Excerpt: I am having trouble downloading my pictures from the loading dock. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. I am considering returning it. I had no problems with my previous Kodak. I do not like the way the V550 digital camera attaches to the loading dock. It does take good pictures and I love the size.
Summary: If Kodak had much, much better software, I would rave about this camera. The camera itself is very easy to use and has nice features. The Kodak Easyshare software, on the other hand, is the single worst software I've ever encountered and makes dealing with the photos a nightmare. The software is slow... and I mean SLOW. It can take HOURS to upload, sort, and label just a few photos.
Summary: This was my first digital camera that I purchased in 2005. I bought a refurbished one for almost 3/4 of the retail price, which was a great deal. As of 2009, I still have this camera. It has served every purpose needed. The thing I like most about this camera is that it starts up in about 1 second, and takes a picture very quickly. I am always sniper shooting people. It is on the bigger and heavier side, but when it came out it was the real deal.
Summary: This my second one. I destroyed the first one I owned and searched the internet to find another one. I bought an 8 megapixel kodak, but didn't like it nearly as much. I finally found a refurbished one and bought it immediately.
Summary: this camera worked well, until the lens stopped working one day. now it just makes a grinding noise. from looking online, this is a common problem. the outside is metal, but the gears inside are just soft plastic.
Summary: This camera is awesome. I love the fact that now I can carry my camera with me everyday and not have to lug an extra carrying case. The pictures are sharp and clear and it it easy to use. I do suggest using the wrist strap as my husband had a hard time with the "smallness" of the camera. I did not find it hard to use or handle. The picture on the LCD is clear and easy to see in all lighting conditions.
Summary: Bought the Kodak Easy Share V550 about a year ago because I need the simplest most dependable camera I can find. Up front, I need to say that I'm pretty much a complete idiot when it comes to photography. While my husband, who is an amateur photographer has gotten some pretty good photos, my experience has been hit and miss. I find the teeney tiny buttons, some just pressure pads, difficult to use. Also, I don't think the icons clearly indicate the button function.
Excerpt: The Kodak Easyshare V550 Digital Camera is a great little camera. I liked the compact design of this camera and the excellent user’s manual. Some of the user manuals for digital cameras are confusing and difficult to follow.
Excerpt: I love this camera! I have never owned a digital camera before I got this one about two years ago. I am also pretty technologically challenged. This camera is so user friendly as is the software to download the pictures to my computer.
Summary: This camera does a few things well... But only a few. The first, is that it does take decent candid videos. But even my phone can do that. I'm looking for better photos and this camera does not perform well. You have to have an incredibly still hand to take decent pictures with what seems like a VERY slow shudder. Inevitably, I get blurry photos. The reason I give it 2 stars is because of its form factor, and some of the features that can make it "cool".