New User/Questions about GE X500 Camera

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New User/Questions about GE X500 Camera
Jun 25, 2011

Hello everyone,

I have just registered for DP on the recommendation of a friend.

I just purchased a GE Pro X500 series camera after reading the reviews on Amazon. It got awards and was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. All the reviews state that this is a good camera.

If someone would be as kind as to explain what the different specs mean and how it can help me to take better photos that would be most appreciative. If you can tell me if I got a good camera please do so. I paid $155 for the camera, Zeikos Case and 8GB SDHC Card. How do I find out how long it takes between each shot? I have read reviews on the camera and know about what to look for.

The reason I chose this camera is because I want a fully automatic camera and have manual features to set the aperture,ISO and Shutter Priority. This camera has Face Detection, Smile Detection and Blink Detection. Thanks for your advice/tips.

GE X500 Technical Specifications From Amazon

Effective Image Sensor Pixels: 16 Megapixel
Anti-Shake: Optical Image Stabilization
Zoom: 15x Optical, 6x Digital
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600/ 3200
Recording: 640×480 pixels: 30 fps / 15 fps, 320×240 pixels: 30 fps / 15 fps

Still Image: 16MP: 4608×3456, (16:9) 12MP: 4640×2608, 8MP: 3264×2448, 5MP: 2592×1944, 3MP: 2048×1536, 0.3MP: 640×480
Image Compression: Best, Fine, Normal
Movie Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
Audio Format: G.711 Monaural
Still Image Format: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Detection Features: Face Detection, Smile Detection, Blink Detection
High Dynamic Range: Yes

Internal Flash: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, No Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Battery: AA alkaline or NiMH
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.06" × 2.92" × 2.68"
Weight: 12.3oz

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