Gary G.
(Verified Purchase)

Didn't focus very good. Not using it. Very disappointed. I tried for days reading and trying to get it focused, but no results.

Reviewed 1 January 2015 by Frederick G. Catlin
(Verified Purchase)

Very slow to focus. Does not always take photos in focus, even when you think the camera is focused. The manual settings for indoor photos don't appear to work all that well. Does good on outdoor... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2014 by Rafael Cabello
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera.

Reviewed 30 May 2014 by William S. McCurry
(Verified Purchase)

I have had point and shoot digital cameras for about 10 years now. They have all been good but I missed my old 35mm and all its settings. Well I didn't want to go for a full on professional... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Cynthia CASTANEDA
(Verified Purchase)

It's only nine sometimes doesn't want to take pictures so what can I do to get another one back replacement I don't know I need...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge x500, ge x500b, ge x500bk, ge optical6, ge optical6x
Barcodes 00846951000559, 00846951000566, 00846951002751, 00846951002959
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