Summary: If you're someone who still thinks of Kodak in terms of film and photo prints, my Kodak EasyShare M381 review says that you should change your thought process. The M381 digital camera from Kodak is a very nice entry-level camera, providing a very easy-to-use menu structure and overall configuration. Kodak even included an "undo delete" function as part of the menu structure, something more beginner cameras should have.
Pros: Camera is extremely easy to use, menu structure is simple and efficient, Close-up focus is very good for shooting text, Good value for beginning photographers at less than $200, Panorama mode works very well, Image quality is pretty good across the board
Cons: Shutter lag is poor with flash and in low light, Shot to shot delays are below average, LCD can be a little tough to see in sunlight, No separate charger included; must charge the battery inside the camera
Excerpt: Kodak's 12Mp EasyShare M381 is an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera for anyone who doesn't want to fuss with a lot of controls - as long as you're also willing to deal with a few of the camera's quirks.
Conclusion: With competent auto correct technology and instant post-production techniques that make up for any technical shortcomings the user may have, the M381 is the ideal compact companion for novices or occasional snappers.