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GE Power Pro X500-WH 16 MP with 15 x Optical Zoom Digital Camera, White

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  • 16 MP Digital Camera with 15X Optical Zoom
  • 2.7 Inch auto LCD screen
  • Built-in 14MB internal memory with SD/SDHC support up to 16GB
  • Optical image stabilization, face auto exposure, auto scene, and 3200 ISO
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Technical Details

Color: White
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Image Stabilization

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Product Details

Color: White
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 4.1 x 2.9 inches ; 12.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B004LB4SBG
  • Item model number: X500-WH
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,543 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 15, 2011

Product Description

Color: White

From the Manufacturer

If you want it all, you'll want one of the GE Pro series of bridge cameras. The new X500 is as powerful as it is easy to use. All the latest digital camera technology is seamlessly built in to reflect your own powerful sense of style and capture those priceless memories that define our lives. Get closer to the action and take photos like a pro with the X500 from GE's Pro line of digital cameras.

The GE X500 Features
16 Megapixels with 15x Optical Zoom

The X500's 16 MP lens means your images will be alive with detail, capturing every nuance. A 15x optical zoom (combined with a 6x digital zoom) lets you get close to the action without needing to get right in the middle of it. A vivid 2.7-inch LCD screen with Auto Adjust Brightness lets you frame every shot with ease, letting you see exactly what you're getting with each click.

The GE X500
As powerful as it is easy to use

The GE X500
All the latest digital camera technology is seamlessly built in
Electronic View Finder

In addition to the 2.7-inch LCD screen, the X500 has an electronic view finder for more accurate shots in real time and better scene composition.

Shoot Video with Ease

Capture all of your videos with ease. The X500 takes MPEG-4 videos in .MOV format with G.711 monaural audio for simple, one-touch recording of those special moments. And they're easy to share using a USB connection or SD card reader.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Adjustment

An in-camera HDR feature adjusts exposure for more detail in light and dark scenes. Get the right balance of detail no matter the lighting conditions. A 3200 ISO improves pictures in low lighting condition for optimal exposure.

Optical Image Stabilization with Auto Scene

Correct unintentional camera movements with automatic image stabilization, giving you crisp, clear photos. The Auto Scene feature automatically selects and sets the correct scene type for the sharpest, most vibrant pictures possible.

Face Auto Exposure and Smile Detection

Face Auto Exposure enhances facial features detected by the camera for true subject highlighting, making your friends and family jump out of your photos. Smile Detection lets you capture the right moment by allowing the shutter to automatically release when the subject’s smile appears.

Automatic Brightness Adjustment

An in-camera auto-brightness feature adjusts the camera's LCD viewing screen for more detail in light and dark scenes. Get the right balance of detail no matter the lighting conditions.

AA Batteries

Convenient, easy and no-hassle AA batteries keep you on the go. Get 300 shots from regular AA alkaline batteries, or up to 500 shots from AA NiMH batteries.

What's in the Box

GE X500 digital camera, 4xAA alkaline batteries, USB cable, shoulder strap, CD-ROM, manual, Quick Start Guide, Feature Guides, warranty card.

Technical Specifications

  • Effective Image Sensor Pixels: 16 Megapixel
  • Anti-Shake: Optical Image Stabilization
  • Zoom: 15x Optical, 6x Digital
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600/ 3200
  • Recording: 640×480 pixels: 30 fps / 15 fps, 320×240 pixels: 30 fps / 15 fps
  • Still Image: 16MP: 4608×3456, (16:9) 12MP: 4640×2608, 8MP: 3264×2448, 5MP: 2592×1944, 3MP: 2048×1536, 0.3MP: 640×480
  • Image Compression: Best, Fine, Normal
  • Movie Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
  • Audio Format: G.711 Monaural
  • Still Image Format: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
  • Detection Features: Face Detection, Smile Detection, Blink Detection
  • High Dynamic Range: Yes
  • Internal Flash: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, No Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
  • Battery: AA alkaline or NiMH
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.06" × 2.92" × 2.68"
  • Weight: 12.3oz

