Summary: I was really excited to get this camera as I have a lot of photos I take personally and through my work. It was super easy to set up and start taking pictures. However, any photos that I needed to take using the zoom, came out blurry. I am not sure if it was just this camera or the actual function of the camera itself. It would not focus for me no matter what I tried in zoom mode. Very disappointed so I returned it for money back.
Summary: The GE X500 16MP 15x Optical/6x Digital Zoom HD Camera -Black looks good on paper, and in the several reviews that have shown up so far. But there are some technical details that might help people in deciding whether to buy this camera. From an online review that I wish I had understood before I ordered this camera: "As soon as you start shooting with this camera, you'll notice just how slow it is, even for an inexpensive camera.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on vacation in Europe and was disapointed that the panoramic feature would not function after the first use. Missed a lot of great opportunities for awesome 360 degree shots in Rome. It's not much more than a point and shoot quality-wise.
Summary: Ok so before I purchased this camera I looked at reviews. Most people said that they loved it. If you are looking for a camera with high resolution pictures then this is not for you. When importing the pics from the camera unto a computer, the resolution will be at 72. There is nothing"pro" about that. So that didn't cut it for me so I returned the camera.
Images weren't very sharp, even in experienced hands and of still objects...
Pen Name, Amazon
8 August 2012
Summary: My young son loves photography, which I, a longtime hobby photographer, was happy to see. When I say young, I mean very young, but he did a great job all summer with my fancier cameras, so I wanted to see him with a camera of his own, not too expensive, a good size for small hands, but could produce dependably quality shots. It was his first camera, so raving excellence wasn't crucial, but I wanted something that would do well by him.
Summary: Ordering this camera has just created work for me, because the USB cord for uploading photos wasn't sent with the camera. In addition, the CD that has (presumably) complete instructions is blank! All you see is "No data on disk." This is beyond carelessness; it's just unacceptable.
Summary: The second time we used this camera and tried to view the photos we took, the whole camera shut down and not one button on it worked. We put new batteries in it and it did the same thing. I contacted the seller, "Beach Camera" in Edison New Jersey, and he told me because we bought it over six months ago we would have to contact GE to fix or replace it. The phone number he gave me was disconnected.
Summary: I have several other cameras, including a high-end Canon DSLR. I wanted something I could carry in my car and not worry about it being stolen or beat-up. This camera, although it says General Imaging (GE), is a Chinese-made generic camera that several companies sell under their own brand. When it works, it's fine. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work. The design is a poor one. You have to turn it upside-down to take the SDHC card out.
Summary: The camera is absolutely wonderful and does take beautiful pictures. I wanted a camera that was a step up from my point&shoot but didn't want to spent the $$ for a DSLR. My only complaint is there is no a/c charger capabilities. I do buy the rechargeable AA batteries but we travel alot don't like having to carry them around, I would have preferred to buy a a/c chargeable backup battery. As long as you realize the battery setup, you won't be disappointed with the rest.