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I have had this camera for several years now, having received it as a christmas present, and it has never let me down. I love the ease of use, just a simple twist of a dial to get the setting you need. It is great for technophobes like me!
The first thing I noticed about it was the size of the screen on the back. You don't have to squint to see the image! Also the different settings are very simple to understand and work very efficiently. I use this camera a lot to take photos of my artwork, which I then upload to my website and the close-up setting is very good and gives good results with little blurring. I have taken many videos of the family with this camera too, and it is great to capture that special 'moment'!
If you need to delete images it always asks whether you intend to do so, thus avoiding accidental deletion. The only gripe I have is that it did not come with a camera case, which would have been a nice added touch, but for the price (under £50) it is a superb little camera (fits easily in a handbag or pocket) which gives great results!
I've had this camera for about 2, maybe 3 years now, and I must admit - it's quite an impressive camera for the price. Even two or three years ago this camera was cheap, at around £80, but now it's even cheaper and can be picked up for under £50!
Although it's not as good as some similiarly priced cameras, it definately delivers good image quality! Some example photos can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41477492@N02/sets/72157623006791345/
The only downside I would say this camera had is its lack of manual controls - the only manual control possible is the ability for the user to change exposure compensation, but that's it.
The camera has several different modes, but the obvious one is auto, which produces pretty good results. It's definately good enough for snap-shot photos!
This camera is relatively easy to use and has a minimum number of adjustable features, which, for some users, is a benefit as it means it is less confusing.
I would definately reccomend this camera!
This was my first ever camera, bought for me by my parents when I was 14. As a present bought years ago, I can't say the exact price, but as far as I know, it's a real bargain camera (you're looking at under £100), and I would say it's an ideal camera for someone the age I was. I've had this camera for 3 years (and have taken, and stored, nearly 10000 photos with it), and it has finally broken due to a screen crack which I entirely put down to my own clumsiness.
I was so hugely disappointed that this camera broke and now have the Fujifilm Finepix Z which is nothing in comparison in my opinion. I should also note that there's an updated version of this camera (the C813 I believe). I've found a lot of mixed reviews of this camera, but usually from people who's expectations seem pretty high for what it is. This is a cheap camera, don't expect SLR quality. Also, as I do advise this camera is given to someone younger or bought for use on a holiday or similar, buy a case. It does not come with one, and I would advise anyone buying a camera to get a case for it.
The mega pixels aren't that high (6.2), but the picture quality is actually really quite decent. The camera offers a wide range of settings (including macro and sport) and the video feature on it has always served me well (when filming in good lighting). I've never really bothered personally with software that comes with cameras (I've never found it brilliant - with any cameras or devices), I usually just take the memory card out, use a reader and edit any pictures on programmes I already have without even looking at what comes with the camera.
The picture quality, the camera display and battery life are all brilliant for the price. The camera is incredibly easy to use and the pictures still come up in good quality regardless of zoom. This camera is ideal for a younger person and sparked a photography hobby for me - but don't expect wonders. I'll probably be moving on to a much higher quality camera soon, but this is a brilliant starter for anyone and has served me well.
The ratings below are based on the camera considering it's price and the fact that it doesn't try to promote itself as a professional use camera - it's a family camera.
I got this as a christmas present a few years back now. And I love it! Many people have commented on the quality of my snaps once I have uploaded them onto my PC, and for a 6.2 MP camera, they definitly look a lot better and sharper. I like the self timer on it because its always nice to include everyone in the pic! Also, there are some effects on it such as Black & White, which can be quite good fun.
To be honest; I dont film many videos but the odd one Ive done is fairly good quality.
The cons I have found with this is that it sometimes doesnt turn on the first time, I have to press the button again; but I have never had a case for it so I put that down to general wear and tear. Also its a bit bulky compared to some slimline cameras you can get.
However its a great buy and you can't go wrong.
I bought this brilliant little camera when i was on holiday in mexico and i got some really great pictures with it. I have even blown up some of the pictures i took and the 6 megapixels really does allow you to get some brilliant big pictures. My facourite thing about the whole camera though is the ease of which it can be used. You simply turn the camera on point and shoot. It really is that simple. The only thing that i would say is that the aperture can not be increased or decreased sufficirntly to allow for a blurred background. This is not really a problem though as it is a digital camera and not an SLR.
I have actually just recently been having some problems uploading my pictures as well. So i think it is fairly prone to breaking be warned. Another thing is that the battery life is not that good and you are forced to buy new batteries every ten minutes as opposed to using the charger.
still a brilliant little camera if you are thinking of getting a great camera nice and cheap.
Wow what a bargin, I was looking for a cheap but decent digital camera to replace my Kodak EasyShare CX6330 which has served me very well for 5.5 years! I had a good look around for a bargin and spotted this in Tesco at just £44.97!! And so far I love this camera!
It is a 6.2 megapixel with a 3x optical zoom (for me this is important as with digital zoom you lose quality - optical zoom maintains the quality) It does have an additional 5x Digital zoom should you want to get even closer (but with a slight disruption in quality, however if you are printing only 4x6inch prints, it is unlikely there will be noticeable redcution in quality in this 6.2 megapixel camera).
