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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kodak C195 Point and Shoot Digital Camera

As much as I love the swivel screen on my Canon PowerShot A95, the camera is getting a bit long in the tooth. 5 mega pixels was a big deal, once. Now it is so so but I would keep on using it for that delightful swivel screen except that is getting a bit squirrelly. Not good squirrelly either. Sometimes the first picture or so isn’t even seen on screen and it doesn’t come out either.

So I did some research and found a great price and a camera that is just enough smaller that it fits into my jeans or my shirt pocket. Convenience size was my first consideration. The 14 megapixel and the 5X optical were nice bonuses. It has some very nice features that I will seldom use but are nice anyway. It has 22 scene settings for specific types of photos. Realistically I will leave it on auto most of the time but I liked both the scene settings and manual settings. I’ve only taken a couple hundred photos so far but I have been satisfied with the quality. Overall this is a darn good bang for the buck.

Documentation with the camera is succinct to the point of ludicrousness. Download the online manual to get the real skinny. It does suffer from the dreaded digital lag as well. I will continue to play with those extra features. The burst feature may be what I need for my quick moving grandchildren.

New Egg has had a special that gives a reduced price on the camera and includes a case and a 4gb Kingston SD Card. It is a limited time offer but is worth checking out.
Product Features

• 14 megapixels for high-quality pictures

• 5X optical zoom

• 3 in. bright LCD

• One-button upload to e-mail, Kodak Gallery, YouTube, Facebook, ORKUT, and FLICKR sites

• Kodak's Smart Capture feature

Technical Details

• Brand Name: Kodak

• Model: 8721664

• Optical Sensor Resolution: 14 MP

• Optical zoom: 3 x

• Display Size: 3.000 inches

• Width: 1.2 inches

• Height: 2.4 inches

• Weight: 0.4 pounds

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