Released February, 2011
The Pros:Excellent price for any SLR. Works with standard AA batteries, easy to replace. LCD is very large and clear, nice to work with, can find the subject right away.
The X500 is a forthcoming digital camera from General Imaging, to be released in February 2011. Its form factor is somewhat like a smaller SLR, and its main selling point is its relatively low price for its features, compared to competitors.
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These include a 16-megapixel sensor, 15x optical zoom, and 27mm wide-angle lens, as well as optical image stabilization. It allows manual control in different modes, like aperture and shutter priority. GE is marketing this camera as a "bridge" model, between entry-level point-and-shoots and SLR. It also has a powered viewfinder. The X500 will be available in white and black. Full specifications are forthcoming.
- 15x optical zoom
- 16-megapixel sensor
- 27mm wide-angle lens
- Optical image stabilization
- Electronic viewfinder
- Available in black or white
- Face detection
- Shutter and aperture priority modes
User Reviews (6)
excellent price for any SLR
works with standard AA batteries, easy to replace
LCD is very large and clear, nice to work with, can find the subject right away
viewfinder is perfect for precise shot line-up
Optical Image Stabilization is great, can take one-handed shots and still get sharp pictures
smile, blink and face detection make perfect candid pictures easy
well balanced with a great grip, easy to hold on to
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