Product Description

GE X500 Power Pro Series Bridge Camera with Electronic View Finder, Optical Image Stabilization, 16MP, 15X Optical Zoom, 2.7"LCD, 27mm Wide Angle Lens and advanced features including Shutter & Aperture Priority mode, Program mode, ASCN, Pan-Capture Panorama, Smile & Blink Detection, Face Detection, Face Auto Exposure, Red-Eye Removal, High Dynamic Range. Power by AA Battery.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I must have missed that in the literature so it was a pleasant surprise. Pictures are clear and the camera has editing features built in. Great value for the money. Read more ›
There is shutter priority, aperture priority, program mode and many scene filters. The pictures are clear and crisp. This is a good beginners camera if you want to learn to… Read more ›
downgraded in video, but still quite…The last photo is a full sunlight, macro shot of a flower (that white stuff is actually on the petals) and is pretty good, as well. T… Read more ›
If you are youth and want to get into photography but have very little money I highly recommend this camera. The 15x zoom is very versatile and image quality is good. Very… Read more ›
I was not disappointed. The pictures are clear and the function of the camera is easy. Some camers give a blur when the zoom is used, but this one is just wonderful. Read more ›
Easy controls, easy to use, and reliable when I need it. Image quality is very nice. Read more ›
Takes nice pictiures and easy to use. Read more ›
Nice camera, easy to use. Read more ›
It takes wonderful photos and is easy to use. No complaints so far. Read more ›
This is exactly what I was expecting, great that it takes AA batteries and not a charging pack easy to use on the go. You will not get studio quality pictures but they will… Read more ›
Easy to use and does the job and is okay for the average picture taker like me as I was not looking for anything too high tech or elaborate. Read more ›
I take close-up pictures of my porcelain paintings during each phase of firing in addition to using the camera for studies of…It is easy to use and does so many functions. Read more ›
The automatic setting and the scene settings work quite well for a variety of conditions for those who don't want to deal with "film speed", lens apertures and… Read more ›
I have used a lot of different cameras over the years and think this is by far the hardest…The settings are not intuitive and I get as many blurry pictures as clear ones. Read more ›
I have used this camera indoors and outdoors with the same excellent results. The panoramic mode is very easy to use and the resulting picture is suburb. I'm so happy that… Read more ›
I read many of the reviews on different cameras before deciding on this one, and I haven't been disappointed! The pictures are beautiful, and menu is easy to navigate. There… Read more ›
Battery life is best I have had with any digital camera. Changing settings is fast and simple. Complex enough for difficult shots for me and simple enough to point and… Read more ›
It has good image stabilization so I had fewer blurry photos than usual, colors are natural, the zoom is powerful, and I was crazy about the panorama setting which was… Read more ›
I don't understand some modes doesn't allow flash and focusing on objects is real hard. And zooming is pretty good. I was able to capture some memorable pictures with this… Read more ›
i like it so much. the zoom is just perfect!!! Read more ›
The photos are chrisp and clear as long as you don't try to crop to any degree. The photos lose their clarity when cropped or the zoom is fully extended. I used it as a… Read more ›
Another thing that I liked was the HDR option although it is good, it is not great, The 16mp is standard for most…The 15x zoom is nice even though half of it is digital. Read more ›
-Auto-settings: The auto- settings (both scene mode and full on auto) seems to be decent and are good when in a rush, although I recommend…-Zoom: The zoom is incredible. Read more ›
I like the way the camera feels in my hands and easy to use. Zoom is fantastic. Thank you GE for making a novice photographer feel like a pro. Read more ›
I was not sure about this camera but after reading a lot of reviews I decided to give it a try. For the price it is a great camera. Everything works and the features are… Read more ›
This is by far the best camera I have ever owned. The price was amazing. Read more ›
This camera is amazing, it does so much, as…The price was perfect for my budget, the photos itself comes out so clear...I plan on ordering another one for a gift..thank you Read more ›
Easy to use and easy to understand. It takes wonderful pictures and the price is great too! It has settings for tons of applications like nighttime, portrait, panorama, too… Read more ›
I am still on the same batteries after 300 pictures, The smile and facial recognition is tremendous. For the price it is an excellent camera. It has image stabilization… Read more ›
Has a variety of settings. For the price, was a wonderful buy. Works better than some DSLR Ive dealt with. Read more ›
Out the box easy to use,works well. Video is good.....the camera for the money can't be beat. It feels good in your hands great little camera. Read more ›
The picture is SO CLEAR wether zoomed in or not. The recording is awesome. The one bad thing is the batteries over heat easily for me. Read more ›
If you take pictures right after another they are blurry and or the camera…The video picture is excellent but the sound stink's you cant hear anything but Muffled noise. Read more ›
HDR instead of manual but the rest of the features are excellent. The videos are good not bad for a DVD quality Video. Read more ›
My old Canon point and shoot camera made sharper pictures by far. I gave the review a second star for the video is decent. Due to the quality, I would never use the camera… Read more ›
Pictures are clear. Video is excellent quality. Especially while trotting down a trail. Read more ›
Takes fantastic pictures, lightweight, easy to carry with you and always ready to go..(rechargeable…I love the 15-X Zoom, and the color clarity is absolutely beautiful. W… Read more ›
