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alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 reviews of GE DV1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the color. The reliability and zoom get less positive comments.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

zoom, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GE DV1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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GE DV1 review


GE's DV1 is another camcorder designed for outdoor use. GE claims it's waterproof to five metres and can survive a 1.5-metre drop.

It’s inexpensive and easy to use, but the DV1’s video quality is distinctly average.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (

GE Camcorder DV1


Often not being the first to market is a plus as is the case here. The ‘Flip' has long been the best pocket camcorder around; many have tried to copy or improve. Here with the best bits from several is this offering from GE.

Doing my Internet searches found the GE DV1 at a best price of £76.91 from the first link below

May, 2011

Expert review by : Hayley Paterek (



The GE DV1: A compact camcorder that shoots full HD video

For an affordable and fun HD video camera the DV1 is a great choice. However, it won't appeal to a serious videographer and is better suited for family holidays

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (

GE DV1 Review


The GE DV1 is a shock, water and dustproof flash-based camcorder, but does it perform where it counts?

Cheap, shock proof, water proof

Poor LCD, confusing to use

Not terrible to use, but the poor LCD and occasionally confusing controls spoil matter somewhat

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (



GE's waterproof pocket camcorder looks to be a cheap contender to take on the Sony Bloggie Touch.

Its most interesting feature is the built-in USB connector that retracts inside the camera body when not in use, just like the Sony Bloggie Touch. HDMI output is also included.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

GE DV1 Camcorder Review


We haven't reviewed a GE (General Imaging) product in a while, but get ready for the DV1—a cheap, waterproof, ultracompact camcorder that may be an answer for those on a tight budget. Don't bite before reading our review, though. The GE DV1 (We haven't...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Bullard (

GE DV1 – Waterproof digital HD video camera


This review of the GE DV1 digital HD video camera has turned out to be quite timely, given the recent demise of Cisco's Flip series of cameras.

Waterproof; shockproof; Full HD video; easy to use

Flimsy USB connector; fair image quality

At the price, the DV1 is a great video camera to take to the pool or the beach. Kids, especially, will just love it.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (



Cheap, waterproof, and ultracompact, but also flawed, confusing, and frustrating

Waterproof down to 16 feet

Poor color performance; Can’t focus less that 5 ft. from subject; Some unpleasant design and handling issues

The GE DV1 frustrated us from the moment we took it out of the box, but there were a few things that we liked about the camcorder as well. Let’s start with the bad: the camcorder has a clumsy design, poor video performance, confusing controls, bad...

Feb, 2011

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GE DV1 Digital Camcorder


The shockproof, waterproof GE DV1 is a good choice for outdoor enthusiasts. The durable design survived our drop test, and consumer testers liked the dedicated photo and video buttons. The on-screen menu layout was still a bit confusing, though, and...

Expert review by : Jez Ford (

GE DV1 pocket camcorder


Neat and simple pocket camcorder recording up to full-HD.

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:950
Battery life (CIPA standard):280
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:GB-50
Video recording time:1.5


3D: No
Camcorder type:actioncam / Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show


Colour of product:Blue / Green / Grey / Orange / Red
Shock proof up to:1.5
Tripod mountable: No
Tripod mounting supported:N
Waterproof up to:5


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:230 x 400
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
External flash connector: No


Closest focusing distance:1.5
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.03
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.08

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.3
Minimum aperture number:2.8

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800
Light exposure modes:Auto


Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Photo mode: Yes
Shock proof: Yes
USB 2.0 connectors:1
Waterproof: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-B

Still image

Histogram: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Still image resolution(s):2560 x 1440,2592 x 1944


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:0.02637
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 810


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Underwater