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GE X5 Black 14.1 Megapixel 15x Optical Zoom 2.7 inch LCD Digital Camera £77.00 Instore @ Asda

£77.00 @ Asda
This was £99 a week or so back, just been instore and it's now down to £77. It's an SLR like (bridge) digital camera. Great price for what appears to be a well made and very Fuji like (IN LOOKS) camer… Read More
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This was £99 a week or so back, just been instore and it's now down to £77. It's an SLR like (bridge) digital camera. Great price for what appears to be a well made and very Fuji like (IN LOOKS) camera. Specs available 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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2 Likes #1
... very Fuji like camera?

Nonsense. Image quality on a Fuji is good.
#2
Very similar to the Fuji FinePix S7000 a camera that I owned for a good few years. Great entry level camera before you spend big money on an SLR.
#3
Yes, I did write 'appears' Fuji like - i.e - looks like a Fuji!
I've no idea what the image quality is like but it looked very similar to the Fuji camera right next to it in Asda! Buttons & controls in exactly the same place, same zoom control etc....I've edited the above for accuracy!

I have a Fuji S5800 that I'm very happy with by the way!

Edited By: retrogeezer on Jan 14, 2011 17:39
#5
Got one of these for Christmas, and paid £105, so £77 is a real bargain.I'm no camera expert, but was looking to get something better than my old 5 MP compact, with a bit more flexibility, but without spending a fortune, so a bridge camera seemed perfect.This does look almost identical to the Fuji, which I was originally going to get, so perhaps it's a rebadge, either way, it's feels very well made, and I'm very pleased with it so far.The optical zoom is amazing, but I've still got a lot of features to try yet, and and a lot more to learn!.
Thanks also to whoever posted the deal sometime ago for the 7DayShop 'Good to Go' AA batteries which work really well with this.

BTW can anyone offer any advice on Firmware upgrades, I noticed there is one on the GE site, but what benefits is there in doing this on a camera?
#6
HAL2000
BTW can anyone offer any advice on Firmware upgrades, I noticed there is one on the GE site, but what benefits is there in doing this on a camera?


it should say what changes they have made but usually camera FW upgrades are for improved AF, in camera processing, improved battery life, mem card write speed, mem card support (higher storage capacity..) things like that... its usually always worth keeping up to date but double check the website see what it says..
#7
you'll spend more on batteries in a month to run this.
2 Likes #8
thedvdmonster
you'll spend more on batteries in a month to run this.

Why?? My Fuji uses AA's too, still using the same 2 sets of NI-MH rechargeables I bought 2 years ago.

Or have you never heard of rechargeable batteries?
#9
jough
HAL2000
BTW can anyone offer any advice on Firmware upgrades, I noticed there is one on the GE site, but what benefits is there in doing this on a camera?
it should say what changes they have made but usually camera FW upgrades are for improved AF, in camera processing, improved battery life, mem card write speed, mem card support (higher storage capacity..) things like that... its usually always worth keeping up to date but double check the website see what it says..

Thanks for your help, I didn't notice any info on the site, perhaps it's included in the download zip, but it sounds like it's actually well worth doing, as long as it's not too risky a procedure, I don't want to end up with a bricked camera, my wife would go mad!
#10
Only just bought a camera but if I hadn't I would have given this a go. Reviews and images seem good for the money.
1 Like #11
GE ...crap brand... Nikon ....good brand....Spend another £100 and get something decent
#12
Canon best brand of all ....
#13
MrRee
Canon best brand of all ....

Or Sony, or Nikon or....
#14
smithysufc
GE ...crap brand... Nikon ....good brand....Spend another £100 and get something decent


Unfortunately it is probably GE licensing their brand out. But if you had a half decent education you would know GE (General Electric) is one of the biggest conglomerates (collection of businesses) in the world. They are in Financial Services, build trains (freight locomotives), wind turbines. gas turbines, aircraft engines (including those that end up in Airbus/Boeing jets). They haven't had an engine explode in mid air and almost bring the plane down because parts where not contained (ref A380 & Rolls Royce).

What single product line does Nikon make again? Btw Nikon doesn't produce their own dSLR sensors.
#15
GE probably takes the Fuji Cameras which fail quality testing - rebrand them and knock them out cheap
#16
For 77 quid it looks like a good deal for anyone wanting to get into photography. Hot
#17
Looksgood
#18
netjock
smithysufc
GE ...crap brand... Nikon ....good brand....Spend another £100 and get something decent


Unfortunately it is probably GE licensing their brand out. But if you had a half decent education you would know GE (General Electric) is one of the biggest conglomerates (collection of businesses) in the world. They are in Financial Services, build trains (freight locomotives), wind turbines. gas turbines, aircraft engines (including those that end up in Airbus/Boeing jets). They haven't had an engine explode in mid air and almost bring the plane down because parts where not contained (ref A380 & Rolls Royce).

What single product line does Nikon make again? Btw Nikon doesn't produce their own dSLR sensors.

