This is my trusty digital camera..i have had it for years now and i have never had a problem wrong with it tbh, the 7.0 Mpix is what really drove me to buy it back in the day =), i have pictures upon pictures on my computer as i always take it with me on a trip out to town or on holiday or the occasional party. The nice string wraps around your wrists to reassure yourself that the Kodak is safe, well here are the pros and cons of the Kodak Easyshare M753.
->Reliable was the main element for its prompt purchase, my friend took some photos of us at thorpe park and they came out really well on facebook =P so it is most definatley reliable with enough storage space to take as many pics as you like.
->Small is a key factor these days when searching for a good handy camera and this can fit into even a toddlers pocket, it is so compact and portable
->Zooming from afar is soo cool and with the M753 it is just the same with the 3x optical zoom capability
->Its cheap to buy! back then it was about £120 i think =s but now its easy to find a great deal, i mean the above one it £49.99 (Y)
->Battery life is depleted soo easily, so i recommend turning the device off when it is not in use, and try not to use the Flash ability either it drains power like a sponge to water
->I regret the day when i removed the sticky protective skin from the display screen, note to selves, if your gonna buy this?dont remove it
->Installation was a pain because the computer took forever to recognise it.
Overall i give the product (3)***out of (5)*****stars
This was a SDpwnage review and i hope it helps your decision........PEACE OUT GUYS =D
I bought this camera for approx £90.00 and have had this camera for over 2 years now and it is still in as good working order as when I bought it, has been very good, the picture quality is better than more recently bought cameras. It is very hard wearing and I have accidently dropped a few times and still worked!! The only downside to the camera is that the screen goes to standby after only about 10 seconds which while taking a group photo doesn't give you long enough to arrange everyone! I have tried to look through the settings but have been unable to find anywhere to adjust this setting. Red eye can easily be corrected on the program which connects your camera to your computer, I would definately buy another Kodak after being very satisfied with this camera but at the moment it is in such good working order I have no need to but another yet. Well worth the money!
I brought this camera supposedly 'brand new' from ebay a month ago. It was in the box that was completely sealed so I believed this to be true. The camera worked great for about a week. The pictures it took were of a superb quality for the price. I think this was due to the 'shake control' feature it has which really works. Uploading pictures onto my computer was really easy too and they also looked great. Although, after a day of taking lots of nice pictures, the morning after the camera was not the same. The screen showed everything to be a shade of purple and this problem continued still when I uploaded them onto the computer. I decided that this must have been a problem with the lens. I am still unsure to this day whether this mistake is down to the camera's fault, or whether it was just that i brought it from ebay.
Note: I own the silver model, as opposed to the black model in the illustration.
It wasn't until I was in my first year at uni that I began to properly notice, and appreciate, digital cameras. I realised most of my friends owned one, and soon photos of me and friends began appearing on Facebook. I decided then to get one of my own, so I could capture my time at uni forever. After looking at the various makes and models, I opted for the Kodak Easyshare M753 which seemed reasonably priced and had a wide range of features. I wasn't disappointed.
The camera is easy on the eye, with a sleek silver or black finish depending on which colour you choose. It is small enough to fit in a small handbag although not slim enough to slip into a pocket comfortably.
One slight gripe with it was that when I peeled some of the sticky tags off the camera front it left a lot of sticky residue on the surface which neither looked or felt very nice. Luckily I managed to remove it with a cocktail of toothpaste, rubbing alcohol and sellotape!
What impressed me most about this camera was the wide range of features for such a basic digital camera. It's very user friendly, offering automatic features which are enabled by default for less advanced users. This means the camera chooses which settings are best for the photo depending on what it detects. For example, when the flash is on auto detect it will only flash when the camera tells it that a flash is necessary. For advanced users, it's easy to tweak the settings for the perfect photo.
It also has several modes including Quiet Mode - for museums and galleries, Digital Image Stabilisation for when you're on the move, Close-up for high quality shots, High ISO for pictures in low light conditions, as well as Landscape, Beach and Snow optimised conditions. These are only a handful of the best features this camera has to offer!
