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GE X5 Black 14.1 Megapixel 15x Optical Zoom 2.7 inch LCD Digital Camera £99.00 Instore @ Asda

£99.00 @ Asda
Just noticed a SLR like small digital camera in ASDA store for an outstanding price for the size of lens. Specs availalbe online from other sites and camera available Instore only. * Megapixe… Read More
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Just noticed a SLR like small digital camera in ASDA store for an outstanding price for the size of lens. Specs availalbe online from other sites and camera available Instore only.

* Megapixels: 14.1 megapixels
* Optical Zoom: 15X
* Digital Zoom: 5.7X
* LCD Size: 2.7 inch TFT color LCD (230,400 pixels)
* Features: Pan-Capture Panorama, Auto Scene Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Optical Image Stabilization, Red-Eye Removal
* Other Features: PictBridge, ExifPrint Support, Multi-language Support, High Dynamic Range
* Focal Length: 4.9mm (Wide) ¿ 73.5mm (Tele)
* 35mm Equivalent: 27mm (Wide) - 405mm (Tele)
* F Number: f/3.0 (Wide) - f/5.2 (Tele)
* File Format - Still Movie: Exif2.2 (JPEG) QuickTime Motion JPEG, Audio: G.711 [monoaural]
* Audio: WAVE [monoaural], (Max 60 seconds)
* Recording Media: Internal Memory: 18MB, SD/SDHC Card (up to 16G support)
* AF Method: Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), Face-Detection+Face AE, AF Assist Light (On/Off)
* Output Jacks: USB2.0/AV-OUT (Integrated Proprietary Connector)
* ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/200/ 400/800/1600/3200
* Shooting Modes: Auto, Manual, ASCN, Movie, Scene (Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait), Portrait, Panorama.
* Focusing Range Normal: Wide) 60cm ~¿ (Tele) 200cm ~¿
* Macro: (Wide) 5cm ~¿ (Tele) 200cm ~¿
* Power: 4 x AA Alkaline Battery or 4AA NiMH Battery
* Weight: 13.4 oz. (Approx. 382g) (Body only)
* Dimensions: 4.02 inch Width x 2.87 inch Height x 2.68 inch Depth

GE Camera Site - http://www.general-imaging.com/us/Digital-Camera.aspx?id=1099
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#1
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras. This is nothing like an SLR and if the reputation of other GE cameras is any guide it's a purchase to regret.

Also note it needs 4xAA batteries - not Li-ion rechargeable.

Cheap, maybe cheerful?

Edited By: Besford on Dec 18, 2010 23:59
#2
ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND!!!

"Reviewer: What Digital Camera
17 August 2010

Overall 8
Design 8
Features 9
Performance 8
Picture quality 8

GE's history in the digital camera market is mostly aimed toward the low to mid end of compacts, making the new X5 something of a departure. With a 15x optical zoom and bulkier body, the new model will challenge the more established names in the superzoom end of spectrum."
#3
Besford
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras. This is nothing like an SLR and if the reputation of other GE cameras is any guide it's a purchase to regret.

Also note it needs 4xAA batteries - not Li-ion rechargeable.

Cheap, maybe cheerful?


I don`t mean to be rude but i was thinking the same as the OP it looks like an SLR not that it is for £99 think the price gives it away so please do not assume that the OP ment this IS an SLR when it aint.

P.S assumption is the mother of all f%$k up`s
1 Like #4
Here's a couple of reviews:-
http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/compactcameras/128500/1/ge-x5-review.html

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/GE-X5-14466

For some reason the What Digital camera review give what seem respectable scores; but the text highlights significant issues; the ephotozine review is more detailed and while pointing out flaws gives suggestions on work-arounds etc, although it does give a poor 'performance' score.

From reading these and other reviews there are clearly issues with auto-focus, stabilisation, white-balance, fringing etc. as is common on many cheap cameras. For £99 you could buy a good quality camera with a more limited zoom but for the features, but not image quality, this is good value.

Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 19, 2010 00:19
banned 4 Likes #5
Besford
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras. This is nothing like an SLR and if the reputation of other GE cameras is any guide it's a purchase to regret.

Also note it needs 4xAA batteries - not Li-ion rechargeable.

Cheap, maybe cheerful?


You didnt mean to be rude! you failed on that front fella.
1 Like #6
I have a similar style camera, its OK but auto focus lets it down. To be honest, I'd recommend spending a little more on an entry level SLR.
#7
Besford
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras. This is nothing like an SLR and if the reputation of other GE cameras is any guide it's a purchase to regret.

Also note it needs 4xAA batteries - not Li-ion rechargeable.

Cheap, maybe cheerful?


