I received this camera last year as a Christmas gift from my partner .I was shocked to receive a camera for Xmas but relieved it wasnt a kettle or toaster (or some other kitchen item).lol
I put the batteries and film in and away I went snapping photos left, right and centre.
I love it I dont know why I never got a camera before. (I think it was all them chopped heads, photos of fingers and red eyes on my parents pictures that put me off).
Im happy to say though that this camera is relatively easy to operate
*It turns on by a little switch at the front that also slides the lens cap out the way therefore no more taking pics with the lens cap on .
* It has an automatic flash so you dont forget to put the flash on and the flash recharges pretty quick so you can snap away.
*It auto winds on so no danger of over lapping photos because youve wound it on to much or too little.
*It can also take pictures in 3 different sizes which is handy for capturing panoramic views or group family shots classic pics ,half frame pics and panoramic pics .
*It has a handy little screen to let you know how many pictures you have remaining to take.
*Easy to load the film as it has Advanced Photo System you just put the film in and close the compartment door and the camera does the rest -also it wont load if youve got it the wrong way which is handy .
*When youre finished it also prepares the film to be removed and developed by rewinding it for you to.
Overall I love this camera and the only reason I will ever trade it in is because of the cost of films to buy and develop.
The pictures I have taken so far (which is at least 100) have all turned out ok
No red eye and pretty much all of them have turned out how I intended them too.
I would definatly recommend this camera to anyone - but watch out for the high film developing costs.
Happy snapping !!!
‘Share The Moment, Share Life’? Anymore advertising cheese, and the Kodak Advantix is in danger of being made into a fondue. However, don’t let this fool you – it really is good, even if I haven’t seen any rogue gorillas get into my photos. My first camera was one of those that are specifically designed for children. That is to say as bright and cheap as possible so a) it’s easier to find when the child inevitably loses it somewhere, and b) it doesn’t matter if they’ve buried it somewhere by mistake, and the brightness is of no use at all. After losing my camera (probably in my parent’s garden somewhere), I was forced to go without for some years. I was turned of photography somewhat by my father’s habit of spending 35 minutes on each photo trying to get the camera into focus, and finding things to frame the picture with (‘Stand in front of that plant, that what they said you should do on that programme’, ‘It was Gardener’s World, Dad!’). Still, one year when my parents were stuck to think of anything to get me for Christmas, I received a camera. It served me well until it finally gave up on me when someone clumsily spilled beer onto it. It was time to move on and get a smart one. I chose the Kodak Advantix on the basis that the picture quality looked superb and it had lots of good features as well as being good value. There are three different types of picture that can be taken with that camera. This means that you can take wide panoramic shots as well as the standard sized ones. You can mix and match different sizes with the same film, so this means you can tailor make your own sets of pictures. There is also a timer option on the camera, which is actually very simple to use. Of course, how the picture comes out depends upon the person using it… As far as the flash goes, it is automatic. This means y
ou only have to worry about changing the batteries. Also impressive is the auto-load and auto-wind on features and the digital display of how many pictures you have left. This means that loading the film and taking the photo is stress free and takes no time at all. Perhaps its best asset is the quality of the pictures. It is very impressive considering how comparatively cheap it is. Much better than my childhood ones… colours actually do come out bright, and I’ve not had any problems yet with red-eye or out of focus shots (although whether this is the camera or my superior uninherited photography skills, I don’t know). The main disadvantage of the camera is that the films and the developing costs more than it does for standard film. However, it is definitely worth paying the extra, as the results are infinitely better. It is highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a new camera, (or has lost theirs in the garden…). It’s so good, I’ve hardly put it down since I’ve picked it up (sort of like Pringles crisps, but obviously less tasty). OK, so I’ve ‘shared the moment, shared life’, but I sure as hell ain’t sharing my camera. Unless someone surgically removes it from my hand…
