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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FLINTS MOM

    Posted
    FLINTSMOM

    "I bought 2 of these cameras back in June. One for myself and the other for a gift. Overall it's a great little camera. In my opinion, it is the best in it's class, and a great value for either beginners or people that are more advanced. It takes crisp clear pictures outside and good pictures inside as well. It's very user friendly and controls everything for you in "auto mode", but also allows you to have full control over the all the settings in "program mode" The extra thin compact design makes it easy to take it with you anywhere. The all metal body is great and the camera has a good solid feel to it. The 3 inch LCD is also a nice feature, and being able to charge it when you connect it to your computer is a plus as well. Shooting pictures in a HD ratio is nice if you like viewing your pictures on your Widescreen TV. However, the camera is NOT perfect. Although it has a big 3" LCD, it can be rather hard to view in the sunlight. There is a clear hard plastic piece that sits over the LCD for protection, WHICH IS GOOD, but it can cause glare in the sunlight. Kind of like your cell phone screen does. The buttons are really tiny on this camera. They don't bother me, but they might be difficult for some people with extra large hands. The zoom is wimpy, but come on, THIS ISN'T A POWER ZOOM CAMERA! haha. The only other thing that I've noticed that I don't like about this camera is that there seems to be a slight bug in the internal software. Every now and then when I power it on, the camera will freeze up. To resolve the issue you have to pop the battery out, put it back in, and power up again. It's not a really big deal, but if you're grabbing your camera in a hurry to catch a shot of your kid or something, you might miss it, "if" this happens. Both of the cameras I purchased do this from time to time, and I've read other reviews about it as well, so keep it in mind. It doesn't do it very often, but it DOES happen. On the plus side, a normal power up is VERY fast. Like I said before, overall it's a great little camera. There ARE some flaws, but they are pretty minor in comparison to the benefits this camera gives you. I have 4 digital cameras. I have an HP, an older Kodak, a Canon S5IS, and this one. To be honest, I use this one more than my Canon. It's just more convenient, and it actually takes pictures just as good as long as the focal point is at a reasonable distance. Obviousely the Canon S5IS is more advanced and also a powerzoom camera, but for general picture taking this Kodak does the job just as well. One last thing. If you were buying this because of the over exaggerated HD 720p video mode, just move on and don't even bother with this camera. The video mode is terrible on this camera if you ask me. If a good video mode is what you're looking for, go buy the Canon S5IS. It isn't "HD", but it IS the best looking video mode you're going to get out of ANY camera, plus it is the only camera with true stereo sound in the videos. Hope this helps."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FLINTSMOM

    Posted
    FLINTSMOM

    I bought 2 of these cameras back in June. One for myself and the other for a gift. Overall it's a great little camera. In my opinion, it is the best in it's class, and a great value for either beginners or people that are more advanced. It takes crisp clear pictures outside and good pictures inside as well. It's very user friendly and controls everything for you in "auto mode", but also allows you to have full control over the all the settings in "program mode" The extra thin compact design makes it easy to take it with you anywhere. The all metal body is great and the camera has a good solid feel to it. The 3 inch LCD is also a nice feature, and being able to charge it when you connect it to your computer is a plus as well. Shooting pictures in a HD ratio is nice if you like viewing your pictures on your Widescreen TV. However, the camera is NOT perfect. Although it has a big 3" LCD, it can be rather hard to view in the sunlight. There is a clear hard plastic piece that sits over the LCD for protection, WHICH IS GOOD, but it can cause glare in the sunlight. Kind of like your cell phone screen does. The buttons are really tiny on this camera. They don't bother me, but they might be difficult for some people with extra large hands. The zoom is wimpy, but come on, THIS ISN'T A POWER ZOOM CAMERA! haha. The only other thing that I've noticed that I don't like about this camera is that there seems to be a slight bug in the internal software. Every now and then when I power it on, the camera will freeze up. To resolve the issue you have to pop the battery out, put it back in, and power up again. It's not a really big deal, but if you're grabbing your camera in a hurry to catch a shot of your kid or something, you might miss it, "if" this happens. Both of the cameras I purchased do this from time to time, and I've read other reviews about it as well, so keep it in mind. It doesn't do it very often, but it DOES happen. On the plus side, a normal power up is VERY fast. Like I said before, overall it's a great little camera. There ARE some flaws, but they are pretty minor in comparison to the benefits this camera gives you. I have 4 digital cameras. I have an HP, an older Kodak, a Canon S5IS, and this one. To be honest, I use this one more than my Canon. It's just more convenient, and it actually takes pictures just as good as long as the focal point is at a reasonable distance. Obviousely the Canon S5IS is more advanced and also a powerzoom camera, but for general picture taking this Kodak does the job just as well. One last thing. If you were buying this because of the over exaggerated HD 720p video mode, just move on and don't even bother with this camera. The video mode is terrible on this camera if you ask me. If a good video mode is what you're looking for, go buy the Canon S5IS. It isn't "HD", but it IS the best looking video mode you're going to get out of ANY camera, plus it is the only camera with true stereo sound in the videos. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Make sure to keep it charged

