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General Electric DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red)

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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Shockproof
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • Uses SD/SDHC Cards
  • Built-in USB Arm
  • HDMI Output
  • Face Detection

The DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red) from General Electric is a rugged, weather-resistant camcorder that will fit in your pocket for easy access whatever your lifestyle. Shooting HD video in a variety of resolutions--from 720p to full 1080p--in both 30p and 60p frame rates, the DV1 is waterproof up to 16.4 ft (5m) and can withstand falls up to nearly 5 ft (1.5m). This means you can take it just about anywhere and it will be ready to capture high-quality video or photos in rain, wind, or snow.

Recording onto SD/SDHC memory cards or the 27MB of internal memory, the DV1 lets you view what you shot on the 2.5" LCD screen or upload it to your computer via the flip-out USB arm. You can also share your adventures on a big screen by connecting the DV1 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included). Face detection and image stabilization make sure that what you shot is in focus and jiggle-free.

Full HD 1080p
Captures all of your videos in full high-definition 1080p resolution.
Shockproof
This rugged, sturdy camera is built to go wherever you go and fit your active lifestyle.
Waterproof
A rugged, waterproof design lets you take advantage of crisp, clear pictures in and out of the water--up to 16.4 ft (5m).
Image Stabilization
Automatically corrects unintentional camera movements giving you crisp, clear photos every time.
Built-in USB
Gets you easily connected to your PC/Mac to upload videos or charge your camera without any extra cables.
Face Detection
Recognizes the faces in the scene to focus on the true subject of your shot.
HDMI output
Connect the camera via HDMI cable to share your high-resolution videos instantly.
Internal Li-ion battery
Built-in battery is easy to charge via computer or included AC adapter.
Camera
Sensor 5.03 Megapixel 1/2.5"  CMOS
Optics
Lens Fixed Focus 5.5 mm
f/2.8
Zoom Digital: 4x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory, SD/SDHC Up To 32GB Video/Image 1
Please Note:

Includes 27MB of internal memory

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Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1440 x 1080p
640 x 480
High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 60 fps / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 5 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944
JPEG: 3 Megapixel, 2560 x 1440
Channels Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.5"
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs None
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI A (Full Size)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 950mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.2 x 0.8" / 10.4 x 5.6 x 2.0 cm
Weight 5.1 oz / 145 g
General Electric DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red)
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Extension Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Feature Guide
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    General ElectricDV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red)
     
    3.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Great picture quality (12)
    • Great sound (7)
    • Image stabilization (7)
    • Large clear LCD (7)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (7)
    • Limited zoom (6)
    • No external mic input (5)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (12)
    • Travel (12)
    • HD shooting (10)
    • Movies/short films (6)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (7), Enthusiast (7), Semi-pro (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Camera in 1080p but not in 720p!

    I got this camera on online a few months ago, and this thing films great in 1080p at 30fps. But, It doesn't do so well in 720p at 30p or 60p, it is...Read complete review

    I got this camera on online a few months ago, and this thing films great in 1080p at 30fps. But, It doesn't do so well in 720p at 30p or 60p, it is very grainy in both frame rates, and at 60p it will miss a few frames here and there. I love the fact that you can video and take photos at the same time and it takes 3mp photos at 11fps!!! Check out some footage it too with it at: www.vimeo.com/mr16

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Costa Rica tested and fracasado (Failed)

    I gave this camcorder two Stars because even-though it failed miserably at being water proof, it's video quality and the fact that i was able to dry it out and retrieve the Movies redeemed...Read complete review

    I gave this camcorder two Stars because even-though it failed miserably at being water proof, it's video quality and the fact that i was able to dry it out and retrieve the Movies redeemed it's easy failure. I never had this camcorder more than 3 feet below water and it leaked easily 3-4 times in a row. I assured the seals where clean and checked the seals but it still leaked 80% of the time.

    I used it on a kayak trip to Choro island in Samara Costa Rica and never really gave it a good reason to leak.

    Things that are great about it? The Video quality is outstanding, considering it's size.