It also comes with a short video option, which is quite nice little extra to have when you want to take a short good quality video with sound to add to your photos.
It comes with a small amount of internal memory, but I purchased a 2Gb SD card to expand the memory, which for photos is more than enough - I recommend you do the same. The photos are easily transferred from the camera to your computer via the SD card or using the cable required.
My camera came with a thin plastic protective screen cover, and I am one of those people who likes to leave the protective cases on things. As a result, my screen has remained absolutely perfect since it was purchased in December 2007!
I love this little camera and it's been more than enough for my basic leisure photo needs. I've dropped it numerous times, and although the outside has been scratched slightly, it's never broken. The battery life is superb and I rarely have to charge it, and I would recommend it to anybody who's looking for a sturdy little digital camera with a good range of features.
Thank you for reading.
I have paid quite a bit of money over the years for digital cameras but never been overly impressed with the quality of the photographs....until now.
The Kodak Easyshare M753 was an impulse puchase when it was reduced on the boots.com website. My old Samsung camera was started to give up the ghost, so for £89.99 I thought I would give it a try. It comes in alternative colours from standard silver, and I chose a lovely navy glossy finish.
It is a 7MP model with 3 x optical zoom & 5 x digital zoom, which is something I was told to look out for when buying a camera, as optical is better than digital zoom. The relatively high MP mean that the photos are such good quality, even when I printed them out on normal paper, the quality of the image was still excellent. The flash also has options when you select it. There is auto, red eye and fill.
In addition to those features, you can also choose for your picture to be in high colour, natural colour, low colour, black and white or sepia. If you really want to experiment then there are few scenes you can add to the photo also such as fireworks or snow.
Everything about using the camera is simple. The on/off button is on the top and once switched on you can change the way the camera takes pictures by turning the dial on the top. You have the following choices:
Auto - Use for general picture taking
Digital Image Stabiliser - This reduces the effect of camera shake or subject movement.
Close Up - When you subject is closer then 28" or 70cm
Portrait - For full frame photos
High ISO - For taking pictures in low light conditions
Video - To capture motion in HD
At my recent work Christmas party I used the High ISO option in what was a pretty dark room, and the effect is that the subjects are my photos look like they are in a brightly lit room. However, there is a downside to this, as there is no viewfinder, the 2.5" screen just shows blackness when it is very dark and you have to guess where the subjects are. I have to say I managed ok though.
I also used the stabiliser mode in the front row of a Shed Seven gig where I was anything but still and the photos were amazing.
Anyone buying this would need to purchase additional memory, as there is only 16MB of internal memory, but I picked up a 2GB SD card for under £10 from dvd.co.uk.
For the features on this compact model, you would have expected to pay a lot more, and for the amateur snapper whose aim is to record moments in time this is the perfect model. For the more professional picture takers, it is probably too basic.
Since the introduction of Digital picture frames over a year ago my dad has been desperate for one. He loves gadgets and technical things, so when he saw the digital frames he really wanted one. Therefore I have known since Easter what I would get him for Christmas. I didn't count on the many different offers and packages. Last month I ordered the Kodak frame from Amazon and was very happy until I picked up the Argos 'Christmas offer' catalogue.
The catalogue was offering a reduced produce Kodak C613 camera with the same frame. As my frame had not arrived I decided to cancel and go with Argos (less said about shopping experience the better). The reason for all of this I hear you ask well there is a point and the point is that I have never liked Kodak, since the day I used my mate's camera. It was so difficult to use and seemed quite bulky. The frame on its own was £89.99 and with a camera was £99.98 so I couldn't really resist, I did talk myself into it and tried to order it. Unfortunately the C613 was discontinued, but to cut a long story short customer services allowed me to pay £10 extra for the next model up, so I was then stuck with a Kodak camera.
So you may have already gathered that I am not impressed by Kodak one bit, in fact I have always felt that they look a little cheap and tacky. In fact they appear a lot bigger than most other brands and do not appeal to me. They are often priced higher than their rivals. The company however are actually very reliable and highly respected by many consumers. In fact since its formation in 1881 by George Eastman many products have been created. The Kodak logo is often a sign of quality; in fact my dad would only ever purchase Kodak film or camera equipment.