    Posted
    bgredjeep

    I bought this camera as a replacement for my old Sony DSC P10 that was ~5 years old. That camera still works great but I broke the screen and was tired of not having the LCD. This camera looks great, huge screen, controls made sense. I took a few hundred pics and was generally pleased with the performance. The stitch assist setting worked very well to make a panorama of 3 shots. Face detection did a good job of grabbing the expected subject of a picture. Startup was slower than I liked and the zoom is slow but what I expected for ~$150. The outdoor pictures look great. Most of the indoor shots are good but it seemed to have trouble with focusing at times. Also, I found the camera to be very chatty. It would constantly be clicking like it was trying to focus on something even when I wasn't shooting or attempting to focus (just powered on). It wasn't a big deal but became annoying. The killer for me was an issue I ran into w/ the battery life. I am generally a casual shooter so I carry my camera with me most times but don't shoot all the time. My last use of the camera I had charged the battery fully, taken ~12 shots at a Christmas party, then had the camera in my laptop bag for another week before I went to use it again. When I tried to turn it on it would not power up at all. I plugged it into my laptop to charge it and after a few minutes it powered up fine. This also required the time/date to be reset when the camera started. I had the date reset 1 more time after that as well. I've never had this issue with a digital camera before (mine and my wife's Sonys, p10 and p200 powered up fine after months of sitting w/o a charge) and it was based on this that I returned the camera for another model. If you're cool with charging the camera often, even when you haven't been shooting, then I guess the rest is just what you deal with for $150. I could deal with all but the battery dieing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serious Design Flaw in Firmware - Warning

    Posted
    dizzie

    Let me preface this by saying that I have really enjoyed using my m1033 over the past months. The image quality is ok, the size is compact, and it's great having HD video capability in my pocket. That being said, there is a serious flaw in the firmware that puts you at risk of losing picture and movie files stored on your SD card, particularly if you are a Mac user. It should be noted that there are also some minor operational issues that myself and others have experienced, most commonly that of the camera locking up on occasion. This has happened to me perhaps 5-7 times over the past few months and is easily remidied by removing and replacing the battery. Another flaw is that now and then, a completed movie is unplayable on the camera, yet is playable on the Kodak HDTV dock or computer software such as VLC. The BIG DANGER, though, is in utilizing a card reader (as many of us do) in order to transfer your pictures to your computer. On a Mac, the "Finder" (file browser) inserts many hidden files on your SD card, which you can see if you look at the card on a Windows computer or in the Terminal on Mac. These files evidently give the camera MAJOR problems when you insert it back in the camera. However, the problems do not seem to manifest themselves until you shoot a movie. I've had the camera corrupt every single picture and movie on the card through this design flaw. Another time, I got lucky and only about 70% of the files were corrupted. This is a SERIOUS problem that Kodak needs to correct in a firmware update. My Kodak Z740 never had this problem. As a workaround in the meantime, I highly reccommend using a free little utility called CleanUp smb mess, available at http://www.faqintosh.com/risorse/en/sys/cleansmb/ . It removes all of the hidden files put on the card by your mac. I keep it in my dock and use it all the time! Once you drag your disk over it's icon and eject it, you won't have any problems with corrupt files. But, should you forget to do so as I have a few times, kiss those precious "Kodak moments" goodbye!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Descent Point and Shoot

