Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE C875 Zoom
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Value for money 9
Picture quality 7
Build quality 8
23 January 2008
Conclusion: I have to say that when i first started this review I had fairly low expectations; not because I have any preconceptions about Kodak's ability to make a decent camera (they've proved that they can many times), but because the C875 appears to offer too good a deal; 8MP, 5x zoom, full photographic...
Pros: Great feature set at a great price, Decent build quality, Full photographic control with genuinely usable interface, Typical Kodak ease of use, excellent integration with EasyShare software, Useful 5x zoom range (would be nice if it started a bit wider, however), Reliable focus and exposure, Dece...
Cons: Screen not very bright, not enough resolution, can be hard to see in bright light, Slow focus at the long end of the zoom and in low light, High noise reduction at ISO 200+ causes excessive loss of fine, low-contrast detail, No custom white balance, Flash exposures a little hit and miss, Images a...
Excerpt: This solid 8-megapixel point-and-shoot is not very stylish and does not really fit in pockets, but it includes Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority, and Manual modes. It comes with a mode dial on top, a joystick on the back and a few other intuitive buttons.
Excerpt: In a market where most cameras are the same and striving for new features, Kodak have gone in the opposite direction and just maintained the basics opting for simplicity. It has provided an 8 mega-pixel sensor, with a 2.5 inch LCD screen, a 5x optical zoom and the option for ‘old school’ AA...
Summary: The Kodak EASYSHARE C875 is the high-end member of the EasyShare C series of snapshot cameras. With a large 2.5-inch color LCD screen and a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON 5X optical zoom lens this 8-megapixel point-and-shoot produces good pictures and offers plenty of advanced controls.
Excerpt: The EasyShare C875 is the top dog in Kodak's entry-level C-series of digital cameras. It offers features for both beginners and enthusiasts alike, from scene modes to help screens to manual exposure controls.
Pros: Great value for the money, Very good photo quality in most situations, More zoom than your typical entry-level camera, Compact, well-built metal/plastic body, Large 2.5" LCD display (but see issue below), Many manual controls, Tons of scene modes; auto scene mode will pick one for you!, PerfectTo...
Cons: Redeye, despite fancy reduction system, Disappointing night shot performance, Low resolution LCD, No optical viewfinder, Could really have used manual white balance, Fairly useless "distance guide" in manual focus mode, Small zoom controller; on/off is in the middle of mode dial, Plastic tripod m...
Excerpt: With consumer point and shoot digital cameras reaching the 8 megapixel range and beyond, it can be safe to say that 8 megapixel cameras, which can output huge 30 x 40 inch prints, are the new upper range in terms of what is offered.
Summary: The Kodak Easyshare C875 is currently the top of line in Kodak’s C-series. Typically, the C series cameras have been entry level, easy to use, and affordable. The C875, loaded with features, including manual modes, is sophisticated enough for the second time buyer or first time buyer who is looking...
Conclusion: Digital cameras offering manual exposure controls and extra zoom, in a compact body are few and far between. On balance I like the Kodak Easyshare C875. It does well to retain good levels of ease of use and picture quality is good in most situations.
Pros: Ease of use, Specification, Low shutter delay