Average Camera Review Rating [1 reviews]
On January 4 2011, Kodak announced three new digital compact cameras
. Featuring the company's Share Button, Kodak offers 3-step sharing for emailing your pictures to friends and upload them to popular social networking sites including FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, KODAK Gallery, FLICKR, and ORKUT, YANDEX and KAIXIN001.
The 10 Megapixels Kodak Easyshare Mini M200 is Kodak's smallest camera to date, and comes with 3x optical zoom, a front mirror and a 2.5-inch rear screen. The Easyshare Mini is priced at $99.95. Here's the summary of review of the EasyShare Mini M200, giving the camera a rating of 3 out of 5:
"ISO200 noticeable noise. ISO400 noticeable noise, and softer results, with some loss of colour. ISO800 noise becomes quite damaging to the image quality, both in detail, and colour. ISO1000 produces the worst results, and is best avoided. Noticeable pincushion distortion in these shots, 12mm focal distance. The Panoramic mode on the Mini differs slightly from other cameras with built in auto-stitching - with the Mini you take three separate photos, and then they camera will merge them together into one image, as shown below. A lot of the new models with CMOS sensors, simply let you pan the camera, and the photo will be recorded and put into an image automatically. The Kodak Easyshare Mini M200 is available for around £70, making it very competitively priced for an ultra compact camera, with the majority of alternative ultra compact cameras aiming for the more premium market and featuring metal bodies, they are often priced higher than this. Other budget cameras include the Canon Powershot A800, and Nikon Coolpix L23, but none are as compact as this. Other stylish compact cameras you could look at include the Panasonic Lumix S3, priced at around £100, the Pentax Optio S1, priced at around £110, or the Pentax Optio RS1000 with changeable faceplates and a low price of around £70.
The Kodak Easyshare Mini M200 has a number of key selling points and features that it is going to be bought for, these are 1) it's size 2) it's price and 3) it's ease of use, and possibly 4) it's ability to share photos, although not necessarily in that order. If you want an ultra compact, easy to use camera, that's very good value for money, and aren't too concerned about image quality, then this camera is worth looking at. Particularly if you simply want a camera to take everywhere with you, and then upload the photos to facebook anyway, especially when facebook's photos only show up at 720 pixels wide the majority of the time! The most lacking feature is the VGA video mode, it would be great for videos if it recorded 720p, as it's size makes it very useful for mounting in small spaces."
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