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GE Active DV1-VR with 4 x Digital Zoom 2.5 LCD Screen, Velvet Red

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  • 1080P Digital Video Camera
  • 2.5 Inch auto brightness LCD screen
  • SD slot for SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB
  • Waterproof up to five meters
  • Built-in USB for easy transfer
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Product Details

Color: Velvet Red
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5.8 x 2.4 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: DV1-VR
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,000 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 15, 2011

Product Description

Color: Velvet Red

Product Description

GE Active Series Full-HD 1080p Digital Video Camera with Built-in USB and Battery, HDMI output, Waterproof up to 5m underwater, Shockproof up to 1.5m, 5MP photo, 2.5" Auto Brightness LCD with advanced features such as Face Detection, Image Stabilization, High Dynamic Range, Red-eye Removal.

From the Manufacturer

Sandproof Shockproof Waterproof

If you're someone always on the go, welcome to your next camera: The GE DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera. The sturdy metal housing of GE's Active Series digital cameras contains your favorite high-tech features along with an internal zoom lens to keep things out of the way so you can stay on the move. It's even waterproof so the fun doesn't have to stop at the water's edge.

The GE DV1 Features

The rugged, pocket-sized waterproof, shock and dustproof GE DV1 features full HD 1080p movie recording on the fly and photos at the touch of a button. Convenient, built-in flip-out USB plug to share videos and photos on the go makes the DV1 an irresistible choice. Add the flexibility of charging via USB on the go and cords, cables and connectivity are a thing of the past.

Full HD 1080p with HDMI Output

The DV1 captures all of your videos in full high-definition 1080p resolution. When you're finished shooting, connect the camera via HDMI cable to your HDTV or monitor to share your high-resolution videos instantly.

Play back your videos and photos in one of multiple playback modes--Movie mode, Single Photo mode, Slide Show, and more--with up to 16x fast-forward and rewind. You can also advance your videos frame-by-frame to find that perfect moment.

2.5-Inch LCD Display

Frame your shots perfectly with the large 2.5" LCD display. Its 230 x 400 pixels with Auto Adjust Brightness ensure you can capture your subjects the way you want, whether you're indoors or outdoors, on the beach, or under the water.

Shockproof and Waterproof

A rugged, sturdy camera built to go wherever you go and fit your active lifestyle. Its waterproof design lets you take advantage of crisp, clear pictures in and out of the water. Take high-definition video underwater in up to 5 meters of depth.

Image Stabilization with Face Detection

The DV1's image stabilization automatically corrects unintentional camera movements giving you crisp, clear photos every time. Its face detection feature recognizes the faces in the scene to focus on the true subject of your shot, giving you more professional-looking videos you'll be excited to share with your friends and family.

Built-In USB for Sharing and Charging

A built-in USB dongle gets you easily connected to your PC or Mac to upload videos or charge your camera without any extra cables.

Internal Li-Ion Battery

A built-in lithium ion (Li-ion) battery gives you about half an hour of continuous 1080p high-definition video shooting. It's easy to charge via USB on your computer or laptop, or use the included AC adapter.

What's in the Box

AC adapter, USB extension cable, wrist strap, CD-ROM, manual, Quick Start Guide, Feature Guide, warranty card.

Technical Specifications

  • Effective Image Sensor Pixels: 5.03 Megapixel (2592x1944)
  • Focusing Range: 1.5m ~ ∞
  • Anti-Handshake: Digital Image Stabilization
  • Digital Zoom: 4X Digital Zoom
  • Recording: 1920×1080 pixels (30fps); 1280×720 pixels (60fps); 1280×720 pixels (30fps); 1440x1080 pixels (30fps); 640x480 pixels (30fps)
  • Still Image: 5MP: 2592x1944 (4:3); 3MP: 2560x1440 (16:9)
  • Image Compression: Fine, Standard, Normal
  • Movie Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
  • Audio Format: AAC
  • Still Image Format: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
  • Detection Features: Face detection with red-eye removal
  • High Dyanmic Range: Yes
  • Waterproof: Up to 5m
  • Battery: Li-ion
  • Battery Life: Still, 260 shots; Video, approximately 80 minutes @ 1080p/30fps
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.1" X 2.2" X 0.8"
  • Weight: 5.1oz

Customer Reviews

First off, this camera takes great pictures and good video.
I was saving money to buy the camera and it is worth every penny, I don't mind having an old cellphone since I got this great camera!
At first it would work for 10 minutes, then stop working and finally it went black, won't turn on, won't charge, nothing.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

141 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Mandi on May 1, 2011
Color Name: Lime Green Verified Purchase
Length: 0:38 Mins
I'm giving this camera 5 stars, not because it takes the best pictures of any camera I've seen, and not because it has more features than any camera I've ever owned, but because this camera survived surfing, snorkeling, a dusty ride on the back of an ATV, and being dropped from a zip-line in the mountains of Costa Rica (take a look at the video that was taken immediately after it was retrieved). For less than a hundred bucks I would not expect any camera, waterproof or not, to survive even half the activities I made this bad boy a part of.

