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I purchased this camera in december 2008as i was going on holiday to the United States and wanted to upgrade my older 1 megapixel camera.The c913 is 10 megapixel so the picture quality is fantastic,it is very easy to use and very good quality photos can be taken in a varitey of light situations.the screen on the rear of the camera is very clear ,and makes it easy to edit and crop your pictures as you have taken them,so you know you have the shot you want.
I use rechargeable 1300 aa batteries in this camera and they last well ,even when using flash i can take 50+ photos on one charge.
The camera comes with software to edit your photos and a usb lead to edit on your home computer.
All in all this is one of the easiest and best compact cameras i have owned.It is so easy to use i bought my mum one for herr birthday this year and she finds it very easy to use
We received this Kodak Easyshare C913 camera as a gift last year and have now spent over one year using it and as it's still going strong I decided now is as good a time as any to tell people about the quality of the camera.
We received a Kodak Easyshare photo printer with our camera which means you can simply plug this camera in (using a plastic stand which makes this specific model fit comfortably on the top). We received this as a gift but the price for the camera, dock & 200 pieces of photo paper was around £100 at the time, however, the camera can be purchased separately from Amazon.co.uk for £66.00 at present which is very reasonable.
Inside the box for the camera you will receive a USB cable (for uploading photos to your laptop/computer), 2 Kodak AA batteries (which the camera needs to turn on/off/add photos via USB), an Easyshare Software disc (never been needed by us), plastic adaptor for Easyshare photo dock, a wrist strap (tie on to the camera), a large manual (never read by us) and the camera itself. The items are all securely packaged in the box and this does contain everything you need to begin using the camera immediately.
The camera itself is black & silver in design. It has a flash on the front and an LCD screen on the back which is 2.4 inches so is a reasonable size for viewing your photographs and previewing the photograph you are about to take. There is a slot on the bottom where you can insert the 2 X AA batteries required to power up the camera and there is a small slot to insert an SDHC memory card. There is a protection shutter over the lens which only opens once the camera has been powered up and the zoom has come out of the front of the camera. The dimensions of the camera are 2.5 x 9.1 x 6.2cm which makes this small enough to comfortably fit in to a compartment in my handbag for safe keeping. The weight is 141g making this quite light compared to digital cameras that I have owned in the past.
The camera takes photographs at 9 mega pixels and has a 3x optical zoom lens. This is perfectly sufficient for taking photographs of everyday subjects and for uploading on to the internet. Also, the quality of photograph when printed out is very high and we find the quality of the photograph perfect for our everyday needs.
The camera has 16mb of internal memory which we have only found to be sufficient to hold 5 or 6 photographs taken on the auto setting with standard light settings. We personally have purchased a 4MB SDHC memory card which holds around 2,200 photographs on the best settings & around 80:00 minutes of video with sound, this was very reasonably priced at around £10 and we have got a lot of use out of our memory card so far.
There are buttons on the top of camera. A swivel button which accesses lots of different features, a flash button to turn the flash on or off or access the red eye reduction feature (more flashes reduce red eye so it would seem) and the on/off button for the power to the camera.
The dial on the top of the camera can be turned to access any of these features:
Video - Record standard video with audio. Audio can only be heard once the video is being played back through the computer. The quality of the video is not the best ever but it's reasonable for recording moments in life such as my niece taking her first footsteps or my nephew learning how to ride his bike.
Video with blur reduction - This is ideal for the moments when you have lots of movement going on at any one time and want to be able to capture everything without the images being blurred. I can't actually notice a large amount of difference between this and the standard video option but if you were recording a group of people at one time this might work best for keeping the blur to a minimum.
Auto picture setting: This is the one setting that I use the most as I can just swivel the dial round and then begin taking photographs. It's very simple to use this and I find that this works very well in most circumstances and I find it convenient to just switch the dial and then shoot away.
