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GE A1255 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Unboxing GE Digital Camera A1255
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GE - A1255

11 Reasons For

GE Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

GE has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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 typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time 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

The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE A1255 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GE A1255 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A1255.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE A1255 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A1255 also have a built-in flash.

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Two Supported Batteries

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A1255 have between one and three supported batteries, including the GE A1255 which has two supported batteries.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution

The GE A1255 has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. This GE camera also have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2736 and 4000 x 2248. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A1255 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the GE A1255 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this GE digital camera.

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Narrow

The GE A1255 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years (only 92.8 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The average width of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A1255 is 100mm.

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Short

At only 28.1 millimeters, the GE A1255 is fairly short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the A1255. The average height of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A1255 is 61mm, and the heights range from 10mm to 750mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The GE A1255 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE A1255 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The GE A1255 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A1255 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The GE A1255 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The GE A1255 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The GE A1255 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The GE A1255 is a camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The GE A1255 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and type. 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 A1255 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the A1255.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that are a similar age to the A1255.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE A1255 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A1255 is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

At only 4.7, the GE A1255 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A1255. The maximum apertures of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. At only 18 megabytes, the GE A1255 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A1255.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GE A1255 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The worst video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A1255 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 14s. At only 4 seconds, the GE A1255 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A1255.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the GE A1255 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A1255. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this GE digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The GE A1255 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This 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 around the same time as the A1255.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 35 millimeters, the GE A1255 has a very long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the A1255. The shortest minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A1255 is 5mm and the longest is 120mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the GE A1255

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The GE A1255 has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the A1255.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the GE A1255 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The GE A1255 has a relatively typical weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the A1255.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.2 megapixels, the GE A1255 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A1255.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum 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
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Package Weight
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a1255sl, a1255rd, a1255bk, A1255-SL, A1255-RD, ge a1255, ge a1255b, ge a1255r, ge a1255s, ge a1255sl, ge a1255bk, ge a1255rd
Barcodes 00810027015471, 00810027015488, 00810027015495
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