    Posted
    PxR7

    It's an eye catching piece that will garner attention as you slip it in and out of your pocket for quick snaps when you're out with friends or on vacation. Between the touch screen and very large number of preset options along with Smart (auto) mode, it is very simple to navigate and would do well in the hands of a novice user getting their feet wet in digital cameras. However, all the glitz and shine of the camera falls apart when in anything but nominal lighting conditions. In any sort of room, low lighting or dark conditions the quality of the photos falls short considerably. You will find yourself taking multiple shots when not in daylight or if your subject of the photo is not entirely covered by the flash. The battery drains quickly specially if you find yourself drawn to use the video feature. High transfer rate cards are a must if you plan to us 720p HQ mode. The screen is finicky at times with multiple taps required specially around the edges and will turn off at times while the camera itself is still on, requiring the camera to be turned off and on to bring the screen back up. It is worth mentioning the irony that this camera does its best in daylight conditions, since the screen becomes harder to see in brighter/daylight areas. Audio playback on the camera is soft and is hard to hear in crowded rooms. The ability to "tag" photos with short audio clips is a nice touch. Overall it is a nice camera to give as a gift to someone looking for a simple digital solution to picture taking but look elsewhere if you are looking for more dependable picture taking and quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    quality product

    Posted
    Shanester

    I bought this camera after returning a Sony DSC-W150. This camera is much better built, takes good pictures (not as good as Canon SD1100IS, though), and it is very easy to use. With Sony, there were several different ways to get into settings, and it honestly made no sense to me. The Kodak is straightforward. It starts up in Smart Capture mode, which means you are ready to take a picture within a couple of seconds. By hitting the Mode function on top, you can scroll among Smart Capture, Program, Scenes, and Video modes. There is a flash button that lets you scroll through those settings. The shutter button is solid and gives great tactile feedback. The Menu button on the back takes you into (yes) the Menu and you can scroll down lists or across tabs with the joystick, pressing the joystick to make a selection. This thing is very easy to use. The picture quality is very good for stills. I don't really understand why the video is grainy at the 720p setting on my 20" monitor; I am not sure how good it would look on my 50" tv. I think the placement of the Wide Angle and Telephoto zoom rocker switch forces you to put both hands on the camera whereas the Canon system is more friendly to those of us trying to juggle a camera in one hand and kids in the other, but in all fairness, Kodak's switch is about the same as most brands. All in all, this camera is well-built, takes good pictures, and is easy to use, all in a size that fits in my pocket or my wife's purse easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HD Video

    Posted
    zeravlaj

    The first day I tried this camera I was totally dissapointed, I was completely wrong... day 2 I spent taking picture on right lightning ambience and get crisp quality images better than my previous camera Casio Exilim 7.2MP. I purchase this camera because I wanted to buy SLR camera and camcorder at the same time, but this small compact M1033 HD Video DigiCam just suits my needs, now that I have this I don't need to buy SLR and camcorder in the future. Fits in the pocket, with a sleek 3' LCD, what's great about this, is that it can capture HD or HQ 1280x720 res (two diff settings) video's or you can set it to 640x480 HQ. I recommend setting the video to 640 HQ because if you have a slower SDHC like mine running 15mb/s 4GB Ultra II SanDisk the video and audio will be at sync when uploading the videos online. I noticed when you use the HD 720p and you have a slow SD/SDHC the audio to video is not quite sync. Also, when taking a video shot don't zoom a lot cause it tends to blur the subject. Uploading a video is easy but if your like me who wanted to use your video to edit in Window Movie Maker, you'll have to convert the saved .mov extension to .avi using a third party software. The bad side is that you have to buy a separate accessories for the video input in order to play the video's camera to tv, which will cost you additional $99. In terms of shooting images, I very pleased about the 10MP quality versus my old one 7.2MP. New features that I never had on my previous camera would be: Self-timer 10sec for 2 shots, Face detection, Panoramic View Stitching, 3X Retinar Aspheric Lens