Landscape picture setting: This one is quite self explanatory and is not one that I have used before ever. I am sure some people would have lots of use for this but I find the auto setting is sufficient for most of the purposes that I have.
Close up mode: This is fantastic for taking a photograph of myself or someone else very close up and I find that there is a significant difference between using the auto mode and using this specific mode. The quality of the picture is very high and I found that I looked glowing and radiant when I used this camera mode and it gave me some fantastic photographs for display pictures on websites.
Scene setting: This allows you to access lots of different picture settings (portrait, sport, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks, flower, manner/museum, self portrait, children, backlight, sunset, high ISO).
On the back of the camera there are buttons to zoom in, arrows to browse selections, an ok button to make selections, a review button to check the photographs you have taken & a menu button. The menu button allows you to access lots of features such as changing the picture size & colour setting. Also, you can set the self timer, change camera sounds, set auto power off camera, change mega pixel quality of the images & set the backlight lower on the LCD screen in power save mode.
This camera is lovely and light and compact enough to comfortably sit in the palm of my hand. The LCD screen is a fantastic clear size and the brightness of the screen can be adjusted to increase battery life and make it easier to see in different light conditions. The quality of the images is very pleasing and I have got some lovely shots of my nieces & nephews over time and built up lots of albums for them on my computer. I've not had any issues with this camera breaking or switching itself off even though it does get thrown around in my handbag quite a bit. There are lots of different picture settings and while I have never used some of them I have found some of the very useful including the snow setting which allows you to take photographs without having a brilliantly white background that ruins your pictures.
Overall the quality of this camera is fantastic. It is sturdy and robust and well designed for all the features that it has. There are lots of fantastic features on this camera and the zoom, while not the best I've ever seen, allows you to take fairly good quality pictures close up.
I would definitely recommend this camera if you are looking for one while on a fairly tight budget as you really don't need to blow the bank with this camera. The C913 is very easy to use and is fantastically simple to operate, even my 10 year old niece can easily turn it on and take lots of lovely photographs.
I wanted a nice compact little digital camera which I could just slip in my handbag for those unexpected photo opportunities. This Kodak Easyshare C913 is perfect. It isn't too big and I found it was really easy to use. Most of the time I just point and shoot.
Kodak is one of the best names in photography and is a brand I really trust. Well I wasn't disappointed with this digital camera.
The colour and the design is very modern and sleek. It also has a 2.4 inch colour viewing screen which is ideal for seeing the pictures as you take them and also to look back through them while they are still on the camera.
It has an auto function on the camera which is great for general picture taking and saves you having to fiddle with the settings all the time.
A great feature of this camera is the blur reduction. If you are like me and have trouble taking photos with a steady hand then this is perfect for you. It removes the blur from the photo and then lets you know how much was removed with a small hand icon. (green - no blur removed, amber - small amount removed, red quite alot removed)
I found the menus easy to navigate and got it linked with my computer to transfer pictures quite effortlessly.
This is a 9.2 Megapixel camera which takes excellent, clear photos and also has video clip capabilities.
The only fault I have found with this camera is that it doesn't come with a case. Although one can be cheaply bought it just meant I had to go and find one :D
I'm no expert when it comes to photography, but I do love taking photographs. I have 3 children, so there are many opportunites in our household to take some snaps! I used to have a small, boring didgital camera, or used my mobile phone, but on my birthday this year, I dropped some not-so-subtle hints to my husband that I would like a nicer camera. He purchased very well, and bought me the Kodak Easyshare C913.
Kodak is a very popular name in the photography industry, and they have not disappointed with this digital camera, which is a very good piece of technological equipment for those who are not experts in the field.
The camera is a very attractive one. It nicely fits in the palm of my hand, so is fairly compact. Its a mainly black camera, with a silver trim and lens, making it look very cool. At the back of the camera, you get a 2.4 inch viewing screen, so you can see your photo clearly in colour before taking your snaps, and view them afterwards too.
