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Overlook GX-5 Camcorder

3MP 57g CMOS 32GB Feb 2013
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4 Reasons For

Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium battery, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small

With a depth of only 70 millimeters, the Overlook GX-5 is one of the smaller camcorders that were launched more than two years ago amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The smallest video camera of this spec and age is 27mm deep, the biggest is 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm.

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Very Small

The Overlook GX-5 is one of the smaller video cameras of this age and spec (only 47 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a similar type and age to the GX-5 have heights of between 19mm and 920mm, and the average height is 82mm.

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Light

When compared to other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the GX-5 that we have checked the weight of, the Overlook GX-5's weight of only 57 grams is one of the lightest. The average weight of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 500g.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V130[plb_2196459_price] (181g).

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Overlook GX-5 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the GX-5 which have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price], or the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years are Full HD, however the Overlook GX-5 is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Overlook GX-5 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GX-5 do have an HDMI port.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GX-5 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Overlook GX-5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 32 gigabytes, the Overlook GX-5 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The maximum memory card sizes of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 8GB to 130GB.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Rollei S-30[plb_2192186_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the GX-5 have a built-in display, however the Overlook GX-5 does not have a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Camcorders that came out more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 440mAh and 3,000mAh. At only 500 milliamperes * hour, the Overlook GX-5 has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the GX-5.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Overlook GX-5 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the GX-5 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Overlook GX-5 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GX-5 are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Overlook GX-5 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GX-5 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GX-5, the Overlook GX-5 is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Overlook GX-5 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders of this age and spec. This video camera has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. Across all camcorders of a similar type and age to the GX-5 the worst maximum video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Overlook GX-5 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Overlook GX-5

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Overlook released the GX-5.

Average Battery Life

At 2 hours, the Overlook GX-5 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GX-5.

If this camcorder battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price] (3h) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

User Ratings
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Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
White Balance
Flash
Shutter
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Pouch Included
Cleaning Cloth Included
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers overlook ly38, overlook ly38h
Barcodes 08028731012392

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