And you ASSUME he knows nothing and rub it in his face because of the 1 line he wrote in addition to pasting the spec's? What a douche you are!
#8
whatsThePoint
Most people just want a picture, They aren't worried about this and that not being 100% being perfect
Most people just wanting a picture would spend less on a better quality compact camera with less features. because they wont use most of them and just end up using the 'Auto' setting.

Anyone wanting a bridge camera, and not wanting to spend too much, would be better off going to the Fujifilm refurb shop
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/view-all


As for the 'Whatdigitalcamera' review, as well as genuine reviews, they also do sponsored reviews (i.e. they are paid to review cameras by the manufacturers), so I tend to ignore them a lot of the time.


Edited By: jukkie on Dec 19, 2010 02:41: .
#9
This deal is hot, I own this camera, it has many features, zoom is excellent & takes good quality photos, camera is very well made and doesnt feel cheap.. Its not an SLR, but op didnt state it was...
#10
what's wrong with AA batteries there great if you want to shoot all day just pick some more up at the local shop and away you go
#11
there's nothing wrong with AA power source fuji's hit 300 shots on 4 AA's even with messing around with zoom and lcd ... my last one was s2000hd great camera
banned#12
Just thought I'd mention, if you look around can sometimes find other cameras with decent zoom for a similar price. Don't know if they still have them, but a few weeks back I got a Fuji F70 EXR instore in Tesco for £99.99 (think it was national price) and they had a few, not shifting...have found it a great camera, especially in low light where many struggle. No opinion on this GE as I know nothing about it, but think there was a Fuji bridge camera on here ('SLR' style) not that long ago for just under £100, from Asda? Maybe worth looking at sales after Christmas, assuming prices will drop.

That said, not a bad price compared to some!
#13
The OP goes to a lot of trouble to share a decent deal and people just dismiss it. As people have previously said the "Bridge type" camera is often a decent camera to get although its important to do your own research. I bought the Fuji S1500 from asda via a deal on here for under £100 and it takes some of the best zoom pictures I've ever taken.

If you can't afford £300 + for a true SLR and want something a little more technical to play with Bridge cameras fill a decent gap.

Voted Hot
2 Likes #14
Alot of camera for your money, but imho the fuji S1600 for under £130 at pcworld would be a better buy, also has 15 optical, may be a little lower on mp count at 12.2 but the quality of the optics are as important as pixel count, and fuji have a proven record in this line of cameras.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/fujifilm-finepix-s1600-digital-camera-04802665-pdt.html
1 Like #15
do u think ge makes cams, it's old stuff made by someone else.
banned#16
graham29a
The OP goes to a lot of trouble to share a decent deal and people just dismiss it. As people have previously said the "Bridge type" camera is often a decent camera to get although its important to do your own research. I bought the Fuji S1500 from asda via a deal on here for under £100 and it takes some of the best zoom pictures I've ever taken.

If you can't afford £300 + for a true SLR and want something a little more technical to play with Bridge cameras fill a decent gap.

Voted Hot


Fuji S1500, that would be the one I was thinking of!! :D TBH someone had one of the Fuji bridge cameras at a wedding, I was very impressed by the shots it took. As for the AA batteries mentioned in previous posts, I'd much prefer them...matter of opinion I know, but they're always available...if for example you're like me and enjoy camping, can end up taking loads of photos, but not have access to a power source for recharging. With AAs, can just buy a pack from a local shop to see you through rest of the holiday!
#17
AAs are good - rechargeables last well and if you forget your charger buy some alkaline - won't last long but at least camera works.
2 Likes #18
Unpredictable Whitebalance would worry me in a camera, no matter how many other good features (read the reviews). It's so basic and one of the most important issues in colour photography.

This model looks like one of the lower end Fuji S-series cameras (possibly with different electronics inside). I personally would go for a Fuji, which are similar in price. If you are really strapped for cah, go for a Fuji refurb from the Fuji shop. They are like new with 12 months warranty.
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/view-all




Edited By: pet2000 on Dec 19, 2010 10:41
#19
whatsThePoint
Most people just want a picture, They aren't worried about this and that not being 100% being perfect


So why would they spend 100 quid on a big camera which won't even fit in their pocket? You can get a very decent compact for half this price and it'll take infinitely better pictures because they actually took it out with them.
#20
shareef
Besford
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras. This is nothing like an SLR and if the reputation of other GE cameras is any guide it's a purchase to regret.

Also note it needs 4xAA batteries - not Li-ion rechargeable.

Cheap, maybe cheerful?


And you ASSUME he knows nothing and rub it in his face because of the 1 line he wrote in addition to pasting the spec's? What a douche you are!


Now who's being rude? Pot/kettle!

There's a big difference between argued comment (even if you don't like it) and name calling. My comments could help the unwary fall for this, perhaps as a Christmas present for someone who would then be very disappointed. Further comments support the assertion that GE cameras are flawed.
#21
Good post. Got me thinking about getting a better camera rather than relying on my iPhone4 (not bad in good light but shockingly bad at gigs etc).

