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The best Kodak cameras for beginners are the basic point and shoot cameras under the EasyShare product line. These lightweight models can capture HD videos and images of up to 14 Megapixel resolution. Available in wide variety of colors, the below listed top-rated cameras are limited to only those which cost you under $300 price range.

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Kodak EasyShare Z950

Kodak EasyShare Z950 Black Digital Camera


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Kodak EasyShare Z950
Kodak EasyShare C182
Kodak EasyShare Z915
Kodak EasyShare TOUCH M5370
Kodak EASYSHARE C183
Kodak EasyShare Z950 Black Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare C182 Blue Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare Z915 Blue Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare TOUCH M5370 Digital Camera
Kodak C183 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Aug 2009
Sep 2009
May 2009
Sep 2011
Oct 2010
Weight
0.49 lb.
0.28 lb.
0.48 lb.
0.3 lb.
0.39 lb.
Camera Type
Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
3.0 x
10.0 x
5.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.7 Megapixel
10.0 Megapixel
16.4 Megapixel
14.6 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.

  • As long as you're a patient snapshooter, the Kodak EasyShare Z950 is a respectable compact megazoom camera.

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    - The Z950 is equipped with optical image stabilization, which compensates for minor hand movements.
    - After a day of shooting over 150 pictures and several videos I still had plenty of battery power left.
    - I was able to use optical zoom while taking videos, which many cameras do not permit, though using the zoom made the camera lose focus for awhile.
    - Video and audio quality seemed good.


  • - The Z950's bricky, all-black design won't win any awards, but you could consider it a bit retro ; it reminded me of my first 35mm camera from childhood.
    - Unfortunately, the footage I captured was too jumpy and shaky.
    - The only major disappointment was its mediocre video quality.
    - The photos had pleasing color and captured plenty of detail.


  • - The casual photographer needs a camera that is easy to carry and easy to use, so compact and ultracompact cameras make the best choice.

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    - My food photographs were crisp and bright.

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    - Image will remain good if you print a maximum of 30×40 inches.


  • - Photos can look overprocessed and noisy viewed at 100 percent; small LCD..
    - One thing worth noting, though, is the AF performance that was noticeably slow.
    - Shutter lag in bright lighting conditions is excellent for its class at 0.4 second and only goes up to 0.6 in dim conditions.
    - It's uncomplicated to use and has faster performance than much of the competition.

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    - Kodak's insistence on advertising the Z915 as an HD model is slightly hokey, and potentially more than a bit confusing for newbies as well - call it what you will, you'll still only get 640x480/30fps video out of this camera.


  • - We were able to turn the camera on and snap a shot in about a second.
    - The shutter response is insanely (and admirably) fast.
    - Shutter speeds are much more extensive, ranging from 0.001 second to 16 seconds in shutter priority mode.


  • The Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 is able to capture good images in decent light, but its touch-screen interface is poorly conceived and implemented, which makes using the camera a bit of a chore in any mode other than Auto.


  • With picture quality as good as it is (despite the noise at low ISO speeds), we think the M5370 is a great little camera from Kodak and they need to make sure that all their future cameras have this image quality as a benchmark. Kodak have received criticism in the past for sub-standard cameras, but hopefully the M5370 is the start of a new breed that sees the company rising from the proverbial ashes.


  • The M5370 shows a steady improvement on the M577 that we have previously tested. It is ready to take images a little quicker after switching on but there is still the occasional crashing when using continuous shooting. Although image detail isn't great for a 16 megapixel camera, noise performance is excellent throughout the ISO range and so is auto white-balance. The camera looks great, it's well designed and it offers a unique level of creativity with the film effects and colour modes offered.


  • The Kodak EasyShare C183 is a mid-cost digital camera. The 14 megapixel resolution of this camera allows you to take high quality prints up to 30" x 40", as well as crop and enlarge without sacrificing quality.


Top 5 kodak camera for beginners:

  1. Kodak EasyShare Z950 Black Digital Camera
  2. Kodak EasyShare C182 Blue Digital Camera
  3. Kodak EasyShare Z915 Blue Digital Camera
  4. Kodak EasyShare TOUCH M5370 Digital Camera
  5. Kodak C183 Digital Camera