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Genius G-Shot HD55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality. The memory and battery get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Genius G-Shot HD55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Genius G-Shot HD550T

 

A high definition camcorder for £110? Surely there's a catch?

The HD550T isn't exactly packed with manual features, either, although it does exceed pocket Internet camcorders quite considerably in this respect. The menu can be operated via the touchscreen or jog dial. There are four white balance presets...

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Genius G-Shot HD55

 

Genius' G-Shot HD55 maybe inexpensive but it is HD-capable.

Footage is recorded to flash memory, but only 32MB is built in - scarcely enough for a few seconds. Instead, you will need to add an SD or SDHC card, which are fortunately now very cheap. The 4GB PNY memory card we were using was enough for 130 minutes...

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Genius - G-Shot HD550T

 

Compact HD camcorders are what all the customers are clamouring for now, especially if they're not going to cost a year's savings. Fortunately for the buyer there are plenty on the market, so if as a ...

Don't be fooled by the letters on the label. The video picture quality of this digital compact camcorder is some of the worst we've come across in an 'HD' camcorder and, despite the G-Shot HD550T being packed with lots of features, it never rises above...

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Genius G-Shot HD550T

 

Genius squeezes a gaggle of features into its latest low-cost HD pocket video camera, but is it worthy of your cash?

Stuffed with features, but don't be fooled; it feels cheap and quality is poor

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Genius G-Shot HD55 [Review]

 

Finally, a HD camcorder for the common masses

H.264 720p video recording, very compact, stylish, good build, swivel LCD, SDHC support, good price

Overall image quality, no optical magnification, no image stabilization, no autofocus, no lens cover, AAA batteries almost unusable, only 32 MB internal memory, no SD card included

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Genius - G-Shot HD55

 

Genius has, in the past, produced a string of standard definition camcorders at affordable prices, and usually with a stack of built-in extra functions like Webcam, music player and storage device. This is the company's first ...

Easily one of the cheapest HD camcorders on the market, but what it makes up in price it lacks in functions, with drastically reduced menu options, no anti-shake system and woefully inadequate zoom control.

Product Specifications

The Genius G-Shot HD55 is a 5.0 Mega Pixel CMOS camcorder that is a high definition video camera (recorded at 30 fps/1280 x 720 pixels) and uses high-compression H.264 format. This allows the G-Shot HD55 to record still images and movies using less memory, and they that can be seen on high-resolution flat-panel TVs using the video cable. The G-Shot HD55 has a 3.0 inch TFT LCD color display that is adjustable and you can capture still images up to 8 mega pixel resolution by software interpolation. Using a Li-ion battery, the G-Shot includes a battery charger so you don't have to worry about loss of power. You can capture and take videos anywhere, anytime. The G-Shot HD55 is the first HD device in the Genius family and at a competitive price.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-40

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Genius
Model:HD55
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Genius G-Shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2
Min Focal Length:7.5mm
Type:Lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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