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General Electric GE E1480W point-and-shoot digital camera test / review by PC Magazine

17 February, 2011 (20:12) | Compact Camera, GE, Review | By: Camera News

General Electric E1480W
General Electric E1480W

It is not that too long ago that General Electric got into the digital camera business. With the GE E1480W they have created a camera with 14 megapixels and 8x optical zoom that should be good for travels. PC Magazine have now tested this GE camera.

Some key features for the General Electric E1480W:
-14 megapixel image sensor
-8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm)
-6x digital zoom
-Optical image stabilization
-3″ LCD screen
-Face detection
-18MB internal memory
-Uses SD and SDHC memory cards

PC Magazine ends up giving the E1480W a “good” rating with an overall score of 3 out of 5 points. The reviewer finds some positive points including fast and responsive controls, slim body, useful zoom range and the camera got a lot of features compared to the price. On the negative side there is aspects such as quite a bit of noise at higher ISO levels, bad user interface and no USB port. Overall you get a lot of features in this GE camera, but they could have done more work on the image quality. Hopeful General Electric will do a better job with their next cameras.
Read the full review of the General Electric GE E1480W point-and-shoot digital camera here.

General Electric GE X5 Pro Series digital camera test / review by

8 August, 2010 (11:46) | Compact Camera, GE, Review | By: Camera News

GE X5 Pro Series
GE X5 Pro Series has reviewed a digital camera from General Electrics. The camera is called GE X5 and sports a 15x optical zoom lens at a very low price tag.

Some key features for the GE X5 Pro Series:
-14 megapixel image sensor
-15x optical zoom lens (27-405mm)
-2.7″ LCD screen
-Auto brightness
-Able to record videos with 640×480 resolution at 30 fps
-Uses SD/SDHC memory cards ends up giving the X5 a pretty poor review with a rating of 2 out of 5 possible stars. On the positive side we find the GE camera to have a low price when you look at what kind of zoom range you get. You can also get good pictures if there are good conditions, but there are quite a bit of negative sides like the image quality being very inconsistent, shutter lag, the AA-batteries makes the camera heavy and the flash does not pop-up automatically.
Read the full review of the GE X5 Pro Series digital camera here.

General Imaging announces GE E1486TW, E1480W, A1255 and A1455 digital cameras

10 January, 2010 (10:49) | Compact Camera, GE | By: Camera News

GE E1486TW
GE E1486TW

General Imaging has announced four new compact digital cameras. They are called GE E1486TW, E1480W, A1255 and A1455.

The top models GE E1486TW and E1480W in the Power Series features 14 megapixels, 3″ LCD screen, 8x optical zoom (28-224mm), optical image stabilization and the ability to record HD movies. One major difference between the two cameras is that the E1486TW have a touchscreen. The two cameras will cost about $180 and $150, and will be available on the marked during the spring of 2010.

The other two models, A1255 and A1455, is a part of the Smart Series and comes with 5x optical zoom and 2.7″ LCD screen. The GE A1255 will have a 12 megapixel image sensor while the GE 1455 will have a 14 megapixel version. The cameras will cost about $90 and $100, and will come on the marked during the spring of 2010.

Press release:
General Imaging Offering ‘MORE’ With New GE Digital Cameras

Feature-rich, technically advanced point-and-shoot cameras from GE are sure to impress everyday and serious photographers alike

LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/—DIGITAL EXPERIENCE AT CES – Whether your New Year’s resolution is to take better pictures or capture more memories, General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE digital cameras, will unveil four new cameras today that make either resolution easy.

For focused photographers looking for more power and performance at an affordable price, the GE E1486TW and E1480W are the latest additions to the Power Series. Both the E1486TW and E1480W are loaded with highly-coveted features, including the ability to film high-definition movies, 14-megapixel resolution for incredible clarity, an amazing 8X optical zoom that’s unprecedented at this price point, and a large 3-inch LCD screen. At only .83 inches thick, the cameras offer one of the slimmest 8X optical zoom performance in the market. Both the E1486TW and E1480W offer innovative OIS image stabilization technology that ensures crisp, clear photos every time, while a 28-mm angle glass lens provides the flexibility to go wide when needed. In addition, the E1486TW offers an innovative touch screen control, putting the control at your fingertips. A simple swipe of your finger lets you scroll through recent shots and swipe the screen to zoom photos. The E1486TW and E1480W are attractively priced with suggested retail prices (SRPs) of $179.99 and $149.99, respectively. They will ship this spring, and are available in black, red and silver among other colors.

The GE line continues to build upon the legacy of the Smart Series, by introducing two new stylish cameras with intuitive features that make beautiful photography simple, easy to use and at a smart value. The GE A1255 and GE A1455 each offer 5X optical zoom to get you closer to your subjects and a 2.7-inch LCD screen to easily preview your shots. The GE A1255 is a robust camera that features 12 megapixels of resolution, for a SRP of $89.99. For the everyday photographer who seeks even greater high-resolution detail, the GE A1455 offers 14 megapixels of resolution for crystal clear enlargements at an SRP of $99.99. Both cameras will ship this spring, and are available in a variety of colors including black, silver and red.

“Our customers continue to be impressed with the performance and trusted name of our GE digital cameras. We’re confident that the new Power and Smart Series will continue to provide that same level of consumer confidence with the latest features and value for virtually every photographer,” says Paul Meyhoefer, General Imaging’s vice president of Marketing and Product Planning. “No other camera offers 8X optical zoom and touch screen controls in such a slim design like our E1486TW. And our Smart Series rounds out the offering with some of the best feature combinations in its price category.”

Advanced features are standard in all 2010 GE digital cameras including Pan-Capture Panorama for seamless, wide-angle shots; Auto Scene Detection for sharp, vibrant pictures in virtually any setting; Blink, Smile and Face Detection to showcase the best of the people you’re photographing; Image Stabilization for high quality, sharp images; and In-Camera Red-Eye Removal.

About General Imaging

Based in Torrance, Calif., General Imaging is the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE branded digital cameras. Unveiling its first cameras in March 2007, General Imaging has set a new precedent for high-quality, feature-rich cameras that offer excellent value.

For more information about the Smart Series and Power Series and the entire line of GE brand digital cameras, please visit

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