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How long before batteries need replacing ( on average usage). are they a separate ( individual batteries ) or in a package ??
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How would I transfer the pics to my computer? Does it have a USB adapter?
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GE GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder

If you want it all, you'll want one of these GE Pro bridge cameras. The new X500 is as powerful, as it is, easy to use. All the latest digital camera technology is seamlessly built-in to reflect your own powerful sense of style and capture those priceless memories that define our lives. Get closer to the action and take photos like a pro with the new X500 from GE digital cameras. Note: Memory card not included. Purchase of a memory card is highly recommended.
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Questions & Answers for GE GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder

Question

How long do the batteries last, and what is the highest gig for the card for this camera?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
RosyM
 - Hornell, New York
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have Energizer's Ultimate Lithium batteries in mine, so you can have at least 9 times the usage time with it when compared to the camera on regular batteries. I am sure it will accept a 16-gigabyte memory card, I do not know if it will accept a 32-gigabyte card.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
about 300 photos if you don't leave the LCD on all the time, and 16GB max SDHC
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
A good set of NIMH (rechargeable) batteries will give you 50-200+ shots depending on settings. I belive 16mb card is largest, I use 8GB cards myself and get over 900 pics at full res (7-8mb files)!! At that resolution I can go 20X30 blow ups.
answered 2 years ago
By
JKIMAGES
answer 4
The batteries in this camera are 4 double-A's, and it really depends upon the battery. I would however, recommend rechargeable batteries. They seem to last 2-3 days for the avid picture taker. They would probably last longer for the casual photographer. 32 GB works fine.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
acox11605
 - Oregon
answer 5
Approx. 300 shots for AA Alkaline Batteries (based on CIPA Standards)
Approx. 500 shots for AA NiMH Batteries (based on CIPA Standards)
(NiMH Battery: 2500mAh / pcs) [Not Included]

SDHC Card (Up to 16 GB support)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
AndiR
answer 6
My NiMiHi batteries have lasted almost 8 days so far. And 16 gb HD class 6 or higher.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 7
Good quality batteries will last for about 160 shots.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Montecristo
 - Darnestown, MD
Question

Will this camera accept an external flash?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
roniliza
 - South Florida
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
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Answers
answer 1
No. Both the X600 and the X500 will not accept an external flash unit. This is one of the features I would like these cameras to have.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
No the built-in is good to 20 feet or so.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
There is no provisions for external/shoe mount flashes.
answered 2 years ago
By
JKIMAGES
answer 4
This camera includes a flash.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
acox11605
 - Oregon
answer 5
I don't see where it would unless it is a USB cable. It has a built in flash.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
AndiR
answer 6
No
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 7
No it wont :(
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
phroze2006
Question

is a memory card included?

asked 3 years ago
By
Marsek
 - st. louis, mo
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
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answer 1
No. But it accepts SD and SDHC memory cards.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
No you have to determine what size card you need. Any camera that includes a card provides a very small one holding about as many photos as this camera's internal memory (about 2 or 3 phots).
Most folks buy a 4 or 8 GB card for 1000 to 2000 photos.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
no memory card included you must buy it seperate but cheap ones work just as well as the expensive ones i've found.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
jonesiia
 - Sullivan, MO
answer 4
Internal 14MB - about 5-8 pictures. You need to get an external SDHC Card (Up to 16 GB support)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
AndiR
answer 5
No. No Batteries No Memory Card, I first was using a old 2 gig card until the 16 gig class 10 HDSD card got here.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 6
no
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
teddy554
 - staunton va
answer 7
No - no memory card is included.
answered 3 years ago
By
flameangel58
 - Grand Forks, ND
Question

How are the night-time pictures with this camera? Thank you!

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Gentlecreations
 - NH
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
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answer 1
Both its ASCN and SCN modes contain options for you to compose your photos in dark or nighttime conditions. You can also set the camera to "manual" mode and choose a high ISO rating and configure the aperture, exposure value, and shutter speeds according to the lighting conditions you prefer. This camera can function as an automatic digital point-and-click device and as a manual SLR camera. And do not forget that it also has a flash for dark picture-taking conditions.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
They are fine if you don't enlarge bigger than your computer displey (no pixel peeping). The shadow areas are very soft, but the lighted areas are fine. If left on AUTO, the ISO maxes out at 400.
Only use higher ISO if desperate for an otherwise impossible photo.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
This is a very general question. Low light focusing is hard for many cameras. I get good results with ISO set no higher than 400 and use of a tripod. If your taking low light shots at a party/gathering, use of flash will be needed. Taking extended sky shots is limited to 30seconds.
answered 2 years ago
By
JKIMAGES
answer 4
The night photos turn out amazing, and the focus beam lights up what you are trying to shoot briefly orange, which helps to find your point of focus. I would recommend, however, that you invest in a tripod if you plan to do a lot of night time photography.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
acox11605
 - Oregon
answer 5
GREAT!!!! There is also a flash option on the camera if you want to use...there's a night vision option too.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
AndreaCac
 - Stockton, CA
answer 6
Night time pictures are near impossible.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
Question

