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We brought this camera a while ago along with a dock which charges the camera and allows you to easily transfer photos to a computer.
It's a great size, small enough to fit into your pocket but not so tiny that you can't see the screen properly or press the buttons. It's very light and has a wrist strap to make carrying it about easier.
The camera is 4 mega pixels, and so the photos are very clear. When up loaded onto a computer they are big too - 2304px X 1536px, so when viewing them you can see so much detail. It takes good photos in bright light too, with not a lot of glare which is good for sunny photos or snowy photos.
The camera has many different features as well, which include:
- Auto mode which automatically focuses on an object.
- Portrait, which takes good photos of faces
- Landscape which focuses on far away scenery
- Macro which takes good closeups
- And of course a video recording feature too, amongst others.
When taking macro photos, its hard to tell where to stop so that the resulting photo is clear, but when you get it right the results are fantastic.
The videos are clear too and not sticky or jumpy, although they take up quite a bit of storage space.
The camera has many different flash types as well which it automatically uses if it thinks the area is too dark. However, these can be changed and turned off if you don't need them.
The storage space is fairly good with a memory card, and many photos can be stored. Videos, as mentioned, take up a fair amount of space, but short ones are OK.
Photos can be edited from the camera itself, such as cropping before sending to the computer too which saves time and is very easy.
The screen which displays photos (and acts as a viewfinder to take pictures through) is a reasonable size and very clear, or you can use the old fashioned viewfinder at the top if you prefer. Having a choice is one feature I thought was great!
The zoom goes really far, and the quality doesn't suffer too badly on zoomed in photos which is nice.
I haven't had any problems with software, which is also a bonus! Either the memory card can be removed and inserted into the printer which then transfers the pictures to the computer (check your printer has this function first though). Or, the camera can be connected to the computer via a USB cable. You could choose to use a printer dock instead however, which I usually use. The camer sits on top and once loaded, you can press a button which immediately send them to the computer using the Kodak easyshare software. The software allows you to edit and organise images or just copy them to your computer. It doen't take long and is pretty simple too.
However, the dock is supposed to charge the camera too, which when it works is really handy. We put some rechargeable batteries in our camera from a local shop, which turned out to be a bit dodgy and now the dock doesn't charge our camera, so i'd reccommend using proper batteries which you know are from a reputable shop!
A very sturdy reliable camera.
Although 4 megapixels is quite small compared to most cameras around now the pictures and videos are of very good quality.
The viewer on the back of the camera is of a good size so you can easily see your pictures after you have taken them.
I sometimes have problems getting good pictures in the evenings, for example at outdoor events, fireworks etc.
There are many settings to fiddle about with which means you can make the most of the camera.
The zoom is of high quality too, except possibly when it is stretched to its maximum.
It takes rechargeable batteries which is very handy and the software for the computer is very easy to use. If you have a memory card slot in your computer you can just drag and drop your files, making saving your pictures very easy.
All in all a very good camera that has lasted me a good 4 years so far.
I bought this camera a couple of years ago on a ferry on the way back from our holidays, I still had a film camera!!. The Kodak 330 is a fab camera and I love it.
I am able to take photos of items for ebay and also the business I have and upload them onto the computer really fast. The quality of the pictures is excellent and the colours are great. I've taken holiday snaps and had them printed off proffessionally and they look great. It isn't suitable for huge enlargements as the quaility does go down the larger you print.
It has an excellent zoom feature and for products I need to go really close to the macro feature is great. I've taken some fabulour pictures of close up flowers and nature.
The batterys don't last very long but I keep it charged up on the docking station which means I don't have to keep buying new batteries as the ones inside it are re-chargable through the docking station.
Unlike the other review I've had no problems with the software at all on my pc, I've used windows vista and xp.
It is extremely neat little camera I think.
I bought this camera to take photos of items I was loading onto eBay. All in all, the camera was fantastic - good quality pictures, excellent zoom facility and top quality images when uploaded.
However ( like another reviewer) I have have had nothing but problems with the software.
Initially, everything was fine. Then I started to have problems connecting to the internet - I got a repeat message telling my that the Kodak EasyShare software was updating and to try connecting later. At one point, the Kodak software disabled by internet access for 2 days! My ISP were informed but couldn't do anything about it. I contacted Kodak directly, but their technical staff were both uninformed and very unhelpfull.
I removed all the Kodak software from my PC, but was still experiencing problems. At this point, a number of photo files suddenly became inaccesible, and there are still about 200 or so photos that we cannot access. Only a few were actually taken on the Kodak camera (most being scans of real photos that we had for years), and even after employing a PC engineer to try and retrieve them, we have had no joy. The engineer said he had seen similar problems with Kodak software before.
