"Overpriced for the quality and battery life."2.0 starson by Vonnie-
Pros: Setting for moving objects, different types of lighting,
x3 zoom, can crop and double pictures, easy to use, you can undelete pictures.
Cons: Horrible battery life.
Dark video recording & uploads the videos in huge files (QuickTime)
Inaudible video recording until uploaded.
Some pictures turn out "grainy" if it's moderately dark inside/outside DESPITE the flash option.
Summary: 299.95 is a TOTAL rip off for this camera! I bought it last year for my birthday, and since then, I've taken hundreds of pictures and a few videos here and there, but they hardly bring a smile to my face. This camera has not made me a happy camper.Please note, the price dramatically dropped from when it was first shown. (299.95 when I seen It)
The battery life is absolutely horrible. I've bought tons of quality batteries only for them to go to waste, as well as the rechargeable ones so this camera can act the way it should. An eight pack of quality (and commercial) batteries will last you a week, a week and a half tops.
The picture quality itself is simply okay, there is only one feature that I feel saved this camera was it's ability to take pictures in what seemed to be high definition IF (and only if) you hold the shutter release long enough in a well lit area, on top of staying still to avoid blurring (If you're not using the anti blur setting).
The downside of it is that it does NOT do well with semi dark and dark places. If you're going to take pictures in your home, or outside it when it's getting late the pictures will have the tendency to come out grainy and old looking. What's sad is that if you have a lamp on in the background, to simply help the camera, the grain is slightly more visible. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't look like static on a television, it simply looks like the picture was not developed well enough.
What really made me angry with its camera is how poorly the video recording was! There are TWO major flaws with it and need serious revamping. One; You can't even hear the audio UNTIL you upload it to your computer. And two; it uploads incredibly huge files and requires you to download a very old device that uploads videos for you VS other cameras that upload the videos in small files using the multimedia tools that are already installed on your computer. 4 minutes of video can take almost half an hour to file share or upload to a popular website--and this is coming from someone who has a high speed internet connection and an average amount of memory/RAM.
Not to mention, the video recordings are incredibly dark, even in natural light. There is also a lack of editing you can do to your video, you can't even create it in black and white; not to my knowledge anyway.
I am very aware that this camera isn't built to make movies, short or long, it simply wasn't made for that, but I am very, VERY, disappointed with how mediocre it is, and the fact that you'd have to reupload an entire video because you aren't able to see how it sounds before you upload.
I seriously feel like Kodak didn't care how the video portion turned out, because the picture quality is okay and just slapped an extra 199.95 onto the price because it can record, not because it can record well.
Updated on Nov 30, 2009