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Before we begin, I must stress that my photography expertise begins and ends with pictures taken on days out with the family, and nights out with the girls. I don't know what a megapixel is, or know how to use optical zoom, but I do know that this camera is great if you just need something to snap away with and would like pictures of a decent quality.
I got this camera ages ago, so I have no idea how much I paid, but looking around now, it seems that about £40-£60 would be a reasonable price to pay for it, it does look like you have to shop around though, just a quick look on the internet has thrown up a lot of different prices! The memory card the camera came with when I got it only help about 25 pictures though, so I'd factor in the price of a larger memory card, but these are quite cheap and easily available, so this isn't a huge problem.
Ok, so the actual camera is silver, and a bit thick and heavy; I would prefer it to be a bit less bulky, but at that price you can't really complain about that sort of thing, especially when the pictures are of a decent quality. I've had the camera for about two years now, and the shutters on the lens are beginning to not open everytime I turn the camera on, so I have to poke them apart, but that's all that's gone wrong with it, and considering I'm terminally clumsy, it's actually a miracle the camera has lasted this long! I've seen from a lot of reviews that some people find the battery goes down quite fast. Whilst this is the case if you use cheap batteries, if you use decent ones then, in my opinion, the battery life is fine. I took it on holiday for two weeks and used it every day, and I only had to change the batteries once.
You can certainly get great quality family snaps, which are clear and the colours are all fine. You can zoom in and out, although the quality of the extreme zoom isn't great, but then I doubt many normal people use it that much. It also has a number of different settings, so that you can set it to the scene you are taking the picture of, for instance there is a beach setting, snow setting, and night settings; I have tried the beach setting and night setting, and both work fairly well; I have just this minute discovered a firework setting, which I think is pretty cool! Its easy to find all the different settings, the 'take a picture' button has a kind of wheel surrounding it, which you twist to the setting you want. It's also quite easy to use the rest of the camera. There is a 'review' button next to the LCD screen on the back, pressing that takes you to the photos you have taken, from where you can delete whatever you want. You can also edit the pictures, and see slide shows of your pictures.
I'm pretty sure that some of you might want the actual specs of the camera, so here's some information quoted directly from the sticky label on the camera!
'7.0 Megapixel, ISO 1250, Digital IS, 3X Optical Zoom'. Interpret from this what you will!
Overall, I think this is a great camera for most people; if you want something that you can take anywhere and get good pictures of you, your family, and any cool things you might see, then this could be the camera for you. It's cheap, the pictures are of a good quality, it's very easy to use, and the camera lasts well. It's not the camera for you if you want to win any photography prizes, but it's fine for the snaps that you'll want to put on facebook! I really hope this review was helpful, thank you for reading.
I am not very technical and certainly not a photo 'buff' but this camera is brillint. If you're after a camera to snap days out etc then this is the one for you. It is very simple to use. If like me you are impatient you don't need to do lots of set-up procedures you can just start, point and click.
It can be purchased from £50-£80 so is worth shopping around for the best price. We picked ours up in a sale from tesco for abou £45 about 1 year ago.
It has several useful functions that are simple to use - It doesn't take a genius which is good as I'm a techno-phobe.
2.4-inch (6.1 cm) 115K colour display
Colour, sepia and black and white options
Close up focus
Digital image stabalisation
High ISO, Portrait, Sport, Landscape , Nighttime, Snow, Beach, Text, Fireworks
The internal memory card that comes with the device only holds a few pictures so you will need to buy a new SD memory card but these ca be picked up very cheaply so it's not really an issue.
It does eat batteires quite quickly so you will need to use good quality ones which tend to last longer. The cheap 'value' ones don't work at all in it so don't even try.
The software that comes with the camera is relatively straight forward to use but I haven't really spent much time using it yet.
I like how you can just pop the memory card into photobooths and print off pictures quickly and cheaply.
As the camera is small and light it is easy to carry around and perfect to capture every moment!
I got the Kodak Easyshare C713 from Amazon the other week for just under £50 which is brilliant value I think. The RRP is £70 but it's presently reduced. I was planning on spending around £100 on a new camera but when I saw this and the top customer reviews that went with it I didn't see the need to spend any more money.
This camera was bought to replace an older digital Kodak Easyshare camera that had had it's day so I was already happy with the system in general. When I got this out of the box, it only took me a couple of minutes to get the batteries in and have the date and time set. Then I could just get on with taking a few pictures to test it out.
