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If you are looking for an immediatly obvious and simple to use digital camera I don't think this is the one for you. What this camera does offer however is great results, a variety of options and ease of use when mastered. This is not my first digital camera - it has however taken me approximatly 3 months to master but slowly I am reaping the rewards. The Kodak DC4800 offers 3.3 megapixels which I find more than useful for both home and office use. It is a rugged camera which I have used extensively but it continues to impress as I understand its more advanced features. The ease of viewing and deleting images in transit is fantastic and saves future heartache. I don't rate the software that comes with it as I find it both slow and un-user friendly however this is no more than a minor irritation. In addition bear in mind the need to buy additional memory cards which will cost half as much again as the camera to hold a decent number of high quality images. I have printed results to a Xerox M750 on 1200*1200dpi and the results were not good however I now use a Canon S600 and the results are GREAT. If you are willing to persevere in order to get good images of family/friends & landcapes this may just be camera for you.
3.1-megapixel resolution, 1.8" LCD Optical image viewfinder, resolution up to 2160 x 1440, 3X optical zoom, plus a 2X digital zoom, making it a 6X zoom and much more. If you are looking for a digital camera that does it all, then this is the one for you. This is a camera most other manufactures will have to follow. What you get. 1. KODAK DC4800 Zoom Digital Camera. 2. 16MB Compact-flash card. 3. CD with all your software. 4. User's guide. 5. USB cable. 6. A cable for TV viewing. 7. Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and an AC adapter & charger. Features 1. 3.1-Megapixel Resolution. 2. 3X-optical zoom with a 2X digital zoom lens allow you to go from wide-angle to telephoto. (28 - 84 mm) 3. 1.8" LCD Optical image viewfinder. 4. Built-in-flash. 5. Automatic, (Point & Shoot) Aperture Priority and Manual. 6. Store your pictures in 3 formats, JPEG, TIFF & EXIF. 7. Built in self timer. 8. Date and Time Stamp. System Requirements 1. Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Macintosh OS 8.6 or better. 2. Pentium 90MHz or better, Macintosh G3 or better. 3. 32 Megabytes of RAM and 70 Megabytes of Hard Disk. 4. USB Port. 5. CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive. 6. Color Monitor with 256 colors or better. Other Information 1. You can get 7 to 14 pictures in the 2160 x 1440 resolution mode on the16MB Compact-flash card. (This depends on how you save them, JPEG or High Compression.) You can get over 100 pictures in lower resolution settings. 2. The battery takes about 4 hours to charge and you can take about 280 pictures with one charge. 3. Shutter speeds are from 1/2 to 1/1000 of a second. Pros 1. Great Quality. (Makes up to 11" x 14" Quality prints.) 2. Easy to use. (Automatic Mode) 3. Feels like a 35mm camera with a lot of the options found on 35mm cameras. 4. View your picture in the viewfinde
r on the back. (That way you can delete it if you are not happy with it.) 5. View your pictures on your computer or your TV set. 6. Zooming is really smooth. Cons Cost is the major con at around $800, but you can find it for less than $700 if you look. For this kind of price it should come with a 64MB Compact-flash card instead of the 16MB. Overall This is a great camera with features not found on other brands like, six different image modes to select the picture quality you want, ISO settings (100, 200 & 400) for various lighting and action shots, image color modes - saturated, neutral, black and white, or sepia and much more. This is an easy camera to use, just point and shoot or you can make all the settings you want manually. Installing the software is easy and after using it a while it is not hard to understand. Warranty is one year and extra accessories like lenses and filters are available.
This is probably the only camera with built in wide angle to 28mm to 84mm, which is great for any estate agents out there, landscape photographers or for taking pictures in tight spaces. All the others you have to add an extra lens to, to create a wide angle. It's very compact, fast and comes packaged with a great content too. Everything you need: Kodak's premium pack, Large Bag, Camera, 16MB Compact Flash card plus extra 32MB Compact Flash card, Lithium battery, Recharger and Mains Adapter plus Lens cleaning pen. There might only be one thing missing, which would be my criticism - a spare battery. To get the best benefit from the camera you should have Windows 98 or above and USB.
The Kodak DC4800 Zoom is a compact and lightweight 3.3-megapixel digital camera that captures 2160 x 1440-pixel resolution images. This machine is great for the more advanced user and offers and is loaded with features like aperture priority (f/2.8, f/5.6 or f/8), full manual, Programmed AE and long exposure (up to 16 secs) modes. It's got a 3x (28-84mm 35mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, a fast USB up/download port and adjustable ISO sensitivity of 100, 200 or 400. It also has a standard PC flash sync connector that allows the use of more powerful flash units ( often neglected on some other models)and therefore makes it more attractive to the business user. It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery pack with a combination charger and AC power supply.