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Like the 'mad cat lady' I suppose I could be called the mad camera lady. I currently own 3 cameras, but many more have suffered the car boot sale or have been passed onto family members (usually my mum). Where as most people upgrade their phones every year I upgrade my camera. I desperately want an SLR digital camera but pennies need to be saved and that is one thing I am unable to do, but then I suppose buying cheaper, lower quality cameras regularly does not help that saving process.
This camera was my first Kodak and I purchased it after my dad bought a similar camera. At the time I had a cheap Polaroid Digital camera at only 4MP. It did the job Ok my pictures were uploaded to the PC easy enough but I really wanted a camera I could use in the dark at parties, concerts, fireworks displays etc.
I had read promising reviews on the M763 so decided that whilst in the sale I'd take advantage of its excellent price. I bought the camera 2 years ago for £45.99 and I believe this is still a good price.
The camera itself has several shooting modes designed for action shot, fireworks, night shots, scenery and objects up close. There are many more however I can only confess to using the above.
The camera is easy to use with a point and press type of method. The battery never lasts long and I have found rechargeable batteries drain fast. In fact I purchased Duracell batteries and they lasted a good 3-4 days compared to the 2-3 hours I got with rechargeable batteries. I did however notice that this camera drained the power much more than the average camera.
The shot are of a very good quality however comparing them now to my current camera the images are not as crisp and defined as I would like them to be. At 7 Megapixels I'd personally expect a lot more from the quality.
The camera can take still shots, video clips and the screen on the back is ample enough to view these images and videos.
The images can be easily transferred to the PC using the USB cable supplied or by removing the SD card and inserting into a card reader. The typical Kodak software works well and images are easily managed on the screen.
I think as with many things you pay for the recognised name but this does not automatically guarantee the best quality. For example my dad has a 6 megapixel camera however the ability to capture amazing action shots and night time events surpasses the capabilities of my Kodak. His 9 Megapixel phone camera also takes nice, crisp defined shots. That said I would definitely buy Kodak again.
The Kodak M763 is a 7 megapixel digital camera. It is capable of taking still photos as well as video clips with sound.
I find this camera easy to use, as it is easy to change between it's functions. There is a dial at the top which can be turned to select between taking pictures, taking videos and looking back over photos already taken.
The flash is also easy to use, it is always set to automatic, or you can press the flash button to turn it on or off.
The camera's battery is rechargable, and it has a very good battery life, I've often not charged it for weeks and it hasn't run out of battery. However, the camera does not tell you how much battery is left, so you have to guess when to charge it.
The screen is a good size, and it is easy to look over your pictures after you've taken them and see if they're any good.
It's easy to upload your pictures to the computer, you can either put the memory card into the computer (if your computer allows it) or plug it in using the provided USB cable.
It's probably not a camera for serious photographers, but it's great for taking holiday snaps and pictures of nights out as it's compact and easy to use. The pictures come out well, and print nicely.