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Kodak Easyshare 16MP Camera

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First Sucker:
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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
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Top 40% of all Woots
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Top 18% of all Woots

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Quality Posts


dotvezz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dotvezz

I got this the first time it was up. It was $149 then, and I was pretty happy. It's a pretty powerful point-and-shoot, especially considering the price.

Everything about it is slightly above average.

One big problem that I had was that it saved everything in highly-compressed JPEG format. Every picture was something like 4MB, which tipped me off.

dantudor@tudorwines.com


quality posts: 46 Private Messages dantudor@tudorwines.com

This camera is fantastic! I bought one the first time around for about $159 and it was a bargain at that price. It takes terrific video and with the zoom we used it to take kitesurfing video in Indonesia. Using burst capture the action still shots can be grabbed from the video right at the point you want the picture. I just bought a second one now!

rjh65


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rjh65
dotvezz wrote:I got this the first time it was up. It was $149 then, and I was pretty happy. It's a pretty powerful point-and-shoot, especially considering the price.

Everything about it is slightly above average.

One big problem that I had was that it saved everything in highly-compressed JPEG format. Every picture was something like 4MB, which tipped me off.



I too have this camera, and I found out that if you turn the megapixels down in the settings the pics won't be so huge.

friartek


quality posts: 15 Private Messages friartek

Looks like the only color left is purple. If you have questions about this camera, you can start by going to the last sale's discussion. Also down to $107.99. Couldn't find the price for the last time but I think it was $119.99. If someone else knows for sure let me know and I'll edit this(corrected from my original $149.99 guess). If you don't mind the color purple, this is a great buy.

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chelbell


quality posts: 2 Private Messages chelbell

I will add to the chorus of "great buy" - I have the blue one and no one really notices the color. It takes great shots, easy to use and you can adjust the picture size pretty easily in the settings. You can also take panoramic shots and it has a "photobooth" setting.
I just wanted something simple with a great zoom to take shots of the sunset over the Golden Gate bridge. And it is very zoomy!
Also I picked up a cheapass Eye-Fi card on another deal site (can't remember where now...) and that technology is a-mah-zing. As soon as you take the pictures it loads them onto your smartphone, computer, whatevah!
Anyway! Screaming deal. When I was showing the pictures I took on a recent camping trip (during the trip!), everyone wanted to know where they could get one. (BUT: if you need a small camera, this is not for you - it's not HUGE, but it's no microcamera).
Oh, and people posted problems with the battery life but I didn't really have any problems - the batteries seem to last a reasonable amount of time. you just have to be sure to SHUT OFF THE CAMERA in between photo shoots.
(oh and I bought it on WOOT at the $129 level I think...)

dotvezz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dotvezz
rjh65 wrote:I too have this camera, and I found out that if you turn the megapixels down in the settings the pics won't be so huge.



No, no, I was saying that they're tiny. 4MB is way too small for 16MP. The reason is because the JPEG compression is turned way high, and I couldn't find a way to change it.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1077 Private Messages whatsamattaU
friartek wrote:Looks like the only color left is purple. If you have questions about this camera, you can start by going to the last sale's discussion. Also down to $107.99. Couldn't find the price for the last time but I think it was $149.99. If someone else knows for sure let me know and I'll edit this. If you don't mind the color purple, this is a great buy.



Actually, it's been $119.99 in September at the regular woot:
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5155210

and wootoff
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5173218

and my previous comment:

whatsamattaU wrote:Yes, you've seen this multiple times, but at $149.99, $30 more:

June: http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5062093&pageindex=1&replycount=189

May: http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5024037&pageindex=1&replycount=146

April: http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4981243&pageindex=1&replycount=285

woot blog post:
http://www.woot.com/blog/post/ballad-of-the-kodak-easyshare-z5120

with youtube video you can also see below in that post:


working quickly tonight, maybe more later.




Do I mind the color purple?



Sorry, gotta go.


rjh65


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rjh65
dotvezz wrote:No, no, I was saying that they're tiny. 4MB is way too small for 16MP. The reason is because the JPEG compression is turned way high, and I couldn't find a way to change it.



Ok, my bad, sorry! I turned my pixels down to 14 and when I transferred a pic to my laptop the dimentions are a whopping 4608x2592, takes up a lot of space on the SD card.

kharmazero


quality posts: 5 Private Messages kharmazero

Do you ship outside USA?In France?If yes i think i'll buy one.

ToejamFootball


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ToejamFootball

sigh...bought this on Woot back in June for $145. Why can't I ever get the lowest price on anything? Haven't had the time to read through the whole manual, but this camera IMO, lets too much light in and blurs easily.

ToeJamFootball

terriferrell


quality posts: 1 Private Messages terriferrell

This is a great camera! I too bought one @ the $149 price in black & I'd of gladly taken purple for $107! That's a great price for a versatile camera. Takes really good videos. I took a video of a skit done @ a baby shower where 3 people were on a stage ~ 30 ft. away & both video & sound came out fantastic! I've also gotten some great close up portrait pics of my 4 year old boy/girl wiggly twin grandchildren & got amazing frame-worthy pics! I'd buy a 2nd one if I had the need! I'm trying to think of anyone I could give one to for Christmas since its such a great camera! Don't hesitate to buy this camera, it has nice features like wide angle lens, easy uploads to Social Media & picture face recognition just to name a few!

dotvezz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dotvezz
kharmazero wrote:Do you ship outside USA?In France?If yes i think i'll buy one.