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overal VERY good camera

    Posted
    JustinTHEelectronicsRATER

    I am A HUGE CAMERA FAN, so i think i know what i am talking about. i own many cameras for various reasons and just because of my love for cameras. this kodak is one of my best. no doubt about it, this camera takes excellent pictures, excellent response time. the 10 megapixels just make it even better, as your able to view them on a large screen and have it still in perfect viewing quality. the HD video capture is a must have, as it displays outstanding quality vidoes. i have purchased this camera the 3rd day it came out, and the only problem ive ever had with it is that it froze once, so i turned it off, took out the battery, placed it back in and turned it back on (oh my, what a big deal) if you are not careful, when deleting your photos theres an option of deleting all photos & videos right under it. so one false move and no more precious photos of yourself in your new bathing suit haha. the camera is very basic and easy to use but offers a substantial amount of features. This is my best camera for the price, if you want more, just go buy yourself a sony with a 4" touch screen or touchscreen nikon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality for a Great Price

    Posted
    NebraskaConsumer

    I researched cameras for the past week with a price range of $150-$230. Living in Lincoln, Nebraska, by best bet to purchase a camera was Best Buy. After reviewing Best Buys selection of cameras for over an hour, this IS the camera to get for the money. It has a sleek modern design and and absolute simplicity for point and shoot picture. This is an excellent camera for novices and its color selection is amazing. I really dont have many bad things to say except after taking a picture the processing time can be anywhere from 1-3 seconds but for an average picture taker myself, this really isnt any issue. The camera is the fastest starting camera in its priced range. I compared this camera to the Nikon Coolpix s600 which is marketed as the fastest starting camera which runs around $300+ and I swear they seemed to start at the exact same time. Ir you are a beginning camera owner that wants quality pictures without a lot of hassle and complicated features than the Kodak M1033 is an absolutely fabulous camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I dont know..

    Posted
    Gibhunter
    • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

    owned for 5 days now and 3 times it has frozen to the point where I had to remove the battery. 720p video is great, but when zooming in during video all you can hear is the motor running. Also, auto focus seems to stop working while zooming. The microphone is more sensitive to wind than any microphone I've ever used. The flash is not as strong as my last sony, and it is very small. It is great at preventing red eye. It starts up and takes first pic in under 2 seconds. It sometimes takes 8-10 seconds to process photos before you can take another shot. Low light creates grainy noisy pictures, more so then most cameras. Battery life is average.. about 400 photos, half with flash. It is great at capturing the greens in photos. I have rough luck getting close up pictures to focus properly, and movement creates a awful blurring in photos, (more so than any of the cameras in my family). There are a lot of video and photo samples by google searching "kodak m1033 review video sample"

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    doublenickels

    For the price, you won't get another camera, which takes better pictures. If you have a fairly recent computer running Windows XP, the camera will connect and operate with your computer, using Windows "Scanner and Camera Wizard". You don't have to use the software, which comes with the camera. Turn off the digital zoom and you are good to go, for still pics--(just like you would with many other cameras). There are multiple settings for video recording, all of them are MPEG 4, so you should download Quicktime, for playback. If you want to use the Hi Definition video settings, please be advised you need Hi Def playback equipment to SEE Hi Definition. Otherwise, the non Hi Def video captures are very good---given the cost of the camera. If you enjoy using "Program" mode, you will like this camera. It has ISO ranging to 3200, just like some expensive SLR (reflex) cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome camera! totally worth it!

    Posted
    miszangel9587

    pros: crisp and clear quality pictures, lightweight, slim, sleek, very portable, great point and shoot, amazing features such as panoramic and macro along with many other scene modes, affordable, easy to use, attractive, HD output, huge LCD screen, 10 megapixels for a small camera, sturdy build cons: does not display battery life, freezes sometimes but this can easily remedied by turning it on and off or taking out the battery my experience with this camera has been great overall; i got it as a christmas present from my boyfriend when it was on sale for about $140; as a side note, it may not be the best camera for a professional photographer because there is no manual mode where you can adjust the various camera settings; the bottom line: a great camera for everyone to have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Great Camera

