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GE X5 Power Pro Series 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 15X Optical Zoom

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  • 14MP Digital Camera with 15x optical zoom and 5.7x digital zoom
  • 2.7 Inch vibrant LCD with auto brightness
  • 18MB internal memory with SD/SDHC card support up to 16GB
  • Face detection, in camera red eye removal, image stabilization, smile detection, blink detection, and face auto-exposure
  • Uses 4 AA batteries so you'll never be stranded waiting for your camera battery to charge
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.9 x 6.7 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003IHVEU2
  • Item model number: X5-BK
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,410 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 20, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

If you want it all, you’ll want one of these cameras. The new X5 defines our Power Pro series with the latest intuitive high-tech features all captured in a professional, easy to use design. Optical image stabilization and a powerful 15x zoom put you closer to the action to take photos like a pro.

GE X5 Pro Series Highlights

Panasonic VF1 viewfinder highlights
Pan-Capture Panorama
Wide-view photos are produced by panning the camera across to create a seamless panoramic picture.

Face Detection
Face Detection automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant pictures.

Auto Scene Detection
Automatically determines the appropriate scene type and optimizes exposure for sharp, vibrant pictures.

Optical Image Stabilization
Automatically adjusts for unintentional camera shake, giving you clear, crisp pictures every time.

Blink Detection
Blink Detection alerts you if a subject’s eyes were closed so you can immediately retake the picture.

In-Camera Red-Eye Removal
Remove red-eye immediately while viewing images on the LCD.

Smile Detection
The shutter automatically releases when the smile appears so you can capture smiles the moment they happen.

High Dynamic Range
Adjusts the camera’s exposure providing more picture detail.

Arcsoft Photo Impression 6 Included
Simplify management of your photos, videos and music files on your computer and get creative with digital photos.

What's in the Box
  • GE X5 digital camera
  • Battery (AA Alkaline x4)
  • USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • CD ROM Manual
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Description

If you want it all, you want a power pro series camera from GE. The new X5 defines our Power Pro series with the latest in high-tech features all captured in a professional, easy to use design. The X5 has a spacious 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD screen with auto adjust brightness so you won't miss a thing. Featuring a generous 14.1-megapixel resolution, 15x optical zoom and 5.7x digital zoom. The X5 also provides panorama photo stitching allowing you to take 3 images and create a seamless panoramic picture, face detection, automatic face exposure, in-camera red-eye removal, optical image stabilization, blink detection, smile detection, and Quick Time Motion JPEG movie recording. Plus the impressive 18MB internal memory is expandable with an SD/SDHC card up to 16 GB. Additional specs include Focal length of 4.9mm (wide) to 73.5mm (Tele) which is the 35mm film equivalent of 27mm (wide) to 405mm (Tele), F number of F3.0 (Wide) to F5.2(Tele), Normal focusing range of 60 cm (Wide) to 200 cm (Tele), Macro of 5cm-200cm Wide and 200cm Tele. Shooting modes of Auto, Manual, ASCN, Image Stabilization, Movie, Scene (Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait), Portrait, and Panorama, Auto ISO sensitivity of 3200. Pictbridge compatability,ExifPrint support, multi-language support, USB 2.0, and AV out (proprietary connector) jacks. This products ships with rechargeable 4 AA batteries, USB Cable, shoulder strap, CD-ROM, Manual, Quick Start Guide, Feature Guide, Warranty Card.

