Summary: Received this expensive camera broken right out of the box....charged it for the first time overnight and discovered a scrolling screen the next morning. NEVER was able to take a picture. Called Kodak more times than I'd like to talk about, and received the merry run around. Very rude and discourteous...offered us no satisfaction. WE WILL NEVER BUY KODAK EVER AGAIN AND I WILL DISCOURAGE EVERYONE I KNOW TO DO THE SAME. TERRIBLE PRODUCT....TERRIBLE SERVICE!!
Summary: This camera is a pathetic POS. I've owned about 8 different digital cameras since about 2001, and this one, by far, is the worst of them all. It is cheaply made out of plastic, and not supported very well by Kodak. Do yourself a favor, and give the money you would have spent to buy this camera and give it to a homeless person. It would be much more satisfying to see your money put to good use.
Summary: The touchscreen features on this product were quite impressive, but the camera doesn't WORK. It frequently freezes up and presents a blank screen rather than taking the photograph. I've been trying to get Kodak to honor their warranty for NINE MONTHS; I've sent it in twice, only to get it back with the same problem once and then get a refurbished camera that presents the SAME problem as well.
Summary: It is impossible to compose/preview a picture or see menu options / icons on the LCD display in any kind of sunlight, even with LCD brighness set to "high" and the LCD dimmer turned off. If you want to take pictures anywhere other than inside, in the shade or on an overcast day, you will be very disappointed with the Kodak V1273. The camera has many jazzy features, but they're essentially useless for sunlight picture taking.