    Things that are bad about it? It leaks EASILY!

    The only Reason I bought this camcorder was for underwater video.

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Wet or Dry, This One Works

    By Lefty

    from West Virginia

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Orange):

      Perfect size, easy to operate underwater or on dry-land. Video is of high quality. Nice!

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Awesome for the Price!!

      By JustMe

      from Nevada

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light
      • Poor Still Image

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Gray):

      I love this little camera!!!! It is tiny and portable and so easy to carry! It is definitely waterproof just DO NOT OPEN IT UNDERWATER OR WHILE IT IS STILL WET!!!!!! If you do, water will seep in and it will definitely break. It is kind of an awkward thing to hol. It slips out of my hand really easily but it comes with the wrist strap on it so it makes it easiier. The only problem, is a 16 gigabyte memory card only gives you about a little over 2 hours of footage in 1080 p HD. But I'm pretty sure that would happen with any camera. As for size, again it is a very small size, it is about the size of my ipod classic only much thicker. As for charging ability, this camera hold a charge for about 2 to 3 hours if left on. If It is turned off and only used on occasion it can last about an entire day or maybe a day and a half. The problem with my particular camera is that it does not charge when plugged into the wall, only when plugged into computer. But the camera is so amazing that it is definitely worth it!! Overall I rate this camera very very useful because it's very nice thing to keep around for those unexpected video making opportunities!!!!:)

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      • No

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      3.0

      OK for the Price

      By Marvelous 148

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Poor imge quality at max
      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

        Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Gray):

        This is an OK for shooting regular video. But the image quality degrades once you zoom in on something. Especially at maximum zoom. Do not attempt to use in low light. You will be very dissapointed.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera for Kids

        By Camera Dad

        from Oxnard, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red):

        I bought this camera as a big brother gift for my 6 year old son. We wanted a special role for him as the big brother and he loves taking pictures and video so it seemed natural to get him a decent camera that could be dropped or get wet. The image quality for video and stills has been great for a point a shoot. There is some trouble in low light conditions, but no more than you would suspect from a camera in this price range. Everything is easy to use and the battery last for a long time between charges. If you are looking for a good camera that you don't have to worry about, I would recommend this one.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        satisfied

        By airwalk

        from durham, nc

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Gray):

          simple and handy, user-friendly

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          • No

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          1.0

          Leaked

          By Nicaman

          from Florida

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Orange):

              Same thing happened to me as the previous reviewer. Camera worked great for a few months but leaked the last time I had it in the surf and it never turned on again. The seals are a joke so beware.

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              • No

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              5.0

              great social video camera for every user

              By Tom

              from New York

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

              • No External Mic Input

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel

              Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red):

              Bougt one for my little brother to take around to capture things in everyday life. He 12 with no experience in photo or video and he picked it up and understood everything so extreamlly fast. Everything is so simple, but dose what users of any level would expect in a digital video camera of this level.

              Waterproof and shock proof are such a great plus! And its the best rated of its class, thoug imwouldnt really take this donw 16 feet anyway, or let itdrop at all,forget about the 5 foot rating

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Good product, good price

              By Big Apple

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Travel

              Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Aqua Blue):

              I wanted to find a camcorder for my parents. They don't speak English, so the camcorder must support multi language. First of all, I chose the Kodak, but a lot of people complained it about slow response, terrible recording in dark, so I gave up. Finally I found this one, looking good, price is better, and it is weather-resistant, a useful feature in Seattle. It is very easy to use, I like it very much.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Camera in 1080p but not in 720p!

              By Mitchell the Filmer

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to carry
              • Easy to hold
              • Easy to operate
              • Easy to Use
              • Fast startup
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • HDMI
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Lightweight
              • LONG battery life
              • Metal
              • Small and compact
              • Stylish
              • Tripod mount
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Digital Zoom Only
              • Limited Zoom
              • No External Mic Input
              • No Manual Focus
              • No manual white balance
              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Aqua Blue):

              I got this camera on online a few months ago, and this thing films great in 1080p at 30fps. But, It doesn't do so well in 720p at 30p or 60p, it is very grainy in both frame rates, and at 60p it will miss a few frames here and there. I love the fact that you can video and take photos at the same time and it takes 3mp photos at 11fps!!! Check out some footage it too with it at: www.vimeo.com/mr16

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Buy

              By jcrabtree

              from mission tx

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies

              Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Red):

              Great buy. Best peiced on internet. Shipped as promised.

