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Genius G-Shot HD520

Genius G-Shot HD520
alaScore 79

11 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Genius G-Shot HD520. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Genius G-Shot HD520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Christopher Breen and Roman Loyola (pcworld.com)

Genius G-Shot HD520

 

Digital image stabilization ; Large flip-out LCD ; Motion detection mode ; Decent indoor video quality

Records only 22kHz mono audio ; Zoom stutters ; Poor overall video quality ; Inelegant controls

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Breen and Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

Review: Genius G-Shot HD520 pocket HD camcorder

 

The G-Shot HD520 pocket HD camcorder from Genius is more affordable than its competitors, such as the Flip UltraHD, the Vado HD, or the Zi6.

Unlike the candy bar-like shapes of the UltraHD, Vado HD, and Zi6, the G-Shot features a pistol-grip design with a flip-out LCD (its design is similar to the Xacti). The flip-out LCD can rotate 270 degress, so you can turn the display around for...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Quick (gizmag.com)

Genius G-Shot HD520 easy on the pocket in more ways than one

 

If you're in the market for a camcorder that isn't too hard on the pocket when it comes to both size and cost, then the Genius G-Shot HD520 could be just the thing for you. Capable of capturing 11-megapixel still images or 5-megapixel video in...

At that price, you'd be excused for thinking the HD520 would be a little light on in the features department, but Genius has managed to squeeze in face detection, electronic image stabilizers (EIS), Z-lighting technology to enhance brightness in low...

May, 2009

Expert review by: John Brownlee (geek.com)

The Genius G-Shot HD520 offers high-def video for $149

 

Despite the fact that almost everyone's existing digicams already shoot video, digi-camcorders are still a thriving business thanks to Flip and Kodak's small, handheld point-and-shoots. There's a big YouTube market of consumers to cater to, and the...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Gareth Mason (techradar.com)

Genius HD520 review

 

Genius' HD520 is dirt cheap, but is it good value?

Price ; Flexibility ; HDMI cable included

Sub-HD performance ; Irritating to handle

It's cheap as chips, but has the performance to match

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Genius G-Shot HD520

 

For under £100, the 720p-capable Genius G-Shot HD520 pocket camcorder is worth a look.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Genius G-Shot HD520 review

 

As seems to be the vogue, the Genius G-Shot HD520 shoots H.264 video to removable SD Card flash memory and has an HDMI output so the resulting footage can be viewed on a convenient TV screen.

We weren’t bowled over by the Genius G-Shot HD520. It crams in a lot of ideas but doesn’t execute them terribly well. We’d be happy to take this camcorder out and about to record a family fun day, but wouldn’t rely on it as our everyday digital camera.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Genius G-Shot HD520 HD camcorder

 

A portable HD camcorder for less than £100

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techworld.com)

Genius G-Shot HD520 review

 

The Genius G-Shot HD520 is a small pistol-grip camcorder with 5Mp photo capture, face-detection and the ability to work as a voice recorder as well.

We weren’t bowled over by the Genius G-Shot HD520. It crams in a lot of ideas but doesn’t execute them terribly well. We’d be happy to take this camcorder out and about to record a family fun day, but wouldn't rely on it as our everyday digital camera.

Jun, 2009