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GE J1250 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.2MP 5x Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Easy to use
Good quality lens

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from about.com.

GE Has Good Camera Reviews

GE is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all cameras.


Design

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”.


Support

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”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The GE J1250 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The GE J1250 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera do support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the VH-510, or the XZ-2 both from Olympus or the Canon S110 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

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 of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This GE digital camera was released in April 2017.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GE J1250 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D3S, the Canon Powershot S200 (£120.00), or the Panasonic DMC-LX7.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The GE J1250 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon D3S, the Samsung ZZBPWFR, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The GE J1250 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. At 5.7 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 5.7x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the C1233, or the A1250 (£20.00) both from GE which has better reviews.

If this low megapixel digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus E-PL3 (14x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the GE J1250 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ES71, the Canon S110, and the Panasonic DMC-FX90 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Leica C (Typ 112) (7.1x), the Trevi DC 2310 (8x), or the Olympus VH-510 (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The GE J1250 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 4.7) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 6.2, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 35 millimeters, the GE J1250 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera range from 4.5mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the GE J1250 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lexibook JL2600, the Canon 105 + DCC-60, or the GE G5WP (£49.99).

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Leica D-Lux 6 (3"), the Canon Powershot S200 (£120.00) (3"), or the Fujifilm XQ2 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GE J1250 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The GE J1250 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the GE J1250 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

Other 130g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L19 (£44.85).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The GE J1250 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the GE J1250 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The GE J1250 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The GE J1250 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera is 1GB, the largest is 64GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 19GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the GE J1250 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The GE J1250 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this GE digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

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