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GE DV1-GG Waterproof-Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera (Graphite Gray) by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

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GE DV1-GG Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera (Graphite Gray)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 240 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Underwater4.7   above average
Price4.6   average
Size4.4   average
Image4.3   average
Sound4.3   above average
Video4.3   average
Battery3.8   above average
Light3.8   average
Quality3.8   below average
Screen3.6   average
Charging3.3   average


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Battery

Battery:
"There are some problems, like the battery life is not that good, the files size are too high specially the HD 60 Fps files."
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"Battery life is ok but not great!"
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"On my Flip camera, I needed to change the batteries a great deal and always at the most inconvenient times."
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"the battery last well - it was well worth the price."
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"The battery life time on this is amazing."
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"Its light weight, efficient on the battery and takes decent video."
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"It is small enough to fit in your pocket, it has a long battery life, it is durable and takes very good quality videos."
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"Also, the sound quality is surprisingly good and the life of the battery is longer than I expected it to be."
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Beach

Beach:
"Although we plan to borrow it when we go to the beach to test the underwater capabilities as well!"
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"I got great footage of dolphins jumping through the wake on our Dolphin Cruise and I was able to capture stingrays swimming up and down Orange Beach."
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"It's not bad at all in terms of quality, I intend to use it at the beach and underwater and so far the tests are pretty good, the seals are tight and locks are good, it won't open by accident."
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"It worked perfectly under water and tossing it around the beach a bit."
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"I bought this for a beach trip and it worked good."
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Camcorder

Camcorder:
"picture quality of video taken by this camcorder is not superior to one taken by a modest smartphone."
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"So far it seems to be a great buy at $95.00, I have a Flip Video camcorder and a JVC camcorder, with a Cannon Snapshot and a Sony snapshot camera, but this one seems to be a better unit than either of the other two camcorders, my only complaint is that it is hard for my large fingers to touch the tiny buttons switches (so I use a stylus) and that it is rather complicated for a 75 year old man to learn all the features, so I just keep trying until I figure it out."
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"They've finally graduated from the big shoulder-type camcorder and they love this."
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"I guess time will tell, but for the price, it seems like a great little camcorder."
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"My husband and I have really liked this camera camcorder."
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"I would highly recommend this camcorder."
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"So far it seems to be a great buy at $95.00, I have a Flip Video camcorder and a JVC camcorder, with a Cannon Snapshot and a Sony snapshot camera, but this one seems to be a better unit than either of the other two camcorders, my only complaint is that it is hard for my large fingers to touch the tiny buttons switches (so I use a stylus) and that it is rather complicated for a 75 year old man to learn all the features, so I just keep trying until I figure it out."
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Charging

Charging:
"The biggest con that I see is that the charging section is a little flimsy and if you are not careful it can be bent or broken easily and you would then not have any way of charging the camera."
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"The USB connector seemed kind of flimsy when I plugged it into the outlet charger, but it worked just fine!"
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"The manual gives just the basic functions and was not clear how to charge the camera."
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"Very easy and intuitive features, charging is a snap, and seems to be durable well-made."
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"The biggest con that I see is that the charging section is a little flimsy and if you are not careful it can be bent or broken easily and you would then not have any way of charging the camera."
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"It seems to hold the charge rather well."
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"It is easy to use and it keeps a charge for as long as I need it."
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"She has no complaints except for when she can't find her charger :)I HIGHLY recommend this for children wanting their own video camera!"
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Fit

Fit:
"It fits my needs perfectly."
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"But, if you want an inexpensive, well-built, small, pocket HD video camera then it fits the bill."
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"We love to take videos underwater and it's great that it fits easily in my pocket and is very durable."
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"Great little video camera--fits in the pocket, lightweight, shockproof and supposed to be water-proof, although I haven't tried that part yet."
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"It's straight forward and easy to use AND it fits right in your pocket."
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Image

Image:
"The pictures it takes are not of great quality but it's a good image overall."
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"The camera is horrible, the quality of the photo is poor."
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"The 2nd time at a the same pool after taking pics underwater the camera failed and was soaked on the inside."
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"You can correct the color cast of the photos in Photoshop or other photo editing software, so the pictures will still be perfectly usable in my scrapbooks."
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"Maybe the photo fonction is a bit poor but the videos are great."
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"It took very good pics and videos."
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"It takes great pics and videos underwater."
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"This camera can takes pics while filming, so that's pretty handy."
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Light

Light:
"So it was obviously not a durable, strong product even for the light outdoors."
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"Other than that the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it is horrible at night time or a little light."
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"The 1920x1080 video is a bit pixelated at close range and low light is not great."
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"Not only did it do a decent job on land (and in low light), but I took it down about 10 feet or so when snorkeling and it performed beautifully."
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"It didn't handle very well in low light."
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"The only reason it's not a 5-star review is there's room for improvement; controls are not exactly intuitive (I have to look at the camera to find the still shot button every time) and it doesn't do so well in dim light."
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"No frills, but shoots great in good light and requires very little learning curve."
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"Has no flash, hard to see the screen in bright light."
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"Its light weight, efficient on the battery and takes decent video."
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"Thank You the item work good and i get on time and safe How do you rate this product i must say buy itmy kid love it work good ony daylight and night whit good light"
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"Great videos in good light and good enough in less light."
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Photo

