where I go, I always have a digital camera with me. Who knows when I will see
something that needs to be captured or who knows when you will need a camera! I
had the recent opportunity to check out the GE E1250TW digital camera. I had no
idea GE made cameras! I honestly thought they were healthcare, lighting and
appliances. To my surprise, they do make digital cameras and I am pretty
impressed with what I have seen so far.
3.0” touch panel LCD and 12.2-megapixel resolution, the GE E1250TW takes
cameras to a whole new level. Its on-screen icons in an intuitive user-friendly
interface simplify camera operation. Plus, 18 MB of internal memory offers
plenty of space for pictures and videos without having to carry additional
RD_Front_LeftThe E1250TW also offers host of the latest advanced features
* Touch Panel
On-screen icons make camera operation
simpler and faster.
* Face Detection
Face Detection automatically focuses and
optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant pictures.
* 28mm Wide Angle Lens
Easily capture large group shots with the
extra wide lens.
* Image Stabilization
Overcomes camera shake for clearer,
* Pan-Capture Panorama
Wide-view photos are produced by panning
the camera across to create a seamless panoramic picture.
* In-Camera Red-Eye Removal
Remove red-eye immediately while viewing
images on the LCD.
* Auto Scene Detection
Automatically determines the appropriate
scene type and optimizes exposure for sharp, vibrant pictures.
* Auto Adjust Brightness LCD
The LCD screen adjusts to the existing
lighting conditions so you can frame your subject properly.
* Blink Detection
Blink Detection alerts you if a subject’s
eyes were closed so you can immediately retake the picture.
* HDTV Output
View high-resolution photos with others
in your living room by connecting to your HDTV.
* Smile Detection
The shutter automatically releases when
the smile appears so you can capture smiles the moment they happen.
with your Best Shot:General Imaging Shares Helpful Photo Tips
holidays have been here and are already gone, but that means that another
holiday and more family gatherings are around the corner. Why not take some
helpful hints from the experts and create visually appealing photos that
everyone will love? General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE
digital cameras, has prepared easy to implement tips that should make your
photos the center of attention.
1. Get closer – Some of the best photos you
can take are close-ups of friends and family. Try using the zoom lens to fill
the frame with only the subject and any necessary context. By keeping the picture
focused, your image will have greater impact, and not require a lot of
explanation. To make sure you can get close, look for a camera with at least 3X
2. Use the grid – The “Rule of Thirds” is a
time-honored visual principle to help guide your viewer’s eye to what is
important in a photo. The rule calls for placing the main object(s) of a photo
either one-third from the bottom, the top, the left or the right. Check to see
if your digital camera includes a 3X3 grid
feature that you can enable on the LCD screen. This grid can be instrumental in
finding the right balance for your photo.
3. Be aware of any distracting elements –
Unless you are aiming for a shot where everyone gets a good laugh, be aware of
what is happening in the background. For instance, watch that you don’t have a
Christmas tree growing out of the top of your subject’s head. Buying a camera
with a large LCD screen with an auto-adjust LCD brightness feature can help you
better spot these types of distractions to avoid them completely.
4. Spice up your group shots by being
proactive – Group shots need not be boring. To create dynamic shots, start with
a little bit of advance planning. Before your guests arrive, scout for a good
location. Make sure the lighting is right, and determine ahead of time how you
would like them to pose. Get creative with your composition – use your subjects
to create interesting sight lines and added dimension by varying the elevation
of the people in your group. Using a stepladder, stool or even balcony can be
helpful tools. And make sure you charge your camera beforehand.
5. Change the way you hold your camera –
Vertical or horizontal composition can have a major impact on the meaning and
focus of a photo. Composing the shot vertically makes the subject exclusively
the photo. Horizontal framing on the other hand, gives the photo a sense of
place. If you’re unsure of which would look best, take both shots and you’re
sure to have options.
these simple and effective tips, the only remaining step is to make sure you
have a great camera. GE digital cameras offer the latest features at an
exceptional value. There are several models to choose from including: the Smart
Series which is ideal for beginning photographers or those looking for a great
value; the Power Series which offers advanced intuitive features; and the
Active Series with includes a compact and waterproof camera. To help you take
great shots, advanced features are standard on the latest GE digital cameras.
These include Pan-Capture Panorama, Auto Scene Detection, Blink Detection,
Smile Detection, Face Detection, and more.
thoughts, right out of the box were:
* I was really excited to see that this
camera uses SD memory cards. Most digital cameras are going to this format, so
YAY! I can now use the same memory card for my main camera, as well as the
* I have never messed with a touch screen
camera, so I was very excited to see how easy it was to use. The touch screen
navigation was impressive and so fun to use! I was able to navigate around
really fast with the touch screen and float from automatic to manual mode with
taking pictures, as well as if I wanted to take a video of the kids, which was
super fast as well.
* The GE E1250TW handles camera shake (hand
shake) nicely! It is able to pick up a face or faces in the screen to help keep
your pictures focused.
* The GE E1250TW is a very sleek looking
camera and is available in 4 colors: Black, Pink, Red & Silver. The screen
is a nice size, perfect in fact.
* The quality of the images and videos are
both impressive. Here are some pictures and videos to show you some of the
quality. Pictures are SOOC (straight out of the camera), just resized to fit
here & videos are straight out as well.
* The videos were easy to work with in both
Adobe Elements as well as the basic program that comes with most computer:
Windows Movie Maker
* The only ‘downfall’, in my personal
opinion, is the thickness & weight of the camera. It is at least twice
wider in thickness than my older compact digital camera. It is heavier than I
expected and not as easy to stow in your pocket, but overall is a nice camera.
* The camera is very easy to use, even for
a touch screen. I was really impressed with the navigation of it.
* I like how easy it is to view what you
have on the camera, from your computer. You can plug in via cable that is
included in the box, or you can plug in the SD Card to your computer or card
all, I am very impressed with the GE E1250TW digital camera. I would love to
see the thickness & weight adjusted, but the quality of the pictures &
videos are really nice. The touch screen ability is amazing & so easy to
use. How much does the E1250TW run? Not too bad really: Just under $180.00.
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