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GE J1250 Digital Camera

12.2MP 5x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera received a rating 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 Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact cameras built by GE have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that GE also has good reviews across its entire range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung 90, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD, or the Olympus VR-350 which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-H400 ($226.97) (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 Nikon S3500 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the J1250. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the J1250 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x.

There are a number of other 5.7x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the J1455, the C1233 ($134.85), or the C1033 all from GE which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the GE G100 ($119.99) (6x and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($179.00) (6x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE J1250 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the J1250.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00), and the GE C1033 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the GE J1250 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s, the Olympus VR-350, or the GE C1233 ($134.85).

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Has Six White Balances

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

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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 Capability

The GE J1250 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI, or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS ($329.88) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the GE J1250 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the J1250 do not support wi-Fi. The GE J1250 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the GE J1250 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the J1250. The average display diagonal of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the J1250 is 2.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the GE G5WP, the Nikon Coolpix L19, and the Sony DSC-WX80 ($144.49) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the GE J1455 (3"), the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($319.00) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The GE J1250 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the J1250 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250 do not have a GPS (satellite). The GE J1250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon 9500, the Samsung EK-GC100, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The GE J1250 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The GE J1250 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the J1250 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The GE J1250 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the J1250. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this GE digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the GE J1250 is 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 that have been on the market for a comparable time to the J1250.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is actually the worst supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.7, the GE J1250 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the J1250 the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. With a total megapixels of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE J1250 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the J1250 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. At only 18 megabytes, the GE J1250 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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 a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The video resolution of all cameras of this age and type ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the J1250 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the GE J1250 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the J1250.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250 range from 0.12s to 250s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the GE J1250 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The GE J1250 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the J1250.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 26mm. The GE J1250 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (35 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE J1250

Released Over Four Years Ago

GE released the J1250 over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The GE J1250 has a relatively typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the DMC-FS40EF-Y, and the DMC-FX90 both from Panasonic or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the GE J1250 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 130g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455, the Canon ELPH 320 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix L19.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.2 megapixels, the GE J1250 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the J1250.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.2MP cameras and we think the G5WP, and the G3WP ($99.99) both from GE or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the SP-820UZ (14MP), or the Stylus SZ-12 ($139.99) (14MP) both from Olympus or the Minox DCC 14.0 (14MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
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)
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
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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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