Great heads up on the refurb shop Jukkie. S1500 for £90 & S1600 for £105 with full warranty....bargain :D
1 Like #22
Okay - first off this is a great deal - loads of features, decent pictures, great zoom range and optical stabiliser, 27mm equivalent wide angle, nice, large 2.7" LCD - loads of in-camera intelligence and AA batteries available just about anywhere in the world (if you want rechargable buy some cheap NiMH from 7day shop for under £20 including charger).

BUT It's NOT a DSLR. It is SLR shaped, granted. But it doesn't have the Single Lens Reflex build or large sensor which define the DSLR market.

This will not have the image quality of a DSLR simply because it's got a smaller image sensor. Having said that most people will still be happy with the picture quality - especially if they only ever view pictures on a PC, TV or digital photo frame. It's still going to produce good results on prints, particularly if you rarely blow pictures up beyond 7"x5".

BUT - it's only £99 FFS! And this camera doesn't really need interchangeable lenses - that zoom range will keep most people happy. If you want DSLR quality you will have to spend 3x+ - and much more if you want that zoom range.

I't not a small pocket camera, it's not a DSLR, it's a brilliant price for what's commonly called a "bridge" camera - somewhere between the two. If you want top quality pictures go spend £500+ on a Nikon or Canon or Pentax DSLR with a second lens. If you want decent pictures and a big zoom range in a £99 camera you just found it.
#23
Compare it to the Fuji S1500FD; this is very obviously based on the Fuji camera. Specs are slightly different, higher resolution sensor (not necessarily a good thing) and a different lens (15x zoom instead of 12x, but slightly slower). The customer reviews on Amazon suggest it's not as bad as some are making out. A more in depth discussion on dpreview also show the camera is good value.

BTW, there is nothing wrong with AA cells in a camera of this size. All the older Fuji bridge cameras used AA's, and with a decent set of NiMH cells they would give excellent life. It also means that should you be caught out with a flat battery you could use Alkaline cells, though battery life on these is quite poor.

Besford
My comments could help the unwary fall for this, perhaps as a Christmas present for someone who would then be very disappointed. Further comments support the assertion that GE cameras are flawed.


Always best to do some research before posting misleading and inaccurate comments I find.

Edited By: mikerj on Dec 19, 2010 14:23
1 Like #24
Besford
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but ...


Isn't it strange how people only ever say that when they are about to be rude! It's as if they are trying to say "I'm about to be very rude but if I say this first it's somehow going to be acceptable!" Sorry but it's not!
#25
shareef
Besford


Now who's being rude? Pot/kettle!

There's a big difference between argued comment (even if you don't like it) and name calling. My comments could help the unwary fall for this, perhaps as a Christmas present for someone who would then be very disappointed. Further comments support the assertion that GE cameras are flawed.


I was rude, but there was a reason. You insulted someone for no reason so you deserved it. There was nothing wrong with your points regarding the camera, which is why I said nothing about them. But why say the OP knows nothing about cameras, that helps how, and how would you even know? So yeah, you were being a douche.


My comment: "Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras". Not the politest comment I admit but, based on the evidence at that point, true. Do you know the OP? Do you know it to be untrue? I accept it may have been harsh but not insulting and I suspect the OP doesn't need your help in defending his/her position.

Just read through the thread: I think you'll find the opinions are contrary to my comment (fair enough) but the facts expressed are supportive.

Re AA batteries: I didn't express a view for or against but I did point it out since this is typically a way of offering a cheaper sale price which then costs the customer later. Subsequent posters have jumped to the conclusion that I said AAs are bad - I didn't.

And I'm still not resorting to name calling!




Edited By: Besford on Dec 20, 2010 00:24: typo
#26
blackrat62
AAs are good - rechargeables last well and if you forget your charger buy some alkaline - won't last long but at least camera works.


Fair enough, but as there's no charger or Li-ion battery supplied the camera should be cheaper than one with those items. If you prefer AAs that's OK but expect a cheaper kit. Factor that in when considering the value of the deal.

Edited By: Besford on Dec 20, 2010 00:22
#27
Besford


My comment: "Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras". Not the politest comment I admit but, based on the evidence at that point, true.


Exactly, not polite and not required. Comment on the deal not the guy posting it.
#28
shareef
Besford


My comment: "Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras". Not the politest comment I admit but, based on the evidence at that point, true.



Exactly, not polite and not required. Comment on the deal not the guy posting it.


If a comment like mine about a third party gets you so agitated you must be apoplectic about much of what's on HUKD! Still, at least I didn't engage in childish name calling.
#29
shareef
Besford


My comment: "Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but you clearly know little about cameras". Not the politest comment I admit but, based on the evidence at that point, true.


Exactly, not polite and not required. Comment on the deal not the guy posting it.


