Pros It fits in a pants pocket. Quick photo shots. Runs on AA batteries which can be purchase anywhere. Simple to use. bargain
Cons The more advance feature instructions require a trip to Kodak Web Site. You need recharge AA batteries and SD card. The manual is a single sheet. Not a water proof camera.
Summary C195 Replacement take the Mega Pixel from 14 to 16 and the lens has a closer zoom range . This is a basic mid range point and shoot camera. 5X Zoom with 5X Digital Zoom. 3" LCD screen make checking to picture for flaws a snap. Easy to use and share photos. Not for complex users. Want to spend more money and get less features? Look elsewhere.
If you are a first timer. Get SD card 2gb or higher, 4 AA rechargeable batteries with charger, lens cleaning paper, tripod and camera bag.
The built-in memory will hold 3 photos at 16MP. I'd go large than 8gb on the SD card as there cheap via the web stores. The SD slot is hiding in the battery area. 2 AA batteries will drain quickly. 4 Rechargeable AA batteries are a good investment.
The lens cover is automatically close when off. Lens cleaning paper is used while the camera is on to clean dust off the lens. A person on Youtube did not understand that happens to any camera and return the camera to the store.
Tripod socket is on the base. That is good for timer shoots. USB cable is included to send the images from the camera to your computer and the internet. The easyshare software is downloadable from the Kodak site will organize photos or use the built in windows or mac [iphoto] software. The Manual is stored on the website. The extend manual is a website.
Pros Many scene selections available. Option to undo a deleted picture.
Cons Battery life is short, so like the other reviewer" invest in a charger". Once the battery flashes red is shuts off, that's it.