Twelve people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website About.com scored the product 5 stars and said six years ago “It is waterproof to a depth of 15 feet, can be dropped from a height of 5 feet” in their review of this camcorder. Si gave it a score of 8 stars and said in their GE DV1 review “Excellent value for waterproof cam”. R. Bingham said “Is it waterproof? Dustproof? Shockproof? Record 3 hours of HD video? The GE-DV1 is just the job for my intended purpose” in their review of this camcorder.
Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Evogadget.com said in their review of the GE DV1 five years ago “Water- and shockproof” although they rated it 14 out of 100. About.com mentioned “It's more rugged and can” in their review of this camcorder. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of this camcorder “The rugged GE DV1minicamcorder is OK for casual Web videos”.
Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. R. Bingham gave it a rating of 8 stars and said on Amazon “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. R. Bingham also mentioned “It is heavier than my previous pocket camcorder and feels solid and well made” in their review.