Summary: I had one of these GE X-5 Digital cameras 2 or 3 years ago and got it locally. It worked very good, was speedy and took nice photos until I dropped it by mistake. So, recently I ordered basically the similar GE X-500 camera on Amazon for a decent price. This camera is slightly updated compared to my GE X-5 also sold here. I know this camera has a lot of good reviews and ratings on it...but this camera I got this time around is basically a piece of junk.
Summary: If I could give this camera negative stars, I would. The screen display on the back is severely discolored to the point that you can't even tell what the composition of the picture is supposed to be. that's really the only way to take a picture, too. There's no good setting for just looking through the viewfinder. the image on the screen is awful. it's blurry and grainy and would be impossible to tell if you had a good shot.
Summary: I have used digital cameras a great deal (about 60-100 pics per day) for my profession. This is absolutely the worst camera I have purchased to date. Macro is virtually non-existant and the camera tends to focus and then go out of focus and soon as you press the button to actually take the photo.
Summary: GE sucks. I bought this camera based on amazon reviews before taking a family trip to Ireland. We must have gotten a lemon. It worked fine before we went, but then, halfway through the trip, I had the awful discovery that 80% of my photos, which looked fine after I took them, had disappeared. Instead of my photos of the bucolic countryside, I saw nothing. White space. When I returned home and called GE, the first person I spoke with was sarcastic and unhelpful.
Summary: I just purchased two of these at the same time. I also recently purchased, just prior to the GE purchase, two Canon PowerShot SX150 IS 14.1MP Digital Cameras. The Canon's take a picture that is "in line" with the view on the preview screen, as one would expect. These GE's BOTH badly skew, like about one-third of the previewed picture is shifted out of the taken picture, or said differently, the picture from the view on the viewfinder versus the actual picture taken.
Summary: I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed in the picture quality from this camera. The features are great but no matter what setting I chose, the pictures were very blurry. I would not reorder this camera again.
Summary: I bought this camera because the reviews were great, and I wanted something that was a step up from my current camera. I'm returning it. I've never returned anything to Amazon. I usually find a way around it. Give the item to someone else. Anything, but go through a return. This camera was so bad, I'm angry. Macro? No. Not even close to working. I couldn't get a shot of a flower in focus from any setting/distance.
Summary: I've had this camera for more than a year now - it has some oddities folks should know about - I purchased this for photography in open landscapes - specifically, a Death Valley trip and discovered it has sensitivities to heat - it's VERY slow to process and perhaps for landscapes I thought this would be adequate - I must have lost more than a couple of hundred images - I have no idea what the problem was - it was not the SD card, it's something in the camera system -...
Summary: Je voulais un bridge en second appareil à tout faire. Je possède déjà un Canon 50D. J'ai essayé le GE X500 pendant une semaine, son prix étant très attractif!! Un conseil, donnez votre argent à un pauvre SDF vous ne le regretterez pas!! Ce bridge et la plus grosse daube jamais sortie!! Je ne vais pas rentrer dans les détails techniques cela n'en vaut même pas la peine!! J'ai donc opté pour un Fujifilm HS20 EXR, un bijoux!!