GE’s waterproof mini camcorder makes a splash

Making a summertime splash, GE’s latest sharpshooter is a waterproof and shockproof mini camcorder.

The tough GE DV1 can be plunged to depths of five metres and withstand bumps from 1.5 metres. No larger than a mobile phone, it is perfectly suited for the outdoors and action-packed lifestyles. Whether riding waves or snowy slopes, dipping into a pool party or crowd surfing at a festival, the GE DV1 mini camcorder soaks up its surroundings, shooting video in full 1080p HD or capturing 5 megapixel stills.

Priced at just $199, the DV1 is available in a range of vibrant colours including lime green, citrus orange, ocean blue, velvet red and gunmetal grey. A 2.5 inch LCD display, SD card slot, Lithium-ion battery and HDMI-out can be found on board, plus the pocket-sized DV1 utilises an integrated USB connector enabling content to be effortlessly uploaded and shared on YouTube, Flickr or social networking websites.

The point-and-shoot device also features a 4x digital zoom, optical image stabilisation technology, underwater colour mode, automatic face detection and red eye removal.

According to Tasco’s Stewart Pickersgill, General Manager – Digital Camera Sales Division, the exploding popularity of online video content coincides with camcorders becoming smaller and easier to use.

“Australians have developed a huge appetite for online video content, with the average internet user watching more than seven hours of video per month*.

“With mini camcorders like GE’s DV1, absolutely anyone can become a video producer. Not only is it a cinch to shoot with, with the built-in USB connector multimedia content can be uploaded to YouTube or facebook in a flash.”


RRP: $199

Available: Now

GE cameras are distributed in Australia by Tasco. Stockists include selected Harvey Norman, Retravision and Leading Edge stores as well as a number of camera retailers. For consumer enquiries phone 02 9938 3244 or visit

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* comScore Video Metrix, July 2010

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