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Kodak EasyShare C182 Review

Kodak EasyShare C182

The Good
12 megapixel resolution, on-camera editing, simple to use, low price tag.
The Bad
Low video resolution, poor performance in low light, difficult to see the LCD screen in
direct sunlight.
Yay or Nay
Considering this camera can be purchased for less than $100, it’s an excellent value
for such a low price.

 
 
 
Overview

The Kodak EasyShare C182 is a good camera for those who want to buy their first
one. However, it is not ideal for the professional photographer. With a 12 megapixel
resolution, it produces decent-quality pictures, and has a 3x optical zoom. This
model also has a 3” LCD screen, which allows for easy viewing when trying to snap
the perfect shot. One of the best features that this camera has to offer is the “Smart
Capture”, which automatically adjusts the settings of the camera when a scene
is identified. This makes taking pictures a lot easier for those who wish to use it
for vacations or special events like the graduation of a child or a birthday party.

Snapshots

For the average user, the “p” mode is recommended because it produces the best quality pictures, and makes the camera easier to use overall. It’s also a good idea
to set the sharpness to “sharp”. Beginners will also want to go into the Color Mode,
and set it to “High Color”. When you do this, you get the brightest and most crisp
pictures of any of the various modes and settings it offers. This camera is a relatively
inexpensive model and a good choice for someone who doesn’t want to mess with a
lot of confusing settings. It’s a basic camera that has the ability to take pictures, but
nothing extraordinary.

The buttons which correspond to the menu are fairly easy to use, so the average
person shouldn’t have any problems there. Even if you have never operated a
Kodak camera before, it will be easy enough to learn. Those who wish to get the
most out of this camera and all of the features it has to offer will want to download
the comprehensive guide, which goes into detail about everything it can do.

Kodak EasyShare C182

Video

Although the quality of videos taken with this camera, which is 640×480 resolution,
is not as high as pictures taken with it, it gets the job done. One other potential
video shortcoming to note is the camera does not have any speakers, so there is no
audio during video playback.

Photo Quality and Extras

The fact that users have access to on-camera editing is a nice bonus, and it’s
something that an increasing number of models are including as a standard
feature. This means that you won’t have to wait to get your pictures uploaded to a

computer before you take out red eye, or adjust some other aspect of the photo.

Kodak EasyShare C182

Downside

One of the main flaws of this camera is that pictures which are taken in low light often come out “noisy,” so that is one thing to consider before purchasing it. When you are taking pictures in low light, it can be hard to get the camera focused with the automatic feature. However, when you are in a well-lit area, it does fine. There is a
nice “blur reduction” mode that many people will find useful, especially when taking
close-up pictures with the flash.

Additionally, although the LCD screen can be nice when taking pictures, it is
sometimes difficult to see if you are in direct sunlight.

Conclusion

Everything considered, it is a nice camera for someone who doesn’t plan on taking
pictures professionally. With all of the different features available on this model, it
is more than enough for the average person looking to get their first digital camera.

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