Taking photographs with this camera is so easy. Just pont and click, If your flas is turned on, it may take a few seconds, as the lens adjusts before the flash goes off. It also has built in blur reduction, so if your camera was a bit wobbly, it automatically adjusts and removes any blur from the photo. Once taken, you get an idea of how much blur was removed by a little icon that appears in the corner of the viewing screen. Its like a little wavy hand, green means no blur reduction was needed, yellow means there was a little, and red means a lot of blur was taken.
This camera is a 9.2 megapixel camera, so you get some very good quality shots on this camera, and they come out better when printed the higher the megapixel.
The quick functions on the camera, include : a delete button - this makes it quick and easy to delete any pictures you do not want to keep.
Review - this button enables to you browse through all the photos you have already taken.
Menu - from here you can do many things, including setting the self timer, changing the picture size, colour mode and many others.
Zoom Function - the easy slider zoom function button is simple to use, just click either end to zoom in or out. There is a little bar that slides up and down so after a while you get an idea of how far you want the zoom to go.
At the top of the camera, there is also a little dial. Using this, you can choose from taking auto photos, to changing the layout of the photo (and one function I have literally just discovered, which enables you to take a clear photo if there is light in the background!) You also can switch to video mode from here.
Using video mode is simple, just switch to the correct setting, and start by using the same button as if you were taking a picture. If you have a memory card with enough space, you can video for a long time. (I currently have an 8gb memory card in mine, and so far have 45 minutes of video on there.
I was confused when videoing, as when you play it back through the camera, there is no sound. It wasn't until I uploaded my videos onto the pc that I realised it does record the sound but you just cant hear it on the camera itself.
Inside the camera box, there was a Kodak Easyshare software disc, a USB lead to hook it up to your computer, a big instruction leaflet, and a docking stand.
The software is simple to install, but it did take a while on my pc, and if I am being honest, I tend to upload my photos on the internet, and dont really use the software very much. I also have to admit to not paying much attention to the instructions, and 'winging' it more! And I have only just started using the stand to hold my camera on.
I can imagine that using ordinary batteries would drain this camera quite quickly if you use it a lot, so I use rechargeable batteries in mine.
There is 16mb internal memory built in, although, Im not sure how many photos that will hold. As already said, I have an 8gb memory card (SD) in mine, and I have 45 minutes worth of video, and 1177 photos, and I have used around 70% of my memory, so investing in a memory card may be a good idea.
You can hook the camera up to your computer via the USB cable, this can be a slow process if, like me, you have lots on the camera.
My only downside to this camera, is where I can upload it to online. It uploads to Facebook easily, although I have to use the simple uploader tool, so it can take a long while to upload if I have a lot to add. I cannot upload straight from my camera to photo sharing sites like Photobucket for example, and I do struggle with any photo printing companies. That may be because I dont use the software though, it may be possible that if I saved my photos on the software it will be then saved on my pc making it easier to upload online. Thats something I will have to try!
My husband paid around £90 for this camera, although he was not impressed to see it in the sales at just over £60 a few weeks later!! I think now you can pick one up for around £70, and it is available in silver, pink and purple in some places.
It is a very good camera, its like my best friend, I take it with me everywhere I go! It captures some lovely images, and the zoom is great!
I'll add some specs for anyone who wants to know the more technical stuff!
3 x Optical Zoom lens
Max resolution - 3472 x 2604
17 scene and 3 colour modes
Flash Range - 3.2m
Digital Image Stabalization
On camera share button
There are many many more specs for this camera, these are just a few of the great ones!
If you are looking for a handy and high quality camera thats a good all rounder, this one is a camera I would very highly recomend!
