Summary: The price is right, and the lens (which is mostly what you're paying for with these cameras) does a good job. But the little features around the edge: the shooting modes, the ability to hold a mode from shot to shot, etc... are all a little subpar. If you read the manual, you'll be fine... but smooth operation takes practice.
Summary: The camera was for my teenage daughter who is into photography. While it takes good pictures, the re-chargeable batteries that came with it take at least a day to recharge and then are exhausted after a few uses. We tried buying new batteries and they were exhausted after an hour or so of use. I wouldn't buy this based on the fact that it is unreliable if you want to use the camera all day long.
Summary: i chose three stars because the bundle was missing the tripod. i bought this as a gift and wa dissappointed that something was missing. the bundle is a very good price and there is a lot of functions with the camera. The user manual is a little confusing but after that second cup of coffee was more understandable.
Summary: I was looking for a camera to get for my birthday since I am interested in photography. I have only had this for about 3 days so I probably will update this peiordically.(or not) Now lets get down to buisness. Pros- 1. The build- This is a very sturdy camera. Some people may not like the heaviness of it but I do like it. 2. The looks- The Ge X500 is a very pretty camera. It just might be to me though. 3. The zoom- The zoom on this thing is awesome for the price. 4.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade from a regular digital camera, but wasn't quite ready for a dslr. The camera is really cute, but unfortunately that doesn't really matter. It sucks up a lot of batteries, which are a pain to keep on hand when you are out shooting pictures for a day. The quality of the pictures were great and it has a really neat pencil drawing function. But I gather that you could find a better quality digital camera that has a longer battery life.
Summary: I think the GE Power Pro X500 takes great shots - of inanimate objects. This is absolutely the slowest camera that I've ever used. The slightest movements by your subject as you click the button and your shot is lost. This is definitely not the camera you want to take of little Megan's soccer games. However, if you're primarily shooting still objects or posed subjects, then it's a great camera. The images that it produces are beautiful for a point and shoot.
Summary: I'll make it pretty short because I know not many people enjoy reading an extremely long review. I got the WHITE one. I love the color, it looks so retro, which is exactly what i was looking for. Pictures are inconsistent in quality, the screen on the camera is not so great so dont judge the pictures until you download them to your computer. Indoor pictures are great when put on the setting indoor and flash. Outdoor can get some GREAT shots.
Summary: I had purchased this specifically because I was doing a lot of hiking during an extended trip, and I wanted more than the 4x zoom on my cheap Nikon Coolpix S4000. Since at home my wife has a very nice DSLR with multiple lenses, I didn't want to buy a another DSLR or spend a lot of money on a nicer bridge camera. The previous version of this camera got good reviews, so bought this one just after it had came out.