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GE A1255
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GE A1255 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Unboxing GE Digital Camera A1255
General Electric A1255 Unboxing and Review

9 Reasons For

GE Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all GE cameras and also specifically for GE compact cameras and found that in both cases GE had good reviews compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and 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 Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that are a comparable 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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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras of this age and type have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x. With a digital zoom of 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE A1255 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A1255, the GE A1255 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE A1255 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the A1255.

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Has Six White Balances

The GE A1255 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A1255. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this GE camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The GE A1255 is a two number of batteries supported digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the A1255 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The GE A1255 has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2736 and 4000 x 2248. The best still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A1255 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The GE A1255 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A1255 do not support Full HD video. The GE A1255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the A1255, the GE A1255 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A1255 is 2.8". The GE A1255 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age.

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Not 3D

The GE A1255 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The GE A1255 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The GE A1255 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A1255 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the GE A1255 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The GE A1255 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The GE A1255 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

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

The best supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A1255 is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. At only 4.7, the GE A1255 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A1255.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A1255 is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The GE A1255 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A1255.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 18 megabytes, the GE A1255 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A1255 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB.

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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 common video resolution. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the GE A1255 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the A1255. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that were launched around the same time as the A1255 is 0.12s and the longest is 250s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The GE A1255 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A1255.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras that have been available for more than two years have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35 millimeters, the GE A1255's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A1255.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE A1255

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Optical Zoom

The GE A1255 has a relatively typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The GE A1255 has a fairly average weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A1255.

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Average Megapixel

The GE A1255 has a relatively standard megapixel (12.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A1255.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Package Weight
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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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