General Imaging GE 1235

Review Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2008

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General Imaging GE 1235
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The 12-megapixel General Imaging GE 1235 compact digital camera sports a 3x zoom and 2.5cmLCD screen, but has little else going for it.

Pros: Nice big mode dial.
Cons: Image quality, operation, zoom button.

Line Topping Model

It may be relatively new to the market, but General Imaging has already launched 14 compacts, with more on the way. The E1235 currently sits at the top of the tree, and features a host of technologies.


Features

Sensitivity stretches to ISO 1600 in standard mode and 3200 in a 3MP resolution, while the usual assortment of scene, panorama and movie modes complete its spec. A 2.7in LCD adorns the rear, with a large mode dial and menu pad situated to the right-hand side making for a simple and uncluttered design.


Performance and Image Quality

Performance doesn’t quite match this, though, with a noisy AF system and fiddly zoom button, compounded by slow operational speeds throughout. With images, fringing is terribly controlled and images are soft. Detail is poorly resolved, while even flash exposures show chroma noise.

Verdict

Disappointing performance and poor image quality make the GE 1235 a camera to avoid.


Lens Reviews

Price as reviewed

£140.00

Scores

Scores
Design 15/20
Image Quality 14/20
Performance 14/20
Value 16/20
Features 16/20
Overall Score 75%