Summary: For the amount we spent on this camera, and am completely satisfied with it. I wish it had a faster shutter speed, but other than that I have no major complaints. I will be upgrading soon, but for my first digital camera, it has been perfect.
Summary: There is a bit of a learning curve. The manual is on CD which is not a problem for me. After working with it for about an hour you will be taking 90% great pictures. Have not had it long enough to rate durability. Batteries do not seem to run down too quick.
great zoom for a fully-featured camera that will continue to please 4 years
10 March 2012
Summary: I am by far, the farthest guy from a "pro".. but i do have to say,, YES this camera is a great value and has more features then i needed , but Once i found out how to use them, provides me with great pictures!! the Optical ZOOM is by far a wonderfully useful tool..
Summary: i received my camera and started playing with it and there is alot of features on the camera i looked for the same camera in fingerhut book for twice the price so it was a good deal and with rechargeable batteries it seems they stay up for a while the only thing i didnt like was the zoom button is...
Summary: While looking to buy a cheap camera for myself, I came across the GE X5 and the GE X500. I was not very familiar with it because I never knew GE made any cameras. I did buy the GE X5 after reading a lot of positive reviews online and soon after taking it out from the box I tested it.
Summary: This camera gives you great pictures if you use it right. It is semi easy to use, you just have to read the manual and practice with it. I learned the first day. The video isn't bad but isn't the greatest either.
Summary: Wonderful Camera for beginners who want to get into photography but haven't advanced past the small point and shoot digital cameras. I have always loved photography but I didn't know a whole lot about cameras. I loved to take pictures but they never came out as good as how I imagined in my head.