Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Product Review: Kodak EasyShare Camera

Product Review on Kodak EasyShare CX7330 3.2 Mpixal Camera

From a minimalist perspective.

This camera is just about one year old, and the equivalent camera today will have about 6 or 7 MegaPixals

Overall I am very happy with this choice of camera.

It does have a few irritants, but I found it is easy to learn the basics well enough to take some pretty good snapshots.

We only use the camera to take about 10 pictures per month. We have taken a couple of videos by mistake (one of only two irritants is that if you turn the on/off knob in the wrong direction, it goes into video mode.)

I use the review and flash way more than most people (I would guess) - so batteries only lasted about 6 months but were easy to replace (and the old ones powered my flashlight for quite a while. One irritant here though, there was very little warning when the batteries died. I don't know if the little "low battery" indicator was on - but I didn't notice it. Maybe something a little more annoying would be in order. Maybe I am overly sensitive since the batteries went dead a mile into a cave tour :-/

Transferring pictures is where this camera really shines. The method is essentially connect the USB cable and click. It gives you the opportunity to name an album to put the photo's into - which you could also do on the camera itself.

The pictures are transferred in JPEG format, with each being from 550 Mb to 1550 Mb in size. Since they are in a standard format, any number of programs can be used to manipulate, transfer or print them.