Unfortunately, no. They only ship in the continental US (Which means I'm out of luck in Hawaii now =(...)

jmbunkin


quality posts: 28 Private Messages jmbunkin

Looks like a very good camera for the money but I need an optical viewfinder.

kharmazero


quality posts: 5 Private Messages kharmazero
dotvezz wrote:Unfortunately, no. They only ship in the continental US (Which means I'm out of luck in Hawaii now =(...)



Thanks , i figured it out when i tried to buy it ;-(((to me, it is not such a bad luck to live in Hawaii ;-))

shushine999


quality posts: 15 Private Messages shushine999

A friend of mine got one a couple months back and took some AMAZINGLY sharp zoom shots at a football game....."clearly reading the tshirt slogans on people completely across the stadium from them" kind of sharp. I wanted one then, and I actually WANTED the purple one, but couldn't make myself pull the trigger. NOW - I have a fall festival going on all around my house this weekend, family coming in from all points, and this shows up again - with "next day" shipping it's STILL over $30.00 cheaper than my friend paid with regular shipping......and the only color is purple? For those who do not believe in fate - I offer you this. In for one, and in time for the weekend to boot!!! (Does cabbage patch "Happy Dance" around office...)

creativity6


quality posts: 0 Private Messages creativity6

I bought this camera the last time it was up on Woot. Shipping took FOREVER, and upon arrival, I found that it takes HORRIBLE indoor pictures! I have a 14mp regular style camera that takes better shots. I can honestly say that I understand now why Kodak stopped making cameras

karrana


quality posts: 0 Private Messages karrana

Ok, you guys convinced me. I just ordered one for my wife for Christmas. WooHoo! or should I say Woot! I am done for Christmas shopping.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 98 Private Messages radi0j0hn
creativity6 wrote:I bought this camera the last time it was up on Woot. Shipping took FOREVER, and upon arrival, I found that it takes HORRIBLE indoor pictures! I have a 14mp regular style camera that takes better shots. I can honestly say that I understand now why Kodak stopped making cameras



In the Army, they said, "Get the right tool for the job!"

Perhaps your camera takes "HORRIBLE indoor pictures" because it was not designed to take indoor pictures without a flash!

Buyers need to ask: Do you understand what apertures are? Do you understand what ISO is? How about shutter speeds? Most important, do you understand how they are related?

Were both cameras you mentioned set at the same ISO and aperture, and were you shooting the same scene? If that was true, then you have a valid observation.

We all want the $100 MFD1 (Magic Fairy Dust) camera that does everything perfectly with no training on our part. But it is not yet available.
And you may find the camera performs better if properly set and used in a situation within it's limitations.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

eschulhoff


quality posts: 1 Private Messages eschulhoff

I am worried about the batteries. I usally like the batteries that are small and can be charged to a small wall charger. ??? do they last?

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 98 Private Messages radi0j0hn

Hint: for more saturated fall color shots, try finding the +/- exposure compensation and set it to make the shots a little darker.

Also, if your camera lets you set you own ISO, (usually on "P" - which is like decision-free but with more options) try using a lower ISO and see if the shots look better.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

cpennin2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cpennin2
terriferrell wrote:This is a great camera! I too bought one @ the $149 price in black & I'd of gladly taken purple for $107! That's a great price for a versatile camera. Takes really good videos. I took a video of a skit done @ a baby shower where 3 people were on a stage ~ 30 ft. away & both video & sound came out fantastic! I've also gotten some great close up portrait pics of my 4 year old boy/girl wiggly twin grandchildren & got amazing frame-worthy pics! I'd buy a 2nd one if I had the need! I'm trying to think of anyone I could give one to for Christmas since its such a great camera! Don't hesitate to buy this camera, it has nice features like wide angle lens, easy uploads to Social Media & picture face recognition just to name a few!



I'd be happy to recieve it for Christmas. Let me know if you want my address. LOL

antonimt


quality posts: 1 Private Messages antonimt

I also purchased this recently at 119, and LOVE LOVE it! Takes Great pics, has a fast shutter speed and has lots of easy to maneuver functions. Would buy again in a heartbeat! I actually bought purple, and like the color, too!

ral878


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ral878

almost bought this last time around, finally caved and bought it this time. my only problem is the AA batteries, why couldn't woot be selling rechargeable ones today too...

silversickness


quality posts: 1 Private Messages silversickness

I bought this in Black for $149 in the Spring. The current price is a pretty sweet deal for this camera. I love it. I do recommend testing out the different settings and adjusting the ISO for different scenes. As for batteries, I use rechargeable ones and have no complaints.

tonycyndy


quality posts: 14 Private Messages tonycyndy

After researching and reading reviews on this puppy, it's a no brainer. I've been looking for a camera like this, but I didn't want to shell out major dollars. The price is incredible. I'm not a big fan of purple, but that's not exactly a deal breaker. I'm in....!

ltava


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ltava

Why don't these cameras have a view finder???? The screen is tough to see in sunlight.

polkmc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages polkmc

Is the camera very loud when in use? I would like to use it to photograph wildlife without alerting them to my presence. Thanks for the help...

kwainwri


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kwainwri

Sales Tax?! Seriously?? This is my last Woot/Amazon purchase.

bunnymasseuse


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bunnymasseuse

Was there any resolve of the issues with this camera and customer complaints about software access? I get the impression that the driver links in previous offerings either didn't work or the easy share software was no longer available.

