Summary: I bought it, worked fine for little more than a year and then the flash stopped working. I agree that even when it was not expensive, I expected it to work more than a year. Kodak is not a bad brand but...
Summary: I should have paid more attention to the negative reviews; the old saying you get what you pay for certainly applies here. I bought this camera one year ago this month (4-2011) and already it doesn't work. Now I expect to get more than a year's worth of use from a camera and even if it didn't cost that much it still cost more than it was worth for no more than a year. On top of that it was used maybe half a dozen times tops.
Summary: Sterkte's review from June 2011 is on point. I agree with everything he said. The pictures are pretty good quality, but it takes 3-4 attempts to get a good picture. You have to wait about 3 seconds for the camera to focus or else you'll end up with a blurry picture. If your hands are not completely still, you will also get a blurry picture. The worst thing about this camera is that it DIES! I have had it for about 5 months.
Summary: This is the worst camera I have ever owned! I get maybe one good picture to 10 blurry ones. Unless I want to go in and change the "scene" everytime I want to take a picture of my kids this camera is worthless! I want to capture the moment as it happens and kids don't sit still or wait for me to set up the camera.
Summary: Everytime I try to charge the dumb thing it blinks a couple times and does nothing. I've had it plugged in overnight before and no charge was made. When I try to turn it on, the lens moves in and out and the screen is blank. WTF?? Not happy with this product and now I have to try to get my money back or get it replaced. Wish me luck on that! EDIT: So Kodak so called "fixed" my camera.
Summary: To those consumers shopping around to buy a simple point and shoot camera. Please do not buy the Kodak M530 this camera was made with poor quality. I had my camera in my pocket and bumped my car door. As a result, the LCD display broke and I could no longer view the pictures that I took. I called Kodak customer service and they indicated to me that it was my fault and would not fix my camera.
Summary: I bought this camera to take to Singapore for several months of training required for my company. It took blurry pictures many of the times and required a long time to get a good focused picture. If you did manage to get something you had to wait 4-5 seconds and "that moment" rarely will wait that long for the picuture to look ok. There were three occasions that the picutes were loaded from the camera to my computer.
Summary: I bought this camera for my son for Christmas, he said he had to have a green camera so we were limited on choices. He likes it because it is green and small. I feel like I wasted my money, because unless you have total bright light and whatever you are taking a picture of is so still to the point it is not even breathing - the picture quality is horrible. Every picture is blurred. And for a seven year old, either he is moving or what he is taking a picture of is moving.
Summary: The camera has nice features and all for the price, but the pictures are terrible unless you have perfect lighting conditions. In low light and indoors, getting good pictures out of this camera is not easy, that's to say, much harder than it should be. I'm also not fond of the tiny buttons on the top -- not a deal-breaker by any means but ergonomically bad choice.