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GE G3WP Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.2MP 4x Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good technical features
Robust
5 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 71 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including uk.askmen.com, testnumerique.fr, erenumerique.fr and bestofmicro.com.

Good Brand

Cameras manufactured by GE generally have good reviews compared to other manufacturers.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner thought it had good features. Expert review site Uk.askmen.com mentioned “The GE G3WP has some very attractive features”.


Design

Robust

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website Uk.askmen.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their GE G3WP review “The entire body of the camera is water resistant for up to 10 feet, making it perfect for swimming, kayaking”.

Very Low Waterproof Up to

The GE G3WP has a fairly low waterproof up to (only 3 meters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera. The lowest waterproof up to of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 3m, the highest is 40m, and the average waterproof up to is 10m.

There are a number of alternative 3m waterproof cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60 (£36.64).

If this camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the GE G5WP (£49.99) (5m).

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when this low megapixel camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The GE G3WP supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE G3WP does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm, or the E-PL3 both from Olympus or the Canon SX220 HS are also worth considering.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE G3WP supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is actually the worst supported video resolution across all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Only 720 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the GE G3WP is 720 x 480 pixels. That's 96% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE G3WP has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the D3S, and the P7700 both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on cameras of this spec and age.

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12.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.2 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.2MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon P300 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Olympus E-PL3 (12.3MP and higher rated), or the Pentax Q7 (£345.65) (12.4MP and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the GE G3WP has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Lexibook JL2600, and the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Leica D-Lux 6 (3" and higher rated), the Canon Powershot S200 (£120) (3" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm XQ2 (3" and higher rated).

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 4.5 times zoom factor, the GE G3WP has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have digital zooms of between 0.71x and 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Olympus E-PL3 (14x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the GE G3WP has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm XF1 (£140), or the Canon ELPH 100 HS which both of have better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (5x and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot S200 IS (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1.8, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2. At only 5.15, the GE G3WP has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera, the GE G3WP's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38 millimeters is one of the longest. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The GE G3WP does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GE G3WP features smile detection, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The GE G3WP has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The GE G3WP has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The GE G3WP is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The GE G3WP has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The GE G3WP has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The GE G3WP supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 125 grams, the GE G3WP is one of the lighter low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have weights of between 50g and 1.3kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the GE G5WP (£49.99) (125g).

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the GE G3WP has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 1GB, the largest is 64GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 19GB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the GE G3WP is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "64", "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this GE camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00810027012616, 00810027015365

GE G3WP Review Sources

To prepare this GE G3WP review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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