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GE DV1 Pocket Digital Camcorder - Graphite Grey (Full HD 1080p Video, 4x Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD

by GE
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel video recording at 30fps and 5 Million Pixel images
  • Waterproof (5M) and Shockproof
  • 2.5 inch LCD with Auto Adjust Brightness
  • Built-in rectractable USB connectivity
  • 12 Months Warranty


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 6.2 x 14.8 cm ; 141 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DV1-GG
  • ASIN: B0044DEEJC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,981 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Outdoor fun in Full HD! Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, the DV1 is ready for anything.

GE DV1 offers robust Full HD movie functionality in a mobile phone sized device. The DVI is waterproof down to 5 meters, shockproof to 1.5 meters and dustproof.

The DV1 makes filming easier as it is designed for single handed operation. Its 5.5mm fixed focal length (33mm - 35mm film equivalent) lens and 5 megapixel CMOS sensor record clear, low-noise videos and stills easily. Continuous still images can be taken at a speed of 7.3 frames per second and the DV1 even allows for still images to be taken at the same time as recording a movie.

The bright 2.5in LCD screen with automatic brightness adjustment is great for viewing and reviewing movies and photos. HDMI offers Full HD output and easy connection to any compatible television. The foldout USB plug enables convenient upload and sharing of pictures and videos to any PC computer.

Maximum recording time of Full HD videos is 29 minutes per session. The internal battery will record up to 80 minutes video or approximately 280 photos. The DV1 supports SD and SDHC memory cards up to 32Gb. Audio files are recorded in the iPod-compatible AAC format.

Product Description

The General Imaging GE DV1 is rugged, pocket-sized, waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. The General Imaging GE DV1 features full HD 1080p video and photos at the touch of a button. With a 4X zoom for up-close videos and a convenient built-in flip-out USB plug to share videos and photos, the DV1 becomes an irresistible choice. Add the flexibility of on-the-go recharging via USB, and cable hassles become a thing of the past. The DV1 is a Plus X Award winner for Ease of Use. The sturdy housing contains your favorite high-tech features along with an internal zoom lens to keep thingsout of the way so you can stay on the move. There's even waterproofing included so the fun doesn't have tostop at the water's edge. - Captures Full HD 1080p Video- Sleek and Pocket Slim Design- Built-in Battery and USB connector- Waterproof and Shockproof FeaturesFull HD 1080pWith 1080p HD video capability, the videos you capture will have detail worthy of both small screens and big screens. Shockproof and WaterproofActive sports enthusiasts will love the DV1 for its waterproof and shockproof capabilities ... Perfect for capturing both summer and winter sports. Built-in USBThe simple flip-out USB plug lets you upload and recharge at the same time. No cords to have to untangle ... Or worry about losing. HDTV OutputView your high-resolution photos and video with others in your living room by connecting to your HDTV via the camera's convenient HDMI port. Face Detection Face Detection automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant pictures. Optical Image StabilizationAutomatically adjusts for unintentional camera shake, giving you clear, crisp pictures every time. In-Camera Red-Eye RemovalRemove red-eye immediately while viewing images on the LCD Specification General Imaging DV1 Full Specification


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buyers should note... 31 Jan 2012
Colour Name:Graphite Grey|Verified Purchase
This pocket camcorder has gotten some pretty negative reviews which seem to me to be a bit unwarranted.
I've also watched video-reviews of this product on youtube and people have criticised the quality of the HD video that they've tried to produce.

If you use a normal class 4 SD (SDHC) card to try and record FHD 1080p video then you ARE going to be disappointed with the results. Class 4 cards are not designed to handle full HD.

Splash out a little extra and get a Class 10 card - you will see the difference on the screen.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GE DV1 Pocket Digital Camcorder 11 Feb 2012
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The camera is very easy to operate, to charge and to upload.
It is about the same size as a mobile phone and is easy to carry around in a pocket.The HD video quality is excellent and the sound quality is good. Taking still pictures is an easy operation with just one button to press.The screen size is large and very clear
The downside (personal opinion) is that the software editing is not the best on the market but is adequate. A large size memory card is required if you plan to do more that 30 mins of video footage.
A sleek, attractive and easy camera to use at a very cheap price.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i like it a lot 1 Jun 2011
Colour Name:Graphite Grey
ive had the camera fo 11 days now, and it is good, my only complaint is the battery life, only 80 mins, but otherwise i like it a lot make sure you have a memory card for it.
picture quality 5/5
usability 4.5/5
rugidness 5/5
display 4.5/5
good heavy feel to it and just the rightsize for your hand
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little piece of kit 27 Dec 2011
Colour Name:Aqua Blue
I was keen to get a small HD camcorder to take skiing and to record the family's Christmas festivities this year. I researched them pretty thoroughly, and was getting a bit confused, when I came across the GE DV1. This is a remarkable piece of kit for the price, giving excellent HD footage and great interconnectivity with PCs and HD TVs. Just remember to buy a decent-sized SD card and an HDMI cable (mini-to-normal) with it, and download Quicktime to your PC from the bundled CD, and you're ready to go.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fit for Purpose 29 July 2012
Colour Name:Graphite Grey
House-hunting?

