Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Michal Kownacki wrote in his review of this camcorders on Amazon “Mmaximum recording time of 30 minutes Good battery Water resistant to 5 meters (proven) Resistant to falls Easy to use”. Minty mentioned “Where it comes into its element is with its ruggedness & the fact it's waterproof whilst producing good quality video & photos, especially at discovery cove, typhoon lagoon & blizzard beach”. Mr K L scored it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this camcorders on Amazon “Works well underwater, as long as you remember to close the sides”.
Several GE DV1 reviewers said in their reviews that the GE DV1 was strong and durable. Alisonandgordon wrote “Excellent camera for a 13 year old, robust very easy to use” in their GE DV1 review. V mentioned in their GE DV1 review “The camera looks pretty sturdy” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Cnet.com said five years ago “The rugged GE DV1minicamcorder is OK for casual Web videos” although only scored it 58 out of 100.
Several people reckoned that it was well made. R. Bingham wrote “It is heavier than my previous pocket camcorder Samsung U20 Full HD Compact Camcorder - Black (2.0 LCD, HDMI Output, 8MP Photo) and feels solid and well made” in their GE DV1 review.