Serious photographers who love ISO settings and white balance would be advised to give the Kodak EasyShare M1033 a wide berth. Its raison d'être is to work in auto mode (Kodak calls it Smart Capture) where you can simply let the M1033 get on with the job. If you're feeling adventurous you can switch to Program mode, which adds more options to the menu so you can change how the Macro works, your preferred mode for Auto Focus and whether Face Detect is on or off.
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The problem with many of today's compact digital cameras is the size of the sensor chips that are used in them. Most compacts use a minuscule 1/2.5-inch CCD that's so small even the best lenses struggle to record enough detail
Some cameras are built up to reach a certain quality; others are built down to reach a certain price. It's not hard to guess into which category a 10x super- zoom tipping the scales at under £200 might fall
If double vision is something that kicks in after a few pints, it would come as no surprise to hear that Kodak's camera designers have been hitting the bottle. The V705 is a terrifically strange piece of kit, boasting two lenses
The EasyShare system is built on admirable intentions - to make the whole image storage, transfer, email and print process accessible to those people who might ordinarily struggle
Poor old Kodak. Not only has the company that once dominated amateur photography had to watch consumer electronics manufacturers muscle in on its turf, it's now losing yet more ground as photographers migrate to digital SLRs.
By dividing a 10x zoom in two and squeezing it into a compact casing not much larger than a mobile phone, Kodak's V610 looks set to divide critics as much as the equally wacky and inspired V570
You can walk into some branches of Tesco nowadays and pick up a 5Mp camera for well under £100, but not with a quality badge on the front, and big names in photography don't come much bigger than Kodak
Cameras used to be simple. They may have had complicated dials, theymay have even required the use of a separate light meter, but everyone knew what they were for: capturing images.