If a comment like mine about a third party gets you so agitated you must be apoplectic about much of what's on HUKD! Perhaps when you've posted more than one (cold) deal you see how it works.

At least I didn't engage in childish and unpleasant name calling (or maybe you have no idea what that means?).
#30
Besford


If a comment like mine about a third party gets you so agitated you must be apoplectic about much of what's on HUKD! Perhaps when you've posted more than one (cold) deal you see how it works.


Dress it as you wish, you were wrong to respond to the OP's deal with your comment, don't see how you can defend it really, surprising.
#31
Spod
Okay - first off this is a great deal - loads of features, decent pictures, great zoom range and optical stabiliser, 27mm equivalent wide angle, nice, large 2.7" LCD - loads of in-camera intelligence and AA batteries available just about anywhere in the world (if you want rechargable buy some cheap NiMH from 7day shop for under £20 including charger).

BUT It's NOT a DSLR. It is SLR shaped, granted. But it doesn't have the Single Lens Reflex build or large sensor which define the DSLR market.

This will not have the image quality of a DSLR simply because it's got a smaller image sensor. Having said that most people will still be happy with the picture quality - especially if they only ever view pictures on a PC, TV or digital photo frame. It's still going to produce good results on prints, particularly if you rarely blow pictures up beyond 7"x5".

BUT - it's only £99 FFS! And this camera doesn't really need interchangeable lenses - that zoom range will keep most people happy. If you want DSLR quality you will have to spend 3x+ - and much more if you want that zoom range.

I't not a small pocket camera, it's not a DSLR, it's a brilliant price for what's commonly called a "bridge" camera - somewhere between the two. If you want top quality pictures go spend £500+ on a Nikon or Canon or Pentax DSLR with a second lens. If you want decent pictures and a big zoom range in a £99 camera you just found it.


Spod, Ignore the DSLR comparison. This camera has a lot of features for a low price; but if you care to read the reviews it is clearly a flawed camera; (although a very good attempt). The reviewers would have compared it's image quality to other compact cameras and certainly not DSLR cameras.

I've voted hot because this is a good price for the model. I don't own one and haven't used one but judging purely from the reviews available I certainly wouldn't advise a friend to buy one.

Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 20, 2010 12:50
#32
pet2000
Unpredictable Whitebalance would worry me in a camera, no matter how many other good features (read the reviews). It's so basic and one of the most important issues in colour photography.

This model looks like one of the lower end Fuji S-series cameras (possibly with different electronics inside). I personally would go for a Fuji, which are similar in price. If you are really strapped for cah, go for a Fuji refurb from the Fuji shop. They are like new with 12 months warranty.
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/view-all





Agreed. If anyone is interested in the Fuji refurb deals don't forget to use code PSPEND - that gives up to £50 discount depending on total basket price (including any warranty or other items). I think it works out as £50 off £250+, £30 off £200+, £20 off £100+, £10 off >£100 etc.

The s1500 is £85 delivered, you can buy and F80EXR, S1800 etc. for less than £100 delivered and the HS10 is as little as £205.
#33
imdave
I have a similar style camera, its OK but auto focus lets it down. To be honest, I'd recommend spending a little more on an entry level SLR.


Do you mean DSLR or SLR? Surely you could only buy a second-hand DSLR model at £150-£200 and even then would be unlikely to get much good glass with it...
#34
This just posted will be a much better camera for a bit more money:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fujifilm-finepix-s2500-digital-came/831663
#35
Besford
This just posted will be a much better camera for a bit more money:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fujifilm-finepix-s2500-digital-came/831663


Yes I think that's a much better camera than the GE.

If money is really tight it's £109.48 from fuji as a refurb with 1 year warranty; but perhaps most folks would prefer to pay the £123 for new from Amazon.
#36
This camera has a rating of 8/10 in the Feb 2011 Issue4 (Hot of the press today) Digital Photography Enthusiast mag. Their other ratings and reviiews of cameras I have experienced/used in the mag are pretty accurate for me.
This is a Bridging camera, not a true SLR but that doesn't mean it's not a good camera. I have a Canon EOS 60D (my new baby), an EOS450D, Fujifilm Finepix 9500 (Bridging) and finally a Canon Ixus 750. I use all of them and still enjoy taking my Fuji out on shoots, It's horses for courses. If you want an SLR feel without the hassle of carrying multiple lenses it could be a good choice. Don't be a camera snob get one you'll enjoy, this might be it.
#37
I realise that all comments here made with good intentions, to be fair though how many people have handled this camera, from the images I have seen it seems great value for money, ok it's not an SLR but it looks like a fun camera that's a step up from the compacts, maybe not for the serious user but ok for someone that likes to take snaps and stretch them self a little with the macro/zoom features.
#38
I noticed this was down to £77 in my local Asda!! Got to be a bargain at that price surely!

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