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GE J1250 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The All New J1250 Digital Camera Features An Impressive 12.2-megapixel Resolution And 5X Optical Zoom Lens Along With Image Stabilization For High Quality And Vivid Images At The Tip Of Your... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera received a score of 70% from expert review site about.com.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to use. About.com gave the GE J1250 a score of 4 stars and wrote “Extremely easy to use”.

Good Quality Lens

One GE J1250 owner said that this digital camera had a good lens. About.com mentioned “5X optical zoom lens moves quickly” and gave the GE J1250 a rating of 4 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

One GE J1250 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. About.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned six years ago “Image colors and photo exposures are good”.

GE Cameras Have Good Reviews

GE compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras GE is one of the better rated brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the GE J1458W, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX220 ($64.95) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($199.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The GE J1250 has a fairly big digital zoom (5.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the J1250. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the J1250 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5.7x digital zoom cameras currently available including the C1033, the C1233, or the A1455 all from GE which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GE G100 (6x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 ($99.96) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the GE J1250 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the GE G3WP.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE J1250 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, and the Fujifilm FinePix AX600 is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GE J1250 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Thin

The GE J1250 is quite thin (only 20.32 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the J1250 is 38mm.

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21 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One GE J1250 owner who bought it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. About.com said “Manual modes are very limited”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The GE J1250 does not support video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the J1250 do support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the PowerShot SX160 IS, or the IXUS 130 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE J1250 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the J1250 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Nikon Coolpix P7700, or the GE G100 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the GE J1250 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the ST200 ($119.99), the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the GE J1250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, and the Canon PowerShot A2500 ($149.95) is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200 (3" and higher rated), the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) (3" and higher rated), or the Olympus SP-820UZ (3" and higher rated).

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Not 3D Compatible

The GE J1250 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the J1250 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The GE J1250 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the J1250 also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200 ($119.99), the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S3600 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The GE J1250 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250 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 compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The GE J1250 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This GE camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The GE J1250 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The GE J1250 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the J1250. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The GE J1250 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the J1250.

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

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and type to the J1250 is 52,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE J1250 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the J1250.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 2 and the smallest is 130. With a maximum aperture of only 4.7, the GE J1250 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the J1250.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 18 megabytes, the GE J1250 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the J1250. The internal memory of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the J1250 range from 8MB to 8.2GB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GE J1250 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the J1250 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The GE J1250 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the J1250 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The GE J1250 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the J1250 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The GE J1250 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of a similar spec and age to the J1250 is 2.6mm, the longest is 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the J1250, the minimum focal length of the GE J1250 of 35 millimeters is one of the longest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE J1250

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when GE released the J1250.

Average Optical Zoom

The GE J1250 has a pretty standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the J1250.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, the Samsung ES71, and the Canon PowerShot A2300 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The GE J1250 has a fairly average megapixel count (12.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the J1250.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12.2MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE G5WP, the Samsung ST90, or the Nikon Coolpix S5100.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the SP-820UZ (14MP), or the Stylus SZ-12 (14MP) both from Olympus or the Pentax Efina (14MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The GE J1250 has a relatively average weight (130 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 130g cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 IS, and the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L19 is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
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
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
1 January 2010
Response times are very good
Extremely easy to use
Image colors and photo exposures are good
Menus are tailored to the current shooting mode
5X optical zoom lens moves quickly
LCD could be bigger and sharper
Focus is a little soft in most instances
Manual modes are very limited
Could use more scene mode options
Price could be a little lower

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge j1250, ge j1250s, zectrondigital 2x16, zectrondigital 2x16z
Barcodes 00810027014993, 00810027015006, 00810027015013, 00810027015433, 05053650362139
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