The camera boasts a large 2.4inch (6.1cm) LCD screen, giving superb quality to allow users to asses the pictures before uploading them or printing.
There are 16 Scene and 3 colour modes available on the camera. Flash options include Auto flash - the camera will set the flash if the lighting conditions are low. Fill flash - sets the flash off each time a photograph is taken. Red-eye - the flash fires twice to reduce red-eye and the flash can be turned off.
The picture taking modes include Auto - for general picure taking, is easy to use. Digital Image Stabilisation - this is a great benefit which reduces the effects of camera shake (great for those with unsteady hands) and also subject movement. Close-up - For taking close ups, best used without flash.
The Scene modes include: Portrait; Night Portrait; Landscape; Night Landscape; Sports; Snow; Beach; Text/Document; Backlight; Manner/Museum; Fireworks; High ISO; Children; Flower; Self-Portrait; Sunset and Candlelight. These scene modes really give you every possible option for taking pictures in low-light and very bright light, they really have covered everything! Some of the low-light modes really require a tripod or a steady surface for the camera to be supported on as the shutter will be open much longer and subject to distortion of the image if there is any movement.
In addition to these there is a video mode (with sound), and a favourites option for storing favourtie pictures. A timer option is available and Info button provides help while using the camera.
Users can work with pictures and videos directly on the camera using Kodak Perfect Touch Technology to enhace picture brightness, and cropping function allows pictures to be cropped - removing unwanted parts round the edge or focussing on one part of the photograph. Videos can be edited making a picture from a video, or a video action print - a 4-, 9-, or 16-up picture.
Included in the box is the Camera, Camera strap, getting started guide with Kodak EasyShare software, 2 Kodak AA Batteries, USB cable and Inset for Optional Kodak EasyShare Docks.
Sensor type 1/2.5 in. CCD
CCD total pixels 6.2 MP (2872 × 2160)
Effective pixels 6.16 MP (2684 × 2152)
Lens 36-108 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.7-4.8, 2 step aperture
Lens protection built-in
Zoom 3X optical, 5X continuous digital with LCD preview, 0.2X increments, combined zoom 15X
Image stabilizer digital
Shutter speed 0.5-1/1400 sec.
LCD 2.4 in. (6.1 cm) indoor/outdoor color display
Storage 16 MB internal memory* available, SD/MMC card expansion slot, SDHC support
Focus range normal: 2.0 ft (0.6 m)-infinity
macro (wide): 5.1 in.-2.3 ft (0.13-0.7 m), (tele): 8.7 in.-2.3 ft (0.22-0.7 m)
landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)-infinity
Auto focus zones multi-zone and center zone
ISO sensitivity auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250
Metering modes TTL-AE, multi-pattern, center-weighted/center-spot AE
Compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.5 EV steps
AE lock when S1 locked
AE lock when shutter button pressed
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Range 2.0-6.6 ft (0.6-2.0 m) at wide, ISO 140
2.0-3.9 ft (0.6-1.2 m) at tele, ISO 400
Modes auto, fill, red eye, off
Drive modes self-timer: 2 second, 10 second, 2-shot
Shooting modes digital IS, auto, SCN, video, close-up, Favorites
Scene modes portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, close up, sports, snow, beach, text/document, backlight, museum/manner, fireworks, high ISO, children, flower, self-portrait, sunset
Click to capture < 0.7 sec. at > 0.5 m, wide, preview off, flash off
Shot to shot < 3 sec. until buffer full, < 5 sec. after buffer full
Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Picture size 6.1 MP (2848 × 2134)
5.4 MP (2848 × 1896)-3:2
3.1 MP (2048 × 1536)
2.2 MP (1800 × 1200)-3:2
2.1 MP (1920 × 1080)-16:9
1.2 MP (1280 × 960)
Compression JPEG standard
Color modes color, sepia, black and white
Review options album, crop, slide show, multi-up, copy, protect, image storage, picture info, set-up menu
Editing undo-delete, crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology
Format QUICKTIME MPEG 4 with audio recording and playback
Quality VGA (640 × 480) at 15 fps, QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
Length continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity
Review options view by image storage, selected, protect, album, date, copy, make picture, edit video, action print (4, 9, 16-up), bookmarks, slide show, multi-up
Editing trim, make picture, action print (4, 9, 16-up)
Custom settings return, camera sounds, sound volume, LCD brightness, auto power off, date & time, date stamp, video date display, blur warning, language, format, about
Favorites slide show, multi-up, remove Favorites, set-up menu
I/O interface KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connection
Power 2 AA Ni-MH batteries, 2 AA lithium batteries, KODAK Ni-MH 2100 mAh Battery Pack, KODAK Digital Camera Battery AA (ZR6), 2 AA alkaline batteries, optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks
Dedicated buttons menu, review, Share, delete, display/info, zoom, 5-way control, (top) power, flash setting, shutter, mode dial
Tripod mount ¼ in. standard
Dimensions W × H × D: 3.6 × 2.6 × 1.5 in. (91 × 65.7 × 37.3 mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (137 g)
Dock compatibility See the Dock Compatibility Chart
Direct printing KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, IMAGELINK print system compatible, PictBridge-enabled
Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software