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GE Dives into Waterproof Market
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posted on Apr 21, 2009 at 8:21PM

GE Dives into Waterproof Market

By Emily Raymond
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  • Waterproof to 10 feet
  • $199
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 116MB internal memory
  • Automatic scene detection



(Credit: GE)

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Waterproof digital cameras are popping up from almost every manufacturer. On March 3, GE announced the G3WP, a 12.1-megapixel digital camera that can dip down to 10 feet underwater. The new model will sell for $199 this summer.

“We’re very excited about this camera, because it opens up a whole new range of activities our customers can capture and preserve,” said Tom Haga, CEO of General Imaging. “Whether you’re going swimming or taking a walk in the rain, the G3WP is the perfect camera.”

The G3WP carries with it another trendy feature: automatic scene detection. Add in a panoramic mode, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 116MB of internal memory, and optical image stabilization on a 4x optical zoom lens, and you get a pretty decent feature set.

The GE G3WP is one of ten cameras announced by GE on March 3, 2009.



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