GE E850 Review

Review Date: August 13th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

Effective Image Sensor Pixels 8.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor 8.5 Megapixels [ 1/2.5 Charge Coupled Device (CCD) ]
Lens Focal Length F = 4.67 mm(Wide)-23.35 mm(Tele)
[35mm film equivalent] [ 28 mm(Wide)- 140 mm(Tele)]
F number F3.3(Wide)- F4.8(Tele)
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
Optical Zoom 5x
Focusing Range Normal:60cm~8
                  Macro: (Wide) 6cm ~8, (Tele) 40cm ~8
Anti-Handshake Electronic Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom 4.5x digital zoom (Combined Zoom: 22.5x)
Recording Number of Pixels Still Image 8MP: 32642448, (3:2)7MP: 32642176, (16:9)6MP: 32641836, 5MP: 25601920, 3MP: 20481536, 2MP: 16001200, 1MP: 1024768, 0.3MP: 640480
Movie 640480pixels: 30fps/15fps, 320240pixels: 30fps/15fps
Image Compression Best Fine Normal
DCF DPOF(Ver1.1)Support Yes
File Format Still Image Exif2.2(JPEG)
Movie Image Compression: MPEG4, Audio: G.711 Monoaural
Audio WAVE Monoaural (Max 60 seconds)
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual, Image Stabilization, Movie, Scene (Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait), Panorama, Portrait
Face-Detection Yes
Red-eye Removal Yes
Viewfinder
LCD Display 3.0 inch LTPS ( low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color LCD
         (230.400 pixels)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600
AF Method Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), Face-Detection, AF Assist Light (On/Off)
Light Metering Method Artificial Intelligence AE (Ai AE), Center-Weighted Average, Spot (Fixed to center of frame)
Exposure Control Method ProgramAE (AE-lock available)
Exposure Compensation 2 EV in 1/3 Step increments
Shutter Speed 4 ~ 1/2000 second (Manual 30s)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.8 fps (Large/Fine Mode)
Playback Modes Single Photo, Index (4 / 9 / 16 thumbnails), Slide Show, Movie (Slow-Motion possible), Zoom (Approx. 1x~8x), Audio, Histogram Display
White Balance Control Auto (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent , Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Manual
Internal Flash (Shooting Range) Auto / Red-Eye Reduction / Forced Flash / No Flash / Slow Synchro / Red-Eye Reduction+Slow Synchro
         Gno. 6.5 (ISO100)
         Shooting Range Wide: Approx. 0.3m~3.9m / Tele: Approx. 0.3m~2.6m (ISO 400)
Recording Media Internal Memory: 26MB
         SD Card / SDHC Card (Up to 4GB support)
Other Features PictBridge ExifPrint Support Multi-language Support (11 languages)
Jacks USB2.0 / AV-OUT (Integrated Proprietary Connector), DC-IN
Power Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery GB-40 , 3.7V 1050mAh
Shooting Capability (Battery Performance) Approx. 210 shots (based on CIPA Standards)
Operation Environment Temperature: 0~40, Humidity: 0~90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 99mm Width 60.1mm Height 25.7mm Depth
Mass Approx. 155g (Body only)
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries, Battery Charger, USB cable, AV cable, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM, Manuals, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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