updated 11:20 am EST, Wed January 6, 2010
GE E1486TW, E1480W, A1255 and A1455 official
GE on Wednesday updated its General Imaging point-and-shoot cameras with four new models. Topping the range are the E1486TW and E1480W; both claim relatively high end features with 14-megapixel sensors as well as an 8X zoom, 28mm image stabilized lens that, put together, are rare in pocketable cameras. The E1480W will ship in the spring for $150, while the E1486TW adds a touchscreen interface and will arrive at the same time for $180.
Two very entry-level cameras, the A1255 and A1455, are also joining the range today. These use less ambitious 5X lenses without hardware stabilization and shoot at 12 and 14 megapixels respectively. By trimming the features, GE keeps the prices down to $100 for the A1455 and $90 for the A1255. Both should join their more expensive counterparts in the spring.