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Overlook GX-5 Camcorder

3MP 57g CMOS 32GB Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
Has a pouch
Does not support HDMI
Very small maximum memory card size

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Overlook released the GX-5 in April 2017.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Overlook GX-5 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also support HDMI including the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7 which is also higher rated.

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Storage

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 8GB to 130GB. The Overlook GX-5 has a quite small maximum memory card size (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

We compared all the other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Rollei S-30 (£78.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the Overlook GX-5 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

If this small total megapixels camcorder battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Legria HF R66 (£269.99) (2.1h), or the Legria HF R606 (2.16h) both from Canon or the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pouch

The Overlook GX-5 has a pouch. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a pouch.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Overlook GX-5 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Overlook GX-5 does not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Overlook GX-5 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Video

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Overlook GX-5 has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most camcorders of this age and spec have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. Across all small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder the maximum video resolution ranges from 720 x 576 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

With a weight of only 57 grams, the Overlook GX-5's weight is one of the lightest amongst camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V130 (£149.99) (181g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers overlook ly38h
Barcodes 08028731012392

Overlook GX-5 Review Sources

To prepare this Overlook GX-5 review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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Zoom Q4 vs Overlook GX-5

Zoom Q4 vs Overlook GX-5
Zoom Q4 Overlook GX-5
£ 199.99 £0.00
Smaller
96GB Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
Significantly Higher Battery Capacity
A Lot Faster Maximum Frame Rate
110g Heavier
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Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Overlook GX-5

Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Overlook GX-5
Panasonic AG-AC160 Overlook GX-5
£ 417.60 £0.00
13 Times Better Memory Card Type
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Better Audio System
Better Video Mode
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Panasonic HC-V550 vs Overlook GX-5

Panasonic HC-V550 vs Overlook GX-5
Panasonic HC-V550 Overlook GX-5
£ 299.99 £0.00
Higher Battery Capacity
One Year Newer
A Lot Smaller
Smaller
76% Heavier
23% Bigger
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