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GE DV1

GE DV1
alaScore 87

517 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews of GE DV1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GE DV1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 517 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GE DV1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of GE DV1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and size. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the color and zoom. Opinions about the reliability and durability are mixed.

usability, price, portability, size, design

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GE DV1 Pocket Digital Camcorder - Citrus Orange (Full HD 1080p Video, 4x Zoom) 2.5-inch LCD, Waterproof, ShockproofGE DV1 Pocket Digital Camcorder - Lime Green (Full HD 1080p Video, 4x Zoom) 2.5-inch LCD, Waterproof, ShockproofGE DV1 Pocket Digital Camcorder - Velvet Red (Full HD 1080p Video, 4x Zoom) 2.5-inch LCD, Waterproof, Shockproof

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GE DV1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of GE DV1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability, and many are less positive about the zoom.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GE DV1-GG Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera (Graphite Gray)GE Active DV1-AB with 4 x Digital Zoom 2.5 LCD Screen, Aqua BlueGE DV1-GG Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera (Graphite Gray)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GE DV1 Pocket Video Camera (green)

 

Shopping by specs can result in a very disappointing purchase. The GE DV1 rugged minicamcorder is waterproof to 16 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, and dustproof. It records full HD-resolution video at 30 frames per second as well as at 720p at 30 or 60fps,...

The GE DV1 Pocket Video Camera is small, inexpensive, and water- and shockproof.

The DV1 captures motion poorly, is slightly confusing to use, has no video editing/sharing software, and uses a nonremovable rechargeable battery with a short life.

The rugged GE DV1minicamcorder is OK for casual Web videos. If you need more than that, look elsewhere.

Jun, 2011
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Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

GE DV1 Camcorder Review

 

We haven't reviewed a GE (General Imaging) product in a while, but get ready for the DV1—a cheap, waterproof, ultracompact camcorder that may be an answer for those on a tight budget. Don't bite before reading our review, though. The GE DV1 (We haven't...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

GE DV1

 

Cheap, waterproof, and ultracompact, but also flawed, confusing, and frustrating

Waterproof down to 16 feet

Poor color performance; Can’t focus less that 5 ft. from subject; Some unpleasant design and handling issues

The GE DV1 frustrated us from the moment we took it out of the box, but there were a few things that we liked about the camcorder as well. Let’s start with the bad: the camcorder has a clumsy design, poor video performance, confusing controls, bad...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

GE DV1 Digital Camcorder

 

The shockproof, waterproof GE DV1 is a good choice for outdoor enthusiasts. The durable design survived our drop test, and consumer testers liked the dedicated photo and video buttons. The on-screen menu layout was still a bit confusing, though, and...

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

GE Digital DV1 review

 

You can take the waterproof GE DV1 anywhere – as long as you have room in your pockets

Water and shock resistant ; Decent video quality in good light ; Not too expensive

Part of a dying breed ; Not good in low light ; Clarity is lacking

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

GE DV1 review

 

GE's DV1 is another camcorder designed for outdoor use. GE claims it's waterproof to five metres and can survive a 1.5-metre drop.

It’s inexpensive and easy to use, but the DV1’s video quality is distinctly average.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

GE DV1

 

GE's waterproof pocket camcorder looks to be a cheap contender to take on the Sony Bloggie Touch.

Its most interesting feature is the built-in USB connector that retracts inside the camera body when not in use, just like the Sony Bloggie Touch. HDMI output is also included.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Bullard (macworld.com.au)

GE DV1 – Waterproof digital HD video camera

 

This review of the GE DV1 digital HD video camera has turned out to be quite timely, given the recent demise of Cisco's Flip series of cameras.

Waterproof; shockproof; Full HD video; easy to use

Flimsy USB connector; fair image quality

At the price, the DV1 is a great video camera to take to the pool or the beach. Kids, especially, will just love it.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

GE Camcorder DV1

 

Often not being the first to market is a plus as is the case here. The ‘Flip' has long been the best pocket camcorder around; many have tried to copy or improve. Here with the best bits from several is this offering from GE.

Doing my Internet searches found the GE DV1 at a best price of £76.91 from the first link below

May, 2011

Expert review by: Hayley Paterek (digicambuyer.co.uk)

GE DV1

 

The GE DV1: A compact camcorder that shoots full HD video

For an affordable and fun HD video camera the DV1 is a great choice. However, it won't appeal to a serious videographer and is better suited for family holidays

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.5''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar / Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD / Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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