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Customer Reviews

but that's about it. At first it looked like the pictures (indoors) were beautiful. As time went on they were not consistent. Read more ›
just received this camera yesterday and i have taken a few pictures with it so far, and the quality is very good. the only thing i do not like is how long it takes to zoom… Read more ›
If you do some small changes on the setting on this camera it will give you a much longer battery life. Video and sound quality are excellent to. I took some videos on this… Read more ›
Oh, and price you can't beat ANYWHERE. The quaility of the pictures are amazing!! Read more ›
I am by no means a camera expert so I am still learning how to use this upgrade from what I am used to. The pictures are amazing and I love the solid feel of this camera. I… Read more ›
It is a little bulky due to the 4 AA batteries, but I expected that so it is no big deal to me. The image quality is good. I am not seriously into photography, but mainly… Read more ›
It fulfills the job admireably. It is easy to use but with the advantage of 15X zoom and a multitude of settings, it delivers an excellant quality photo. Read more ›
Arrived before the date posted, really good. and easy to use, only had a couple of shots that didn't come out right, but probably my error. Read more ›
This camera gives you great pictures if you use it right. It is semi easy to use, you just have to read the manual and practice with it. I learned the first day. Read more ›
The camera itself is small, a good size for the person that…The camera is easy to use, has amazing features for the money spent, and for the most part takes great photos. Read more ›
This is a replacement camera for a Canon SX200I and I love it. Very easy to use. It has many features of much more expensive cameras. Read more ›
My pics turned out really well in all scenes. It was really easy to use. I like using the more manual settings as opposed to the auto. Read more ›
I like the features it has. The price was very good. Read more ›
the picture its good, the stabilization imagen is not a wonderfull thing but passable?, yes. For the price is a excellent camera. Read more ›
Great camera, low price, nice photos. Read more ›
Super focus and nice looking. Grab one if you can for a good price. Read more ›
I have a 2MP old camera…I tried few SDHC cards and same thing happened every time - I see very happy customers but my opinion is that this camera it's junk at good price. Read more ›
It's my favorite, great price and convenient, easy to use, I like it and use it often, you may ask them more in the coming days, it is worth trying ... Read more ›
The zoom is great still need to figure out all the bells on the camera but overall I love it. Read more ›
For the price, this camera is perfect. The zoom works great and the time between pictures is satisfactory. Waiting for the camera to focus is a bit frustrating while… Read more ›
This camera is feature dense. The zoom is well advertised, and it functions beautifully, but there's a trap. I've discovered that often, about half the time I adjust the… Read more ›
She has found it very easy to use and the picture quality was…The amount of optical zoom works well to get quick, quality pics of her brother wrestling from a distance. L… Read more ›
I have a real problem getting pics of…The 15x zoom is a great feature, allowing me to take pics without having to go in the pastures or make myself noticeable when I do. Read more ›
It takes very good pictures and is easy to figure out. 15x optical zoom is awesome. I figured it was just a basic camera because of the price but was surprised to see all… Read more ›
Videos comes out pretty good with this camera. Features are plentiful for a low-priced "super-zoom" digital camera. The only drawbacks were few: poor macro zoom, short… Read more ›
If you…Many of the various image modes work fine, for example black and white does a nice job of processing and the panorama mode works pretty well with some neat results. Read more ›
It is like your typical low-end digital cameras with lots of menu items to choose from. preset modes works well generally. macro tricky - sometimes gets fooled into… Read more ›
It does get a little noisy if you move it too much…There are also several features that are great to use when you don't have time to manually adjust the settings yourself. Read more ›
The more powerful zoom feature and resolution made closeups even better. The menu system was so easy to use and to make changes. If you aren't a fussy camera buff but still… Read more ›
It really makes clear and startling pictures under severe conditions. The auto mode and the scene mode work great. I highly recommend it. Read more ›
I am really enjoying this camera! It isn't extremely bulky, It takes great pictures, the video is nice and so is the sound. It has a manual mode, along with shutter and… Read more ›
