A number of customers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Michal Kownacki he said in his GE DV1 review on Amazon “Mmaximum recording time of 30 minutes Good battery Water resistant to 5 meters (proven) Resistant to falls Easy to use”. Mr K L mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Works well underwater, as long as you remember to close the sides”. Mrs Tracey Lucas mentioned on Amazon “Yes it was waterproof and was taken swimming with the turtles” in her review of the GE DV1 but despite that she only scored it 3 stars.
Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Alisonandgordon wrote “Excellent camera for a 13 year old, robust very easy to use”. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “The rugged GE DV1minicamcorder is OK for casual Web videos”. Six years ago expert review site About.com said “It's more rugged and can”.
Several GE DV1 reviewers who purchased the product thought 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” and scored the product 80 out of 100.