I found the auto setting worked fine indoors and out and also found that the zoom was really easy to use too. The camcorder setting is great for catching little moments on though of course it's only got a few minutes run time because this is a camera not a camcorder really. The screen you view the pictures on at the back is a really nice size and plenty big enough by anyone's standards.
Linking the camera to the computer was a bit of a pickle at first because I didn't realise that I didn't need to turn the camera on! You just plug it in and it does it all automatically. I was sat here for a good few minutes wondering why the camera wouldn't power up.
The only thing I don't like about this camera is the fact that you have to hold the button down for a couple of seconds for it take a picture. I don't understand why I have to hold it down for so long. Also, I've yet to work out where the memory card is in this thing but that's probably just me being thick. The important thing is that there must be one inside here included for the price.
For £50 this is a bargain buy. It's 7mp with a 3 x zoom, it has a good sized viewing screen and easy to use controls. You can get it out the box and get started within a few minutes which I love because too many modern gadgets waste more time than they save unlike this one. Highly recommended.
I bought this camera over a year ago, and I have in the main, been fairly satisfied with it.
The Kodak Easyshare C713 is 7.0 megapixel compact digital camera. It has a 3x optical lens zoom, and a 5x digital zoom. The camera also has an impressive 2.4" colour lcd display. The C713 comes with many built in photo enhancing features such as, digital image stabalization, high ISO, HD still capure and the Kodak perfect touch technology to name but a few. The camera is very compact, as with most digital cameras these days, but is slightly too bilky to fit in your pocket.
My main critisism about this camera is it's indoor photo quality, especially in low light. I find that no matter what setting I put the camera in, I can never take the perfect picture in low light. I normally find that the subject turns out too bright, and the background too dark. The camera comes with a smart scene option, that is supposed to select the best setting for the picture, but I find this option to no avail when indoors.
Outdoors the camera is great. I find it harder to take a bad photo than a good one with this camera. It also has video capabilities, but to be honest I never seem to bother with it, since the quality is no better than a good mobile phone.
The camera comes with the Kodak Easyshare software, which I find excellent and very easy to use when editing and printing your own photos. This, like most digital cameras, will suck the life out of normal batteries, so my advice is to buy camera specific batteries, to ensure longer life.
I recieved this camera as a birthday present from my boyfriend (as I requested it) and was very impressed snapping pictures all day long.
The picture was clear and crisp and the camera itself has lots of little buttons and features that can keep you testing away for hours.
It has a good zoom unlike some cameras of this price range which leave a blurred and pixelated picture. Oh but not this one!
I take my camera with me on a regular basis now and snap wherever I can.
I recently went to the blue planet aquariam and got some AMAZING shots of the sealife, and I am currently using them on my Art BTEC course.
It the camera pack you get a set up disk, the camera itself, a pack of AA batteries, a camera holder and a lead to hook up to your computer.
However if you are aiming to take alot of pictures with your camera you WILL need a memory card which cost upto £20 extra, a carry case is also recommended as it is lightweight and can scratch easily.
Also you'll need better batteries as the ones you recieve last a day if that as i found out that hard way when mine died mid-shot.
Id'd try Duracell Plus for a longer usage.
I would definatley recommend this camera to you though especailly if you are one of those people who loves to fiddle about with their camera and change the picture style and colour.
As this is simply done on the Easyshare programme that goes onto your computer!
One of the best presents I've had and easy for everybody to use!
I bought this camera after doing some extensive research on the internet and on recommendations from friends. I had previously owned a Samsung model and found that the picture quality was awful with only about 1 in 10 of pictures being distinguishable. This camera is completly opposite.
The picture quality is clear and crisp and the flash works with the surrounding light ensuring that the photos are not too bright or too dark. There are four setting that can be used when using the camera, video, automatic, digital image stabilization and scene modes. The digital image stabilization mode is an excellent addition and does not compromise the quality of the photo at all.
The scene modes are a selection of settings pre-programmed into the camera to adapt to different environments and situations. I can see where they could come in useful but they are not really vital in every-day photo taking. However I have yet to be on a beach or on some snow where I could use these settings so I cannot really make a suitable judgement.
As this model is part of the easy-share range, it comes with a 'share' button on the back. This enables you to tag a specific photo that you want to either email or print in the future, saving time sorting through if you have a lot of photos.
Altogether this is an excellent camera for the price that it is and I would recommend this to anyone looking to get quality pictures at a low price.