Listen sweaty sock! What camera do the CSI , reporters , professional photographers use??? mmmm!!! Nikon... must be something in that ...
Nikon concentrate on Cameras... i suggest that is why they are the best and others like GE who dont just concentrate on cameras are not as good...
I had a half decent education....sounds like you had a quarter of an education...
#19
MrRee
GE probably takes the Fuji Cameras which fail quality testing - rebrand them and knock them out cheap

But they build trains and wind turbines...
Surely they can build a camera .....
#20
netjock
smithysufc
GE ...crap brand... Nikon ....good brand....Spend another £100 and get something decent


Unfortunately it is probably GE licensing their brand out. But if you had a half decent education you would know GE (General Electric) is one of the biggest conglomerates (collection of businesses) in the world. They are in Financial Services, build trains (freight locomotives), wind turbines. gas turbines, aircraft engines (including those that end up in Airbus/Boeing jets). They haven't had an engine explode in mid air and almost bring the plane down because parts where not contained (ref A380 & Rolls Royce).

What single product line does Nikon make again? Btw Nikon doesn't produce their own dSLR sensors.

You made my night ....cant stop laughing..
#21
MrRee
Canon best brand of all ....


Much prefer Olympus.
1 Like #22
smithysufc
netjock
smithysufc
GE ...crap brand... Nikon ....good brand....Spend another £100 and get something decent


Unfortunately it is probably GE licensing their brand out. But if you had a half decent education you would know GE (General Electric) is one of the biggest conglomerates (collection of businesses) in the world. They are in Financial Services, build trains (freight locomotives), wind turbines. gas turbines, aircraft engines (including those that end up in Airbus/Boeing jets). They haven't had an engine explode in mid air and almost bring the plane down because parts where not contained (ref A380 & Rolls Royce).

What single product line does Nikon make again? Btw Nikon doesn't produce their own dSLR sensors.

Listen sweaty sock! What camera do the CSI , reporters , professional photographers use??? mmmm!!! Nikon... must be something in that ...
Nikon concentrate on Cameras... i suggest that is why they are the best and others like GE who dont just concentrate on cameras are not as good...
I had a half decent education....sounds like you had a quarter of an education...



lolololol... "Listen sweaty sock!"
#24
smithysufc
netjock
smithysufc
GE ...crap brand... Nikon ....good brand....Spend another £100 and get something decent
Unfortunately it is probably GE licensing their brand out. But if you had a half decent education you would know GE (General Electric) is one of the biggest conglomerates (collection of businesses) in the world. They are in Financial Services, build trains (freight locomotives), wind turbines. gas turbines, aircraft engines (including those that end up in Airbus/Boeing jets). They haven't had an engine explode in mid air and almost bring the plane down because parts where not contained (ref A380 & Rolls Royce).What single product line does Nikon make again? Btw Nikon doesn't produce their own dSLR sensors.
Listen sweaty sock! What camera do the CSI , reporters , professional photographers use??? mmmm!!! Nikon... must be something in that ...Nikon concentrate on Cameras... i suggest that is why they are the best and others like GE who dont just concentrate on cameras are not as good...I had a half decent education....sounds like you had a quarter of an education...

LOL, Im guessing you're still at college doing a photography "degree" as colleges seem to drum Nikon, Nikon, NIkon into students these days (must be on commission!!). If you actually KNEW what you were talking about, you'd know that for the main, photographers use Canon or Nikon (Canon used to dominate but now its more like 50:50). Just what are those white lenses we see at EVERY football match may I ask!?!?! Are they fitted to your beloved Nikon??? On top of that, you forgot about the studio tool of choice, Leica and Hasselblad.... or are they crap too?!?!
#25
this made me laugh...ODB... "wud ya mind slipping off that top!

http://www.bls.gov/oco/content/pictures/pic_ocos_264.jpg





Edited By: daalphamale on Jan 15, 2011 00:29
#26
frakison
Just what are those white lenses we see at EVERY football match may I ask!?!?! Are they fitted to your beloved Nikon???


Ummm yes they are fitted to my Nikon thanks. Nikon have been making white lenses since 2008. Maybe its time you updated your education and stopped questioning other peoples'.

Edited By: 4spoons on Jan 15, 2011 00:31
4 Likes #27
This site gets worse.

This place needs a moderator sooooo bad.
banned#28
if this had a 3" screen i would have gone on a witch hunt for it.

Actually just realised it isnt a fuji. In that case i would read a few reviews and approach with caution.

Edited By: Adnan786 on Jan 15, 2011 02:06: .
2 Likes #29
All this talk about Canon and Nikon and spending an extra £100. This is a £77 bridge camera or has everyone forgotten that? By the way, my camera is better than your camera.
2 Likes #30
For the money it's OK, but don't expect the build quality or image quality of one of the established brands.

These are cheap....because you guessed it....they are cheap.

They are built in China, image quality is fine for snapshots but the lens quality leaves a lot to be desired, but unless you are really into photography ( and lets be honest if you are then you won't be looking to pay £77 from ASDA) then you will probably get value & enjoyment from it.

