Summary: I have had point and shoot digital cameras for about 10 years now. They have all been good but I missed my old 35mm and all its settings. Well I didn't want to go for a full on professional digital camera but wanted something closer to what my old film camera was. The GE X500 fit the bill perfectly. I have used it for stills and action shots of fighter jets at a recent airshow. All the pictures turned out incredible.
Summary: got the ge-x500 w/ bag, 8gb sd, and tripod around $140(good bang for the buck at the time) june of 2013 to upgrade from a very frustrating Olympus fe46 drove me mad to get a great shot then have so many bad ones.....hoped this would change that....for the most part yes...still get bad shots but much less frequently and as I have learned to use the functions better( but just because i set the automatic scene on sport doesn't mean an action shot won't be blurry or scene...
Pros: Very long AA battery life (especially when compared to other Digital point and shoot units) that need a special battery. A wide rang of photo options available and a decent photo program on disc. Great quality pics either printed or on the computer.
Cons: ONLY a 15X optical Zoom. Many cameras now offer 40X or more. If you really NEED more, you ARE looking for a Digital SLR. I had to find a nit to pick, it would be that it is not usable as a webcam connected to a computer. IS that REALLY a problem?
Summary: My Daughter started to have an interest in Photography, so I searched for a great Beginner Camera. This Bundle is everything you could want in a single package and takes great Pictures. She is completely happy with everything she received! The Seller and Shipping was Stellar with no issues What So Ever!
Summary: The quality of this camera is great ! But, the night time mode is a bit grainy but I still love it. It takes flawless photos. It came with a 4 inch mini tripod, cleaning kit, neck strap, and the lens cover. For the price I payed, I'd say it was a wonderful deal. I will deff. buy from this company in the future ! 5/5 stars !