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GE X500
X500BK S5200 15X

GE X500
88
Reviews
33 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
67
Age
7 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 15x optical zoom camera. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3 and features smile detection. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a good zoom, good controls but it's not {more} able to produce good images.
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended
16MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
15x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3
MINIMUM
1s
CAMERA
350g
6x
DIGITAL ZOOM
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the GE X500 number 238 in best selling cameras and number 990 across all digital cameras.

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74
Kagoo Score
88
Reviews
81
Features
0
Value for Money
67
Age

74

74
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 74?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 33 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this GE digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The X500 has some great features:
Big optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Ok minimum aperture number
640 x 480 pixels video resolution

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. It is also very good for everyday photography as well being very good for landscape photography.
88
Reviews

Average Review Score

3.8 stars (33 reviews)

36%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Recommended Award

The GE X500 has received a Recommended Award from hardwarezone.com.ph.
Recommended from hardwarezone.com.ph

What Are People Saying About the GE X500?

Picture Quality
8
2
Lens System
3
3
Price
6
3
Features
5
1
Ease of Use
4
0
Robustness
4
0
Video Capability
1
0
Design
2
0
Size and Weight
1
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Over 10 People Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... predecessor, the X5. There's just a bump in... The GE X500 megazoom is a very good value as long as you understand its photo and performance limitations...The ...
    CNET.com 22 Jul 2011
  • ... predecessor, the X5 . There's just a bump... The GE X500 megazoom is a very good value as long as you understand its photo and performance limitations...The ...
    CNET.com.au 21 Jul 2011
  • ... One thing that I've always liked are “bridge cam... 6 MP for the low price is an extremely good deal. The lens works great for zooms, wide angles, and ...
    gadgetreview.com 1 Sep 2011
  • ... most subjects you're likely to want to photog... Inexpensive, offers a lot of kit for the price. 15x wideangle zoom lens, manual controls, handling, simple ...
    What Digital Camera 29 Jul 2012
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Four people thought that the GE X500 was strong and durable.

  • On May 20, 2014, Getac announced significant upgrades to its flagship Getac X500 ultra rugged notebook and X500 rugged mobile server. The X500 platform ...
    Ruggedpcreview.com 31 May 2011
  • Traditionally, rugged laptops have required a military-grade surplus of tradeoffs. Typically this has meant lower-speed, older CPUs, tiny hard drives, ...
    wired.com 26 Jul 2011
  • ... prior-generation operating systems installed.Whether the manufacturers wer... Amazingly tough. Doesn't skimp on performance. LCD viewable in everything ...
    wired.com 26 Jul 2011
  • On June 15, 2011, Getac announced yet another addition to its growing lineup of rugged tablet, handheld and notebook computers. The new Getac X500 is a ...
    Ruggedpcreview.com 31 May 2011
  • Two People Thought it Had a Short Battery Life

    Two people thought that the GE X500 had a bad battery life.

  • ... secure, but easy to use, snap closures. Puny battery life barely two hours will not outlast forced march to Kandahar. No USB 3.0. Two serial ports but ...
    wired.com 26 Jul 2011
  • ... enough to... Resistive touchscreen. Huge number of ports and slots. Low battery life. Susceptible to damage at higher drops.
    gcn.com 9 Feb 2012
  • One Person Thought it Was a Good Size
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    Two People Thought the GE X500 Had a Good Design
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    More Than 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the GE X500 had good controls and was really easy to use.

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    Has Good Controls
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Inexpensive, offers a lot of kit for the price. 15x wideangle zoom lens, manual controls, handling, simple to use. Very poor overall performance. Slow ...
    What Digital Camera 29 Jul 2012
  • ... 15x... Inexpensive. 15x zoom lens. Electronic viewfinder. Popup flash. Some manual controls. Simple to use. Mediocre image quality. Dismal lowlight performance. ...
    techreviewsource.com 25 Aug 2011
  • ... its low price including a 15x wide-angle zoom lens and semimanual and manual controls. The 500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good ...
    CNET.com.au 21 Jul 2011
  • ... its low price including a 15x wide-angle zoom lens and semimanual and manual controls. The 500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good ...
    CNET.com 22 Jul 2011
  • View All Reviews About Controls
    Very Easy to Use
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had Well Executed Technical Features

    Several people thought that the GE X500 had good features and had a powerful motor.

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    Has Good Features
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... The new Getac X500 is a large, full-featured rugged laptop computer that combines the most desirable features of three other...
    Ruggedpcreview.com 31 May 2011
  • Camera is what I expected. Friend of mine bought this camera and and I loved the features. Looked it up and Amazon prices was far less that those in Walmart ...
    Ralph Grier - Amazon 7 Jun 2013
  • ... Easy to use and it takes wonderful pictures. The anti-shake feature really works well as does the optical zoom. The software that comes with the camera ...
    Robert Hogan - Amazon 26 Apr 2013
  • GE CAMERA. Great camera. A lot of features for the money. It will do things only the real expensive ones will do. I recommend this camera.
    Joe E. Partridge Sr. - Amazon 4 Jan 2013
  • View All Reviews About Features
    Has a Powerful Motor
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Customers Thought the GE X500 Had a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the GE X500 had a good zoom and lens.