I contacted Kodak again, and they said it wasn't their problem and that the PC must be an old model or the processor out of date - our PC is only 6 months old - they refused to offer any other help.
Even after removing the software, and also removing it from the "start-up" files, we have still experienced problems. Photos taken on our new camera (an Olympus FE-120 - fantastic and v. easy software to use) have suddenly "converted" themselves into Kodak EasyShare format only, as have a number of older saved pictures, so we can't access them any more. This sudden "conversion" of files seems totally random. I tried re-loading the EasyShare software to retrieve them, but this caused more problems again.
All in all, although the camera is fine, do NOT buy it as you will only mess up your PC with the awful software. In fact, I would advise against buying any Kodak digital camera if this terrible software is what you get with it!!!
This is a fab digtal camera for the average girly like myself. It is a lovely silver 4 Megapixels camera and I personally feel the quality of the photos are superb.
The Main Bits
It comes with a fab auto lens which pops out when you turn the dial to auto. I mostly leave my camera on auto unless I do a close up shot of someone and then I switch to Close Up. It also has a Favourites option which has an icon of a heart where you can store all your Favourites. Shooting Modes are: Auto, Beach/Snow, Black Light, Close Up, Fireworks Mode, Kids & Pets, Landscape, Night Portrait, Party, Portrait and Sports so you can take a photo for every occasion!!
The camera came with a Hand Strap, Batteries, Docking Station, Wrist strap, Software and a USB Cable.
The camera has 3 x optical zoom and 5 x digital zoom, I find these really handy and after I have taken a photo I alway magnify it and if it's not what I want I delete and take another one. I know a lot of digital cameras have this but the picture is much clearer on my 1.5 inch LCD Screen than it has been on previous cameras. The photos come in Black & White, Sepia and Color and the camera has a built in flash. The memory it comes installed with is16 MB so you need to really get an SD (Secure Digital) card which will give you more memory and you can then use this card at a Kodak machine to get your prints. I use a 1 GB card and I have never needed to buy another one as you can store them on your PC and get them printed so even if you ever fill your card you can always store them safely and take them off your camera.
The warranty is 1 year but I have had mine for over a year and have not had any problems with it.
You can also get great videos on this camera. The video capture resolution is 320 X 240 Pixels and the video capture speed is 20 Frames per second . This is great when you can't afford a camcorder and have lots of nieces and nephews :-)
One of my favourite things about having a Kodak camera is the software that comes with it, before you get your photos printed you can download them to your computer via your USB cable and edit them as you wish. This includes putting a different light on them, cropping them, putting shadows on them, it's all realy fab!!
The only downside I would say with this camera is that the batteries only last 2 minutes. Luckily I have a battery charger and rechargeable batteries but even then when I have fully charged them they still only last a couple of days in my camera.
In summary I think if you are a bit of a technophobe like myself this is the camera for you. It's not really slim like some others but I prefer it a bit chunkier and it's still small enough to take in you handbag for a night out and takes great photos that create happy memories :-)
Fab easy to use menu, not too technical, good quality photos, 5 x digital zoom. Comes with fab Kodak software where you can crop and edit photos.
Batteries go too quickly!!
I bought mine from Dixons for about £90 but the prices seem to vary quite a lot. When I had a look on the web they seem to range from £49 to £173.99 so do shop around!!
Product Line: Easyshare
Operating System Compatibility: Mac, PC
Playback Mode: Album, Protect, Scene Rotation, Zoom, Slideshow
Playback Magnification: 8 X
Self Timer: 10 Sec
Auto Shut-Off: With Auto Shut-Off
Built-In Microphone: With Built-In Microphone
Tripod Mount: With Tripod Mount
Power Source: AA: 2
Resolution: 4 Megapixels
I got the Kodak c330 bought for me as a present over a year ago now. I ahev had no problems with the camera itself its a great little camera and the picture quality is really good. The camera itself is really easy to use and the different settings on it are great. The camera also takes vdeos with sounds although these can only be heard when the they have been uploaded onto a computer.
Problems i did have were with the software. I found the software hard to use and unreliable. It even managed to lose some of the pictures i had uploaded. I decided to stop using the software and use my windows software to upload my pictures. I then had problems deleting the software off my computer. After removing the programe it was still there. In the end i managed to get rid of it and find it much easier to use windows to upload my pictures.
I would really recommend the camera as it is smart looking and easy to use but not the software.