I'm no expert but I was very interested in improving my ability to use zoom for landscape photos. Living in beautiful Colorado that's a must. This camera seemed like an… Read more ›
This Camera wile not a Pro Camera is very good once u use the setting for the different shots. the Pix it takes are just perfect the colors the lighting all are just… Read more ›
So in short the cameras is slightly slow but better than other P&S other there. It's produces nice images with good color. ISO 1600 and 3200 are useless and should only be… Read more ›
The lens is very very good, and I am amazed at the quality of the digital picture. It has great color and real depth. It is an extremely easy camera to use. Read more ›
This camera has exceeded my expectations. The picture quality is beautiful and captures color vividly. But the only down side is that the LCD makes things burly. Read more ›
I like that it has the view finder and what I was looking for…However, surprisingly, I am not finding that I need too often, because the lcd screen is easy to use too. I… Read more ›
I like the features such as the shutter priority, aperture and Manual modes. Having a view finder in addition to the LDC screen is very nice. Especially when you are trying… Read more ›
I was excited by reviews written by others but personally disappointed. The viewer screen is not sharp enough to be used in Florida's sun. I found when I zoomed in, images… Read more ›
It's very easy to use, with a quick set-up and easy instructions. The screen is crisp and menu response time is fast. The unit is light in my hands, and the zoom quality is… Read more ›
This is not a solid review based on other reviews i got this camera. Its a good camera the display is not that great. But i was told the pic looks really good after you… Read more ›
I purchased this camera because it had an optical view finder as well as LCD display, the 16MP, and the 15X optical zoom. I was hesitant about the battery life, but have… Read more ›
. Battery life is decent. Read more ›
If your subject has days to get one good pic then this cam is for you. The battery life is good on reg duracells. the lens cover pops off when lens extends. I'm trying to… Read more ›
I have large hands but the controls are really accessible. Battery life is pretty decent and keeping an extra four on hand is not a bad idea. Personally, I like dealing… Read more ›
great camera for the money battery life is good great pictures some what easy to use many features built in [[ASIN:B003IHVEU2 GE X5 Power Pro Series 14.1 MP Digital Camera… Read more ›
there are 20 different presets and thats not including the different modes the camera has for…So far I've taken 100+ pictures and the battery is still full on the display. Read more ›
I'm not sure if I got a defective product, or if it just drains batteries like crazy,…I'd open the case and adjust the batteries, turn it on, and it would say full battery. Read more ›
A big plus is the electronic viewfinder, especially for using in bright sunlight or if you have a tremor. The lens works smoothly & the flash has a fill range up to 20+ feet. Read more ›
It…I will tell you that the video mode does leave much to be desired. but all in all this camera, for the price, has an amazing lens and I truly love this little camera. Read more ›
When I read that off in class even the instructor's jaw dropped. None of the DSLRs with their huge removable lenses got close to that 405 mm. It also had a lot more… Read more ›
relatively compact and lightweight Decent lens 27mm wide angle Read more ›
This felt awkward and if you are trying to take difficult…Plus the lens cap doesn't have a very tight fit on the lens, so I worry it may come off and the lens may scratch. Read more ›
Still trying to get use to the settings. Like the telephoto lens and ease of operation. Only annoying thing is the lens cap. Read more ›
The flash is decent and the lens is sharp and after 3 months with this camera the only thing I could not get it to do was shoot at a NASCAR race......could not stop the… Read more ›
This camera is nice but I could not see through the view hold as though it was blocked on one end, don't quiet understand that though. The flash works good. but the… Read more ›
First off I absolutely LOVE that it has a true optical lens with…The hidden flash is great for keeping the profile of the camera sleek until the flash is actually needed. Read more ›
takes wonderful outdoor pics...the indoor ones are terrible. Flash is too bright...without the flash everything is really yellow looking and dull. Read more ›
The flash is nice, but I don't find myself using it all that much, many other reviews stated that this is not a great camera for low light areas but I haven't had an issue… Read more ›
It will still take a picture, but the best results come when you use it properly and set the picture themes accordingly. The flash is just amazing. You can be in a night… Read more ›
Nearly all indoor shots are between five and ten feet so it's a coin toss…A brightly lit room is better, because the "F" stop is larger and the "in focus" range is greater. Read more ›
The battery life was excellent (although I did not use the flash too…The focus is moderately quick compared to most point and shoot cameras, although slower than my Nikon. Read more ›
I was not really convinced it would be a good…I started using it, and not only the quality of the picture is good, but focus is excellent also, the antishake is excellent. Read more ›
This model allows you to choose whether to use the LCD screen or the viewfinder…Sometimes it is easier to focus when using the viewfinder (particularly on long zoom shots). Read more ›
I was suprised with the clearity and focus of the pictures taken with the zoom lens. The image stabilation was more than I expected. Read more ›
You have to remove the battery cover to access the SD slot, which resets all the…It seems to like to focus on anything besides what I actually want to take a picture of. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

