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GE X500 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16MP 15x Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Low battery life
Exposure and metering issues outdoors, indoors, with and without flash and in lowlight conditions
31 Reviews + 1 Award
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Hardwarezone.com.ph who wrote that this GE digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and gadgetreview.com the average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 72%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 79 out of 100 on average.

GE Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

GE is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and GE also has good ratings for its medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The GE X500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 14 megabytes, the GE X500 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The GE X500 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the GE X500 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE X500 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also do not support Full HD video.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the GE X500 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. The worst video resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the GE X500 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

Across similar types of digital camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Power

Low Battery Life

Three owners concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Gcn.com mentioned five years ago “Puny battery life barely two hours will not outlast forced march to Kandahar” in their review of this digital camera. Trusted Reviews scored it 60 out of 100 and said in their review of the GE X500 in the same month “Uses four AA batteries instead of a rechargeable battery”. Gcn.com also mentioned “Low battery life” in their review.


Support

Some Manual Controls

Six customers said that it had good technical guidance. Trusted Reviews said five years ago “Some manual controls” but even so they only scored the GE X500 60 out of 100. Four years ago Stephen Legate mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “If you read the manual, you'll be fine.” although he only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The GE X500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The GE X500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Six customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had good features. Ruggedpcreview.com mentioned “The new Getac X500 is a large, full-featured rugged laptop computer that combines the most desirable features of three other”. Amazonshopper said on Amazon “Inexpensive with all the bells and whistles and very easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Stephen Legate said in his review of the GE X500 “Some Nice Features.” however he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The GE X500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The GE X500 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GE X500 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE X500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. With a digital zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the GE X500 has a quite big digital zoom 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

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The GE X500 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.2) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 15 times zoom factor, the GE X500 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner thought it was compact. Six years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph wrote “Compact cameras and DSLR cameras”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 350 grams, the GE X500 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Good Video Capture

One person who purchased the GE X500 thought it was good for video recording.

Electronic Viewfinder

One customer who bought it mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Electronic viewfinder” .

15x Zoom Lens

Eight customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good zoom. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Flexible 15x optical zoom”. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “15x zoom lens” in their review. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on What Digital Camera “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”.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good lens. Trusted Reviews said in their review of the GE X500 “The lens works great for zooms, wide angles” but despite that they only rated it 3 stars out of 5. One person who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Gary G. said “Didn't focus very good” in his review of this digital camera yet he gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5.

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Even Macro Images

Eleven owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Trusted Reviews said in their review of the GE X500 five years ago “Even macro images”. William S. Mccurry mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “All the pictures turned out incredible”. Frederick G. Catlin said “Does good on outdoor photographs” .

Exposure and Metering Issues Outdoors, Indoors, With and Without Flash and in Lowlight Conditions

Two owners who reviewed it thought it did not have a good flash. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The 500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good indoors without a flash and in low-light conditions”. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Exposure and metering issues outdoors, indoors, with and without flash and in lowlight conditions” in their review.


Design

Nice Design

One person reckoned that the product was good looking. Stormy1 said “This camera can take a pretty decent photo and video is fine” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored it 20 out of 100. One owner who bought it considered that it was rough. Stephen Legate mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Rough around the edges”.

One person said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Stephen Legate wrote on Amazon “Smooth operation takes practice” in his review of this digital camera.

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Simple to Use

Nine owners said in their reviews that the GE X500 was easy to use. Gcn.com said five years ago “Easy to use, snap closures”. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “15x wideangle zoom lens, manual controls, handling, simple to use”. Stormy1 mentioned on Amazon “The camera is easy to use and looks identical to my older X5 GE camera.”.

Amazingly Tough

Nine owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Gcn.com mentioned “Amazingly tough”. Expert review site Etechreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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”. Ruggedpcreview.com said “The X500 platform is a large, top-of-the-line, full-featured rugged mobile computer that combines the expandability an” .

Mediocre Image Quality

Two people reckoned that this digital camera was not good quality. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Inconsistent metering and poor image quality”. Trusted Reviews also said “Mediocre image quality” in their review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This GE camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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

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