Pros Picture quality, Zoom, Multiple features (Intelligent Portrait, Dramatic, various scene types)
Cons Must remove lens cap to turn on, poor or missing documentation (some features not even mentioned in documentation), Kodak's Technical Reps not familiar with camera, can not turn off instant review
Summary Camera has as deep learning curve due to lack of documentation. For a mega-zoom with multiple features the camera is above average.
Pros Photo quality is up there with some of the best digital camera I have seen. Versatile; I take a lot of photo in different conditions - sports, night, indoor, events - and it works well. Very good low-light results. Surprisingly rugged too; it got hit by a
Cons The internal computer processing can bog down when using some of the more demanding features; like rapid sports shots (9 FPS) there will be a delay (3 to 6 sec ) before you get use back. Also happens right after shooting HD video. Battery life is good wit
Summary Value wise, this camera deserves a five star rating. It has it's quirks but truly shooting amazing photos and video. Frankly was was reluctant to buy Kodak but decided to give it a try after reading a few positive reviews of this model. It's not for a professional but for an amateur on a budget - like me - who needs the simplicity of a point-and-shoot and camera that can handle non-ideal photo shooting conditions; this is a great choice. Enjoy!
Important tip: download and install the firmware update from the Kodak support site. Noticeably better performance following update.
Pros Value for money. Full of user friendly features. Good quality photos. Most of all I like its zooming ability and its ability to lock the picture before snapping through. Ease of sharing my photos with friends especially on FaceBook.
Cons It is not as well branded as Canon and Nikon. May be Kodak did not advertise enough thus explain its value for money.
Summary Good buy for semi professional photographers.
Pros inexpensive (factory refurbished); easy-to-use controls; may picture settings; surprisingly sharp pictures
Cons very slow auto-focus; a few low-light pics came out with colored hues
Summary I bought this camera when I heard that Kodak was retiring from the digital camera biz, and wanted a low-price camera to temporarily replace my dSLR (Canon Rebel XS-I). This camera has come through! I got to play around with almost all of the settings, and all of the picture settings were easy to understand and just as easy to use. The pictures from the EasyShare Max were surprisingly as sharp as those from my dSLR. My only issues are the slow auto-focus (wish I can go manual sometimes), and sometimes, low-light pictures come out with purple or pink hues. If this is Kodak's last digital swing, it was a great one!
Pros Nice still shots if nothing is moving and you have all the time in the world!
Cons Very slow to take pictures!
Camera freezes often - you have to remove batteries
Often it's impossible to review pictures.
Contacting Kodak via website or getting an answer is impossible.
Updating firmware does nothing!
Summary I HOPE I CAN GET MY MONEY BACK!