As far as the camera itself, it takes decent pics in good light. It does not have a flash, so you won't get much out of it if used at night or in a dark room, but with the sun is shining and the picture taker facing the right direction, you can snap some really high-quality photos with this sucker. I got some amazing shots that my Canon Elph has yet to shoot.

The user interface is a little confusing to figure out because at first it looks a bit complicated with a bunch of icons on the screen, until you realize that it's really just a basic point and shoot camera and the icons are just there to let you know what you are working with (how many minutes you've been recording or what your zoom level is, for example).

It comes with a little bit of internal memory, but I recommend you pick yourself up a SD card with a decent amount of memory so that you don't have to constantly be transferring pics. If you're planning an long, active trip somewhere, the last thing you want is your SD card running out of memory right as soon as things start to get exciting (speaking from experience).

It takes really good video/pics underwater.
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150 of 160 people found the following review helpful By lippy on December 30, 2010
Color Name: Graphite Grey
I read loads of reviews for this type of HD cam and was all set to get the kodak playsport, but I was lucky enough to be able to test several, in my local electronics shop. This one is by far the best quality in my view, in not only movie quality but sound and still's. The feture I like best is while your taking movie, you just hit the camera icon and it takes a real good quality photo without disturbing your movie and saves it sepately. I read in some reviews of other brands that there good outside but rubbish inside, not this one, takes movie and stills inside just as good. The only problem I have is that my PC finds it hard to keep up, so I have to render it to a smaller avi size to convert to dvd, not a problem for me as I love doing stuff like that. P.S the sound quality is great as well, I'm well chuffed with my purchase.
P.P.S I use a 4gig sdhc class 4 card and it works great at all resalutions.
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98 of 105 people found the following review helpful By G. Jones on June 21, 2011
Color Name: Graphite Grey Verified Purchase
Length: 0:37 Mins
Amazing little camera. It is waterproof. I took it in the shower. Strong water stream and moderately hot water. I found one tiny drop in the USB area. Then I went swimming in the pool and took video and stills under water to a depth of 3 feet. No water found in either the USB or SD card area. Then I took it kayak fishing and sailing in saltwater. Never dunked the camera in the saltwater but it did get splashed and handled with wet hands.

The camera saves video as .MOV files and stills as standard .JPG files. My camera with an 8gig SD card shows about 2 hours and 20 minutes of video record time (720p @ 30 frames per second). The manual gives just the basic functions and was not clear how to charge the camera. Had to figure how to spring open the USB port. The USB charging cable is only about 15" long.

The under water video and stills are amazingly good with bright sunlight in clear pool water. Your not going to win any photo contest with this camera. With the fixed focus 2.8f lens, sharp focus isn't the camera's strong point, but good enough for 4x6 prints with good light. This camera need lots of light. You'll be disappointed in the video of your 80 yr old grandmother blowing out 80 candles. I said fixed focus lens, I should mention fixed zoom lens. It has digital zoom. What a joke. Don't even thing of using the digital zoom. A noisy, unsharp mess in both the video and stills with digital zooming. If you need to zoom, use the professional photographers tip, "Zoom with your feet" get closer.

I am happy with my purchase. I bought it to use on my kayak in wet conditions. Considering the price of other waterproof point and shoot cameras, it's a great bargain.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By tstroeb on September 2, 2011
Color Name: Graphite Grey Verified Purchase
Very impressed with the value this underwater camera offers. Had read in advance of some concerns with water leakage, but liked that as many, if not more, had no complaints plus it was rated to 15 feet, not 10 feet like so many others. When I snorkel I can easily go deeper than 10 feet, so didn't want a marginal capability.

Pre-tested this camera for basic leakage before my vacation started (bathtub, so only 2 feet), but gave me some confidence. Did not need to touch the instruction manual to use it and found it much more intuitive than suggested by some of the reviews.

In Maui, it really performed! Very nice video images and the sound capture of some of the underwater's unique noises also was a bonus. I dove as deep as I could comfortably go, probably in the 12-15 foot range. Never saw an iota of leakage. I did rinse the camera in fresh water after each dive for good measure. Also, from time-to-time opened up the memory card and USB connector compartments to ensure the seals, etc. had an opportunity to dry out. Like that it can also be dropped 5 feet, but didn't put that to the test.

I purchased a 16 GB memory card and the recommended float/strap to go with it and confidently enjoyed at least two dozen snorkeling sessions with nothing but delight at being able to save the memories and share them with others.
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