GE G1 Review

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GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera


Review posted 7/6/2007


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GE has finally entered the Digital camera market with several exciting digicams for 2007. The GE G1 is the first model in their "G" series of compact cameras and features 7-megapixels of resolution combined with a 3x optical zoom lens as well as five stylish colors schemes to choose from: Red, Blue, White, Silver, and Black.

In addition to its compact and stylish design, the G1 offers and Electronic Image Stabilization mode, with helps reduce the effects of camera- shake in your photos. Other features include high ISO capabilities (up to ISO 1600), Face Detection AF, MPEG4 (640x480/320x240, 30 or 15fps) movie recording, 9-point autofocus system as well as a large 2.5-inch TFT color LCD display.

Camera data is stored in its 26 megabytes of internal memory and on optional SD/SDHC type memory cards (up to 4GB). The camera is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery that is good for up to 200 shots per charge. A small AC charger is included. Data is transferred to computer via USB and you can print directly to any PictBridge compatible printer. Still images are ExifPrint and PictBridge compatible.



GE G1 Features:

  • 7-Megapixel effective CCD imager, 3x optical zoom
  • Stylish, light-weight body
  • Large 2.5-inch TFT color LCD
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Auto, Manual, Image Stabilization and 14 scene modes
  • Continuous shooting at 2.1fps (Large/Fine mode)
  • Attach up to 60-second audio memos to still images
  • MPEG-4, VGA (640x480 pixels), 30 or 15 frames/second high quality movies
  • 9-point autofocus system with selectable AF modes
  • ISO sensitivity from 80 to 1600
  • Built-in flash with Red Eye Reduction function.
  • USB data transfer to PC or Mac computers.
  • Battery enables up to 200 shots on a single charge.
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery and charger included.
  • 26 Megabytes of internal memory and SD/SDHC card slot for memory expansion.
  • ExifPrint, USB Direct-Print, and PictBridge compatible.
The GE G1 has a suggested retail of US$199.99 and ships with: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries, Battery Charger, USB cable, AV cable, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM, Manuals, Quick Start Guide, and Warranty Card.

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GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

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GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera





GE G1 7-megapixel Digital Camera

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GE G1 Specifications

Imaging Elements 1/2.5-inch color CCD (total pixels: 7.40 million, effective pixels: 7.07 million)
Image Files Format

Still Images: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2)
Movies: MPEG4
Audio: Wave (Monoaural)

Recording Media 26MB built-in flash memory, SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card (Up to 4GB support)
Image Size (Pixels)

Still images: 7MP: 3072�2304
(3:2)6MP: 3072�2048
(16:9)5MP: 3072�1728
3MP: 2048�1536
2MP: 1600�1200
1MP: 1024�768
0.3MP: 640�480
Movies: 640 x 480 (30/15fps), 320 x 240 (30/15fps)

Lens/Focal Distance::
F3.5(W) to 4.3(T), f=6.4(W) to 19.2(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 38(W) to 114mm(T) for 35mm film), 13 elements in 10 groups
Zoom: 3X optical zoom, 4.5X digital zoom (13.5X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing:

Contrast Detection Auto Focus,
Focus Modes: Auto and Macro mode
AF Method: Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), Face-Detection, AF Assist Light (On/Off)
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: 2 ft. (60cm) to infinity;, Macro: 2.0 in. (5cm) wide, 9.8 in. (25cm) telephoto

Exposure Control: Program AE (AE-lock available)

Light metering: Artificial Intelligence AE (Ai AE), Center-Weighted Average, Spot (Fixed to center of frame)

Shutter Speed:

4 to 1/2000 second. (Manual 30 seconds)

Anti-Handshake: Yes: Electronic Image Stabilization
White Balance: Auto (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent , Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Manual
Sensitivity:

Auto, ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600

Shooting Modes: Auto, Manual, Image Stabilization, Movie, Scene (Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait), Panorama, Portrait
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Built-in Flash:

Flash Modes: Auto / Red-Eye Reduction / Forced Flash / No Flash / Slow Synchro / Red-Eye Reduction+Slow Synchro
Flash Range: Wide: Approx. 1 - 10.8 ft. (0.3m - 3.3m) / Tele: Approx. 1 - 8.9 ft. (0.3m - 2.7m) at ISO 400

Viewfinder: LCD Monitor
Monitor: 2.5-inch LTPS ( low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color LCD, 153,600 pixels
Playback Functions: Single Photo, Index (4 / 9 / 16 thumbnails), Slide Show, Movie (Slow-Motion possible), Zoom (Approx. 2x~8x), Audio , Histogram Display
Other Features:

PictBridge ?ExifPrint Support ?Multi-language Support (11 languages)

Input/Output Terminals:

USB2.0 / AV-OUT (Integrated Proprietary Connector)

Microphone: Yes
Speaker: Yes
Power: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery GB-20 , 3.7V 750mAh
Battery Life:

Approx. 200 still images (CIPA Standards)

Dimensions:

3.6 in. (W) x 2.5 in. (H) x 0.8 in. (D); (92mm � 62.5mm � 20.9mm )

Weight: Approximately 3.4 oz (95 g) (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundles Accessories:

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries, Battery Charger, USB cable, AV cable, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM, Manuals, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card


NOTE: These Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.



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