Small, stylish, feature-rich
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.
Excellent noise performance throughout the ISO range
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.
Image wise, results are a little soft. Normally Kodak colours are bright and warm but on the Touch M5370 we found them subdued. For low-light photography, stay at ISO800 or below to avoid issues. Although it's not as revolutionary as other cameras here and delivering snapshot-type images the Touch M5370 puts today's technology in reach of those on a budget, although now that Kodak has filed for bankruptcy in the US, this could be the last Kodak camera you buy.
Inexpensive megazoom camera
The Kodak EasyShare Z5010 is more than likely the last Kodak camera I'll review, at least until someone decides to license the brand. Like all of the EasyShare models I've reviewed before it, the Z5010 is an excellent value with nice features and simple operation. Unfortunately, to go with its low price, the quality of the camera and its pictures aren't the greatest.
Good hand grip and buttons
The Kodak Easyshare Z5010 is an entry level ultra zoom with a 21x optical zoom lens, 3 inch screen, 14 megapixel sensor and manual controls. Unique to Kodak is the "Share" button on the back designed to let you easily upload your photos to social media sites like facebook and others, as well as giving the ability to share over email or to a Kodak digital photo frame.
Finally a decent camera that takes sharp photos
Overall i'm all about quality and sharp photos and this camera does that. If you don't care about the spare battery cost or that the user interface and menus look like 20 years old, i think you'll be happy with this camera.
Photos for the most part are well exposed and using the full Ai seem to always come out perfect. There will be a slight bit of noise in certain shots but sharpness is never an issue.
Very nice bridge camera
It does feel more like a point and shoot than a bridge camera because it doesn't operate manually the same way that an SLR or my HS10 does. Recommended for people who don't want to have to learn a lot about photography but still want to take nice photos. It's a great camera for hobbyists who want clear, macro shots of their crafts and hobbies.
Good value for money
The Easyshare Touch offers some unique features, such as the ability to tag photos to be shared on the web in camera and different film effects from those commonly featured on compact digital cameras. If you are looking for a camera with a touch-screen then this camera is well priced given its decent image quality. The lag between switching the camera on and it being ready to take pictures becomes annoying, quickly, and don't even bother using the camera in continuous shooting mode.
The Kodak EasyShare Mini is designed for either first-time camera owners, or those that consider photography a chore. That's legitimate, and we certainly can't fault Kodak for introducing a point-and-shoot that's designed to - you know-point and shoot. But the Mini will never grow with you.
Easy to use
The Kodak Easyshare Mini M200 has a number of key selling points and features that it is going to be bought for, these are 1) it's size 2) it's price and 3) it's ease of use, and possibly 4) it's ability to share photos, although not necessarily in that order. If you want an ultra compact, easy to use camera, that's very good value for money, and aren't too concerned about image quality, then this camera is worth looking at.
Decent little device
At a hundred bucks, this thing is a no-brainer for your kids if you were considering something else. They're they only ones who can operate these little buttons anyway. An alternative would be a rugged camera (kids don't take good care of things), but most of those are significantly more expensive. The Easyshare Mini is a decent little device for someone who can't stand using their phone as a camera, but doesn't want the cost or quality of "real" point and shoots.
Image quality is pretty good in all lighting conditions.
If you are someone who appreciates the stylish, ultra compact models of digital cameras that seem to be available everywhere these days, you probably won't give Kodak's Z950 camera a second look. It's a blocky looking model (1.4 inches in thickness) and weighs nearly double (8.2 ounces) what some point and shoot cameras weigh.
However, if you ignore this camera because of looks, it would be unfortunate.
the image quality with the EasyShare M590 is pretty good with outdoor photos.
As seems to be a common theme with beginner-level Kodak cameras, the image quality with the Kodak EasyShare M590 is pretty good, and this camera is extremely easy to use. Its response times leave something to be desired, though. Although you'll have some unuseable photos with the M590, this camera certainly does an OK job with image quality compared to other sub-$150 cameras. Those response times can be a bit frustrating, though.
All this plus high quality imagery for an extremely attractive price makes the EasyShare M590 well nigh irresistible.
The wafer-thin Kodak EasyShare M590 is claimed to be the slimmest 5x compact digital currently on the market and, together with its stylish good looks and impressive shooting modes, its superb Share capability should assure it a legion of fans.
Capturing portrait images is incredibly easy, as it is with all Kodak cameras.
The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is one of the easiest to use and versatile mega-zoom digicams on the market. Featuring a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor and a 26x optical zoom lens, you have an incredible zoom range and the ability to produce huge prints. You will see some noise in your images, which we have seen in all 14-Megapixel digicams.
White balance is generally good, though.
The Kodak EasyShare Z981 has attractive specs and pricing, but falls too short on photo quality to recommend it. The Kodak EasyShare Z981 has attractive specs and pricing, but falls too short on photo quality to recommend it.The Kodak EasyShare Z981 has attractive specs and pricing, but falls too short on photo quality to recommend it.
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