Excerpt: I bought my Kodak Easy Share CX4230 camera a couple of years ago in anticipation of my daughter being born. It is the only digital camera I own and the only one I am interested in owning. Quality wise, the CX4230 is one of the better ones I’ve seen.
Summary: Poorly packed and not as good as advertised. The software was missing and when I contacted the owner he stated that it was in the package. He then stated that I was right and he sent me a link for Kodak to download the drivers etc. for the camera. This didn`t work out at all. I was lucky enough to find someone with the software that should have been in the package, and I solved the problem myself. The camera was NOT of good quality and condition, as stated in the add.
Summary: It's been over two years since I bought this camera and it's still going strong. After reading some of the more recent reviews I just wanted to touch on some subjects: Battery Life - Using 2300 mAh Ni-MH I can take over 70 top quality images, at least half with the flash on, on two batteries. During the hurricanes of 2004 that hit Florida I purchased a Lithium Ion battery cell for the camera and it's STILL in the camera and working perfectly!
Summary: This is my first digital camera, I love it! It is very simple to use and takes better than average pictures. The price is reasonable and you really don't need to buy any anything else to take pictures or use it with your computer. It comes with easy to install software,battries, internal memory and attachment cord to download to your computer. I could not believe how easy the software was to use, to touch up pictures, email, create albums and other interesting things.
Summary: My parents bought my wife and I this camera as a gift when they found out their first grandchild was on the way. We love the camera and use it often. The software that comes with it is slick and easy to use and makes picture organization a snap. Just for fun I timed how long it took for us to take pictures of our daughter, load them in the computer from the camera, reduce the size of the image (I take my pictures at the highest quality and reduce the image size in MS...
Summary: You really can't do much better than this little camera for the money. Great quality of shots, easy to use, self-explanatory software ... and did I mention cheap?? You can pay hundreds of dollars more, but why? Since the medium is changing so quickly in pricing and quality, you can buy this now and not feel guilty if you want to buy a higher quality camera a year or two from now ... which will probably be as inexpensive as this Kodak is now.
Summary: I got this camera as a gift. Within 5 minutes of opening the box, I was taking photos. It is that easy to use. There is a delay when pressing the button, as the other reviewers have mentioned, which is fairly frustrating and makes spontaneous shots difficult. "Rapid-fire" picture taking is impossible with this camera. However, it's very easy to use and it does produce good looking photos.