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7.2 out of 10

GE X5

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Overall 1
1.0

"Don't buy this crap!"

Velskud, CNET
29 March 2012
Overall 1
1.0

"Piece of junk, will only focus occasionally."

Bossncobra, CNET
10 January 2012
  • Pros: Takes nice pictures when it feels like working.
  • Cons: Won't focus most of the time.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Belly up in less than 10 months

KLA, TigerDirect.com
1 November 2011
  • Summary: Didn't survive 10 months even though it was treated well and never dropped. One day it just quit. Won't buy another one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Seller reluctantly refunded purchace price.......

xring363, Ebay
5 October 2011
  • Summary: The cameras video output was FRIED!! That's why the gentleman gave me a refund!! I can't possibly comment on the quality of the photos because they couldn't be downloaded from the camera. Customer service was very helpful from GI/GE. They are the people who explained the problem to me. I suppose I could have removed the SD card and plugged it into my external hard drive docking station but that's not the way I do things..........
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

returned

Babs, TigerDirect.com
31 August 2011
Overall 2
2.0

WARNING...LOSES PICTURES AND VIDEO! "UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE FILES" IT SAYS!

cicadabird, Ebay
21 August 2011
  • Summary: WARNING!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA IF YOU WANT TO SEE OR PRINT THE PICTURES YOU TAKE. IT WORKS FINE SOME OF THE TIME, BUT SOMETIMES I WILL TAKE PICTURES, GO TO REVIEW THEM OR UPLOAD THEM AND IT JUST SAYS "UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE FILES"... I HAVE LOOKED IT UP AND OTHER PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM...IT'S NOT JUST MY CAMERA OR SD CARD. SO BEWARE.... I HAVE LOST MANY PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF REALLY GREAT TIMES AND CAN NEVER GET THEM BACK!
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

happy camper

Grammy, TigerDirect.com
20 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought this as a desperate alternative to my malfunctioning very expensive digital camera and I like it better. The features are very easy to understand. Everything works well. I sort of wish it had rechargeable batteries; it is my understanding from reading the manual that the alkaline batteries are recommended.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

Too Many Corners Cut

Walmart
14 June 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera because on paper it looked fantastic. 14mp and a 15x zoom for this price. Was it too good to be true? Yup. The auto focus doesn't focus correctly half of the time, and even when it does the lens quality is so marginal that it could not fulfill the potential of a 5mp camera. Everything on closer magnification is fuzzy due to flare and ghosting. Too bad they didn't make the lens and auto-focus match the rest of the specifications.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

Too Many Corners Cut

Walmart
14 June 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera because on paper it looked fantastic. 14mp and a 15x zoom for this price. Was it too good to be true? Yup. The auto focus doesn't focus correctly half of the time, and even when it does the lens quality is so marginal that it could not fulfill the potential of a 5mp camera. Everything on closer magnification is fuzzy due to flare and ghosting. Too bad they didn't make the lens and auto-focus match the rest of the specifications.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Angel, CNET
15 October 2010
  • Summary: takes too long to take a photo.the lens keeps falling off which is super annoying.
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