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Dc Resource
13 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The G1 ($150 street price) is one of the first digital cameras from GE, a company more famous for light bulbs and jet engines than digital cameras. GE isn't actually designing or producing these cameras -- rather, they've licensed their brand to General Imaging, a new company founded by a former Olympus executive.
  • Pros: Compact, stylish metal body, Good continuous shooting mode, In-camera panorama stitching, Live histogram in record mode
  • Cons: Photos are soft, with fuzzy/mushy details (due to noise reduction), color casts, and vignetting, Useless ISO 800 and 1600 settings, Redeye a big problem, in-camera removal tool didn't help much, Camera feels very "cheap" in your hands, Stiff, uncomfortable zoom controller; plastic tripod mount; poorly located I/O port, LCD difficult to see outdoors; low resolution, Sluggish startup speed, Poor low light focusing, No optical viewfinder, Lousy video quality, Unimpressiv...
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Overall 5

General Electric G1

10 August 2007
  • Summary: Buy something else. The General Electric G1 has plenty of better, similarly priced competitors.
  • Pros: Slim design; decent face-detection.
  • Cons: Inconsistent photo quality; sluggish with poor battery life; coarse LCD which washes out in sunlight; infuriating battery compartment.
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Steve's Digicams
6 July 2007