Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE C875 Zoom
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Kodak C875 Digital Camera Review
6 July 2007
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 batteries. The camera styling is compact, thick and very easy to hold. The hard plastic silver casing is colour coded from top to bottom with a couple of chrome highlights.
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. You have quick access the photos that you’ve tagged as favourites and the Smart Scene Mode will attempt to automatically select the right scene mode.
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 control, all for well under $200 / £150.
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, Decent resolution, respectable image quality, Lots of detail at ISO 64/100, Bright, vivid color; typical 'Kodak' output, Generally responsive, Useful post-shot blur warning, Usefu...
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 are over-compressed; no quality options, Images a touch over-contrasty and over-sharpened for purist tastes, Bit fussy about type of batteries used, Fairly high distortion (not...
Excerpt: Physical Views The Easyshare C875 compared in size to a CD. Continue on to Features & Controls Kodak C875 Specifications CCD resolution (effective pixels) 8.3 MP (3350 × 2483) Image resolution (recorded pixels) 8.0 MP (3350 × 2483) Picture quality 8.0 MP-best (3264 � 2448), prints up to 30 � 40 in. (76 � 102 cm) 7.1 MP-best 3:2 (3264 � 2176), optimized ratio for 4 � 6 in. (10 � 15 cm) prints 5.0 MP-better (2560 � 1920), prints up to 20 � 30 in.
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. Other features on the camera include a 5X optical zoom lens, 8 Megapixel CCD, 2.5" LCD display, MPEG-4 movie mode, and Kodak's PerfectTouch technology, which enhances your photos at the push of a button.
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!, PerfectTouch feature improves photo quality at the push of a button, EasyShare system makes it easy to "tag" photos for e-mailing and printing, Great movie mode; zoom lens can be used ...
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 mount, Full manual only on Kodak's website
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. There are 10 megapixel cameras, but the question is, do you really need an 8 or 10 megapixel digital camera? Well, if you are going to print 2.5 ft long by 3 ft tall images, then yes, you'd probably want one, and there is a market for it.
Excerpt: The Kodak EasyShare C875 is an inexpensive compact camera, but it packs many features. The Kodak EasyShare C875 takes 8Mp shots and has a long, 5X optical zoom lens. You get a large, bright 2.5in LCD screen and numerous scene modes to help you quickly choose the right setting for your particular subject and lighting condition.