Product Type: Kodak digital cameras
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Kodak Easyshare C533
Member Name: jmaria01
Kodak Easyshare C533
Date: 24/06/10, updated on 27/06/10 (18 review reads)
Advantages: Works for years, good quality pics for low price
Disadvantages: very outdated now
This was my first Kodak Easyshare Camera and, as I was younger, fitted my needs perfectly and stayed durable through everything. I think I've had it now for roughly 4 years and it's been used at all major events, birthdays, Christmases, Prom, and general days out to see the Lambananas in Liverpool. Got some great pics with that! Not sure where it was bought from or for how much as it was an Xmas present, and my parents can't remember past last Xmas so no chance of a price!
A little outdated at the moment as anyone will say considering there are probably at least another 50 Easyshares out there, but it served me well for a good few years and is definitely something I'll keep a hold of as a very very good spare camera. The picture quality was really good considering it's only of 5 mega pixel quality, and the pictures came out really good when uploaded or printed off.
If you have an Easyshare already, there's not much point reading about the Menu buttons and different Modes, but those who haven't might be interested. There's a dial at the top of the camera (you can't miss it, it sticks out like a sore thumb) which offers a range of Modes. The usual ones such as Auto picture, Video, Close-up and Distant scenery are all there, but there is also an added extra with the label 'SCN' giving an even bigger selection of Modes to choose from. You can take clear pictures of documents, perfect pictures of flowers, non-blurry pictures of sports matches, and there's even a mode for taking great pictures of Fireworks as they blow up.
It can take any memory card, and to be honest the lower pixel allows for more pictures of considerably good quality to be taken, so personally that was an advantage to me as I enjoyed taking as many pictures as possible! I was stuck on a 1gb memory card for a very long time, giving roughly 800 pictures. It was great to know that I could take pictures over 3 or 4 weeks and upload them all together rather than having to upload 20 or 30 at a time. Of course, with the bigger mega pixels nowadays that won't be something people are looking for!
I've had mine for a long time and it still works, in almost-perfect condition aswell. I've taken it on holiday abroad with me, to nights out, to day trips out, even just to family doos, and it still works and gives great quality pictures no matter the occasion. The only complaint I have is that it broke a memory card I was using once, which meant I lost every single picture I'd taken, but there's a chance that memory card was faulty as I had just bought it. I always take the time to format a memory card 2 or 3 times before using it, just in case, but this one wasn't having it with my camera. It was a cheap one, so avoid cheap memory cards in this camera as they don't work well!
Obviously this won't be a very popular camera right now but for anyone looking for something simple and not too technical, and also decent quality without paying out your bottom for it, this camera is highly recommended. It's also a very good camera if you have teenage kids that like to take a lot of pictures but also enjoy their camera swinging from their wrist as they join in - it's extremely bulky so very durable against the slightest knocks and long-lasting even when scratched up. Mine's a state!
If you're considering a camera for a very active teen, this is it.
Summary: Good for active people who like to knock their cameras about a bit!
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