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GE G100 Digital Camera

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14.4MP 15x CMOS Jan 2013
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site wrote that this camera provided a good bang for your buck. Digicam Buyer.co.uk gave this GE camera a "Best Value" award.

Good Size

A few GE G100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Alex Tee said on Amazon “This is a great camera its very compact for its size”. Five years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com said “It's a point-and-shoot in a compact system's clothing” but they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The G100 moves away from the more automatic compact cameras”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this camera was good value for money.

Easy to Use

Some customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Gadgetspeak.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their GE G100 review “Only now do I have the pleasure of owning this remarkably handy soft drinks machine”.

Good Technical Features

A number of GE G100 reviewers who bought the GE G100 agreed that it had good features. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The GE G100 promises to deliver a wealth of features for a modest price.”. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review on Ephotozine “The GE G100 offers plenty of features and is available for a decent price”.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers who bought it concluded that it was good value for money. Loveamazon mentioned in their review on Amazon “Again, its a good spec for the price.”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased the GE G100 concluded that it had a good battery life. Alex Tee said in his review “The battery life could be better needing charging more”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. Seven years ago Gadgetspeak.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their GE G100 review “Variety of flavours, easy to use, kids will go mad, flavours are pretty good”.

Good Video Capture

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Takes a 14.4MP image which of course means it can also capture Full HD video” in their GE G100 review.

Robust

One GE G100 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert website Avhub.com.au wrote three years ago “Things are tough in the digital compact camera business at the moment” in their review. One GE G100 owner who reviewed the GE G100 concluded that it was well made. Avhub.com.au wrote “Solid LCD”.

Good Quality Lens

One GE G100 reviewer considered that this digital camera had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “It has a 15x optical zoom lens, 14 megapixels” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Good Support

One GE G100 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine five years ago “It has full manual controls, 1080p HD vi”.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Loveamazon wrote on Amazon “Photos didn't quite match impressive looking spec” although they gave the product a score of 3 stars. Loveamazon also said “Of the three cameras I'm afraid this one produce the least sharp image”.

Some GE G100 owners mentioned in their reviews that the GE G100 had a good picture resolution. Expert website Pcmag.com said “Fast burst shooting” in their GE G100 review. Gadgetspeak.com said “It has the ability to shoot 10FPS at full resolution”.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all GE cameras and also specifically for GE compact cameras and found that in both cases GE had good ratings.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the GE G100 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the G100 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

There are a number of alternative 6x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the C1433[pl_1772802_price], or the C1440W[pl_1772806_price] both from GE which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the FinePix JV500[pl_2602086_price] (6.3x and higher rated), the FinePix JX660[pl_2442129_price] (7.2x and higher rated), or the JX650[pl_2417691_price] (7.2x and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the G100, the GE G100 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], and the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.17x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of 15 times zoom factor, the GE G100 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price] (18x), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (18x), or the Casio EX-ZR800[plb_1990677_price] (18x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE G100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G100.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Six White Balances

The GE G100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the G100. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this GE digital camera.

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4320 X 2880 Still Image Resolution(s)

The GE G100 has a 4320 x 2880 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 4320 x 2432. The still image resolution of all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The GE G100 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (420 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The GE G100 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This GE camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GE G100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that are a similar age to the G100.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the GE G100 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the G100. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This GE camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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17 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 69% based on six expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Pocket Lint and PC Mag.

Poor Product Quality

Several people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was not good quality. Five years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “Its image quality is poor”. In the same month expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “Sadly image quality isn't fantastic and is slow in use, taking a while to switch on” in their review. Avhub.com.au wrote “Poor image quality” .

Does Not Support Video Capability

The GE G100 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G100 also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX550[plb_1672381_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The GE G100 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G100 do not support wi-Fi. The GE G100 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the G100, the GE G100 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The GE G100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the G100 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to look at including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The GE G100 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G100 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The GE G100 is one of the heavier compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (204 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average weight of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the G100 is 170g.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 204g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price].

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the GE G100 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This GE camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the GE G100 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G100. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this GE camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras that were launched more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. The GE G100 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 15 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The GE G100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the G100 is 1.8 and the smallest is 72.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the GE G100 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this GE camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the GE G100 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G100 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the GE G100 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the G100 range from 1.3 to 22. At 3.9, the GE G100 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE G100

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when GE released the G100.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the GE G100 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 25[pl_1676851_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung WB30F[plb_1609452_price] which has better reviews.

If this GE camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] (4.8" and higher rated), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (4.8" and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price] (4.8" and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Average Megapixel

The GE G100 has a relatively typical megapixel (14.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 14.4MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price] (16MP), the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (16MP), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The GE G100 has a better sensor type than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

1 Award

Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value

Expert Reviews

(7)
26 May 2014

Things are tough in the digital compact camera business at the moment. The lower end of the category has been severely mauled by the camera-equipped smartphones while the upper end is under threat... Read more…

Fast burst shooting
Short shutter lag
15x zoom lens
Solid LCD
Poor image quality
Lethargic startup time
Severe rolling shutter effect in video
Shooting settings change without warning
20 December 2012

The GE G100 promises to deliver a wealth of features for a modest price, but its image quality is poor, and its performance is frustrating...

20 August 2012

It's hard to knock the GE G100 too much because it retails for about $165 ? that's pennies in digital camera terms. You can't expect a manual compact system at that price, but the G100 insinuates...

8 June 2012

A slightly chunky offering from GE, but the G100 has a decent CMOS sensor and it has the ability to shoot 10FPS at full resolution. It is 15x optical and takes a 14.4MP image which of course means... Read more…

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

8 May 2012

The G100 is a feature-rich superzoom compact that has a lot to shout about, with a host of features that allow you to develop your photography skills Overall Our provides the latest photography...

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 February 2015 by LoveAmazon
(Verified Purchase)

This camera gives high specs for the price but when comparing some test photographs against identical shots taken with my 10mpx Samsung the GE100 fell short. Its 28mm wide-angle captured... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2013 by Alex Tee
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great camera its very compact for its size, The battery life could be better needing charging more. Apart from that its a great camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g100rd, ge g100, ge g100r, ge g100b, ge g100rd, ge g100bk
Barcodes 00846951002799, 00846951002805, 00846951002812, 04578622255505, 08469510028058

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