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              • No

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Green and Groovy

              By Shook

              from Brooksville, KY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Travel

                Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Lime Green):

                I keep it around at all times for quick "grab it before it's gone!" moments with my friends and family, which is great because my kids are very young and always on the go. Because it is shock and water resistant there are no worries about keeping it in my pocket or around the kids. my 10 month old has even taken his first video with it! the picture quality is great even for a digital zoom.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Don't buy it

                By your IT support guy

                from New York

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • Not water proof

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Orange):

                  its not water proof...i took on my vacation to record my kids snorkling...all i got is 20min movie becouse it leaked and then stoped working

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  my thoughts on this Item

                  By starina48

                  from orlando fl

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom
                  • Poor In Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel

                  Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Gray):

                  I love the quality only thing I don't like is there is no flash. for the photos.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Costa Rica tested and fracasado (Failed)

                  By SmokingChicken

                  from Portage Indiana

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Orange):

                    I gave this camcorder two Stars because even-though it failed miserably at being water proof, it's video quality and the fact that i was able to dry it out and retrieve the Movies redeemed it's easy failure. I never had this camcorder more than 3 feet below water and it leaked easily 3-4 times in a row. I assured the seals where clean and checked the seals but it still leaked 80% of the time.

                    I used it on a kayak trip to Choro island in Samara Costa Rica and never really gave it a good reason to leak.

                    Things that are great about it? The Video quality is outstanding, considering it's size.

                    Things that are bad about it? It leaks EASILY!

                    The only Reason I bought this camcorder was for underwater video.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great little Cam, Good price.

                    By [@]

                    from NY/NJ

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • No External Mic Input

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Orange):

                    No problems, I've used it underwater, above water and it performs as expected. The video quality is good, but even if these cameras are labeled Full 1080p HD, keep in mind none of them produce images as good as a real video camera. They're convenient, small, so you know, you pay for it with a lesser video quality. It's good, just not great.

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                    4.0

                    almost perfect

                    By djdavis

                    from windham, maine

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Awesome in water
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • No External Mic Input
                    • Poor In Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Orange):

                    amazing camera. only use in 1080p though. 720 isnt as clear as it should be but has good slow motion. love to use underwater cuz no one else can compare to those vids. pictures arent bad either. overall this is worth more than the money and is perfect for putting in your pcoket to go someplace to take some HD vids but dont wanna carry a big bag or anything. im inlove with this camera and its best feature is the built in usb drive.

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                    4.0

                    The right size and bright colour.

                    By short stop

                    from British Columbia, Canada

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Gray):

                          I tried it and took pics of everything I could think of. It comes out just what I expect and more. Bright colours, clear and no red eyes, quite a tool for my travels. It's compact and light in weight and very handy, also easy to use. I don't have to be a techno geek to use it. The only problem I have is finding a bag to store the camera and all the accessories.

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                          4.0

                          Good Price, Greater value

                          By JazzJack

                          from Fairview, NJ

                          About Me Video Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Camera Stand fixture
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom
                          • No External Mic Input

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about DV1 1080p HD Digital Video Camera (Gray):

                          For a small and cheap camera, this hits all the right buttons. There are no major specialty settings to confuse you in usage either, but you didn't really want to get this for all those photos options anyways. You want it for High Definition Video. Just set it as you want it, then either record, or press the camera button. The Camera button was a tricky little understand at first, when I was reading the manual, but this is set up so easily, a child could use it. In fact, I bought a second one just for that exact reason.

                          The videos being recorded to Quicktime MOV files was the one part that threw me off when I was copying them to the PC, but ran fine after installing quicktime. Also that you will want a Class 6 or 10 SDHC card for quick recording.

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