Hi, i bought this camera a few months ago and i have found it to be one of the easiest cameras ive ever used, even simple enough for the mother to use!!! Im not the best with technology myself!! The photos come out clear and sharp and the facilities on the camera to change colour, zoom and settings, i.e landscape, sport etc, make taking a great photo easy. This comes with kodak software that allows you to crop, change, remove red eye etc, which i do find useful as some of my friends always seem to come out with red eye on any picture.
I have owned a number of digital cameras in the past and found this one to be the best, even compared to other Kodak cameras i have owned. I would recommend this camera to anyone, looking at buying a digital camera. whether they are good at modern technology or not.
Only downfall is the internal memory is small, storing only 7 pictures, but as most people use memory cards as i do, i dont find it a problem.
kodak easyshare is great for a beginner with a 6.1cm LCD screen, 3X optical zoom and 9.2 megapixals it is great for taking high quality pictures. When you get it is easy straight from the start and you can start straight away. It has great editing tools like PERFECT TOUCH TECH witch allows you to make your pictures brighter CROP is a great tool if you dont like anything in your picture just crop it off. It has colour mode including COLOUR, BLACK & WHITE and SEPIA witch allows you to take pictures in professional ways all together the kodak easyshare c913 is a great camera and a 5 out of 5 from me.
the only bad point about it is that there is no sound so when you have made a video you have got to connect it to a PC or laptop. but besides that it is a great camera and a wonder gift.
I had never owned a camera before and after gathering some money together I went ahead and bought one. I purchased the Kodax Easyshare 913 as firstly, the price. Not hard to be missed at less than £60. Secondly, the design of it looked great and unlike many others I looked at oin person. Next I looked at the MP and at 9.2 MP and at the price, it would have been foolish not to buy it. After cracking the box open and using it, I was amazed by the picture quality. I also purcahsed a 2GB memory card to go with it which holds over 1500 extra images. It also ad a 3x optical zoom. Since it is easyshare, you can email yourself or your mates your pictures at the touch of a button. This is honestly the bets camera that I have ever used at a great price.
Ok, just time for a short review before I go out, so here goes.
I bought this camera a few weeks ago and the first thing that stood out for me was the design, It's so simple but the camera pulls it off so elegantly. I want to congratulate who ever designed this on a job well done.
It also shoots amazing pictures and takes them in HD. It achieves this with a whole range of picture enhancing features. It has blur reduction mode, which means that even people like me, who can't hold a camera still to save their lives, can still take great pictures. It works well in low light conditions too with high ISO. The optical lense is capable of 3X zoom.
Furthermore, it has some picture editing features as well, such as the ability to crop in camera. As well as scene and colour modes, meaning you can mess about whit how the picture looks, changing it to black and white etc. It also has kodak perfect touch technology, which clears up dark shadows, making your pictures look brighter. You can also share the pictures with your PC for extra editing.
It also has some extra features, such as the ability to shoot video. It also has Internal memory plus, meaning that if you run out of memory card space, the camera has 16 MB of internal memory that you can store pictures on. This saved my ass when I was playing cameraman last week.
All in all a great camera and well worth the money.
This is a beautiful and easy to use camera. I have always had Kodak cameras and find that with each new model things have been improved but there isn't much different to how you use it. This means that you don't have to wade through a long user manual before getting started.
The larger 2.4 inch screen means viewing your pictures before putting them on the computer is much easier and clearer. Therefore you can delete the pictures you don't want before downloading them.
Item comes boxed with batteries so you can be up and running straight away, wrist strap and cable to connect to computer. Also comes with user manual and for those that haven't had a Kodak camera before a disk with the Easyshare software on for you to download to your computer.
The camera itself is very small and light therefore making it easy to fit in your pocket. Great when you want to use it alot and don't want to put it in your bag. It also has the option for multiple scenes and colour modes meaning you can use it anywhere at any time.
The blur reduction mode also means you don't have to worry too much about what your pictures will look like. It will reduce any blur caused by your shaky hand or by people moving.
Kodak once again have come up with a fantastic litle camera that will be idea for any situation. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone starting out.