Product Type: Kodak digital cameras
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Kodak EASYSHARE CX7530, Was it Worth the Buy
Kodak Easyshare CX7530
Member Name: Ri0TTs
Kodak Easyshare CX7530
Advantages: Good quality camera, Very reliable and durable, Easy to use and has an amazing set of features
Disadvantages: Very big and bulky, Instruction manual not to acurate, Looks old
Okay so I bought this over sized camera from the market in my local town around a month and a half ago and to be quite honest I have not stoped using it yet so I have had quite a bit of experience with it so far. This digital camera is a very old make compared to the modern day digital cameras that are out, but despite that fact it does work very well.
The camera itself is a 5.0 MEGA PIXEL camera which these days you can actually get on alot of mobile phones. 5.0 MEGA PIXEL doesn't seem like alot anymore compared to the new 14.0 MEGA PIXEL Digital Cameras and the Digital Cameras that work in High Definition, but for me this was enough. The picture when uploaded onto the computer is actually quite amazing and is very crystal clear. I used the camera down in torquay and I didn't miss a moment.
The picture itself on the camera isn't as clear as I hoped as it is only displayed on a 1.8 in/4.6 cm Hi - Resolution screen, but I guess If you can see it then you can see that it is a good quality screen just very small.
To turn the camera is is quite easy, there isn't a typical power button but instead there is a dial on the top of the camera which you just simply turn to which ever feature of the camera you would like to use and obviously to conserve your battery when you are not using the camera you just turn the dial to the OFF part. Above the OFF section there is different camera options you can turn it to "Close Up" mode which is used for object that are closer than 28 inches and it takes the best picture it can for those objects and this is the very top feature. The next feature you can choose is "Landscape" and this is used for distant scenery that you may want to capture. Next on the camera is "Night" and this is used to capture the subject and background at night time and is very useful. "Sport" is the next one and this is used for when the subject is in motion, then you have "Portrait" which can be used for full frame photos and other subjects and the very last one is "Auto" which means the camera will try it's vest to detect the best setting for you.
Below the OFF sign you can enter favourites mode or you can switch to video camera mode.
The video camera on this Digital Camera is actually quite exceptional for the camera that it is. You don't see any lag with the camera, it has the date and time and it allows you to zoom and have the flash on or off. You can then record for aslong as your battery will let you.
The buttons around the display screen is what makes this camera so easy to use as they are very basic and tell you clearly what they are used for. On the left hand side of the screen there is a big "delete" button used for deleting your photos and/or video. There is directional buttons and on ok button for use on the photos and features and there and there is a little red share button used for sharing with kodak.
Above the screen is a timer button and a flash button to set how you want the flash to work and on the right hand side of the screen there is your zoom in and out buttons, a menu button and a review button for looking through all of your photos and videos you have taken and recorded.
Above the screen aswell is a little mini screen like you would have on the old polaroid cameras and I guess this can be useful if your big screen ever goes bust and you don't have money to get it fixed as you will still be able to see what's going to be in the photo.
The camera itself runs on two AA batteries as it doesn't come with rechargable ones, and this for me is a slight downfall with the camera as the battery does run out fairly quickly and for me it is seven pound for a new pack of batteries.
The flash on the camera is actually very powerful and is extremely useful at night time. It can be used for both photo and video and doesn't really take a big toll on the battery.
The sound that is recorded in the video mode is suprisingly clear aswell but I guess it could do with been a little louder. I have dropped the camera about 4 times though now and there isn't a single mark on the camera and everthing still works completely fine like brand new.
I think the two biggest downfalls about this camera is the:
Look of the Camera
The installation CD
The look of the camera in my opinion is very ugly compared newr cameras as it is very big and bulky and has a funny colour to it.
The installation CD was a nightmare aswell, no matter how many times I Uninstalled and Reinstalled the software, it just wouldn't work for the camera, but lucky enough I use an SD card which can go straight into my computer and I can take all of my media off the camera that way. And what I discovered the other day was if I just plug the camera into the computer without the software, XP just does the rest for you with the installation and it works fine that way. Kodak failed to mention this in there installation guide and insist that you use there software but ohwell.
Picture Quality 4/5
Range & Quality of Features 5/5!
Ease of Use 5/5
Overall Look & Design 2/5
Summary: Big, bulky old camera with a lot of useful features, find out just what?
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