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GE A1255 Black 12.2 MP 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

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  • 1/2.33" CCD 12.2 MP
  • 5X Optical Zoom
  • Electronic
  • 2.7" 230K LCD
  • 640 x 480
  • Approx. 180 shots for AA Alkaline Batteries Approx. 340 shots for AA NiMH Batteries (based on CIPA Standards)

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  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

The GE A1255 digital camera is a compact and feature-rich camera for all occasions. An outstanding 12-megapixel sensor and a 5X optical zoom lens provide profound image detail for pictures taken from afar to close-up. Get crisp photos at the perfect moment with unique features such as Pan-Capture Panorama, Auto Scene Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, In-Camera Red-Eye Removal and Auto Adjust Brightness LCD.

  • newegg 12.2 MEGAPIXEL IMAGE SENSOR The GE A1255 features an amazing 12.2 megapixel effective CCD to provide profound image detail with unparalleled richness and depth, and the ultimate flexibility in enlarging and cropping shots.
  • newegg 5X OPTICAL ZOOM The GE A1255’s 5X optical zoom brings far-away objects up close for exceptionally sharp, clear images.
  • newegg Pan-Capture Panorama Wide-view photos are produced by panning the camera across to create a seamless panoramic picture.
  • newegg Auto Scene Detection and Auto Adjust Brightness LCD Automatically determines the appropriate scene type and optimizes exposure for sharp, vibrant pictures. The LCD screen adjusts to the existing lighting conditions so you can frame your subject properly.
  • newegg Face Detection Face Detection automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant pictures.
  • newegg Image Stabilization Overcomes camera shake to help you take clearer, sharper pictures.

Learn more about the GE A1255


Smart Series
Part Number



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.33" CCD
Gross Pixels
12.4 MP
Effective Pixels
12.2 MP
12MP: 4000 x 3000, (3:2) 10MP: 4000 x 2672 , (16:9)
9MP: 4000 x 2248, 10MP: 3648 x 2736, 8MP: 3264 x 2448
5MP: 2560 x 1920, 3MP: 2048 x 1536, 0.3MP: 640 x 480
Image Stabilization


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
6.3 mm (Wide) - 31.5 mm (Tele)
35mm film equivalent: [ 35 mm (Wide) - 175 mm (Tele) ]
f / 3.0 (Wide) - f / 4.7 (Tele)


Shutter Speed
4 ~ 1/2000 seconds (Manual: 30 seconds)


Auto Focus
Focus Modes
Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), Face-Detection + Face AE, AF Assist Light (On / Off)
Normal Focus Range
(Wide) 23.6 in. ~ infinity / 60 cm ~ infinity , (Tele) 31.5 in. ~ infinity / 80 cm ~ infinity
Macro Focus Range
(Wide) 2.0 in. ~ 31.5 in. / 5 cm ~ 80 cm, (Tele) 23.6 in. ~ infinity / 60 cm ~ infinity


Flash Mode
Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, No Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro Gno. 5.3 (ISO 100)
Flash Range
(Wide) Approx. 23.6 in. ~ 192.9 in. / 0.6 m ~ 4.9 m
(Tele) Approx. 31.5 in. ~ 122.0 in. / 0.8 m ~ 3.1 m (ISO 800)


Exposure Control
Program AE (AE-lock available)
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Artificial Intelligence AE (Ai AE), Center-weighted Average, Spot (Fixed to center of frame)
Auto, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600

White Balance

White Balance
Auto (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, CWF, Incandescent, Manual

Viewfinder & Monitor

2.7" 230K


Continuous Drive
Approx. 1.8 fps (Large / Fine Mode)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Manual, ASCN, Image Stabilization, Scene, Panorama, Portrait, Movie
Scene Modes
Sport, Landscape, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait
Single Photo, Index (4 / 9 / 16 thumbnails), Slide Show, Movie (Slow-Motion possible) Zoom (Appr ox. 2x ~ 8x), Audio, Histogram Display

Recording System

File Formats
Internal Memory
Storage Media
SD / SDHC Card


Movie Format
MOV (QuickTime Motion JPEG)
Movie Recording
640 x 480pixels:30fps / 15fps, 320 x 140pixels:30fps / 15fps
Max. Recording Resolution
640 x 480


A/V Out


2 x AA Batteries
Battery Life
Approx. 180 shots for AA Alkaline Batteries
Approx. 340 shots for AA NiMH Batteries (based on CIPA Standards)


Pan-Capture Panorama

Face Detection

Auto Scene Detection

Image Stabilization

Blink Detection

In-Camera Red-Eye Removal

Smile Detection

Auto Adjust Brightness LCD

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.65 inch x 2.41 inch x 1.11 inch
4.6 oz. (Body only)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Customer Reviews of the GE A1255

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  • Brian R.
  • 5/4/2013 7:03:56 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBeware of Refurbished item

Pros: cheap $35 for 12.2mp seems like a great deal until the item arrives making strange noises.

Cons: Shutter makes clicking noises constantly. How can you not hear that noise and resell it as refurbished. I have a feeling this item is going back

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  • FC3 B.
  • 1/25/2013 10:21:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent camera! Made the wife so happy.

Cons: Drains the batteries pretty quick cost it one egg.

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  • Vivian C.
  • 11/20/2012 9:34:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBDay gift

Pros: Price, Brand Name, 12.2 MP . Easy to set up and use. Takes great photos.

Cons: No wrist strap included.

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  • Isreal F.
  • 11/2/2012 12:48:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: got it cheap
does what it's supposed to do
comes with USB cables,etc

Cons: No carrying case

Other Thoughts: Good buy, got a cheap,good,camera to take various pictures while I go about my life

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