Summary: As soon as you turned it on it immediately shuts off. Who wants a camera that stays on and works? Anyone can buy one of those, as long as it isn't the Kodak M1033. The ability of it to shut down as soon as it is turned on saves immense battery life! Never have to worry about charging it, it turns itself off as soon as you try to use it.
Summary: At least one day beyond the warranty period! Purchased July 11, 2009. This camera died while still under warranty; however, our daughter was overseas visiting family and we were not able to return the camera until she returned home yesterday (1 year, 2 days). HP support had us on hold indefinitely, so we hung up after 30 minutes and sent an email. Disappointed that the camera lasted barely 12 months.
Summary: I liked the picture quality but the battery life was short, so I purchased a backup battery. A year and a half later it turns on, then shuts down. I tried what Kodak support suggested, to plug to electricity bypassing battery with no luck. They estimate it will cost $80 to fix, and that doesn't make me happy, since I didn't use it very much in the year and a half I owned it. My husband's Canon is much older and reliable.
Summary: My camera took grainy pictures at dusk and at night, but now doesn't work at all. Thought it was the battery, so bought new battery, but still turns on, is blurry, then shuts off. To late to return now, so I'm off to buy another but not a Kodak.
Summary: I WILL NEVER BUY A KODAK CAMERA AGAIN AFTER THS EXPERIENCE. THE BATTERY LIFE ON THIS CAMERA IS A MERE 3-5 DAYS. A FEW PICTURES, TURNED OFF, IN A DRAWER. THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE THE CAMERA IS DEAD AND NEEDS A FEW HOURS TO RECHARGE. I HAVE REPLACED THE BATTERY SAME ISSUE. I BOUGHT IT NEW. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH KODAKS 'HELP' CENTER WHERE I HAD A COMPLICATED CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE OVERSEAS. THEY WERE VERY POLITE BUT COMPLETELY USELESS.
Summary: Bought it for my daughter as a replacement for a Polaroid digital camera that started shutting itself off at random times. This one lasted for about two months, but now it is frozen in Smart Mode. No matter what we do when it comes on it will not allow for Mode selection. It takes pictures, but that's it. Really disappointed in both Polaroid AND Kodak. Won't be buying any more of their products!!
Summary: I've had bad luck with these cameras and would not recommend them. One was returned after being inoperative after only one week of service. The other two are being returned to Kodak for repairs.