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I received this camera for Christmas, after needing a new camera for a very long time.
The Kodak Easyshare M1063 is a 10.3 megapixel camera. It is a very good price at around £80-£100 in many shops. It comes in black, red, pink and silver and I personally have the black version. It creates more style by having silver features, especially a silver bar along the front.
The camera is small and compact and weighs around 130g. This makes it very easy to fit into a handbag or even a pocket and is not bulky or heavy. It has a large LCD display, allowing you to clearly see what you are taking a photograph of.
It has 3x optical zoom as well as digital zoom. This means that photos are very clear even when taken from a distance and it produces very nice photos.
It has many different modes which can be changed by the dial on the top - this means that if you need a macro function or a function to stabilise it, you can change it here. There is also a button next to this to turn on and off the flash.
The camera seems to take very nice photos for a point and shoot camera. It is definitely ideal for anyone who is wanting to take general pictures of their holidays, children, scenery etc.
Some reviews I have read complain about battery life - but I find it to be extremely good. I can take around 300 photos before the battery low symbol even appears. It is easily charged through USB which is very simple and convenient, especially if you are travelling or on the go. You only need one lead, because the USB can also go into a 'plug' to charge through the mains supply.
The camera is definitely easy to use and is not hard to figure out. I'm very pleased with it and it does very well for me, and so far it has seemed happy taking my around 500 pictures a month!
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a simple, easy to use camera with lovely photographs produced!
We were looking for a new camera and had previously had 2 kodak cameras that wwe had no problems with. We went into Currys and they had this one on offer at around half price so we upgraded from our 4mpix camera to this one.
What a bargain it was and we had no problems with it for the first year of having it. It took excellent pictures and has lots of functions - although we use very few of them. It is very straight forward to use and takes a good quality picture. We often get pictures enlarged and due to the number of pixels this didn't affect the quality as it had with our previous camera.
BUT after a year we encountered some issues. The camera would not zoom in - instead just turning itself off. We took it to a camera shop to see what the problem was and they couldn't help. We resigned ourselves to the fact we would need a new one and started to look around. One day we were out and using the camera - tried to zoom in and it worked!!! We have no idea how this issue was resolved as we did nothing, it now works fine most of the time although this issue does occasionally reoccur!
Generally a good camera with good picture quality that is easy to use.
Generally a good camera with some minor
Arounf this time this year I was looking for a new camera after being sick of rubbish, blurred pictures from my 3.3 mega pixel camera, during this time I popped into Currys as I needed a new charger for my phone and being distracted as ever I found myself looking at the cameras. Then my eyes scanned across to see 'this weeks offers' and in this lot was a Kodak easyshare M1063 and instantly recongnising the name I asked to take a look. I then saw that it was just 10.3 megapixels, which was a very pleasing amount and was a huge improvement on the previous one! The price of it being just £89.99, instead of its normal £179.99 price tag I picked one up!
Near enough as soon as I got it home I took it out of the box and loved the look of it, it was so much slimmer that my older one, although did feel heavier in your hands. I loved the sassy red colour of mine, although if you wanted something a little less subtle you could of had silver or black. When I turned it on the lense automatically 'popped' out which wasn't what I was used to as my old one had a fixed lense. I loved this though as it allowed the camera to take even clearer and more precise pictures!
10.3 megapixels of camera really does come in handy and can take amazing, clear and precise pictures of moments that can never be re-lived! I think at 10.3 megapixels it is one of the cameras on the market with the highest amount!However if you wish to zoom in on something, maybe to make something to larger, the picture does become more out of focus and each time you leave in you lose megapixels.
The wide screen makes it easy to view the photos, which makes it easier for people who haven't got that great a eyes! the navigate system on it also very easy to use, just pressing th play button to take it to view your photosand the arrows to view from side to side on the photos.
I would reccomend this camera to most peopl as it easy to use, takes lovely photos and is easy to share them. You simply press share type in email and voila its sent!
For those of you who want a very high quality proffesional one then this isn't the best one. It is good for those of you who want an upgrade or a first camera as it is so easy to use.
Although the price may seem steep if you buy it as its original price if you can pick it up on an offer like I did then its great! It will be a camera I will be keeping for a couple of years yet!
i had never had a camera before, and was struck down by so many options to chose from, i decided that i would chose the reliable kodac camera, and this was the one that caught my eye! and i feel so relived that i did buy this one. i have had it since christmas 2008 and i havent had a single problem with it, it is of great quality, and extreamly easy to use! its small and sleek which makes it easier to use and better to carry around. and because of the size it makes it better to take on days out, memories you want to remember and holidays. 10.3 mega pixels also makes the quality of photos that you print even better that reassures you the best you can out of your camera. i would totally recomend to the camera to anyone weather it was a stranger or friend.
I got this camera as a replacement for my old camera which broke, and I have to say that for the first few times I used it I was not enthused. However, since using it a few more times I have discovered that this camera is actually very good! The picture quality is great - it takes HD stills! And even my 85 year old Grandad had no problem pointing and shooting it! I have recently used the video feature for the first time to capture some trampolining footage. I was dreading the result and expected it to be very blurry, but in fact I was in for a nice surprise. The footage came out with a slight blur but that is to be expected when filming high motion footage. The camera itself is small and compact and can fit into the smallest of handbags! The buttons are great and easy to use. The only downside I have found to this camera is that the wheel on the top of the camera often gets knocked round so it makes it harder to take a quick picture as you have to check it is on the right setting, but once you get into this habit there is not a lot else wrong with it. I think this camera is good value for money for the amateur photographer.
