Topping the E-series line is the E1235 but its not as cool as the next step down, the E1050. It features HDTV output, HD movie recording, touch screen controls and a GPS receiver that tags the location where your picture was taken.
According to the company, the E1050 will not require additional accessories to support the HDTV playback mode. It is equipped with a 2.5" LCD touch screen display, 28mm wide-angle lens, 10 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and will retail for $249.99 when it releases.
Additional models from the entry-level A-series are due as well as a few from the ultra-slim G series.
All the new models will feature smile detection as well as blink detection. Smile detection triggers the shutter at the moment the subject you wish to photograph is smiling. Blink detection warns the user if the subject was blinking at the moment the photo was taken and will let you reshoot the photo.
In the last go-round with GE, the E850 failed to impress me. While feature rich, the camera was slow to respond, slow to write to the memory card and the image quality was merely average.
Let’s hope GE has updated the image processors and response time of the new cameras, in addition to adding the new features.