Photo:
"My only complaint is that I wish the still photos turned out better."
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"Excellent quality photos and video."
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"This was great in both respects and took very nice photos and moving shots."
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"The camera does take great photos and video, even though it's a little tricky to hold sometimes."
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"You'll take 4000 photos,....and later,.. you'll wish you'd taken at least 3700 with a good camera,.. because that's the number of shots that are dark,.. fuzzy,.. or out of focus."
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"Takes decent video and photos, if on land."
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Price

Price:
"The pictures are not as clear as from a go pro, but for the price i paid, i shouldn't be complaining"
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"Wanted something small and inexpensive if it got dropped, lost or otherwise damaged in the wild."
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"GOT it because it's cheap - GE brand not well known in this part of the world."
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"mediocre stuff even for the low price."
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"Price was good too! "
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"The pictures are not as clear as from a go pro, but for the price i paid, i shouldn't be complaining"
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"Inexpensive and resultingly adequate Digital Camera."
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"Great for the price."
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"the battery last well - it was well worth the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The pictures it takes are not of great quality but it's a good image overall."
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"I'll use it again for wet events, but the picture quality isn't that great (better than a cell phone or disposable camera, but worse than a mid-range point and shoot camera)."
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"The camera is horrible, the quality of the photo is poor."
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"I wanted something I could just put in my pocket and carry and it does that but is not that great of video quality."
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"Also, the pictures and video it took were not very good quality."
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"Camera quality not very impressive, and doesn't connect well with my electronic devices, printer or my laptop but it does travel well..."
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"The pictures aren't the highest quality, but perfect for kids."
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"This is my second but I would buy again if needed as the quality is excellent! "
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"Excellent quality photos and video."
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"The picture quality was great though"
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"(which are awesome little cameras just not designed for rough kids) the quality of pictures are just so so, it does work well for a video camera which is why we bought it, since son loves to take videos."
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Screen

Screen:
"Within the first five minutes of getting in the water, while floating at the ocean's surface, we had card failure followed by a flooding of water under the video screen."
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"It worked well for the first 6 days of my Caribbean vacation until it stopped working due to water damage under the LCD screen."
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"The two main drawbacks are, It's very difficult to see the LCD screen when you're underwater and it lacks a flash which would come in handy for still shots."
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"I would purchase again it take very clear video we were surprised of how clear-the screen is very hard to see in the sun- we had it in the water several times and it did really good-"
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"Has no flash, hard to see the screen in bright light."
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"The screen on the back is pretty scratched and scuffed, but the lens is fine, and still taking great HD video."
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"I've shot footage in 1080p and 720p and both are equally good to view on screen (when filmed in good light), but the quality drops off somewhat when filming in less than bright conditions."
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"I edited a 7 minute video, and played it on our large screen TV; amazing."
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"Screen was good above water, though it did take on a mirror like quality underwater, so it became more of a 'plunge and aim in the general direction'."
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Size

Size:
"There are some problems, like the battery life is not that good, the files size are too high specially the HD 60 Fps files."
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"one small problem with this camera is that you can't take any video up close to show writing on a package or real close up shots."
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"The only problem I have is that my PC finds it hard to keep up, so I have to render it to a smaller avi size to convert to dvd, not a problem for me as I love doing stuff like that."
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"Perfect size and picture."
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"Because it was waterproof and small and easily handled."
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"This camera lacks good audio though because of the small tiny mic it has."
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"It was a great size, fair price, fun colour and seemed to work great out of water."
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"Nice size, almost as big as a cellphone."
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Sound

Sound:
"sound quality is not so good either."
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")My only negative point is the sound under water, very strange."
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"Horrible video quality, terrible sound."
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"The sound is great."
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"The sound quality of the video is very good for the price."
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"1) Slow memory error causes you to not record when you think you are recording.2) The waterproof feature is kind of cool, but the mic gets messed up once submerged...and you have to let it dry before you can get any meaningful sound recorded."
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"The sound.1)The sound is very good."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"The two main drawbacks are, It's very difficult to see the LCD screen when you're underwater and it lacks a flash which would come in handy for still shots."
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"The 2nd time at a the same pool after taking pics underwater the camera failed and was soaked on the inside."
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"Really great underwater camera."
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"She found it easy to use & enjoys underwater features living in Florida."
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"I also bought a Samsung underwater camera for the same price below $100 and that is working perfectly so far so that could be another option instead of this camera"
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"Although we plan to borrow it when we go to the beach to test the underwater capabilities as well!"
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"Works well underwater and pictures are pretty clear."
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Video

Video:
"I wouldn't recommend taking videos longer than 3-4 minutes."
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"Easy to use, small, clear video well worth the cost and held up to the challenges of the jungle."
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"I wanted something I could just put in my pocket and carry and it does that but is not that great of video quality."
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"Within the first five minutes of getting in the water, while floating at the ocean's surface, we had card failure followed by a flooding of water under the video screen."
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"one small problem with this camera is that you can't take any video up close to show writing on a package or real close up shots."
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"Also, the pictures and video it took were not very good quality."
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"Excellent quality photos and video."
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"Takes decent videos and still shots, not a professional camera butit has been waterproof and shockproof."
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"(which are awesome little cameras just not designed for rough kids) the quality of pictures are just so so, it does work well for a video camera which is why we bought it, since son loves to take videos."
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"A fun video clip of surfing with friends using the GE DV1 along with the Surf Camera case."
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