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GE DV1

GE DV1
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gadgetspeak.com Highly Recommended
A fully featured and award winning 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 5.08MP 1" Apr 2012
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GE DV1 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the GE DV1 number 32 in water resistant camcorders and number 125 across all camcorders.
85
Reviews
156 Reviews + 1 Award
68
Value for Money
Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%, based on 156 reviews. This camcorder has received a "Highly Recommended" award from Gadgetspeak.com. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is robust and product quality.
This GE camcorder has some great features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Very light
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Full HD 1080p
Shockproof
Waterproof
Image stabilization
Built-in USB
Face detection
HDMI output
Internal li-ion battery

GE DV1 Video Reviews

GE DV1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of review site Gadgetspeak.com strongly endorse this GE camcorder and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camcorder is 63% based on 14 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Expert Reviews and Techradar. Video camera experts aren't convinced by this video camera.

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Good User Reviews

This GE camcorder has an average user rating of 81% based on 142 user reviews. 36 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 owners reckoned that the GE DV1 was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five owners concluded that the GE DV1 was good at resisting water ingress and three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

  • It's more rugged and can…
    About.com May 2011
  • It is waterproof to a depth of 15 feet, can be dropped from a height of 5 feet…
    About.com May 2011
  • It is heavier than my previous pocket camcorder and feels solid and well made…
  • The camera looks pretty sturdy…
    V (Amazon) - February 2012
  • Excellent camera for a 13 year old, robust very easy to use…
  • Excellent value for waterproof cam…
    Si (Amazon) - April 2012
  • Works well underwater, as long as you remember to close the sides…
    Mr K L (Amazon) - March 2013
  • 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…
    Minty (Amazon) - November 2012
  • Yes it was waterproof and was taken swimming with the turtles…

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Seven customers reckoned that it was good quality.

  • It is heavier than my previous pocket camcorder and feels solid and well made…
  • The quality is OK…
  • As many others have said on other websites, for the price the quality is average compared to the higher quality camcorders on the market.
  • Good quality for the price…
  • Movie function is good and the picture quality is good for the price…
    Phil (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Fit for Purpose…
  • 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…
    Minty (Amazon) - November 2012

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers agreed that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was quick to charge.

Very Good Brand

We checked 168 expert and owner reviews (including 54 verified purchases) for GE video cameras and found that on average GE has very good ratings compared to other brands. 80% of those that bought a GE camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

GE released the DV1 in April 2012.

Features

Average Total Megapixels

The GE DV1's total megapixels of 5.08MP is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 47% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The GE DV1's optical sensor size of 0.4" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 66% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the GE DV1 of only 145g is in the lightest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The GE DV1's optical zoom of only 1x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 93% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE DV1 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The GE DV1 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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2560 X 1440 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the GE DV1 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The GE DV1's display diagonal of only 2.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The GE DV1's digital zoom of only 4x is smaller than 91% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GE DV1 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of video cameras range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The GE DV1's maximum frame rate of 60fps is in the fastest 24% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Histogram

The GE DV1 has a histogram. 99% of video cameras do not have a histogram.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GE DV1 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The GE DV1's video recording time of only 1.5h is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 80% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the video recording times range from 0.67h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 14h.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the camcorders the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB. The maximum memory card size of the GE DV1 of only 32GB is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 84% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most other camcorders, the GE DV1 does not have a touchscreen. 59% of video cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Waterproof

The GE DV1 is waterproof. 91% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

The GE DV1's closest focusing distance of 1.5m is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest closest focusing distance of video cameras is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m.

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Features Photo Mode

The GE DV1 features photo mode. 80% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Has a Hand Strap

The GE DV1 has a hand strap, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The GE DV1 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Face Detection

The GE DV1 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The GE DV1's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is higher than 80% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

Like most other camcorders, the GE DV1 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ge dv1gg3, ge dv1lg

Barcodes:

00810027018427, 00846951000016, 00846951000504, 00846951000528, 00846951000535, 08469510000160

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