Took it on vacation and the panarama "stiching" is soooo cool! The video is nice, portraits, and especially the Sunset settings! Awesome camera!!! Read more ›
Looks really nice…Video quality is good but not great in low light,does not record HD video , however video quality in the right conditions is really good in my opinion . Read more ›
the pictures are wonderful I love the zoom. and had some fun with the video too Read more ›
There are a few shortcomings but nothing that is a deal breaker. Macro mode is not great and video quality is just passable but otherwise it is fantastic. I'm really… Read more ›
love this camera has all the features u need plus i love the video it palys a very long time you have so many options as the bigger more expensive ones the camera comes… Read more ›
The lens on the front is a good size without being front-heavy. The flip-up flash is as easy as it gets; open it, and the flash is on, close it and it's off. The zoom lever… Read more ›
The flash can be set to give a pre-flash which further reduces red-eye. The night flash is good, balancing environmental light with fill-flash on the subject. The flash… Read more ›
The night flash is good, balancing environmental light with fill-flash on the subject. The flash range is very good, at least 25 feet. The Nikon flash tends to get covered… Read more ›
And I would like a socket for a…The built in flash works well for most pictures, but in the macro closeup configuration it casts a shadow from the lens on the subject. A… Read more ›
I really like all the automated scene settings (i.e. - snow pics, night…I also like this camera's ability to take decent pictures in the dark, and the flash is amazing. Read more ›
Features that were not working on the returned camera are working okay on this new camera. The flash works good, the green frame is visible, and the photos are clear. I… Read more ›
The GE LCD display panel is sharp but could use more anti-reflective coatings. The Nikon has superior coatings on its display panel. Read more ›
The camera also features a digital view finder, a must for me,…But, the X5 does have a nice, bright LCD screen that makes the process enjoyable when I do choose to use it. Read more ›
Both have the same number of pixels. The GE has a good automatic LCD brightness adjustment which is lacking on the Nikon. Read more ›
Good range in zoom, crisp lens, easy to use, feels reflexive in the hand. Wonderful LED screen, and excellent image crrection. One major gripe - next geneation XE Pro, add… Read more ›
The lens is excellent (4.9mm is roughly 28mm at a 35mm equivalence and 15x that is like 400mm or something). Macro mode works like a dream. Read more ›
The GE has a very sharp lens with very good multi-coating on the lens elements to reduce lens flare. In the 14mp setting you can actually see all those pixels. Read more ›
Better than the digital cameras that fit in the pocket, and not as expensive or complicated as the…Good range in zoom, crisp lens, easy to use, feels reflexive in the hand. Read more ›
Macro is decent when the lens focuses on the subject. I do not know if my unit had a defective flash, but most of the fun in life happens inside and at night. Read more ›
Zoom is excellent at capturing detail. Color is amazing. Pop-up flash works great and red eye is filtered out on most shots, but there is also an option to remove it too. Read more ›
This has been on QVC a few times for $169 (retail, $270), and they always claim to sell over 500 in less than an hour. The color is incredible. I compared it with a… Read more ›
The more I play with this Camera the more I like it. Pictures are very clear and crisp,wonderful color. The features are beyond what most people will ever use, Read more ›
She loves it! Was so amazed at the sharpness and vivid colors of photos. Have many neat features that she was trying out and loved, is one sharp little camera for a great… Read more ›
One gripe I often hear with this camera which is actually a feature I like is that the camera does not focus completely when the button is full pressed without an… Read more ›
For the price this camera takes outstanding…Battery life is impressive(with rechargeables) Fairly simple user interface - and I can't say it enough - OUTSTANDING PICTURES ! Read more ›
Most P&S cameras are focus priority which means if the button…People used to this behavior may hate this camera as single full button presses may result in blurry pictures. Read more ›
After 10 days of using this unit, I finally had to replace the batteries. For all the advanced funcrions this camera has, the battery life is exceptional. This camera is… Read more ›
lol). The battery life is good also. I use cheap rechargeables. Read more ›
Far more features than I expected but all I wanted in a good camera. The picture quality is excellent and it has great battery life. Well worth the money. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

