Kodak Digital Camera

Kodak is one of the most respected brands in photography and their cameras are well known for their quality. It’s not surprising then that more than one in five cameras sold today is a Kodak digital camera. They make basic models for casual users, advanced models for professionals, and a range of models in between. The Kodak EasyShare system makes it easy to print photos straight from a camera. Accessories are also important for protecting a digital camera and making it more usable.

Kodak have a long history in photography and camera technology. The company have been making cameras and film since its founder, George Eastman, invented roll film in 1885. Steven Sasson developed the first working prototype of a digital camera at Kodak in 1975. Since then, many of the developments in digital photography have come out of Kodak. With the growing popularity of digital cameras, film sales has been in decline for many years now. This was highlighted by the recent announcement that Kodak were retiring their famous Kodachrome color film, which has been in production since 1936.

An entry level Kodak digital camera can be found in the C-Series. The models in this series are inexpensive, simple to use, and are available in a number of attractive colors. The C613 is one of the cheapest models and has a 6.2 megapixel sensor and 3X optical zoom. The C190 is the most expensive model and has a 12 megapixel sensor and 5X optical zoom. Many cameras in this and other series feature blur reduction, smart capture, face detection, digital image stabilization, and the ability to capture high definition (HD) pictures.

The M-Series is a step up from the C-Series and has features one would expect from a mainstream Kodak digital camera. One of the cheapest models in this series, the M763 features a 7 megapixel sensor and 3X optical zoom. The M381 is one of the more expensive models and has a 12 megapixel sensor and 5X optical zoom. The M-Series use a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that provides a longer running time for taking videos. Models in the M-Series have between three and six different color options.

The Z-Series are advanced cameras intended for photography enthusiasts and professionals. The Z915 is one of the cheapest models in this series and features a 10 megapixel sensor and 10X optical zoom. The Z980 is the most expensive model and features a 12 megapixel sensor, 24X optical zoom, vertical shutter release, and a wide angle lens. All models have HD picture capture and optical image stabilization, which is superior to digital image stabilization. Most models are only available in black but there are a couple that have other colors.

EasyShare is the brand name for the Kodak one-touch printing system that was launched in 2001. With the press of a button, photos are sent from a camera to the printing dock it is plugged into. They can also be sent to a Kodak all-in-one printer using either infrared (IrDA), Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. EasyShare is similar to the industry standard PictBridge system that transfers photos from a camera to a printer over a USB cable. Every Kodak camera and printer works with both EasyShare and PictBridge.

Every Kodak digital camera should have a few accessories at the ready. Spare battery packs and memory cards are essential when going away on holidays. A padded carry bag helps protects a camera when it is not being used. A tripod is recommended for taking photos that require a precise setup or a long exposure time. A camera cleaning kit is vital for keeping a lens free of dust and dirt. Printing docks are expensive but they can be used instead of a computer printer, and they also double as a battery charger.

This Kodak Digital Camera Review is Written/Updated on Jul 23rd, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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