121 Woots and counting

woodaw


quality posts: 1 Private Messages woodaw

Does this have a continuous shooting capability? My kids swim and I end of taking continuous shots so I can get that one "good one". Thanks!

gomarciab


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gomarciab

Does anyone have experience with this camera for macro closeups? I like to take photos of bugs.

sunaness


quality posts: 19 Private Messages sunaness

Love this camera, here's my previous review on it (there's a pretty picture!)

Glad I bought it when it did anyway, even for more money, it's been awesome at events where I'm seated way in the back but want good pictures or to see the action. (My brother's graduation, renaissance festival joust, driving through cool looking areas to name a few).

You have to play with it at first to familiarize yourself with what settings will work best for you, but after putting a little time it it works like a charm.

aleonard4


quality posts: 0 Private Messages aleonard4

Seems like a consensus on the fact that this is a great camera for the price and I will add to it. Purchased this guy in the $140 range when it was on Woot and absolutely love it. ONLY negative is that its a bit bulkier than other point and shoots (i.e. cant fit in your pants pocket). But it takes waaay better photos than any point and shoot I've ever owned. If I could possibly think of a reason to have two, I'd be buying the purple one. fo sho.

davepittpa


quality posts: 0 Private Messages davepittpa

Does this camera do 640 by 480 still pictures? I need to take pictures for work that I can upload to the internet without the file size being too big. I can use rechargable batteries for this camera, which is my only other issue with a camera that uses batteries instead of a rechargable Li-on pack. However, I have to take 640 by 480 stills.

davepittpa


quality posts: 0 Private Messages davepittpa

One other consideration is that Kodak the parent company went bankrupt and was shut down on July 2nd according to Wikipedia. No more Kodak film or paper, and the death of another American company, but that is the price paid by bad management. It's a shame because the Kodak Gallery online product won awards as one of the best products of the year, but they are part of American history now. Their patents and business have been bought out by other companies such as shutterfly, and Google. I don't this a major consideration in buying this camera because the warranty should still be ok because other companies have picked up pieces of Kodak and by the time it breaks it will be obsolete, but there are other companies which are not bankrupt that make digital cameras.

pstang


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pstang
dotvezz wrote:Unfortunately, no. They only ship in the continental US (Which means I'm out of luck in Hawaii now =(...)



It says right in the shipping note (bottom of the features tab) that it ships to all 50 states

or did Hawai'i secede from the U.S?... imagine the fuel this would add to the birther debate lol

hvidovre


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hvidovre
radi0j0hn wrote:In the Army, they said, "Get the right tool for the job!"

Perhaps your camera takes "HORRIBLE indoor pictures" because it was not designed to take indoor pictures without a flash!

Buyers need to ask: Do you understand what apertures are? Do you understand what ISO is? How about shutter speeds? Most important, do you understand how they are related?

Were both cameras you mentioned set at the same ISO and aperture, and were you shooting the same scene? If that was true, then you have a valid observation.

We all want the $100 MFD1 (Magic Fairy Dust) camera that does everything perfectly with no training on our part. But it is not yet available.
And you may find the camera performs better if properly set and used in a situation within it's limitations.



does it take picture fast, and in between pictures is it fast to take pictures?

garryhall


quality posts: 0 Private Messages garryhall

I bought this one at $149.00 for my wife and it is an excellent choice, great camera in everyway and very easy to use, (hence my wife loves it). I just bought one for my son at $119.00 for christmas. No fear here well worth the money.

friartek


quality posts: 15 Private Messages friartek
jmbunkin wrote:Looks like a very good camera for the money but I need an optical viewfinder.



If a digital viewfinder will do the Z990 is a good option. It actually is a much better camera then this one. It is 12 MP, but the other features more then make up for that. I bought two of them and I'm very pleased. Amazon still has the camera and a bundle. Click on the style button to see bundle. Still don't know why the bundle is $36 dollars cheaper, but it makes for a better deal and actually puts it closer to the price Woot sold them for. Unless Woot finds some more of these somewhere they sold out of the Z990 and the last few went during a Woot-off.

I already pointed to the previous discussion of this camera and it also discussed the Z990. In fact almost every time this camera has come up for sale, the Z990 was part of the discussion.

That doesn't make the Z5120 a bad camera, it just has a different feature set.

Also, I just noticed that the Z5120 is now sold out. Congrats to those who got a great buy.

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