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    Has a Good Zoom
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • 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 ...
    What Digital Camera 29 Jul 2012
  • ... superzoom in the last few months, all with two things in common: They have long zoom lenses, and they’re all at least $300. General Electric takes a ...
    techreviewsource.com 25 Aug 2011
  • ... the 16-megapixel General Electric X500, packing a 15x... Inexpensive. 15x zoom lens. Electronic viewfinder. Popup flash. Some manual controls. Simple to ...
    techreviewsource.com 25 Aug 2011
  • ... performance limitations...The GE Power Pro 500, offers a lot for its low price including a 15x wide-angle zoom lens and semimanual and manual controls. ...
    CNET.com.au 21 Jul 2011
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Lens
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Two people thought that the GE X500 had a good viewfinder.

  • ... General Electric X500, packing a 15x... Inexpensive. 15x zoom lens. Electronic viewfinder. Popup flash. Some manual controls. Simple to use. Mediocre image ...
    techreviewsource.com 25 Aug 2011
  • ... AA batteries, but there's no hot shoe. Inexpensive. 15x zoom lens. Electronic viewfinder. Popup flash. Some manual controls. Simple to use. Mediocre image ...
    hardwarezone.com.ph 9 Nov 2011
  • 6 Out of 10 People Thought it Did Not Take Good Photos

    Several people thought that the GE X500 wasn't able to produce good images, was bad in low light and had a bad picture resolution.

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    Not {More} Able to Produce Good Images
    8 people agree
    13 people disagree
  • ... outdoors, indoors, with and without flash and in lowlight conditions. Images are soft. Lacks detail. Shutter lag.
    What Digital Camera 29 Jul 2012
  • ... Electronic viewfinder. Popup flash. Some manual controls. Simple to use. Mediocre image quality. Dismal lowlight performance. Slow.
    techreviewsource.com 25 Aug 2011
  • ... overall performance. Shutter lag and slow AF. Inconsistent metering and poor image quality.
    Trusted Reviews 27 Aug 2012
  • ... a piece of junk. It takes decent photos, but it's so slow! Camera lag between photos is bad. I thought my old Kodak Z-612 digital camera was slow, but ...
    Stormy1 - Amazon 24 Nov 2013
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Bad in Low Light
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Bad Picture Resolution
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought the GE X500 Was Good for Video Capture
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    Some People Thought the GE X500 Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Four people thought that the GE X500 had a bad flash.

  • ... performance. Slow AF. Exposure and metering issues outdoors, indoors, with and without flash and in lowlight conditions. Images are soft. Lacks detail. ...
    What Digital Camera 29 Jul 2012
  • ... controls. The 500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good indoors without a flash and in low-light conditions.
    CNET.com.au 21 Jul 2011
  • ... controls. The 500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good indoors without a flash and in low-light conditions.
    CNET.com 22 Jul 2011
  • ... controls. The 500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good indoors without a flash and in low-light conditions. The GE Power Pro 500, ...
    hardwarezone.com.ph 9 Nov 2011
  • Two People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Two people thought that the GE X500 was good for macro photography.

  • ... extremely good deal. The lens works great for zooms, wide angles, and even macro images. The panorama mode works really great (as long as you do it right). ...
    gadgetreview.com 1 Sep 2011
  • ... extremely good deal. The lens works great for zooms, wide angles, and even macro images. The panorama mode works really great (as long as you do it right). ...
    hardwarezone.com.ph 9 Nov 2011
  • How Good Are GE Digital Cameras?

    81
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Big optical zoom
    Has an image stabiliser
    ok minimum aperture number
    640 x 480 pixels video resolution
    Features smile detection
    Big digital zoom
    Smaller than average maximum aperture number
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    ok megapixels
    4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
    ok camera shutter speed
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Does not support Full HD video
    Heavy
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Tiny internal memory
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    Only 320 x 240 pixels video resolution
    ok Megapixels

    The megapixels of the GE X500 of 16MP is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 56% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. §.

    §.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Big Optical Zoom

    The GE X500's optical zoom of 15x is bigger than 79% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The GE X500 has an image stabiliser, as do 70% of digital cameras.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    ok Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the GE X500 of 3 is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 54% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    ok Camera Shutter Speed

    The GE X500's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is ok compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 53% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

    The GE X500 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 16 pixels (worst) to 5976 x 3992 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

    A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Features Smile Detection
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    The GE X500 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

    What is smile detection? Less Edit
    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    The GE X500 does not feature bluetooth. 93% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

    What is bluetooth? Less Edit
    Does Not Support Full HD Video

    The GE X500 does not support Full HD video. 71% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

    What is Full HD video? Less Edit
    Heavy

    The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The GE X500's weight of 350g is in the heaviest 31% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Big Digital Zoom

    The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The GE X500's digital zoom of 6x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    The GE X500's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

    Chart Hide Chart What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Tiny Internal Memory

    The GE X500's internal memory of only 14MB is smaller than 81% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 48MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "internal memory" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the GE X500 of only 5.2 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 76% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "image sensor size" mean? Less Edit
    Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the GE X500 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 96% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from full hd 1080p pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

    Chart Hide Chart What does "video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The GE X500 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock. 73% of digital cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the GE X500 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Over 10 people thought it was reasonably priced
    67
    Age

    GE X500 Release Date

    August 2012

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    36% of Customers Would Recommend
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    GE X500 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Design
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Focusing
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
    Manual Focusing Range (Wide)
    Manual Focusing Range (Tele)
    Macro Focusing Range (Tele)
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Memory
    Internal Memory
    Maximum Memory Card Size
    Compatible Memory Card
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Second Display
    Display
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    USB Version
    Camera
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Camera Playback
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Life
    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
    Energy Star Certified
    Power Source Type
    USB 2.0 Port

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    ge optical6x, ge x500bk, ge s5200, ge 15x

    Barcodes

     00846951000559,  00846951000566,  00846951002751,  00846951002959

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