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. I'm taking 3 MP photos for work and they look great. 14 megapixel photos should be good enough to blow up to poster size or bigger.
Excerpt: My husband and I had used a simple point and shoot digital camera for years, but when we discovered that our third child was on the way, we decided to upgrade to a better camera that could take higher quality pictures. We wanted to be able to preserve more of our family's memories. We started researching cameras, which was really overwhelming.
Excerpt: The pics for this digital camera are quite clear and sharp! I do find myself having to learn how to focus it and use all the features towards its full capacity, etc. however, I have thus far gotten some really good/clear shots from this camera. Over all I am very pleased with this camera and its use for me as an amateur photographer on the way up to hopefully becoming one of the great ones smiles Dont get me wrong as this may not be the best camera out there but...
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.. optical-- much better then digital-- and the function buttons are programmable, so if, say,, you wanted to set up the camera, to take Black & White pitchers it saves the setting and it is easy to go back and...
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 smaller then i like but it is something worth its money
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. I am happy with the quality of day time images and the zoom is one of the best features on this camera.
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. So I decided to go out on a limb and get a better camera.