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.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

75%
Overall score:75%
Features:80%
Value:80%
Performance:70%
Image Quality:70%
Design:75%

Pros:

  • Nice big mode dial.

Cons:

  • Image quality, operation, zoom button.

Product:

GE 1235

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£140.00

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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.

Full Specification

Lens:
35-105mm (3x optical zoom)
Weight:
145g

Dimensions:
103 x 56 x 24mm
Power:
Li-ion

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Memory Card:
SD/SDHC

Flash Modes:
-
White Balance:
-

ISO Range:
80-1600
Exposure Modes:
-

Metering System:
-
Shutter Speeds:
-

Other:
-
File Formats:
JPEG

LCD:
2.7in/ 230k
Sensor:
12MP