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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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12 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This compact camera camera received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from 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 Cameras

On average GE compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras produced by GE.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that were launched 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.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung ST90, the Olympus VG-180, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC memory currently available including the GE J1458W which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the J1250 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

There are a number of other 5.7x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the J1455, the C1233, or the C1033 all from GE.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the GE G100 (6x and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£111.50) (6x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the J1250, 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 Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1455, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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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 compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, and the GE A1455 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The GE J1250 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this GE camera.

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Very Thin

Digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At only 20.32 millimeters, the GE J1250 is fairly thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the J1250.

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20 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, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix L23 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE J1250 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the J1250 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S6500 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the J1250 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE G5WP (£49.99), or the Sony DSC-WX200.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8"), the GE J1455 (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix L820 (£143.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The GE J1250 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the J1250 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the J1250, the GE J1250 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS. The GE J1250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The GE J1250 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to 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 similar 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 similar spec and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this GE digital 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.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The GE J1250 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 J1250 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the J1250 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE J1250 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the J1250 range from 1.8 to 87. The GE J1250 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 4.7) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the GE J1250 is 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. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the J1250 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the GE J1250 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the J1250. The maximum camera shutter speeds of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.0005s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The GE J1250 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This GE digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of this age and type. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the GE J1250 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250 that we have checked, the GE J1250's minimum focal length of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the J1250 range from 5mm to 120mm.

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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

At 5 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type 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 Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS, and the Samsung MV900F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.2 megapixels, the GE J1250 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the J1250.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.2MP digital cameras and we think the GE G5WP (£49.99), the Samsung ST90, and the Nikon Coolpix S5100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the VH-520 (14MP), or the SP-820UZ (£151.99) (14MP) both from Olympus which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 130g cameras currently available including the GE J1455, the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix L19 (£44.85) which has better reviews.

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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
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
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
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
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
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Special 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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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

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