Have you ever tried to remember the details of a house you looked at several days afterwards?
If you have looked at several houses over a period of days or weeks, recalling the differences and details is not easy.
I mention this because that is the main purpose for me buying this camera.

I wanted something more discrete than a full-on video cam - I am uneasy about walking around someone else's house obviously photographing and videoing.

So I have had the DV1 for a couple of days testing and assessing.

It is heavier than my previous pocket camcorder Samsung U20 Full HD Compact Camcorder - Black (2.0 LCD, HDMI Output, 8MP Photo) and feels solid and well made. The Samsung was a great little device by the way.

After initial charging (4 hours) I entered the simple menu system and adjusted the settings to my liking. I set still shots to "Best" and video to 1280/720 at 60fps as this usually results in smoother panning shots without any appreciable loss of HD quality. Most of the other settings I left as the defaults. I used a Transcend 16GB class 10 SDHC Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card.

The operation of the cam is mostly with three buttons - take a still photo - video on and video off (same button) - and playback. All very straight-forward.

Bearing in mind the reason for this purchase, I switched on the video and holding it facing forward at chest height I went walkabout - normal walk, no effort to smooth things out or make allowances for the video.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value for waterproof cam 17 April 2012
By si
Colour Name:Graphite Grey
Purchased this to take in the water surfing in Morocco. Especially like the ability to take 5MPixel photos whilst filming a video at the same time. I have a little holder for it that I clip to a diving belt to keep it safe whilst paddling out etc. The frame rate seems a little lower than perfect when playing on PC, not sure if this is the PC software because playback on the cam itself is smooth, however, I found I soon became used to the frame rate. There isnt any image stabalisation but it is a cheap-ish cam so you have to be mindful of steading the cam when filming someone in the sea which can be tricky!! In summary the cam will create some great records for you to share with your surf buddies and you'll be risking less than 70quid in the sea, very pleased with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Value 30 Sep 2011
By Russ P
I spent a fair amount of time researching pocket HD cameras before deciding on this.
I am not dissappointed!
Easy to use, easy to connect to the TV or PC and the quality is unbelievable for such a small device.
I have
two friends who are buying the same!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars laurens camera 5 Mar 2011
Colour Name:Aqua Blue
Excellent camera for a 13 year old , robust very easy to use and takes excellent pictures underwater . Only fault it does not have a flash
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars So out of 2 camera's used 3-4 times paid just under 70 not even...
My wife bought me this camera only used it few times whilst in the Maldives it became water logged tried everything to dry it out nothing worked. Read more
Published 2 days ago by peter harvey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great video for the money
So it's not the highest quality video I've ever seen but it is better than expected given the price. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Martin Manchester
4.0 out of 5 stars Recording short time
Mmaximum recording time of 30 minutes
Good battery
Water resistant to 5 meters (proven)
Resistant to falls
Easy to use
Published 6 months ago by Michal Kownacki
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so easy to use
I had intended to use this on holidays to video and also to take still photos. However, I struggled a bit with working out what the buttons did or how to review my pictures etc. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Tracey Lucas
4.0 out of 5 stars GE DV1 Pocket Camcorder
I am quite pleased with this camcorder although the first videos I took with it had an awful colour cast. I put this down to looking into the sun. Read more
Published 7 months ago by S. N. Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little camera
Bought as an added Christmas gift, tried & put to the test on a family holiday, kids had it underwater, great camera, video & small enough for the kids to have fun with.
Published 10 months ago by Mrs B
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little camera
Brought on recomendation from a friend. I looked at other reviews before buying and was a little concerned by some indicating that water had entered the casing thus causing the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Phil
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality for the price
From researching as much as possible for the budget i was looking to apply of 50-100, I chose this product from some excellent reviews, mainly on price but also in camparison to... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. J. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
I have used this in a college workshop - all the students had one to then edit on final cut and produce a short movie. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MS S M WALLIS
4.0 out of 5 stars GE DV1 pocket camcorder
Brilliant piece of kit, fits in a pocket, easy to use, and very hardy. Would recommend to anyone for holidays.
Published 15 months ago by Jonjo
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