I love to take photographs. I don’t profess to being an expert at doing so, but I usually manage not to “decapitate” my subjects (victims? tee hee!) so I figure I am doing ok. I acquired my recent camera during my holiday in Cornwall last year, more by an unfortunate accident with the camera I had taken than anything else. The camera in question is a top of the range “all singing, dancing” £300 job that I adore. So when the door where the film goes (you can tell I am not an expert can’t you? I don’t even know the technical terms!!) broke I was beside myself. This was the first family holiday we’d taken for several years and I was eager to capture every moment. I also defy anyone not to be in Cornwall and to not want to take photos of the rugged coastlines. So the day after this happened we took a trip into the nearest town and found our way to Currys. We were on a limited budget so I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to get anything like the other one so we asked to have a look at the APS cameras. I had heard a lot of good things about them so decided to check them out for myself. They ranged a good deal in price from £40 up to well over £100 in the store. I knew that I wanted to take a lot more piccies and therefore would need several films so I opted for the £40 one. What a little darling it has turned out to be!! It was sooo easy to use, and this is from a right “technophobe!” you just pop the APS film into the bottom of the camera, it winds itself on and you are ready to go! There are 3 photo size options on it, including panoramic, which I used to death in Cornwall!! When the film is used up it winds itself back again, you open bottom, remove film, pop another one in and go again!I found that particularly useful as we were on a Trial biking holiday and I was able to get lots of piccies of the lads “i
n action!” That too is where it excels itself, taking fast piccies of moving things. I recently took it to where I work to get lots of photos of the nursing staff, doing things other then nursing (Oh we do know how to have fun you know!!). I was putting an album together of us all to present to our manager who was leaving. Some of the shots were of sweets being thrown in the air (you don’t really need to know!!!!) and our manager getting squirted with the customary syringes full of water in her office. When I got the films developed I was thrilled. The sweets were all caught in mid air and the ones of the syringe soaking actually showed the streams of water coming from them, as well as the shocked expression on Jo’s face!! Everyone who saw the piccies were very impressed with how well they had come out and wanted to know what sort of camera it was. So for a great little very well priced camera I can thoroughly recommend this. I shall certainly carry on using it for when I want to take piccies speedily. I shall relegate my “soopa doopa” one for when I want to do portrait ones and need more time to set up. The only downside I can think of is that developing of the films is more expensive. You get a sheet of little piccies of the ones you have, which I guess is useful if you want to get extra prints done. I never do, preferring to take more than one shot in the first place, much cheaper! Thank you for taking the time to read this op! Kazz..(who will never aspire to the ranks of Lord Lichfield!)
Kodak Advantix F350 Auto Advance Photo System (APS) camera. A compact fully automatic camera, featuring triple format selection, Double exposure protection, pop up flash, safety lock film door, easy drop in loading, fast flash recharge time, low battery indicator, automatic rewind, self timer, auto power off, and LCD window to display info. The lens is an Ektanar 24mm. Priced below £40 in gift pack form, this APS camera is reasonably priced, and available at most good chemists and photography suppliers. My Kodak arrived on Christmas Eve, courtesy of my dear hubby, who had been interrogating me for weeks as to what I wanted for Christmas. “A camera” I thought, something that doesn’t cost a fortune should I, or somebody else permanently misplaces it. There had been no question of taking the digital camera out for ordinary snaps, which is exactly what my children wanted to do. Hence we had missed out on a lot of good photos in the past. “Something cheap and really easy to use”, as David Bailey I am not, and I frequently decapitate my subject. Hubbys plan to give me the present before Christmas was a master plan. The theory was that I would have time to familiarise myself with it before the morning, and I could then use my knowledge to capture those magic moments. The gift set that accompanies the camera is quite a delight in its own right. It comes complete with two films (25 exposures), battery, wrist strap, case, full concise instructions, a really good quality frame, and the piece de resistance the magic voucher book. It was so easy to assemble, and within 5 seconds of finishing reading the instructions, the camera was loaded with film and batteries and was ready to go. It has metal casing unlike many other similar priced cameras and fits snugly into the palm of your hand. Measuring about 3 inches high and only 4.5 inches long, this is compact!!!
