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GE G3WP Digital Camera

12.2MP 4x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Take Advantage Of Clear, Crisp Images In And Out Of The Water With The New GE G3WP. Outside The High 12-megapixel Resolution Sensor Is An Intelligent 2.7-inch LCD That Automatically Adjusts Its... More
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8 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

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

Good Technical Features

One person reckoned that this digital camera had good features. Two years ago expert website Uk.askmen.com mentioned “The GE G3WP has some very attractive features”.

Robust

One GE G3WP owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Uk.askmen.com rated it 72 out of 100 and mentioned “The entire body of the camera is water resistant for up to 10 feet, making it perfect for swimming, kayaking”.

GE Has Good Camera Reviews

GE is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and GE also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a similar spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE G3WP has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video, or the GE C1233.

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Has Six White Balances

The GE G3WP has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This GE camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this GE digital camera.

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22 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the G3WP have a built-in flash, however the GE G3WP does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon D300s, the Olympus SP-820UZ, or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The GE G3WP has a fairly small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the G3WP is 0.17x and the biggest is 50x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Canon 130, or the GE C1440W.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DMC-TS5 (4.6x), or the DMC-FS50 (5x) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G3WP, the GE G3WP does not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s, the Sony DSC-HX10, or the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 is also worth considering.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the GE G3WP has a quite low waterproof up to compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G3WP. The lowest waterproof up to of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 20m.

If this GE camera waterproof up to is too low for you then you might want to consider the Pentax Efina (5m) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE G3WP does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G3WP is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the GE G3WP has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GE J1455 (3" and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (3" and higher rated), or the Samsung WB50F (£163.47) (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The GE G3WP is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Samsung ST200, the Canon N100, or the Panasonic DMC-LF1 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the G3WP, the GE G3WP is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360, the Samsung ST200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The GE G3WP does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the DMC-TZ30, or the Lumix DMC-TZ41 both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 140 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G3WP are not waterproof. The GE G3WP is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

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

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The GE G3WP is a digital camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the GE G3WP is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This GE camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the G3WP. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The GE G3WP supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G3WP.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

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

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The GE G3WP has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G3WP. The least total megapixels of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G3WP is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the G3WP range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB. With an internal memory of only 18 megabytes, the GE G3WP has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the GE G3WP has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G3WP. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G3WP is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the G3WP is 29GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the GE G3WP has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the GE G3WP is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this GE camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G3WP is 6.7. The GE G3WP has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.15) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the GE G3WP is more than most compact cameras that were launched 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 a similar age and type to the G3WP.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. At 38 millimeters, the GE G3WP has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G3WP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE G3WP

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4.5 times zoom factor, the GE G3WP has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the G3WP.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Samsung WB350F (£107.99) (5x), the Pentax Efina (5x), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.2 megapixels, the GE G3WP has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the G3WP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 12.2MP cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P330 which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Stylus SZ-12 (14MP), or the SP-820UZ (14MP) both from Olympus which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the GE G3WP has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 125g digital cameras and we think the Canon A3400 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the GE G5WP (£49.99) (125g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
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
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
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 Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(5)
10 April 2014

For the outdoor and active guy , the GE G3WP has some very attractive features. The entire body of the camera is water resistant for up to 10 feet, making it perfect for swimming , kayaking and... Read more…

2 April 2009

General Imaging, the global exclusive licensee for GE, led off its 2009 camera announcements with a company first -- a waterproof digital camera. While by no means a new camera concept, this... Read more…

29 July 2010

Marque peu connue chez nous, GE (General Electric) propose un modèle étanche très abordable qui pourrait constituer une alternative aux appareils plus courants de la catégorie. De dimensions... Read more…

28 July 2010

Pas de mauvaise surprise avec le GE G3WP qui se compare sans problème aux modèles similaires. S'il vous tente, vous pouvez l'acquérir !

1 January 2010

Marque peu connue chez nous, GE (General Electric) propose un modèle étanche très abordable qui pourrait constituer une alternative aux appareils plus courants de la catégorie. De dimensions... Read more…

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Barcodes 00810027012616, 00810027015365

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