GE's most compact camera is big on performance, proving once again that great things come in small packages. The camera boasts an ultra-slim body that measures a mere 3.62 by 2.5 by 0.82 inches (W x H x D), yet still delivers an ultra-sharp 7-megapixel resolution. The 3x optical zoom and 4.5x digital zoom, meanwhile, combine to capture superior close-ups whether displayed on a computer screen or printed out on your photo printer. And users will love the vibrant 2.5-inch LCD screen, which makes it easy to frame your subject and review your images, with a resolution of 153,600 pixels ensuring a crisp image every time. Plus, users aren't restricted to still images, as the G1 takes MPEG4 movies as well.
Packed inside the A730's sleek and stylish body are several editing functions and shooting modes, including in-camera panoramic stitching, red-eye removal, face-tracking, electronic stabilization, multiple scene modes (sports, children, indoor, snow, sunset, etc.), and continuous shooting. In addition, there's no shortage of playback options, ranging from single photo to slideshow to histogram display. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included), the G1 even includes an SD/SDHC memory card slot that's expandable up to 4 GB. You'll be hard pressed to find a more feature-rich camera in such a small housing. Best of all for beginners, the G1 offers a simple, intuitive interface that's a breeze to navigate.
Other details include a macro mode (5cm to infinity); 26 MB of internal memory; support for PictBridge-compatible printers; a USB 2.0 interface; and a sleek silver housing. The G1, which weighs 0.21 pounds, carries a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
G1 camera, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, battery charger, USB cable, AV cable, wrist strap, CD-ROM, quick-start guide, warranty card, user's manual.