130 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Prophetess O. W. Petcoff on July 28, 2010
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Let me begin my saying that I have not purchased a new camera in six years, so I was waaaayyyy behind in technology (I had never purchased an SD card until now, etc.). I had read so much about the user manual to this camera being hard to read, the camera functions being hard to access and use, etc., but, I must say, I found this camera easy to use and the functions were well-explained and documented in the user manual (for Pete's sake, they show the pics and give step-by-step instructions in the manual :-)).

I ordered this camera from Amazon last Friday; it arrived today. We are using it to take on a cruise with us and I wanted something with a decent zoom to be able to take pictures at somewhat of a distance. I also needed to practice using it, so I took it out of the box right away. I looked at the user manual and went to work :-D. I also used the user manual on the enclosed CD. No problem!

Like another poster said, I, too, researched this camera a lot before buying it and I, too, found it comparable to a couple of the Fuji Finepix that I was looking at. I am in no way an expert on cameras (I don't know much about them at all), but, I did go try this one out at Sears prior to purchasing this one from Amazon (Amazon was cheaper). While there, I noticed that they also had the Fuji I was thinking about getting, too, and I tried it. I really do like the way the GE X5 feels in my hands better than the Fuji! And, with my not needing the camera for professional purposes, I just wanted to be able to take decent pics. And, the GE camera seems to be able to do that!

I am soooo excited about this camera. The pics are so clear and sharp! I am having to learn how to focus it, etc., but, so far I have gotten some good clear shots.
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86 of 88 people found the following review helpful By whirlpool78 on November 8, 2010
I wanted to learn more about photography without breaking the bank since this is an experiment for me I would have hated to invest a ton of money in a camera just to find that the hobby was not for me. I looked at "inexpensive" DSLRs with kit lenses and well as various bridge cameras and even some P&S Canons what I could use the CHDK with to extend the functionality. Ultimately I decided that I wanted a bridge camera because I wanted more control and zoom over what most P&Ss offer but I didn't want to invest a ton of money in lens with a DSLR. I was intialy interested in the Fuji Finepix S2550 but after discovering that it didn't have a real aperture and since part of this was to learn more about digital photography I decided against that line. I ultimately decided on the GE X5 for several reasons.

1) It has a real aperture priority mode

2) It had the ability to do continuous AF

3) It could shoot video with optical zoom and little/no motor noise

4) It could do last 3 burst at full 14MP

5) It has a single press multiple shot smile detect mode which I love to use for family self portraits which with 3 kids the one shot on a set timer just isn't enough for me.

6) The default mode of of the shutter is release priority which when coupled with constant AF means no missed moments while the camera focuses.

7) An AF assist lamp for night photos

8) The story of how General-Imaging came to be with retired execs from Olympus and Minolta getting together to make a new inexpensive camera company got me interested.

These things being said there are a couple things about the camera I wish were different.
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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful By RS on July 28, 2010
I did quite a bit of research before making this purchase ($130 at Walmart). It's a 'bridge' camera with features like a point-and-shoot, but the body style of a SLR. There aren't many reviews around or sample pics, probably due to the relative inexpensiveness of this camera, and the lack of a puffy, brand name. But if you just look closely at the physical framework of the shell, then compare the menu system to Fuji's of this caliber (download their manuals), you won't doubt my claim; when you take some pics, you'll know. 'Rebadging', or remarking, is not a new selling strategy. It has been used by the auto industry, electronics industry, and computer software industry, to name a few.
Just check out my pics above, the macros of the Lily and cone flower (2 pics ea. with a 1:1 of each to compensate for Amazon's limited picture quality) and the lamp post shots (3, normal, 15x and full zoom). I could get so close with macro that I could practically touch the lens to the objects (with good light), and using full zoom you can see the screw threads of the bolts of the lamp post. This has been on QVC a few times for $169 (retail, $270), and they always claim to sell over 500 in less than an hour. The color is incredible. I compared it with a Panasonic DMC-TZ3 at comparable zoom and dpi (8MP), and the color and clarity were significantly improved. The TZ3 is $160 'Used' on Amazon.
I don't know how some of these reviewers can mark this camera down unless they work for a competitor, or they just don't know how to use one (really, no manual zoom? lol). The battery life is good also. I use cheap rechargeables. The image stabilization was demonstrated by the company at a recent electronics show where they mounted it on a heavily vibrating platform yet it still took a clean, focused shot.
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