The Kodak EasyShare M1063 is a 10.3-megapixel point-and-shoot camera. It's extremely similar to the M1073, so we took it for a spin to see what distinguished the M1063 from its siblings, and other budget snappers. It's pretty easy on the wallet, available for around £89.
The M1063 is a fairly plain, boxy camera, with the only styling cues being a contoured silver bar on the front, and some cutaways in the silver lens ring. The milled edges of the small raised mode wheel give it a retro feel. It's very slim, with no protruding bits to snag on a pocket.
The only standout design element on the camera itself is the large 69mm (2.7-inch) LCD screen. This supports an onscreen keyboard for tagging your photos, allowing you to search for a keyword, or sort your pictures by those tags.
A clever touch is that the battery is charged via USB. This means you only need one lead to charge the camera and transfer images. This cuts down on the number of cables required, and makes it possible to charge the camera by either plugging it into your computer or the mains, with this clever two-part plug.
Kodak's trademark red share button allows you to mark photos for printing or emailing. It's a source of some annoyance though that Kodak cameras don't tend to be recognised by computers: when you plug the camera in, you're forced to use the EasyShare software. There's nothing wrong with Kodak's software, but if you prefer Picasa, iPhoto or other programs you have to go the roundabout route of removing the memory card and using a card reader to transfer images.
The M1063 keeps things simple on the features front, with just the basics built-in. There's no image stabilisation, for a start. The 3x optical zoom lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 32?96mm, which is slightly above average at the wide end. It packs a 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor and an orientation sensor, that automatically flips pictures taken with the camera held sideways.
Face-detection technology joins perfect touch technology, which is designed to capture greater detail in shadows and highlights, without losing clarity elsewhere. Scene modes include the usual suspects, such as portrait, sports and landscape, as well as settings for backlit subjects and candlelit scenes.
Video is recorded at VGA 640x480-pixel resolution at 15 frames per second, which is fine for YouTube and other online sharing sites. Sound is monaural, and some on-camera editing options are available. We've said this before, but we don't know why manufacturers bother with internal memory so paltry: the M1063 will save 16 seconds of video -- or a whopping four pictures.
Menus are easy and clear to use. They're based on horizontal tabs so it's simple to move around the menus, and you always know where you are. They're transparent, which means you can see your image through the menu, but Kodak has missed a trick by not previewing settings as you scroll through the menu. For example, if you want to change the colour settings, you don't see the effects on screen until after you've made your choice.
The manufacturer logo welcome screen can't be turned off, as on many other compacts, so the M1063 isn't very quick to start up. Burst mode is reasonably fast, taking four images in two seconds, but the screen goes black while shooting. This makes it tough to track with a moving subject, such as a pet or child.
Images look reasonable, with a crisp lens showing no trace of distortion or vignetting. Purple fringing was an issue in high-contrast shots, such as skylines, but not enough to irredeemably ruin prints. As on most compacts, image noise is the main problem, with shots taken at ISO speeds over 200 being speckled with gritty marks. This isn't a camera tailor-made for low-light situations, with a flash that can't be adjusted and is rather harsh.
The auto-focus is reasonably capable, although while it is quick and avoids hunting around, it can be random as to what it focuses on. Face detection does the job when subjects are looking straight at you, but struggles in poorer lighting and with profiles.
Battery life was fairly average, with around 150 shots taken without the battery dying.
When our favourite thing about a gadget is the price, you know it's a not an exciting gadget. It's hard to find anything noteworthy about the Kodak EasyShare M1063, apart from the large screen. We prefer it over the equally anonymous M1073, even though that includes image stabilisation, simply because the M1063 is more realistically priced. It does the job, with a large screen and decent pictures, but with virtually no manual control and few features it's just not much fun. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 is a good alternative.
Kodak EasyShare M1063 is a camera, with best quality. Of course other cameras from Kodak are very good, but this camera quality is so good, and It's really easy to use it.This is great point-and-shoot camera with 10.3 megapixel. Due to 3x optical zoom, It's really easy to take pictures from objects or people from long distance, and pictures what you take comes out with really good quality.
It's pleasure to take a pictures or make a video, because It's so comfortable and It's so easy to use it. It's comfortable because of It weight and measure. Weight is only 125 grams, so It's very good pocket camera. Mainly, I use it mainly for football videos, and i was really surprised, when I took my first video with it. I was really surprised, because, If I had my old camera, and I took videos, I always thought, that videos are with amazing quality. But when I use this camera, then videos comes out with really amazing quality, 15 frames per second, pretty good huh? I think this is enough to take good videos with good quality.
Design is gorgeous. I love outlook of this camera. It's so small, and these curved edges.. Beautiful, I like it so much. 69mm (2.7 inch) screen, great! It's good to watch videos from your camera screen, because It's enough big, to see every detail. Of course, It's much better quality in computer screen. So you can upload videos to YouTube or to other website and videos quality is amazing.
Using menu.. It's pleasure to use menu. Everything is so easy, a few clicks and you can change settings or take pictures with lighting. It's really easy, and it changes using camera so easy and comfortable.
Battery durability "sucks" with the right words. You almost can't take any pictures and battery is dead. But loading battery is really easy, very clever idea, via USB. So you just have to place your camera atop of your table and It's done. Also you can upload pictures and videos to computer via USB, It's really easy in my thought. Also you can upload pictures and videos with SD card, and It's easier that with USB.
Price is great. This camera, with $150? It's amazing offer in my thought. If I bought it, then it was more expensive, but at the moment, price is so low, and sometimes I think, that I should buy another one.
Total Rating is 9 out of 10
The M1063 is packed with features to give you great looking pictures. It's simple-to-use and is designed to fit your pocket as well as your budget. The M1063 is part of the Kodak EasyShare system so sharing your pictures is amazingly simple, just press share.