HD Video, High-Res Images In New GE Cams
By Greg Tarr On Jan 6 2011 - 6:01am
TORRANCE, CALIF. —
General Imaging is putting
the spotlight on four of its latest GE-branded digital
cameras, highlighting the line’s high-resolution characteristics.
Among the key new offerings is the GE DV1 ($130
suggested retail), which is billed as the brand’s first
handheld 1080p digital video camera. It will accept SD
cards up to 32GB in capacity, and includes a 2.5-inch
The pocket-sized, waterproof (to 5 meters) DV1 features
FullHD movie recording, 4x optical zoom, a flip-out
USB plug, internal battery and other advanced features.
The hybrid video/still camera is part of the GE Active
series for indoor/outdoor cameras.
Other features include face-detection technology
for auto focus and exposure, and red-eye removal. The
camera will ship in a choice of Lime Green, Citrus Orange,
Aqua Blue, Velvet Red and Graphite Gray.
The GE X500 (shipping in February at a $150 suggested
retail) is billed as a Power Pro “bridge” camera
offering the flexibility of a d-SLR camera and the ease of
use of a point-and-shoot.
The X500 features 16-megapixel resolution, a 15x
zoom range, optical image stabilization and an electronic
Like the DV1, the GE J1470 (shipping in March at a
$120 suggested retail) digital point-and-shoot camera
offers user convenience by adding a flip-out USB plug
to quickly connect to a PC to upload images.
The GE E1680W (shipping in February at a $150
suggested retail) is a digital point-and-shoot with more
power and performance, offering a slim form factor and
an 8x optical zoom lens. The camera has 16-megapixel
resolution and a 3-inch LCD screen and will record