Pros Great picture quality, easy to use.
Cons After one year of use, it stopped working. A friend has the same camera and the same thing happened to her!
Summary Bottom line, if you like to buy a new camera each year (which I do NOT), this is a great camera. If you are like me and would like a camera to last at least a couple of years, do not waste your money!!!
Pros Excellent pictures, even at 400 ISO settings, Excellent HD video, has many features that matches cameras released in 2010. Burst mode. Aperture control either directly or by setting EV. Very high quality lens. Controls well laid out.
Cons Kodak did not include rechargeable battery and charger! If your going to use the HD video function for more than half a minute, you will have to use lithium batteries of some sort! The only thing that Kodak says to use. There is shutter lag.
Summary High quality pictures, very good HD video, with zoom lens working while shooting and it isn't very noisy when you do use it. Though 29 minutes is the limit, for HD. Optical IS, Look at the latest high end P&S camera, and this probably has all the same features. It also take very good pictures at higher ISO settings than other P&S's. Two types of burst mode which could overcome problems of shutter lag in some situations. The aperture control is handy for us niche photographers interested in 3D and want a great depth of field. Oh, I have a black colored camera (thankfully) does that make it work better than pink ones? ;-) I'm sure they all come with the same high quality 5 element glass (and I might add apparently coated) lens no matter what body color they are.
For some of the unpleasant things about the camera, which for me didn't outweigh the good points. You will either have use some sort of lithium batteries in it, (the only type that Kodak) recommends or in a pinch (something Kodak doesn't mention) Ni-MH rechargeable AAs, which will get you quite a few still pictures, and perhaps 30 secs of HD video when they are freshly charged. This camera is a power hog, so make up your mind you are going to have to buy a Klic 8000 battery and have some way to charge it. you'll have to factor that into your cost, it helps to shop around for the battery and camera because I got my new camera for less than half the new price of one and I'm not buying my battery from Kodak either.
The camera is chunkier and mostly plastic compared to a Kodak M1033, but it does behave like a 14 mp camera and some of my specialized 3D software will choke on the size of the pictures, unless the photos are being processed on a late model computer.
It has the infamous shutter lag of apparently of most P&S's so I'm glad it has a burst mode. You'll have to wait around for the camera to fiddle around and put the pictures into your memory card, even a class 6 memory card.
The Kodak extended manual is something you should download, though it isn't as inclusive as one would like, and I don't think it's as inclusive as the extended manual as the one for the Kodak M1033. You'll have to go on the Internet to find out about some of the features such as "sharpness" for other brands of cameras that have the same type of features as this Kodak.
So, this camera is a power hog, yes, cured by the batteries that are recommended for it. The camera body and controls are very well laid out and the person that wants to whip out a P&S and P&S can set it in that mode and forget settings and fire away. I usually buy other brands of cameras, but Kodak has boosted their reputation in my eyes, with this camera and the M1033. I can recommend the purchase of this camera.
Pros Color mainly. The few pictures I took before batteries died were great. Quality of pictures is good. The view screen is large and focus is great. Menu is easy to understand.
Cons It's a 10-15 picture camera. Batteries die quickly. Put in rechargable with full charge, left camera overnight and batteries were dead next day. Lithiums only last 10 - 15 pictures. Purchased two cameras, both do same thing. Useless to me.
Summary Camera is totally unusable. Bought two of them at same time. Both cameras do the same thing. One of the cameras was broken upon purchase. The lens would extend but not close. Instructions were to return to Kodak and they sent another. Replacement camera and my camera both only take 10 -15 pictures if we (my daughter and I) are lucky. Extremely difficult to find replacement batteries with Kodak name. So far I have spent $42.00 in batteries and only have 18 pictures to show. Same with my daughter. Right now the batteries I just put in will turn on the power light, the lens starts to move, then the camera shuts down. I checked with my daughter and she said hers does the same thing. We're both over it. We're on the lookout for new cameras.