Review of the Genius G-Shot HD575T Full HD Smart Touch Screen Camcorder
by nosleK ssoR
The Genius G-Shot HD575T digital camcorder has a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor that can record video footage in full HD: 1920x1080p. The camcorder has a rotatable and foldable 3-inch touch screen display. It features built-in flash, 5x optical zoom, and 4x digital zoom. The G-Shot HD575T is one of the slimmest (2.28 inches wide) camcorders available.
What is in the box?
The box contains G-Shot HD575T digital camcorder, USB, RCA, and HDMI cables, a Li-ion battery, a charger, a pouch, a quick installation guide, and a compact disk bundled with Arcsoft TIME software.
Design and Use
The Genius G-Shot HD575T is easy to use. It has a 32 MB built-in memory. It sports dual SD slots (MicroSD and HCSD cards) and supports up to 32 GB of additional memory.
The Genius G-Shot HD575T is very user-friendly. It has only a few physical buttons, and configuring different camera options such as exposure and brightness using the 3-inch touch screen is easy. It also makes manipulating photos a breeze. For example, you can rotate a picture by drawing the direction with your finger on the touch screen.
The hand strap is comfortable and the slim profile of the camera lets your fingers reach all the physical buttons with ease. As mentioned earlier, the smart touch screen is rotatable. You can turn it toward the object you are videotaping, which is a very useful feature when you need to record a video of yourself because it lets you see how you appear on the video footage. The Genius G-Shot HD575T also comes with a durable lens cover to protect the lens.
We used G-Shot HD575T in bright sunlight and in moderately low lighting conditions. We recorded videos and took still pictures. The camcorder did well during the tests. The videos and pictures looked nice on the camera display. We connected the camera to our Samsung 42-inch HDTV with the included HDMI cable to see how the pictures and videos looked on a bigger screen.
The camcorder delivered lifelike video quality, especially when there was adequate lighting during the filming process. The video footage under low light conditions was not as impressive. The camcorder’s backlight compensation did not have much of an effect. When we tried to improve the video quality by adjusting exposure and brightness, the video output became fuzzy with tiny dots of black and white. Also, the video was distorted in places where we used the digital zoom. The Li-ion battery provided plenty of backup power during our test run. I still had one bar left on the battery meter after we shot 77 still pictures with flash and a 1.5-hour video.
The G-Shot HD575T has a unique additional feature: it comes with a built-in motion detector. It is capable of automatically detecting motion and recording it.
The G-Shot HD575T is a decent digital camcorder with a sleek design and a long battery life. It is available for $165. Given its price, the G-Shot has some competition. For example, the Toshiba Camileo H30 Full HD Camcorder has almost all the same features as the G-Shot HD575T and is available for the same price. The HomeGear Lab gives G-Shot HD575T a 3 Lights On rating.
Image sensor: 5.0 Mega Pixel CMOS
Lens: f: 5 ~ 25mm F: 3.5
LCD display: 3" LTPS Touch Screen
Storage media: Built-in 32MB internal memory; Duel SD slots for Micro SD and HCSD up to 32GB
Optical zoom: 5X
Digital zoom: 4X
Image resolution: 5MP
Movie resolution: WEB, WVGA, HD (1280 x 720p/30fps), FHD (1920 x 1080/30fps)
Shutter speed: Electronic, 1/2 ~ 1/4000 second