GE Digital Camera Review

GE Digital Camera Review: Looking for a compact digital camera can be quite frustrating. There are so many out there, and trying to sort through features can be plain maddenng! My first digital was pretty simple but these days compact digital cameras come with all the bells and whistles. GE makes quite an impressive digital with it’s A1255 model.

I had the opportunity to review the GE A1255 digital camera and I couldn’t believe what a great little camera this is! Don’t let the fact that I can stash it into my back pocket fool you, the features of the A1255 really changed my view on small compact cameras. After all, it packs a punch with it’s12 MP and 5X Optical Zoom. Able to shoot at 1600 ISO, the GE A1255 allows clear and detailed photos whether far or closeup.

Accessories included with the A1255:

* Battery (AA Alkaline x2)
* USB cable
* Wrist strap
* CD ROM Manual
* Quick Start Guide
* Arcsoft Photo Impression 6
Simplify management of your photos, videos and music files on your computer and get creative with digital photos.

Here are the key features:

Pan-Capture Panorama
Wide-view photos result by panning the camera across to create a seamless panoramic picture.
Face Detection
automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant pictures.
Auto Scene Detection
Automatically determines the appropriate scene type and optimizes exposure for sharp, vibrant pictures.
Image Stabilization
Overcomes camera shake to help you take clearer, sharper pictures.
Blink Detection
alerts you if a subject’s eyes were closed so you can immediately retake the picture.
In-Camera Red-Eye Removal
Remove red-eye immediately while viewing images on the LCD.
Smile Detection
The shutter automatically releases when the smile appears so you can capture
smiles the moment they happen.
Auto Adjust Brightness LCD
The LCD screen adjusts to the existing lighting conditions so you can frame your subject properly.

What I like best about the GE A1255 is the fact that at anytime I can pick it up, point and shoot – all with no thinking involved. In the family of the Smart Series of digital cameras, these brilliant features detect faces, smiles, exposures and even tells you if someone blinked! And, when shooting photos of kids, these features are wonderful to have! You can truly get a crisp photo at any moment. Yet, if you are in the habit of checking the LCD with every shot, you’ll appreciate the generous 2.7 inch LCD size. No squinting and guessing, very easy to see the moment you captured. I especially like the Auto Scene Detection, as it’s the lighting that always ruins my bad photos. Not having to think about lighting and source position gives you more time to get spontaneous shots from wherever you are. I think this is also done with all the buttons being in the right places, and the simple fact that this digital camera is so easy to operate. You can tell at first use, since it fits nicely in the hands and there is no fumbling along the way. Also, Keep in mind that the fabulous Smart Series of features are standard in all 2010 GE digital cameras! Now, if you’d like a little more MP in your camera, the next model is the A1455, which has the same features as the A1255 – yet has 14.1 MP. The price difference between them is only $20 too, so it may be something to look into if you like to enlarge your photos.

I got the red color of GE A1255, which is such one sassy camera {yet it also comes in black and silver}. At a SRP of $99.99, this compact digital camera delivers remarkable features for an affordable price. And, at that price, it makes gift-giving that much easier. Everyone needs a durable and reliable compact digital for all those summer adventures for 2010!

If you are looking for a sale on the GE CS1200 Camera, check out – it’s only $52! For real!

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.


  1. Thanks for the review. It looks like a very good camera with lots of features for the price.

  2. I have this camera and have really enjoyed it until today. I bought new batteries, since I tried to turn the camera on and the screen said “Warning! Battery Exhausted”. However, with the brand new batteries in, the camera won’t even turn on! Of course, it’s Sunday and I cannot call technical support, so I’m without a camera. Not really sure what’s going on:(

  3. I have had this camera for 6 months and now for some reason my memory card does not click in, does anyone have this problem?

  4. @Misha: Just checking, but did you put the batteries in the right direction? If you put the [+] side where the [-] side goes, you’d obviously have problems.

    @carlypoo: Same basic question. Are you putting the SD card in the right direction? They only fit in one way.

    I work in Tech Support, and easily over 75% of our problems come from simple issues like this.

  5. Bought one last night at KMart for $89. (A1255
    First had the GE a 950, had it for 3 years til it accidently fell into a cup of ice tea and it broke down but was able to get to the camera card and save the photo’s

    A 1255 seems to be an upscale model from the GE a 950 yet both produce great photos and the 5 x zoom is fantastic

    Very satisfied with both purchases. GE products are great

  6. Hi. I just brouht this camera at Kmart for $49.99. It’s on sale all this week.I have owned GE cameras in the pass and never had a problem with them.Last one, someone knocked out of my hands.Replaced it with A1255.Looking forward to great picture taking on my cruise.

  7. I bought this camera two weeks ago for the wifey. She found my Coolpix 5000 too unfriendly and demanded that I get her a camera. Got the black one because she found the feminine colors too feminine. (sic) Paid the equivalent of $79 for it and got some freebies along with the camera: a pair of rechargeable 2100mAH Ni-Mh batteries, a travel charger, and a 2gb SD card. Not a bad deal I guess. =)

    We’ve been using it to take snaps here and there and its really a good camera. I have noticed the yellowish tint images that some users complain about but I think it was because they were either not using the correct scene to take pictures or mistakenly set the camera on manual mode. At smart auto, the camera took great pics most of the time and I can’t complain at all. Most of the images we took were at 5MP only since we don’t really print big pictures anyway.

    While my wife just uses it to point and shoot, I’ve been experimenting with the manual mode. I have to say that even I am pleased with how easy it is to use this camera in manual mode; my Coolpix 5000 is way too challenging even for me I guess. In the end, I have to say that this camera is a good buy. It may not be as handsome or as user-friendly as the other cameras in the same range, but the manual controls and the features are all worth it.


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  9. i have this camera also…i rarely used it for 3 years,it works fine but now it wont turn on anymore…i change the battery, check the polarity of it…remove the memory card and still wont turn on…when i press the power button the led blink once and nothing happen….is there any software that can help me fix this…..

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