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GE A1250
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GE A1250 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Looking For A Dependable And Feature-rich Camera For All Occasions The A1250 Will Enlighten Your Thinking About Compact Cameras. Packed Inside The Compact Body Is An Outstanding 12-megapixel... More
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13 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from about.com. That puts this compact camera camera in the top 1% of all the digital cameras of this age and type.

Easy to Use

One GE A1250 owner who reviewed the GE A1250 concluded that it was easy to use. About.com said in their GE A1250 review “Very easy to use” .

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought the GE A1250 considered that it was good quality. About.com said “Image colors and quality is pretty good”.

Nice Design

One GE A1250 reviewer who bought it considered that it was good looking.

GE Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

GE is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and GE also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the A1250 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. The GE A1250 has a fairly big digital zoom (5.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GE A1250 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE A1250 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A1250 also have a built-in flash.

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Two Supported Batteries

The GE A1250 is a two supported battery camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three supported batteries.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The GE A1250 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A1250. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Narrow

Cameras of this age and spec have widths of between 16mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 92.4 millimeters, the GE A1250 is one of the narrower comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A1250 amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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19 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One GE A1250 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not heavy and bulky. About.com mentioned “Camera is a little heavy and thick” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they still gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The GE A1250 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the GE A1250 does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". At only 2.5 inches, the GE A1250 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A1250.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the GE A1250 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GE A1250 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A1250 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A1250 do not have a GPS. The GE A1250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The GE A1250 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the A1250 are also not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 640 x 480, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 140 Shots Per Battery Charge

The GE A1250 is a digital camera that takes 140 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A1250 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The GE A1250 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the A1250. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this GE camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE A1250 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A1250.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE A1250 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the A1250 is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

At only 4.7, the GE A1250 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A1250. The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8 and the smallest is 87.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GE A1250 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The GE A1250 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the A1250. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A1250 is 0.0005s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A1250 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the GE A1250 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the A1250.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the GE A1250 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A1250.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the minimum focal length of the GE A1250 of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the A1250 is 5mm and the longest is 120mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE A1250

Released Over Four Years Ago

This GE digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the GE A1250 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 145 grams, the GE A1250 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.2 megapixels, the GE A1250 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A1250.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 September 2009

My GE A1250 review shows a point and shoot digital camera that is aimed at beginning photographers. This General Electric/General Imaging camera also looks like a basic model, with a small LCD...

Low price makes 1250 a great value
Very fast response times
Very easy to use
LCD brightness can be controlled manually
Image colors and quality is pretty good
Camera is a little heavy and thick
LCD could be bigger
Focus seems just a little soft
Printed user guide could use more detail

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge a1250, ge a1250b, ge a1250s, ge a1250bk, ge a1250sl
Barcodes 00810027012371, 00810027012388, 00810027012401, 00810027016980
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