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GE G5WP

A classic compact camera with poor features
Compact 12.2MP 4x Yes Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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GE G5WP Review

With very good reviews, we have scored the GE G5WP as follows for Summary.
70
4 Reviews
33
Missing Some Features
26
4 Years Old
Overall Score
34
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 34?

It has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 70%. Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is fairly priced and is robust.
It is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution

GE G5WP Video Reviews


GE G5WP In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

A few GE G5WP owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was able to produce good images. Seven years ago Bys said “Small, takes pictures, easy, easy directions, easy upload to computer” and rated the GE G5WP 4 stars. Six years ago Kyle wrote on Amazon “Great kids camera or first-time camera for the average user, not the best for budding photographer or needing great long lasting pictures” in his review.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Kyle mentioned in his GE G5WP review on Amazon “At 12.2 megaPixels a 3"x5" should have awesome detail and clarity.”.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

One person reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money. Seven years ago Bys said “This camera is reasonably priced, takes ok pictures” in their review of the GE G5WP. One person who bought it thought it was cheap. Mcash wrote “This camera is a functional, inexpensive option to the higher end waterproof digitals” in their GE G5WP review.

Users Report it is Robust

One person who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Bys wrote on Amazon “The reason I purchased this is because Olympus Stylus tough 8000 with all their durable adjectives aren't waterproof! First time in the water, failed” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Kyle wrote on Amazon “In just over a week there are already multiple cosmetic scratches on it” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

One customer considered that this digital camera was good quality. Kyle scored the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon six years ago “Overall the picture quality is ok” in his review of the GE G5WP.

GE Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 150 owner and expert reviews (including 12 verified purchases), GE has very good ratings for its cameras. GE also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The GE G5WP's sensor megapixels of only 12.2MP is fairly low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the GE G5WP is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the GE G5WP of only 4x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE G5WP has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. This camera also has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE G5WP has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the GE G5WP of 3.5 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

The GE G5WP's weight of only 125g is in the lightest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The GE G5WP has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the GE G5WP of only 2.7" is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Smile Detection

The GE G5WP features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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4000 X 2672 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The GE G5WP supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 2672 pixels. That's 33% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this GE digital camera supports still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels plus 3 more values. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the GE G5WP is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 96% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the GE G5WP of only 5.15 is in the smallest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the GE G5WP of only 16MB is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Average Digital Zoom

The GE G5WP's digital zoom of 4.5x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 180 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the GE G5WP which takes 180 battery life.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE G5WP does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The GE G5WP does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The GE G5WP's image sensor size of only 0.429" is in the smallest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the GE G5WP of 5m is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This GE digital camera has been on the market since March 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers geimaging g5wpgg, geimaging g5wpob, ge g5wpob, ge g5wprr, ge g5wpgg
Barcodes 00810027015938, 00810027015969, 00810027016249
Hugely better user reviews
Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
78% bigger internal memory
Significantly heavier
200 more battery life (CIPA standard)
2.35 smaller maximum aperture number
Hugely smaller minimum aperture number
Bigger internal memory
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
2x smaller digital zoom

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