Can you put a lens on this camera like the ones for nikons or canons?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
jocelynncg
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
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answer 1
No. The lens on this camera is integral to it; lens cannot be interchanged with another. But you have a decent zoom capability: 15x optical zoom and a 6x digital zoom. They have a combined capability of 15 x 6 = 90x zoom. This means that an object that is viewed at 10 feet can be seen the same size in your picture even if it is 900 feet away.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
No
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
You cannot add lenses, filters or other types of lens caps: no threads.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 4
No. This is not a changeable lens camera. As of now there are no add ons directly available for filters, teleconverters, etc either. check out you tube for home made add ons. Interchangeable lens cameras are three times the cost on average!
answered 2 years ago
By
JKIMAGES
answer 5
No. To my knowledge, the lens does not come off.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
MommyInSpringfield
 - IL
answer 6
The lens can be changed, but the process is a lot more in dept then changing a lens on a Nikon or Canon camera. I would recommend get one of those if you plan on changing the lens often.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
acox11605
 - Oregon
Question

Is the case of this camera metal or plastic?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
ColBumble
 - United States
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
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answer 1
Both, stamped metal on the back and top (above the grip) and plastic the rest of the body. The lens housing is metal.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
Plastic.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
the case is padded fabric with handle on top and shoulder strap.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
jonesiia
 - Sullivan, MO
answer 4
I have the White One and it looks better then the Black and it's a Metal Case.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 5
plastic
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
teddy554
 - staunton va
answer 6
Plastic case
answered 3 years ago
By
flameangel58
 - Grand Forks, ND
Question

What kind of batteries does the GE X500 digital camera take?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
shar1970
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
6 answers
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answer 1
All kinds of AAs: Alkaline, nimh etc.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 2
This camera runs on 4 double-A batteries.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
acox11605
 - Oregon
answer 3
4 AA batteries
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
jonesiia
 - Sullivan, MO
answer 4
4AA batteries
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
AndiR
answer 5
4 x AA regular Batteries or Ni metal Hydrades
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 6
Double A
Disposable & Rechargeable.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Montecristo
 - Darnestown, MD
Question

Is this camera software compatible with windows 7, and does it come with any type of software for your computer to us to easily download pictures?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it comes with a CD-ROM containing its own drivers and softwares for downloading photos to your PC or Mac. The camera is compatible with Windows 2000 up to Windows 8 and probably beyond.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
Yes, works with Windows 7 but is better if you transfer photos from SDHC to computer with a card reader.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
It is windows 7 compatible, thats what I use. It is very easy to download on computer.
answered 2 years ago
By
JKIMAGES
answer 4
is compatible with windows7 and comes with software. was very easy to download
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
jrd1230
 - Atlantic ia
answer 5
I use windows 7 64bit and it is compatable. It's easier to remove the card and upload from a USB Media reader. I use a Targus USB 2.0 SD Card Reader, cost me $6.00 almost 2 years ago.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 6
Yes it is. I plugged it in, it auto installed the drivers for the device's internal memory controller and voila, your auto start pops up asking if you want to open the folder.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
phroze2006
Question

I see it says the camera is 4.9-73.5mm. Am I missing something or does it take film? I'm just a little confused!

I'm just wondering if this camera takes film. I'm a little confused on the description.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
KaylaDawn
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is a purely-digital camera, you cannot put film in it. 4.9 - 73.5 mm dimension refers to its focal length, whether film camera or digital.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
Hey Kayladawn,

This camera does NOT have a film option, only digital.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Oswalader
answer 3
NO, it is digital only. It seems to me that everything digital gives a representation of what it was with film- F stops, zooms, etc.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
MommyInSpringfield
answer 4
No film, just a big memory card. I got a 64 GB card for mine.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Kngfsh
answer 5
4.9 to 73.5mm is the range on the focal length.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CashSavvy
answer 6
No it does not take film, you have to get a SDHC card, a class 10 is best
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Montecristo
Question

Is there anything bad about this camera?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE X500 White 16MP UltraZoom Digital Camera, 15X Optical Zoom, 4.9-73.5mm f3.0 Wide Angle Lens, 2.7" LCD w/ Viewfinder
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answer 1
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, 7 months ago
By
Ambud
answer 2
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, 11 months ago
By
mentorron
answer 3
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.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ambyrd12
answer 4
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, 7 months ago
By
Nghtrider
 - Northern California, USA.
answer 5
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, 11 months ago
By
Montecristo
 - Darnestown, MD
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