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GE DV1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 455 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and features.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 455 reviews)

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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.

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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...

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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...

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GE DV1 Digital Camcorder

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Amazon review summary for GE DV1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 user reviews of GE DV1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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74% 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 DV1-CO Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera (Citrus Orange)GE DV1-LG Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera (Lime Green)

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS ITEM

 

GE should have invested in better video software. This is a sub par digital camera, it has the ability to make videos but gives you so software to make the video usable. Please look at a different item if you want to make videos.

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I will gladly purchase/recommend.

 

Service from Cust Svc Rep was wonderful since They were able to complete the process before end of day. So nice to talk with a 'real' human. Don't like automated services much. I'm 'old school'. Love the personal interfacing. You learn more.

Easy to Use

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I will gladly purchase/recommend.

 

Service from Cust Svc Rep was wonderful since They were able to complete the process before end of day. So nice to talk with a 'real' human. Don't like automated services much. I'm 'old school'. Love the personal interfacing. You learn more.

Easy to Use

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Good for underwater...

 

Easy point and shoot... bought it for a water vacation. As long as you don't want sound it is a great little camera.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Zoom range/performance

Non existent sound ; Poor In Low Light ; Poor Sound

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Good for underwater...

 

Easy point and shoot... bought it for a water vacation. As long as you don't want sound it is a great little camera.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Zoom range/performance

Non existent sound ; Poor In Low Light ; Poor Sound

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: No
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.5''
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
PictBridge: No
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
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar / Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD / Standard Definition
Sensor Size:1/2.5' / 1/2.5''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
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