If you want a small bridge camera then look toward Panasonic Lumix with Leica lens'

If you have a bit more cash then there are very good offerings from the big 2 (Canon & Nikon) along with the other well established camera manufacturers. One of the best bridge cameras out there at the minute is the Fuji HS10 (if you want something that handles like an SLR)

Come on folks....less of the sniping at each other..........you do generally get what you pay for with cameras ....... and you pay you money & make your choice .....caveat emptor
#31
Nice find. Hot.

....and we're spent.
#32
corred1964
For the money it's OK, but don't expect the build quality or image quality of one of the established brands.

The reviews suggest that the build quality is excellent.
#33
corred1964
For the money it's OK, but don't expect the build quality or image quality of one of the established brands.These are cheap....because you guessed it....they are cheap.They are built in China, image quality is fine for snapshots but the lens quality leaves a lot to be desired, but unless you are really into photography ( and lets be honest if you are then you won't be looking to pay £77 from ASDA) then you will probably get value & enjoyment from it.If you want a small bridge camera then look toward Panasonic Lumix with Leica lens'If you have a bit more cash then there are very good offerings from the big 2 (Canon & Nikon) along with the other well established camera manufacturers. One of the best bridge cameras out there at the minute is the Fuji HS10 (if you want something that handles like an SLR)Come on folks....less of the sniping at each other..........you do generally get what you pay for with cameras ....... and you pay you money & make your choice .....caveat emptor

Exactly, for some reason, you post a camera, even a £5 disposable and the old Nikon/ Canon rivallry pops its ugly head up. Anyone buying this in expectation of it providing DSLR quality will most likely be disapointed, BUT I think most would buy it to..... wait for it..... TAKE PICTURES!!

I can't understand why people can't see that some just want to record moments, they're not bothered about barrel distortion, chromatic abberation or vignetting, they just want a PICTURE. To me, mentioning DSLR on this thread is pointless in the first place. If I was going to buy a Ferarri, I wouldn't be looking on a thread for a Ford. However, if I did I would be even less likely to be talked into buying one just because of some brand snobs downcrying what is in essence, a perfectly good product.
#34
vornstar13
All this talk about Canon and Nikon and spending an extra £100. This is a £77 bridge camera or has everyone forgotten that? By the way, my camera is better than your camera.


The last time I heard something like that was when I was in year 6 at school X)

What camera do you have btw?
#35
£77 camera and the Canon/Nikon fanboys come out to play!

The Canon/Nikon rivalry is so '70s. Then, almost all professional photographers used a manual Nikon (an F1 or F2 or derivative from memory). Canon stole a march with the release of the electronic SLR (the F1 from memory) and was ahead of Nikon when digital SLRs became more common. For what I know Nikon has caught up.

For the professional photographer having a totally reliable camera without the need for a battery (try getting one up the Zambesi) was paramount. In those days Nikon was king.

This is a £77 throwaway camera for Christ's sake. It may look like a Fuji, but a Fuji it aint. Buy it (or not) for what it is.


Edited By: mikes1 on Jan 15, 2011 10:20
#36
smithysufc
MrRee
GE probably takes the Fuji Cameras which fail quality testing - rebrand them and knock them out cheap

But they build trains and wind turbines...
Surely they can build a camera .....


If you were a rocket scientist ([GE] making £'m locomotives and engines) I'm sure you can sweep floors too ([ref Canon/Nikon] for £6 and hour), as said they probably licensed out their brand or starting out in the business. All cameras are built by bean counters (because they tell what design, engineering, sales and marketing can do to make a profit. Nobody can be in a loss making business for long before making the company and jobs at risk).

At least you paid attention when they were teaching fractions. If you read the aircraft engine making process you'd know the precision in that (12 Sigma) goes way beyond precision you need in a consumer/prosumer/professional camera.
1 Like #37
This site gets worse.

This place needs a moderator sooooo bad.

I totally agree!!! I have just joined this forum and its appalling to read some of the things people write here and the manner in which they address people. Half of the comments are rude,silly and childish so it mean you have to spend all your time sifting through the unnecessary banter to get the the real info that is mean to be on here in the first place - DEALS!!!
1 Like #38
@bepurple, you've been a member for over 7mths, you should know how things work around here. 99.9% of the time the first post will tell you all you need to know, what EXACTLY would you like to see posted?

I find these threads amusing, PC censorship attempts like yours bother me A LOT more!! If you dont like it could I suggest YOU try another more boring forum??? you might live longer!! There are 38 posts to read here, if that takes you so much time that its bothering you, I'd suggest a course in time management at your local night school??? :p

Edited By: frakison on Jan 15, 2011 12:03
#39
Had a play around with this in Asda watford yesterday, felt really nice.
#40
Trying to bring this back on thread:

This won't be a great camera (it's NOT a Fuji and GE's reputation isn't that good) but it is a lot of camera for £77 so may be worth a play if your expectations aren't too high.

However, for the kind of non-enthusiast likely to be looking at it I suggest its non-pocketable size probably means you'll leave it at home most of the time. Consider whether you'd be better off with a compact for similar money (or just a little more) such as the nice Panasonic posted today:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-lumix-dmc-fs10-compact-digital-camera-89-99-pc-world-currys-dixons/852717


Edited By: Besford on Jan 15, 2011 12:40

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