Summary: Pros: Cheap. Cons: Low quality, terrible design. I really dislike this camera. A small sampling of my frustrations: poor picture quality generally (especially in low light.. and in any light I've generally gotten much better photos out of other cameras with similarly cheap optics and much lower megapixels), awkward menus (for example just deleting one bad photo is awkward enough that I got in a habit which soon led me to, with one extra accidental click, perhaps...
Summary: I've had this about a year. At first it was good. Then the battery wouldn't hold a charge. So I bought a new one. It lasted about 2 months, i didn't use it very much either. Won't hold a charge or even take 1 picture now...
Summary: I actually returned this camera because it was just too inconvenient to use; the design of the buttons means that each must be pressed very hard, in a very specific place/way in order for the function to register.
Summary: This camera was a Christmas present for my teenage daughter. The picture quality was good for her use, she had no trouble uploading photos, etc. Unfortunately, after 4 months use it simply refuses to turn on--Battery is charged, the camera turns on, then right back off again. She is heartbroken. No, it wasn't dropped. It has a Kodak battery, and she used Kodak charging equipment designed for this camera.
Summary: Quality of the camera faded about months into usage. I started taking pictures and they started becoming blurry, especially whenever outside and from a distance. The camera's ability to take a close-up shot is good, granted you have proper sun lit lightening; however, go inside and you have a blur. I think the uploading was fairly easy as well. The video camera quality is so bad because you could hear a buzzing sound and the sound quality was bad.
Summary: Why we returned it: -The "Smart Capture" feature made 90% of the photos I took look "blown out" (white faces w/no depth). That meant that I had to figure out which Scene I wanted to use before each photo I took and that takes TIME! -The shape of the camera got in the way of my taking beautiful pictures. Sure, it's a handy size for sticking in your back pocket (if you like to do that sort of thing with a camera!
Summary: The camera does not take good pictures when the subject is moving. The pictures that come out are okay, but it has to be of a subject that is still. So I bought this camera for the purpose of taking pictures of my 2 kids... So it does not provide me with what I need, because it is rare that you can get 2 kids to hold still long enough to get a good shot. It also does not always focus on what you need.
Summary: This is my third Kodak digital camera and I stayed with the brand since I was VERY happy with the first two. This one, though, has been a continual disappointment. Since day one, about 75% of the pics I take are out of focus, even though the subject and camera are still. I've even sent it back to Kodak and they replaced the entire lens but it still is not up to the quality I had come to expect with the first two Kodak cameras.
Summary: You sacrifice quality in construction with this small size camera. It worked okay for 3 months and then the battery would not charge. The focus and zoom lens acted wacky at times spoiling photos. I wanted a cheap small camera to save my expensive Canon on hiking trips, this one did not work out for me.
Summary: Our previous camera died so we bought one of these M530's. My wife liked the Kodak name and has used Kodak before. Unfortunately for us, the camera is problematic and it's not just ours judging by complaints and reviews I've read online now. On the plus side this camera takes video with sound, in addition to normal photos.