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GE A1255 12MP Digital Camera with 5X Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD with Auto Brightness (Silver)

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  • 12MP Digital Camera with 5x optical zoom and 5.7x digital zoom
  • 2.7 Inch vibrant LCD with auto brightness
  • 18MB internal memory with SD/SDHC card support up to 16GB
  • Face detection, in camera red eye removal, image stabilization, smile detection, blink detection
  • Uses 2 AA batteries so you'll never be stranded waiting for your camera battery to charge
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Product Description

Color: Silver

Looking for a dependable and feature-rich camera for all occasions? The A1255 will enlighten your thinking about compact cameras. The A1255 has a spacious 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD screen with auto adjust brightness so you won't miss a thing. Featuring a generous 12.2-megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom and 5.7x digital zoom. The A1255 also provides panorama photo stitching allowing you to take 3 images and create a seamless panoramic picture, face detection, in-camera red-eye removal, electronic image stabilization, blink detection, smile detection, and Quick Time Motion JPEG movie recording. Plus the impressive 18MB internal memory is expandable with an SD/SDHC card up to 16 GB. Additional specs include Focal length of 6.3mm (wide) to 31.5mm (Tele) which is the 35mm film equivalent of 35mm (wide) to 175mm (Tele), F number of F3.0 (Wide) to F4.7(Tele), Normal focusing range of 60 cm (Wide) to 80 cm (Tele), Macro of 5cm-80cm Wide and 60cm Tele. Shooting modes of Auto, Manual, ASCN, Image Stabilization, Movie, Scene (Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait), Portrait, and Panorama, Auto ISO sensitivity of 1600. Pictbridge compatability,ExifPrint support, multi-language support, USB 2.0 and AV out (proprietary connector) jacks. This products ships with AA Alkaline Batteries, USB Cable, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM, Manual, Quick Start Guide, Feature Guide, Warranty Card.

Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Item Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003B49BTS
  • Item model number: A1255-SL
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,060 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 5, 2010

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is very pretty color and takes wonderful pictures. we are very happy with our choice.
Nerdy86
As others have noted, the camera is not the most user friendly, and if you don't know what you are doing, you can create a mess.
hha
Colors are neutral, it autofocuses well, and I don't see where the complaints come from.
B. Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Rick Wise on December 11, 2010
Color Name: Black
I am most impressed with this little point-and-shoot camera. (I've only used it for stills so cannot comment on the video performance) Beginners will do well using the automatic mode. More advanced shooters will enjoy using some of the controls. It takes a while to figure them out -- something another reviewer raged about -- but worth the efforts.

It does chew through ordinary AA batteries. However, I purchased a set of low-discharge SANYO eneloop 4 Pack AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries and those last a long, long time.

In good light, the pictures have fantastically sharp details -- the skin of a grape, wood grain, etc. The LCD screen unfortunately is very hard to see in bright sunlight, but otherwise viewing is excellent.

Although this unit is "made" by GE (no doubt made in China) and not by one of the reputable camera companies, it's an excellent buy.

Four stars instead of 5 because: hard to view in sunlight and menu system difficult to figure out.

Update: After playing with the video mode I have reduced the rating from 4 stars to 3. In video record this camera is inconsistent and weak. Sometimes it records properly, and often it does not and you cannot play back what you shot. You cannot tell whether your recording was usable until you download it to the computer. I cannot find any reasons as to why. As long as you use the camera strictly for still pix, I find it provides a very large bang for the buck. (It is possible I have a defective unit.)
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By hha on July 8, 2011
Color Name: Silver
I only paid $49.99 at Office Depot. For me the camera presented the challenge to bring home better pictures with almost zero investment than my friends with Canon 5D and $1000 lenses. Over the past month I have taken over 500 pictures with it, including some side-by-side comparison shots with my Nikon D40, a Panasonic TZ4 and a Canon S90. The picture quality is actually very good if you stay below iso200. There is no in-camera sharpening (like the TZ4), which is good if you know PhotoShop and unsharp masking: 20% with a 2 pixel radius is about right. Above iso100 the image don't get more noise than TZ4, but the colors desaturate much more and red bleeds terrible. The D40 at iso1600 is better than the A1255 at iso200. The camera does not have OIS, the stabilization which they claim simply increases the ISO to about 800. The camera could be used by a beginner in the AUTO mode, but has a lot of flexibility, maybe way too much for a beginner. As others have noted, the camera is not the most user friendly, and if you don't know what you are doing, you can create a mess. In the right hands or with the right guidance this camera has great potential. "Manual Mode" is not manual but Program Mode with a histogram, white balance selection (including custom), a life histogram, spot focus, spot exposure metering and a display of the shutter speed and aperture which can be controlled by changing the EV compensation. The most impressive part about he A1255 is that it focuses reliably if not too fast(the red box at the center of the LCD screen turns green and beep beep sounds) much closer than the TZ4 or the S90 without having to be put into macro mode. Least impressive is the shutter delay. With Eneloop NiMH batties I get 250 shots per charge. Not bad.Read more ›
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pells on August 14, 2010
Color Name: Black
This camera I got to shoot video for Youtube, and I have gone through 4 cameras looking for one that has adequate playback sound "before" I upload the video, this cameras sound is awesome, great pictures and it feels nice to hold. You cant beat the price and it does what I want, I like it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Breeona on April 1, 2012
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
I purchased the camera knowing that it did not come with an SD card. I purchased one and when I tried to use it, it just said card error. Turned out the camera was defective. I tried to return it, but there was a glitch in the return process so that was a no-go. I emailed the seller.. no response. Do not buy this camera.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Lee on September 27, 2011
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Pros:
Fast
Excellent out of box exposure in auto mode
Useful scene modes, video, etc
ISO, macro, and other adjustments easy to find

Cons:
Somewhat unintuitive menus

Comparison:
Canon A560
Canon A490
Sony something or other from 2 years ago
Olympus Stylus water resistant thing

I bought this to leave in my glovebox as a go-to "real" camera when my cell's won't suffice.

I was more than pleasantly surprised with its performance. I'm familiar with many point and shoot cameras under $200, and this is easily their equal in speed. Colors are neutral, it autofocuses well, and I don't see where the complaints come from. If you can get one for under ~$40, you can rest assured you're getting well over $100 of performance. Photos taken with this camera are equal to the A-class Powershot cameras and any Sony I've used at work.

I use this on my 10 month old and my 5 year old and its very speedy. It's not going to replace my Nikon D5000, but these prices are insane for a 12MP pocketable camera.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Fierman on September 24, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Finally found a quality camera that doesn't break the bank. I am a semi professional photographer and do a lot of macro (close up) work with objects. I have a difficult time finding a camera that can get in close for the detail and keep a clear and crisp image. That is up until now. This camera does a better job than a lot of the more expensive ones. It has manual set up that is easy to use once you learn where everything is. The auto mode is just that, set it and shoot. If you are looking for a camera that can do it all, this is the one.
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