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Genius G-Shot HD55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Genius G-Shot HD55. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the battery and memory.

portability, price, durability, design

image quality, usability, memory, battery

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Genius G-Shot HD550T


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

May, 2011

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Genius G-Shot HD55


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

Feb, 2011

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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...

May, 2010

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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

Mar, 2009

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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.

Aug, 2008

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.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-40

Camcorder Features

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


Color of product:Black, Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card


Display Diagonal:3

Display (Projector)

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Genius G-Shot

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2
Min Focal Length:7.5mm
Optical Zoom:2

Optical Sensor

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

Other Features

Flash:SD Card, SDHC
Internal memory:32
Minimum system requirements:Windows Vista/XP/2000\nIntel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz or above CPU (3GHz Recommended)\n512MB or above RAM\nMinimum 200MB hard disk drive space\nCD-ROM drive for software installation\nAvailable USB port

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC

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