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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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Average Expert Reviews

This GE 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 Camera Reviews

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

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a comparable age and spec 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.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec 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 GE camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon Powershot S200[plb_2175840_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-W570[plb_2128686_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the J1250 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the J1250.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5.7x digital zoom cameras currently available including the J1455[pl_1773004_price], the C1233[pl_1772801_price], or the C1033[pl_1772798_price] all from GE which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] (6x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE J1250 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the J1250 also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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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 cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the J1250 also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the D300s[pl_994_price], or the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Six White Balances

The GE J1250 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the J1250. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this GE camera.

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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 Capability

The GE J1250 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX20B[plb_1543754_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] 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. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The GE J1250 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The GE J1250 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price], the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price], and the Canon A2200[plb_1398963_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] (3"), the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (3"), or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The GE J1250 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the J1250 are also not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The GE J1250 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the J1250 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the J1250, the GE J1250 is 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 cameras of a similar spec and 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 have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the J1250. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this GE digital camera.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The GE J1250 is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the J1250 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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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 common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the J1250.

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

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

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the GE J1250 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the J1250. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this GE 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 compact cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the J1250 is 6.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.4 megapixels, the GE J1250 has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the J1250. The least total megapixels of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the J1250 is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 18 megabytes, the GE J1250 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the J1250. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the J1250 the internal memorys range from 6.9MB 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 a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

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 have been available for around the same time as the J1250. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the J1250 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the J1250, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the GE J1250 of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the GE J1250

Released Over Four Years Ago

This GE camera was released over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F[plb_1513072_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The GE J1250 has a fairly average megapixel (12.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 12.2MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the G5WP[pl_1772971_price], or the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] both from GE or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JV500[plb_2602086_price] (14MP), or the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] (14MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The GE J1250 has a pretty average weight (130 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the J1250.

There are a number of other 130g cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], the Canon A4000 IS[plb_408140_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] which has better reviews.

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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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