GE G2 Review

Review Date: April 17th 2008
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 8.31 Megapixels 1/2.35 Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Lens Focal Length F = 6.75 mm (Wide) - 27 mm (Tele)
[35mm film equivalent] 38 mm (Wide) - 152 mm (Tele)
F number F3.5 (Wide) - F5.15 (Tele)
Lens Construction 14 elements in 11 groups
Optical Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal?(Wide) 60cm-? ; (Tele) 80 cm -?
    Macro? (Wide) 6cm -? ; (Tele) 80 cm -?
Anti-Handshake Electronic Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom 4.5x digital zoom (Combined Zoom: 18x)
Number of Recording 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
Start-Up Time 1.5 sec.
Detection Features Face, Smile and Blink
Red-Eye Removal Yes
GPS Support No
Viewfinder -
LCD Screen 2.7 inch (230.400 pixels) LTPS ( low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color LCD
  Self-regulation brightness in the sun
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600
AF Method Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), Face-Detection, AF Assist Beam (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. 2x-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
  Shooting Range?Wide: Approx. 0.3m-3.3m / Tele: Approx. 0.3m-2.7 m (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)
Power Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery GB-20 , 3.7V 750mAh
Shooting Capability (Battery Performance) Approx. 200 shots (based on CIPA Standards)
Operation Environment Temperature: 0-40C, Humidity: 0-90%
Body Material Metal Cover
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.6 inch Width 2.4 inch Height .7 - .8 inch Depth (91mm Width 59.8mm Height 18-20mm Depth)
Weight 3.4 oz. (Approx. 95g)(Body only)
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Charger, USB Cable, AV Cable, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM, Manual, 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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