I first had this camera as a present for my birthday around 2 years ago, It has survived with me though holidays, its taken a trip into a sink and survived and has fallen on the floor a good few times and has survived. I think only good things can be said about such a cheap long lasting camera.
You can pick these up for around £50 - £70 now, which is an amazing price for something that has lasted me so long, the box includes a USB cable and everything you will need! With such a large memory alone it will be okay to wait a while to order an SD card!
The camera is fairly chunky compared to more recent designs but is still a compact camera, the size just fits in one of my handbags pockets along with a case to keep it safe, the case (after all my mishaps) is still pretty much scratch free (surprisingly) and the silver colour of the camera never really dates so It still looks like a camera you would pick up now and still up-to-date style.
The battery life lasts absolutely ages and will warn you in a good time to change batteries to avoid situations without it.
The camera has separate functions settings for everything (Including, flowers, sport, beach, landscape and a large amount of night settings) So the camera produces amazing pictures all times of day and night and in every situation. The flash can turn on and off and both pictures still have an amazing quality, the video camera function is my favourite, the built in microphone gives a good sound (sometimes shaky) but this is where the disadvantage of this camera kicked in, the video camera seems to cut off too much, even if there is sufficient memory.
*Ease of use*
The camera has functions that makes it easy to review, delete and edit your pictures on the camera itself, the SD card can easily pop in to a laptop card reader to transfer on the photos and the usb cable makes it easy to drag and share photos. Overall the ease of use gets 5 stars because everyone can use this camera.
This is no camera for a professional obviously, but the 10 mega pixal image and the light and dark functions means every picture is of a great quality for memories and look good when they are printed.
Overal I would recommend this camera to anybody, its compact, survives wear and tear and still up-to-date and will last you ages!
---- Why I bought this Camera ----
I needed a new camera as my 18th birthday was coming up two years ago, so after doing a bit of shopping around loking for good deals and the like I found this camera to be within my budget of £80 ( it was roughly £70 at the time) and it was of a good mega pixel quality at 10.3Mpix so the Argos catalogue informed me, and it was capable of taking videos. It pretty much ticked every box so I snapped one up straight away!
I have never owned a Kodak digital camera before but as Kodak is a well established and renowned company I didn't mind buying in to it. I assumed the camera would take good quality snaps and be durable. Well, it has lasted me two years already with no major breakages and I've taken it out at least a couple of times every month since then.
----- Camera Features -----
Zoom- The camera has a 3x optical zoom lens. This means that you can zoom in pretty far. However I find that the quality becomes terrible if you zoom in to the fullest extent and you are left with a very pixelated screen that vaguely represents what you were trying to capture.
Batterry use- The camera runs on battery power 2 AA's. I find rechargeable batteries to be really useful so I just used the ones that I had from my previous camera. The camera can usually run for just over a day before it needs another charge again. Obviously this is not meant for the camera to be left on all day but for a day of moderate camera and film usage!
Film setting- Minutes worth of video can be captured on the camera in good quality with sound as well. Another good feature is that you can use the zoom whilst recording a video which not every camera allows. However when you play it back on the camera no sound is available, which worried me at first, but once loaded on to a computer the sound is present.
Memory- Without a memory card the camera can only hold about 10 photos so I strongly recommend purchasing one of these! I have a 1GB memory card and that serves me fine. There are memory cards of all different sorts and they retail for about £5 (for a 2GB one) these can be bought in shops such as Argos or online shops such as memorybits.co.uk and I'm sure Amazon sell them too.
Flash- The camera has a few lighting settings including a flash which is quite strong and definitely makes indoor pictures much better quality. There is also the option of no flash which is good for outdoor snaps. The flash button is on the top of the camera near the photo taking button so you don't have to mess about clicking lots of things to find it.
Screen- One of the things I really like about this camera Is that the screen is a good size. The screen is 2.4 inch (6.1 cm) colour display. Once you've taken a photo and you're viewing it you can also zoom in to it then.
Settings- The camera has a wheel on top that you can turn to access a few different features, one of these being a 'settings' option. This allows you to choose what type of photo you're taking e.g. a portrait, sunset, backlight, high ISO, sport, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks etc. So this camera is ideal if you're the sort who gets out a lot and takes snaps of anything and everything. To be honest this is a feature that I tend to forget I've got on the camera as I mainly take pictures on a night out and on secial occassions as opposed to days out. However when it was snowing I did take some lovely photos on the 'snow' setting. It just adjusts to the landscape.
Self timer- Great for if you have a portrait to take and there is no one around to take it for you. There are several options here one is a ten second wait, another is a 2 second and another is a double take where the camera takes two photos one straight after the other.
Colour options- Photos can be taken in black and white as well as sepia and obviously colour which is the camera's main mode. I like this feature as it means you can really control the 'look' of the photos. Remember to choose this option before taking the photo though.
---- Camera aesthetics -----
Whenever I get my camera out and I'm around a really technology-savvy friend they always seem to comment on the 'chunkiness' of the camera. I suppose compared to a lot of these new super slim lined ones this is a bit on the bulky side. It weighs 136 g. When you turn the camera on the lens comes out and is roughly 2 cm long. One the back is a circular button with a small 'OK' button in the middle. As well as this there is a menu button, a review button a delete button(which I've used so many times the text above it has rubbed off!) and the zoom buttons.
-----Overall opinion & ease of use -----
The camera is easy to use as there are not tonnes of buttons, just the ones that you need. The wheel on the top of the camera has small logos on it and you can select which one you want to use my turning the wheel around and selecting. It is all fairly straight forward. The camera comes with its own USB cable which means that ny footage and pictures you take can easily be uploaded a computer.
