Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE M1093 IS
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Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS
9 May 2009
Excerpt: The Kodak Easyshare M1093 is one of the simplest ultra-compact cameras to use. If you're looking for a hassle-free point-and-shoot option, this is a worthy candidate. With an emphasis on Smart Capture mode, the only downside happens to be the limited manual functions. The M1093 looks much like the others in the M-series. It comes in an all-black finish, with most of the rear occupied by the screen. There aren’t too many buttons beside the screen.
Summary: The Kodak M1093 IS offers good quality low ISO images (which, yes, you could probably stretch to a print size of 30x40) that's easy to use, has some cool scene modes and a good quality build. But I cannot help feeling it is little more than average not really offering anything that different. But most cameras within its price range make me wonder what am I complaining about - what more can you want or expect from a digital compact for this amount of money?
Pros: Scene modes, Ease of use, Price.
Cons: Poor high ISO performance, Poor battery performance.
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Conclusion: Kodak's EasyShare M1093 IS delivers much more than you'd expect from a $160 pocket camera, including a large LCD and HD video recording. An incredible value, it's our latest Editors' Choice budget point and shooter.
Pros: Affordable. Terrific image quality. Large 3-inch LCD. In-camera battery charging via USB. 720p30 HD video capture.
Cons: Noticeable shutter lag. Recycle times increase dramatically after multiple shots. Proprietary USB port.
Excerpt: The Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS is an ultra-compact
camera that packs a 10 Megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization,
3-inch LCD, and a high definition movie mode. You might expect a camera
with those specs to be on the expensive side, but the M1093 IS can be found
for under $200. The EasyShare M1093 also features an auto scene selection
feature (known as Smart Capture) and a simple interface that makes sharing
your photos a snap.
Pros: Decent photo quality, if you stick to small prints and low ISO sensitivities, Good value for the money, Ultra-compact, well built body; comes in three colors, Sensor-shift image stabilization, Large, sharp 3-inch LCD display (though see issues below), Smart Capture mode picks a scene mode for you, detects faces, and brightens the scene -- automatically, Easy to use, with help screens for menu items; tons of scene modes, Handy PerfectTouch, Undo Delete, and Panorama St...
Cons: Noise reduction smudges fine details, mottles the sky, and gives images an overall soft look; colors tend to be oversaturated, Redeye a big problem; countermeasures did not work in my tests, Poor HD video quality, Low light focusing not always accurate, Weak flash, Image stabilizer not available in movie mode, LCD can be hard to see outdoors, Below average battery life, Lack of direct buttons means lots of trips to the menu; camera doesn't store shooting mode used whe...