The X500 Bridge Digital Camera (Black) by General Electric is the most powerful camera in GE's Power Pro Series. A high resolution 16MP sensor guarantees dynamic, colorful and sharp images that can be enlarged to make beautiful prints. A 15x optical zoom lens that reaches from 27mm to an astounding 405mm (in 35mm format) will get you those shots worthy of printing. This lens really covers a large focal range from true wide angle to ultra-telephoto and you'll benefit from this range, shooting subjects at a great distance or opening up to include everyone around the dinner table.
Optical Image Stabilization and an ISO that reaches 3200 means that, even in low light, you can take sharp, blur- free images. The optical image stabilization compensates for any unintentional movements so it's easier to shoot on the move too.
Bridge cameras are designed to incorporate the best parts of both DSLR's and point and shoots and the X500 provides the control of a DSLR with the auto ease of a point and shoot. Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority shooting modes offer the element of control when you need it and on the other hand, Auto Scene functions allow the camera to read the scene in front of it and set everything, you just push the shutter button. With Smile Detection you don't even have to push the shutter, the camera recognizes when a smile breaks out and automatically shoots!
Also, like a DSLR, the X500 has a viewfinder and an LCD screen, but not just an ordinary viewfinder. This is an electronic viewfinder that displays the shot you are composing in real time and as it will appear when shot. No more guessing if you are in focus and correctly exposed, know before you shoot. The LCD offers a nice little touch too - Auto Brightness. This will adjust the LCD's brightness based on light conditions, eliminating all that squinting and angling to see the LCD in strong light and, when in a dark space, lowering the brightness to save on battery.
The General Electric X500 Bridge Camera is a powerful, good-looking, ergonomically designed camera that plays a lot bigger than it is. Join the game!