522 of 536 people found the following review helpful By PG on July 28, 2011
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REVIEW: My last two digital cameras have been point & shoot Kodak's and it took so long for the camera to reset in between pictures I was missing shot after shot. Plus, the Kodak's didn't have any kind of picture stabilization so half the pictures came out blurry. With that said, I was in the market for a different brand of camera.

I was considering the Nikon L120 but really didn't want to shell out that kind of money so I kept putting the purchase off. Then I came across this GE x500 with its list of equally good features, great reviews and incredible price. I didn't even know GE made cameras so I have to say I was a bit leery about how good it would be compared to SLR style cameras with name recognition but I went for it and it has ended up being the perfect camera for my picture taking needs (vacations, special occasions, holidays, parties, pets, occasional on line classified ad or auction).

TIPS: I haven't had the camera that long and with all the features, figuring it out can be a little intimidating but I've played around with it enough to discover the setting I found easiest for starting out and I wanted to pass it on. When you turn the camera on for the first time it will lead you through the language and date set. (Super easy to do.) Once that's set up if you turn the wheel on the top of the camera to SCN, 20 little icons will show up along the bottom of the LCD screen. As you scroll through the icons it gives you a description of what each one is for. Some of the icon modes include: Sport (for fast moving objects), Beach (for strong sunlight), Fireworks (bright images against night sky), Glass (for shooting images behind glass), Sunset, Snow, Indoor, Portraits, Landscape, plus several more including a few special affect modes.
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419 of 435 people found the following review helpful By Mike on April 27, 2011
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Like many other reviewers I am not a professional photographer, and this is my first digital camera. I do like taking pictures though and I've dealt with a few nice film cameras and some nice Fujifilm cameras (a P&S, 'bridge camera' and a DSLR) and I feel like this camera is most definitely worth the price. The X500 is a bridge camera, almost a SLR and almost a point and shoot. But it boasts some great specs and features that you cannot find anywhere in this price range.

Pros. The 16 megapixel sensor is great. Most entry level cameras of any type and brand start off at about 12 MP right now. GE has this model at 16. I think the other 16 MP cameras are over twice the price of this one. You can see the difference when you zoom in on your computer, the clarity is apparent.
The zoom on the X500 is awesome. This camera has 15X optical zoom and along with digital zoom (digital zoom takes away image quality as you zoom in so just keep that in mind when using it) it has a total of 60X zoom.
The X500 has a panoramic mode which I love because I wanted a panoramic film camera and now I don't have to buy one. This camera also has a setting for everything from fireworks to snow to fisheye. More than just night and outdoors.. there are 20 different presets and thats not including the different modes the camera has for shooting (it has manual, very important!)
So far I've taken 100+ pictures and the battery is still full on the display. The manual says it'll shoot 300+ pictures on a set of 4 batteries... thats pretty good.
Not a pro for some, but this camera is a bit hefty. I like it because its like you are actually holding onto something. But it is heavier than I thought it would be.
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317 of 334 people found the following review helpful By exProphecy on May 14, 2011
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Like most people who are purchasing this camera, I have little or no experience in photography. Although I've dabbled in the arts of Skype and quick pics using my phone, this GE bridge camera is hardly in the same tier. So many features.. so little time..
Pros:
> Superb picture quality for the price
> Myriad of features packed in one
> Super ZOOM to the rescue!
> Build quality feels legit (ergo, a real, solid camera rather than a cheap toy)

I'll go more in depth with the features. My favorite feature is the HDR conversion of photos. After you take a photo, you go to the photo you just took by hitting the > (play) button. Then hit menu and go all the way down. There's an option called "HDR" which converts your photo to "High Dynamic Range" quality. Simply put, it enhances the colors of the photo, making it brighter and more vivid. Another great feature is smile detection. Press the little smiling button right next to the "waving hand" (that's image stabilization which I always have on =]). If you press it once, it will be in face detection mode. Press it twice and you'll see a smiling face on your digital screen instead. Now, press the shutter button and you'll notice it won't actually take any pictures.. until someone smiles! =D My other favorite feature is the panorama mode, of course! I honestly imagined taking panorama photos to be much more arduous but it's quite simple. You start your photo from the left then you just move your camera to the right while lining up the crosses on the screen! Those are my favorite features so far but there are much, much more I personally haven't played with such as manual mode (more for experts where they set aperture and shutter priority).
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