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Old Jul 10, 2007, 1:51 AM   #1
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If Steve's reviews of the first GE digicam offerings are any indication, it looks as though the company is counting on name recognition to sell cameras. This might have worked if they had gotten into the market earlier; however, too many of us have had good experiences with other brands already, and we aren't going to buy a camera that is clearly inferior simply because it has the GE logo on it.
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 4:11 PM   #2
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Hopefully, GE Imaging will die a quick and painless death like Epson, and not a slow, agonizing one like Toshiba.
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Old Jul 19, 2007, 8:08 AM   #3
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Really don't care about GE-but my first digital camera was a Toshiba PDR M-81. It was only 4 megapixels-took some really great photo's with it-I was hoping they would have stayed in the business longer.
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Old Jul 19, 2007, 11:58 AM   #4
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Another interesting tidbit:

All of GE's business units have CSC as their domain registrar and GE e-mail addresses for the contacts in the WHOIS info.

general-imaging.com's WHOIS record shows Network Solutions as the domain registrar and Network Solutions for all the contacts.

Seems like General Imaging is a seperate company that has permission to use the GE logo on their products, much like other small companies have had with big companies like Bell & Howell and Singer.
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 8:40 PM   #5
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I have a great GE Profile stove. :?
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Old Jul 30, 2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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I have a great GE Profile stove. :?
I haven't been able to find a review of that in steves-digicams.com or dpreview.com. How do you like it?

How many MPs? CF or SD cards?
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Here's some interesting info about General Imaging: http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1171393948.html
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Old Oct 8, 2007, 6:34 AM   #8
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lucky2505 wrote:
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If Steve's reviews of the first GE digicam offerings are any indication, it looks as though the company is counting on name recognition to sell cameras. This might have worked if they had gotten into the market earlier; however, too many of us have had good experiences with other brands already, and we aren't going to buy a camera that is clearly inferior simply because it has the GE logo on it.
Even RCA made a digital camera at one time :homey:
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Old Oct 27, 2007, 2:12 PM   #9
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Any company can go to Tawian, China, Hong Kong, or India and OEM cameras with their logo or name on them. Thats what Kodak, Poloroid, Memorex and many others do.

Not a good idea, just because of the warranty, service, and follow up support when they go under or stop selling OP's other peoples or companies cameras or products.

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 9:51 PM   #10
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"Any company can go to Tawian, China, Hong Kong, or India and OEM cameras with their logo or name on them."

Yeah, Toshiba tried to make a quick buck that way and undoubtedly lost more in the long run due to the irreparable damage it did to their reputation. No one who is aware of the junky cameras they sold and the sleazy way they exited the digicam business is going to buy ANYTHING with the Toshiba name on it.
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