Summary: Overall, Pierce says the Panasonic S3 offers better performance, but nevertheless rates the GE J1470S as an "impressive camera for snapshooters on a shoestring budget." PCMag.com provides the most comprehensive review of the GE J1470S, with its combination of lab tests, hands-on use and plenty of product comparison.
Pros: Large 3-inch LCD, Long 7x zoom lens, HD video with zoom capability, Flip-out USB connector
Cons: Cheap design, No optical viewfinder, Awkward to handle
Excerpt: The camera is surprisingly compact considering it packs a 3 inch screen, 14 megapixel sensor and 7x optical zoom lens, as well as a built in USB plug letting you plug it into any computer (or device) with built in USB socket, enabling you to transfer photos, as well as charge the battery.
Pros: Built in USB plug, 7x optical zoom lens, Compact body, Good colour, Very good value for money
Cons: HDR mode is in playback, Video or HDMI out missing (USB plug instead), Poor tripod position, Noise in images