Summary: I've fought getting a digital for years...I'm a scrapbooker who loves her Cannon Rebel 35mm. Anyway, the 35mm tends to be too bulky to put into your pocket on those little trips. My husband who is a "techie" thought I was insane to by a 3.1 when there are affordable 4.0-5.0's on the market. There'll always be cameras better and faster as long as technology progresses, but the prices will also reflect those progresses.
Summary: What an incredible camera this is. My first digicam was a 1.2mp Olympus, which i loved and still use sometimes. Then last summer i "upgraded" to a nikon coolpix 3100. I hated that camera. Took great outdoor shots, but my indoor ones were dark and blue-tinted. I just bought this Kodak yesterday as a replacement..and i am amazed.
Summary: This camera exceeded my expectations in relation to ease of use. The joystick is a great idea and works well. The display looks great and the interface easy to move around in. Zooming is a breeze with this camera and it is the smallest available with a 4x zoom. It has no problems reading/writing my SD cards from Sandisk, a 32 MB and a 256 MB. My NiMH AA rechargables work great with it. Just be sure to turn off the LCD to save your batteries.
Summary: I never thought I would ever part with my SLR camera outfit, but I am hooked on digital photography already. I enjoy the crisp and bright digital images on my computer the same day I take them. Having family in another state, this camera allows me to e-mail pictures and share the moments. I use a 256 MB scan disk, so I can take pictures without abandon and just delete what I don't like. Love to be able to view what I've taken immediately on the screen.
Summary: I did my homework and researched this camera before I bought it, and I am so glad I did! What I found is that this camera can work wonders! I took about 50 pictures today in varying light of the Atlanta scene. I printed one out on my printer just to see what it looks like, and I was just amazed at the quality of the pictures! There is absolutely no need to get anything higher than a 3.1 MP.
Summary: I bought this camera a month ago and I _love_ it. It is very easy to use, with well-designed buttons and menu. Its 4x Schneider len is impressive considering the price of the camera. Its 1.8 inch LCD not only is larger than many other cameras, but also has higher resolution. The camera does not have an option to change image compression level.
Summary: I've only had my camera a short time but it seems reliable and easy to use. The 4x zoom is awesome and so much better than you get on most 3mp cameras BUT you should know the camera is very big... I bought it online and it's much bigger and bulkier than I expected. It's like the size of a normal 35mm camera. It's not one you'll throw in your pocket or purse and forget about. Just something to consider.
Summary: My Fuji Finepix4700 took a dirtnap right before we went on a weekend vacation. I loved that camera. Had it for 3 years and abused it. We stopped at a retailer at 9 PM Friday night to grab something for the trip. When I found a 4x optical w/ 3megapixels for $300 I grabbed it. Overall it seems like a good value. The screen is large, and I like the look and feel of the interactive menu.
Summary: My first digital camera and it suits my needs for family photos, vacations, etc. I purchased both the Kodak LS440 with 4mp and DX6340 and instantly knew I liked the DX6340 better. But I was concerned about the quality of prints of the 4mp over the newer features of the 6340. While I was at Best Buy I was able to talk to a Kodak rep. For features the DX6340 has much more and the flash is good to 19ft compared to 10ft. for the LS440. A major selling point for me.
Summary: I'm very new to digital photography and was, in all honesty, a bit skeptical about the Kodak brand. However, the price and features were attractive - especially the 4x optical zoom. I'd definitely recommend purchasing a memory card and a set of rechargable batteries (the lithium battery included with mine was not rechargable). The internal memory and the provided lithium batteries are just enough to get you started - but that's about it.