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Got two of these cameras. One for me and one for my cousin. My cousin had it hanging on her wrist, bumped it against a cabinet, and the thing was killed like the connection to the power supply got severed somewhere inside the camera. In mine, I've never bumped it or banged it into anything and the connection to set off the flash got messed up so it rarely flashes and often just has this nasty yellow picture because the camera was expecting a flash but the flash never went off.
LCD Screen is nice, optical zoom is nice, but the camera itself is cheaply made and the extra functions will be worthless to about 95% of people. It's also too bulky to be one of those camera you stash in your pocket. I just wanted a nice camera I could take around and snap photos but it couldn't even handle that. Both cameras were essentially dead within a year. I'm sure if I had the camera for a week or two I'd leave a raving review like most people on here but it's been a few months and both of the cameras are done for. Save your money and buy a better camera than this one. It'll be a much better value in the end.
I bought this camera to use for my art and design diploma, and it has been a wonderful choice. I have previously owned two kodak easyshare cameras and the brand has always maintained the same easy to use features and point and shoot style. The quality of photos that it produces is clear and crisp- excellent for my art projects but would be equally as good for any use.
The camera is compact, very easy to carry around and it's sleek black design makes it quite elegant. The optical zoom focuses well even when you are at full zoom, and the sound quality on the videos is superb- especially when played on the computer.
The range of photographic modes is impressive, and I do use these as well as the smart automatic feature. The manual feature is also useful. I use rechargeable batteries which last for an extremely long time, which is commendable.
Across the board this camera is inexpensive for the quality of photos and the range of features, I would recommend this product for anyone.
I am one of those people who always has my camera on me and I know I quite often take way too many pictures after my last camera which I loved and am yet to review I wanted something a little better.
I attend a lot of racing events so went out with a few things in mind, it had to have video with sound, a decent zoom and take AA batteries as it is much easier than battery packs when I'm sleeping in a tent in the middle of a field. It also had to be able to accompany me on some day to day stuff like days out and nights out with the girls.....i wasn't disappointed.
Just like the above picture its black in colour with silver trim it is slightly larger than a compact measuring 4'x3'x1.5' in size.
The batteries and memory card can be inserted under the same slid and pop flap on the base which is slightly annoying but the only quibble I have with the camera. The A/V out and DC 3 in ports are situated under a rubber flap on the side.
When you turn the camera round on the back is the LCD screen which is 2.5" colour it has buttons down the right hand side for discard, menu, info, and the playback, as well as arrow buttons ad the easy share button.
On the top of the camera is a dial allowing shoot mode to be changed with ease.
*~*~*THE TECHY STUFF*~*~*
A few important techy bits you need to know:
* 10 Mega pixel
* 10x optical and 5x digital Zoom
* Optical image stabiliser
* SD memory card
* 32mb integrated memory
* built in flash and Red eye
* Movie mode with built in microphone.
I love this camera it has everything I need and takes a very sharp and clear photograph. I have used it in a variety of situations and never found a problem Portrait photos and landscapes are good allowing you to pick up on details with ease. This camera has one of the best sport modes I have used even when snapping away at the British grand prix all my photos were clear with a nice contrast.
Under the scene mode there is a multitude of different scenarios from snow to fireworks, candlelight to flowers giving you plenty of settings to play with.
What I like most is the Kodak's ease of use its so simple to switch from photos to video mode then check out your shots, even my camera-phobe friend gave it ago at an event and managed a photos that was recognisable.
I have also used the video mode on many occasions and couldn't believe that the sound was even clear when recording at a concert at the O2 something I really didn't expect as well as at Silverstone.
I do however have just one fault with this camera (although not enough to knock it a star) I am not a fan of having the memory card slot under the same flap as the batteries it does become slightly annoying if you have to keep changing cards.
That said not even that can rain on this camera and at a price of around £125 it's a steal and I would highly recommend it for anyone.
Many people tend to base their digital camera purchase on megapixels alone, however, most people need a basic, inexpensive camera, with good features.
I've had the Kodak Easyshare (Z915) Camera since June 2009, and it is overall enjoyable to easy. It's a great little product, and comes with features such as image stabilization, various shooting modes, 10x zoom, and capture speed equitable to action shots. I regard this camera as a feature rich camera. Modes of picture taking include: "Fireworks, Museum, Beach and Snow", but these were included by Kodak as presets, and I hardly use them.
HD is written on the camera, but it is very misleading. The camera records only in 640 x 480 resolution, and is definitely not a substitute for a regular video camera. The internal microphone isn't half bad, but I don't consider this one of the camera's striking features. One annoying aspect is that the zoom is literally locked when I start recording, meaning I have to pick the zoom before I start recording (not a well thought-out software/hardware design).
The camera is very easy to use (pick up and shoot). Close up shots are crispy and clear, unlike my older camera. Sometimes however, photos may come out a little too dark or too light (rarely), due to the automatic settings of the camera. I have difficulty taking the memory card out occasionally, because the cover pops out both the batteries and the memory card. However, there is a also a cord included. Batteries can be regular or alkaline.
Overall, this is a great little camera for the average family. Unless you have a very keen eye, photos will come out extremely well. It's strong ability is the ability to take steady photos while zoomed out. Though some technical and software hindrances, this is a nice camera, which I don't regret purchasing.