I also have a manual film SLR camera and I am used to taking pictures configuring the camera manually. In my opinion, this camera (GE X500) is excellent. But it would have been better if it had a "hot shoe" for an external flash unit in case you have to take very distant pictures in poor lighting conditions. The flash range of this camera is from 1 to 23 feet. My film SLR camera's external flash unit has a range of 43 feet.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
It would be nice to have a threaded filter mount to protect lens or buy a more tightly fitting lens cap.
An EVF diopter would be nice, but I can see it ok even with progressive glasses.
It would also be good if the manual explained in more detail about what every scene mode REALLY does, e.g. restrict shutter speeds, ISO, aperture, etc.
ASCN should be the DEFAULT mode, not AUTO. Then there'd be less complaints from noobies.
Some dislike the need to manually open the flash, but personally I prefer it.
The lens Stabilization, like in most cameras, does not solve EVERYTHING.
The new X600 may make fussier photogs happier.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
I have not found anything wrong yet about this camera- only that it has so many different features that you can not figure which one to use but that goes with practice.
When you zoom in on the subject the subject is now all blurry and hard to take a decent pic at any distance greater then 20 feet.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
- Northern California, USA.
I've had mine for over one year, can't think of anything bad.in fact i just ordered a second one.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
- Darnestown, MD