The features are really quite amazing for such a cheap and cheerful little snapper The drop in loading system makes life so easy. Some more advanced models allow you to rewind the film in the camera and store it for later use. Very handy if you are lending it to someone else. The battery compartment is situated at the base of the camera (3v KCR2 lithium battery). This is a minor downside, as the battery compartment is not secured with a screw, and I feel that nosy children could quite easily remove and loose the battery and cover. (Not cheap to replace either, about £10) There is no problem with accidentally exposing a film twice, in this little beauty, you can’t. In the base of the film is a tiny status indicator (FSI), which is read by the camera Nor can you open the film door whilst the film is still loaded; there is a safety lock to prevent you from doing this too. As soon as you turn the power on the flash pops up and you are read to start snapping. Right, so what can it do? It can take photographs in 3 different formats; the switch to the left of the viewfinder allows you the choice of classic pictures (C), Group (H) or Panoramic (P). Typical sizes for prints of these formats are; (C) 89mmX 127mm OR 102mm X 152mm (H) 89mmX 152mm OR 102mm X 178mm (P) 89mm X 254mm OR 102mm X 254mm It is fully capable of capturing quality close-ups, and landscapes alike, although the quality of the photograph depends on the quality of the film used. So far I have only used Kodak, and find it more than adequate. Even indoor shots are great. The pop up flash reduces the risk of red eye on your subject, and as long as your subject is at least a meter away, a good photo can almost be guaranteed, as long as you keep your hand steady. (LOL) There is rewind button, should you absolutely have to remove your film. But be aware, as I mentioned earlier, this camera does not allow you to reload half
used film. The base of the camera also holds the tripod screw, which when fully utilised and placed on a tripod combined with the self timer (on the top of the camera), allows the photographer the opportunity to be in the frame too. Quality wise, it is brilliant, it puts my old Digital camera to shame really (Mind it is nearly 4 years old now, hence no opinion on it) It is child’s play to use, and simple to achieve some very professional photographs from a rank amateurs (Such as myself). The extra gimmicks in the gift box are handy too, enclosed are vouchers for money off Kodak film, developing, enlargements, and……… this is the bit I really like, a voucher for a free photo CD containing my prints. Cool eh. So maybe you will see a photo of me someday!!!!!! Developing is a whole new experience; you are given a fully printed sheet of thumbnails in with your developed print, allowing you the choice of whether the format that you had chosen at the time was the right one. Ideally you can scan them off too!!! Developing is a little more expensive than conventional films, but hey, I think it is worth it. Value for money is a key factor with this camera, and ease of use, well it passes all my tests. Kodak have a comprehensive website available to view at www.kodak.com I can safely recommend this to a friend. And yes, I did end up with two cameras for Christmas. (Hee Hee!!)
There wasn't a section for the F300 camera, so I have put it in the F350 one. I bought this camera nearly 12 months ago for £39.99. It is an APS camera and is very small and compact compared to my previous camera. It has a built in flash, and a focus-free lens. It also provides double-exposure prevention. As with all APS cameras it can take 3 different sized photographs - classic, HDTV, and panoramic. For general photographs I tend to set the camera to HDTV as then it will take pictures of a standard size. For wide angled photos, I set the camera to panoramic. This is ideal for taking group photographs, scenic pictures, or if you wanted to take a long distance shot. The classic size is the smallest size photograph, and is ideal for taking close up pictures, and if you don't want much of the background in view. I find that loading films into the camera is very simple to do, unlike an older camera. All you do is pop the film into the slot and shut the door. It then winds on automatically, no more trying to pull the film out slightly to load! When you have your photos developed, you are provided with a little index card that shows each photo that you have taken in order. This is very useful when you are trying to remember how old your child was when the photo was taken. The only drawbacks are that the films are more expensive to have developed than normal films, and some places charge extra for the HDTV and panoramic shots. Apart from that it takes very clear photographs and I am very pleased with it.