General Imaging introduces its first Prosumer camera with a zoom range of 15x. Listed below are its latest features, technical specifications and price.

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Most people are afraid to enter into the world of serious photography, even though they possess the vision, for the fear of being confronted with too many technical terms or photography jargon. Also, since many professional cameras come with manual controls of aperture, shutter speed and so on. To decrease this gap, companies come up with the Prosumer cameras, of which the GE X5 is a good example. It comes with a resolution of 14.2 mp and a zoom range of 15x along with other impressive features that makes it an excellent bargain.

Design and Functioning

Prosumer camera rest on laurels like the fact that they are lighter than professional cameras but offer the same toughness and easy grip; these qualities are not compromised on in the GE X5. It comes in a tough yet lightweight body made of plastic and weighs less than 350g. It comes with a sensitivity range of 80 to 3200 ISO along with a large number of shooting modes like Auto, Manual, ASCN, Movie, Scene like Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait and Panorama. Much like a compact camera, the GE X5 comes with functions like Auto Scene Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection and even Optical Image Stabilization function. Its High Dynamic Range function adjusts the exposure levels of the camera so that details are not compromised on. It comes with built-in memory of 18MB and is compatible with SD/SDHC cards for storage.

GE X5 Price India
Price: Rs. 7,963.00Resolution: 14.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of GE X5
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) 4 x AA Alkaline Battery or 4AA NiMH Battery
DimensionsWidth (mm) 102
Depth (mm) 68
Height (mm) 73
Weight 382
LensFocal Length(mm) 4.9 mm (Wide) — 73.5 mm
f-number f / 3.0 (Wide) — f / 5.2
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/2000 sec
ISO rating Auto, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Interchangeability NA
Brand GE
Image SensorType (CCD)
Size(inches) 1/2.3”
Total Resolution(MP) 14.20
Effective Resolution(MP) 14.10
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType LCD
Size 2.7
MemoryInternal Memory 18MB
Card Type SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom 15x
Digital Zoom 5.7x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Automatic
Aperture Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Automatic
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes Auto Mode
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram Yes
Colour Options Black
Warranty (Years) 1
Last Updated on : July 20, 2010

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