Summary: For the most part, I'm not a big fan of fixed lens cameras. Most are expensive, and, for just a few hundred more dollars, you could purchase a DSLR for vastly improved performance.
So I was interested to have a chance to review the GE X5 camera, which offers a 15X zoom lens for less than $150 (if you shop around), something that's rare in a new camera.
Pros: Image quality is very good when conditions are right, Very low price for 15X zoom, Flash photos are really good when conditions are right, Eight resolution choices available, Inclusion of EVF is nice in low-priced model
Cons: Photo results are inconsistent, Most fixed lens cameras offer bigger zoom lenses, Shutter lag is a problem, Four AA batteries are handy, but add to camera's weight, Flash doesn't pop up automatically when needed, must be opened manually
Summary: If you need an extensive zoom and can't afford to shell out for a more fully-featured superzoom, the X5 will be adequate enough, but its inconsistent image quality and slow performance won't endear it to anyone more than just a casual photographer.
Pros: 15x zoom in a teeny tiny package, Acceptable pictures depending on your photo expectations and given there's adequate light, It's cheap
Cons: Looks cheap, Lens cap keeps popping off, No light meter in manual shooting mode, Screen difficult to see in bright sunlight, Blows out highlights
Summary: If you're after a long lens camera for paparazzi-style ranged shots, there's one distinctive feature of the GE X5 that will catch your eye. It's not the SLR-like shape of this glossy black (or white) snapper. It's the price. All of the big camera players have got compacts out for less than £100. Aside from price, these cameras have one feature in common – a short zoom lens.
Summary: This is called a ‘Bridge’ camera , nothing to do with the card game but it is a bridge between a pocket digital camera and progression to a D SLR camera . The reason is the size and shape is like the latter but controlled like the former.
GE’S X5 Camera bridges the gap : General Electric GE X5 digital camera
23 July 2010
Summary: The GE X5 14.1Mpixel bridge camera is aimed at that middle ground between the digital SLRs and the compact camera s. As it is a very competitively priced versatile camera it will be a very attractive proposition for those on a budget who want the additional features that it offers.
GE X5 im Test: günstiger, aber langsamer Bridgekamera-Underdog mit ordentlicher Bildqualität
8 April 2011
Summary: Eine Bridgekamera mit 15-fach-Zoom, elektronischem Sucher, AA-Batterien zur Stromversorgung, manuellen Aufnahmemodi und 27-Millimeter-Weitwinkel – soweit so gut. Und soweit so billig: Die GE X5 bietet diese Ausstattung bereits für weniger als 150 Euro. Moment mal – GE? Richtig, die X5 stammt von General Electrics. Wie sich der Kamera-Underdog in der Praxis schlägt, zeigt der Testbericht.
Pros: 15-fach-Zoom mit 27-Millimeter-Weitwinkel, manuelle und halbautomatische Aufnahmeprogramme, sehr günstig, elektronischer Sucher
Cons: sehr langsam, schlechte Bildqualität bei wenig Licht, nur SD-Auflösung im Videomodus