I personally love Fujifilm and have owned 3 brilliant Fujifilm cameras in the past. So really I didn't need a new camera. After a conversation with my mum I realised that she would love to have her own camera so my mind was made up Kodak M753 it was.
KODAK EASYSHARE M753
My fear of Kodak ended as soon as I picked the camera up, I soon realised that I had been awfully wrong and within 3 days had forgotten my intentions of giving the camera to my mum and had decided to keep it.
The camera is black and as a 'silver freak' I was quite impressed. Until now I have favoured the silver finish on electrical appliances and this camera was a pleasant change. I believe the camera does come in other colours such as silver, rose, copper and purple. It is quite small compared to my previous opinion of Kodak. The camera which is advertised as 'ultra slim' is very compact and easy to fit in my pocket.
I also like the fact that it can be used with a Kodak printer, picture frame and memory card successfully. These extra appliances are very common and easy to find unlike the faddy models that seem to come and go.
The camera has a very good resolution at 7 mega pixels and this quality is shown both on screen and when printed out. Even with a basic printer the quality looks good and this is testament to the quality of the camera.
It does have a number of modes such as sepia and black and white. I don't use these often unless I know that I will not need a colour copy, for example photos for a history project. There are a number of other modes to use in certain environments e.g. night, portrait, landscape and the sporty shot you know the picture you try so hard to get but the focus keeps moving. I use the sporty shot most often as it's so helpful for moving objects e.g. pets and children. I am quite 'slow' with photos and find that sometime the time between pressing the button and the camera registering often means that I have missed what I was taking, but the shutter speed is very quick on this camera which again is very useful.
It has 5x digital zoom and 3x optical which basically means I can take a detailed 'close up' picture of a far away object. The quality of every picture is very crisp and clear. The flash is also very good in fact pictures taken at night at a distance appear very clear and are of a good quality. Sometimes pictures taken up close can appear very light and those far away can appear out of focus or non existent this camera however is very good at taking both types of photo (near and far).
The camera also has a video function for taking short videos. The playback on the 2.5" LCD screen is very good however on a larger screen e.g. computer/television the playback quality is not as good.
EASE OF USE
As a CCO (clumsy camera owner) I go through many cameras and have learned that not all cameras can be switched on a used effortlessly, in fact most cameras require a quick read of a manual. The manual supplied with the camera is very useful and easy to read although I rarely had to refer to it for technical support. I can't really comment on how robust this camera is and as with all my cameras in the early months I prefer not to know. I have purchased an expensive camera case for this camera and although the case is 4 times the size of the camera I hope it will offer some protection.
The camera is in comparison to most very easy to use and very easy to get used to. In fact I feel quite guilty giving mum my old one whilst I use this one. I think this camera would be ideal for any first time digital camera owner (particularly children).
The camera comes with a Li-ion rechargeable battery and does last a reasonable amount of time (after 3 hours of charging), it can be charged via the included USB cable but it is obviously more helpful to buy a charging cable/dock so that you can plug in and go. Charging docks can be bought separately for only £30 from sites such as Pixmania. Obviously if you have a different version of Windows or have Macintosh the charger may be more/less effective. It is also a negative if you go away and cannot charge your camera without a USB connection (computer) unlike most cameras out there you cannot just insert batteries. Which again was my main gripe with Kodak - they don't always make it easy for the user!
This camera is currently available in Argos for only £79.99 and on Amazon for £78.76. The camera also retails for £78.02 at PC World. Compared to most 7MP cameras this is a very good price and it also has the Kodak logo which clearly shows its quality and reliability. The camera is £89.99 on the Kodak.com website but there is a larger selection of fascia colour on the website compared to the other stores. So if you are willing to pay £10 more for a pink camera then you can on the website. The postage and Packaging on the Kodak website is free.
This is a great little camera at a very good price. It ticks all the boxes it is easy to use it produces fabulous pictures and it is compact and does not weigh too much. I can safely say that I am a Kodak convert!