I would recommend this camera to anyone after a basic camera which is straightforward and easy to use. The camera is not the most beautiful and thin piece of technology ever created but it can take a pretty good picture and serves me well as a way of documenting nights out and birthday parties etc. If you are looking for a camera with a really good quality zoom, this one probably isn't the right one for you. The pixelated 'gritty' quality is one of the camera's flaws but otherwise it's fine. This camerca can be bought on Amazon for £89.99 and that comes with the USB cable, camera strap and other such accessories.
This is my second Kodak camera, my first one was stolen on holiday. I actually wanted to get the same model back as it was perfect but unfortunately they no longer did the model and for the I could not afford to spend much more money and I needed a half decent camera as I had wedding coming up and I wanted a camera. I was open to go for any camera but for my budget the C1013 seemed to be the best value for money as it seemed to offer all the same features as my previous camera. At first I was happy with the camera however when utilising the zoom to its full potential it begins to go blurred and not being able to focus on anything. In addition some of the settings are not very effective and I feel that they have just put these settings in to say "look what we can do" without them being tried and tested to their full potential. Overall I would say this camera is good for basic use, if you need something a little better I would recommend spending a little more money if you can and getting a better specification, it would be worth it in the long run. As soon as I can afford to I will change this camera for a better specification.
This is a good camera for anybody that wants amazing photo quality and a range of features that are easy to use. It cost me £70 from Argos, and i have never wanted another camera since!
I didn't buy the camera for video purposes, but i used it to film my cousin's dance show and the focus and quality was amazing. No grainy or blurred parts of the show! I thought that it wouldn't be that good at things like videos but it proved me wrong.
The flash helps the 10 megapixel camera to achieve it's full potential, taking amazing pictures inside and in the dark as well as outside with natural lighting. There is a self timer feature where you can set the camera up somewhere, set it for 10, 15 or 30 seconds, get into position and it takes the picture for you. This is particularly handy for group shots!
Other features include: Face detection, a large 2.4 inch screen, editing available on camera, 3x optical zoom.
The Kodak Easyshare disk that came with it installed really quickly onto my computer. Just by plugging the adaptor (that comes in the camera box) into both the computer and the camera, the pictures can be transferred to the computer easily, then edited if you like.
I've had this camera for about a month now and am so glad that this is the one I chose. It is my first digital camera - before that I had a film camera that I refused to get rid of as I have fairly shaky hands when it comes to taking photos and didn't want blurry photos. This camera is fantastic though.
For a start, it has an anti-shake/blue setting, which is very useful. Also, it has a very large screen at the back to view what you are taking.
There are a lot of different settings on the camera and it is very easy to get to the right one. You might or might not be able to see from the picture that on top of the camera, there is a dial. You turn this dial to adjust the camera to a different setting, which is much easier than pressing buttons. You can clearly see which one it is one. The only slight problem with the dial is fitting the camera inside a case, because the dial often turns with the camera going into the case.
There is a movie with sound setting. The quality of the films is quite good and the sounds is fairly clear. Not good enough for professional, but certainly good for amateur, starter videos.
There is a standard, auto setting for general picture taking
There is a landscape scene for distant scenery
There is a close-up setting, which I have found very good. It has been good for taking pictures of details and patterns on clothing to list for sale on various other sites.
There is a text setting, which I have also found particularly useful. I think that is the setting that has surprised me the most as it is so clear - just like you are reading it yourself! That has been good for taking pictures of book covers to list for sale places and for taking pictures of clothing labels when listing them for sale.
There is a fireworks setting which I have yet to use. There is also a flower setting which I have yet to use but look forward to using, as I enjoy taking photos of flowers.
A very useful setting which I have literally this second discovered is the 'manner/museum' setting where the flash and beep from the camera go off so that it does not disturb other people when you are taking a photo.
There is a self-portrait setting, a child setting, a backlight setting, a sunset setting (I look forward to using this), a low light setting, a portrait setting, a sport setting, a night setting, a night landscape setting, a snow setting and a beach setting.
The button that you press to actually take the photos with is very easy to find and press. There is an on/off button on top of the camera and a button to turn the flash on and off with and the red eye reduction on or off with.
It is very easy to review and delete photos whilst still on the camera and the buttons have writing next to them to say what the button is for.
There is a very good zoom too.
My main problem has been with the software. It is difficult to operate, and is the reason I am giving this camera 4/5. If there was an option to rate the software separately, I would give it a 1/5.
Just point and click, it really is almost as simple as that.
The basic info is- price £59.00 - 10 mega pixels, 3xOptical zoom, 2.4 inch LCD Screen
This is an easy to use digital camera, great for you average everyday user. It looks neat and tidy, the screen is big in comparison to other cameras I've found in this price bracket. And the buttons on the back are simple to use and not at all fiddly. The picture quality is good, all pictures are sharp and clear, even those taken using the zoom feature. Other features include a self timer, video mode (for short video's) auto face focus and image stabilisation.
The playback is good, although the pictures look far better when you upload them onto a computer. A good feature is that you can do simple editing on the camera and it has a very important 'undo delete' button, which is great if you are like me and sometimes press too many buttons and delete instead of edit!
The easy share software is included, which is quite impressive.
In summary I would say this is a fab camera if like me you use it for holiday snaps, Christmas and weddings and want good pictures without having to invest too much money. The down sides are that you will have to buy a memory card as these are not included and it runs on AA batteries which can be a pain if you don't have a good, quick battery charger.