    Posted
    Kathleen774
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    The pros by far outweigh the cons with this camera. I bought this camera in July and have been happy with it since. So many features. I bought this for a steal. It was packaged as the camera and an extra memory card for 89.99!!! (Think it was mislabeled but Best Buy honored the price.) It takes beautiful pictures, has facial recognition for automatic focus, pocket size, and good video quality. The software that comes with it is useless and I don't recommend using it. I removed it from my computer. It gave me a hard time backing up the photos and transferring them to another folder outside of Kodak. As the case with most screens, it is hard to see in most daylight settings (its hard to find shade in Phoenix). My biggest complaint is the difficulty in setting up the battery indicator. It didn't automatically show and no where in the instructions does it say how to set it up on the screen. After I accidentally figured it out, I can't remember how to get it back after it was turned back on. This is annoying, but don't let it deter you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    outdoor shots suck

    Posted
    kelseycat

    This camera takes good pictures. But outdoor sunny shots you cannot view on the LCD screen at all. You just have to guess and shoot. The pictures came out but some should have been taken over. Eyes closed, off center etc. Also you can't use the zoom as you can't see it. I emailed Kodak about it thinking there may be an outdoor setting for the backlight and they said that's the way their camera is ( like many others) and to try a find a shady spot to take pictures or try and shade it with my hand.???? Many others, we were with 6 couples and you could see perfectly with theirs, but nada with mine. Duh... very frustrating when you can't view a picture before taking it especially when someone else is taking the picture with your camera. So I cannot take it to the beach or around a pool etc. The indoors or even days that arent't full of sun are fine. Soooo dissapointed in that and still mad about it. If I would have known this I would have purchased a different camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Designed Kodak Camera Ever!

    Posted
    HighTechjsw

    Having been able to look at all Kodak's Compact Digital Cameras that came out in the last 2 years, I can tell you the M1033 is by FAR the best they have designed to date. It is the only Camera that currently records 720p or and 1080i Video which can record over an hour of HD Video at 16:9 Ratio on any HD TV. (The Optional dock is needed and well worth it !) (Also the dock comes with a remote and you can also watch your regular still images in a slideshow format also on a 16:9 ratio on your HDTV !) The still image quality is Outstanding and on par with a select few $300-400 Compact Cameras. The thin streamlined at Metal & NO Plastic body is very new to Kodak, even the feel of the buttons have a completely new design. ------For $179 this IS the Camera to get------ The M1033 Comes in many different colors. p.s. Sony's soon to be released Full Frame SLR model, which will be the greatest prosumer camera on the market when it hits, has its CCD made by none other then KODAK.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slow when writing/saving pictures

    Posted
    Siono

    I wanted a 'better' camera than the sony cybershot 6 MP I have. I thought the kodak m1033 was it but unfortunately I have been disappointed with it. When it comes to writing / saving the pictures on the card (fast card too!), it simply takes long!. For every picture I take, I have to wait for 'processing' to then take another picture & so on. You would probably say that I need to set the camera on 'sports' mode all the time so I can snap away but I shouldn't have to. There's a reason why Kodak offers SO MANY modes but throughout this, I still have to wait for the processing & it simply won't do. So I've only have it for 5 days & I'm taking it back. The other sad thing is that I have no idea when the battery might die out on me so I charged it every night. Rechargeable batteries can only take so many charges... but at this point I won't know when it'll simply stop charging. On to the next camera!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sharp Pictures - Colors Off

    Posted
    COPix

    When it's sunny, you can't see the LED screen from certain angles so you just have to guess what you're taking a picture of, though the picture shows. Otherwise it could use an eye hole like other Kodaks have had. Pictures are very sharp when taking them of my dogs and people and such, but when taking landscapes (like a sunset), the colors don't come out anywhere near the actual colors. There are a NUMEROUS options to choose for different types of photos - movement, landscape, close-up, portrait, etc. - I tried them all out and it never captures the colors correctly in that situation. That's disappointing. I live in Colorado and that was one of the reasons I wanted the camera. It's very easy to use otherwise as long as you don't want to spend time changing to those other settings - that's slow - but it's great for sticking in your pocket and taking photos to remember.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best.

    Posted
    Wiinternet

    I can't help but love the color red. It isn't my fav but i had to have a red camera and a blue ipod. It takes awesome pictures and takes them very fast(when flash isn't on). I love that the flash isn't too crazy with like eight flashes like my brothers Kodak, and i like that it takes awesome photos that you can crop them and then they aren't' grainy like on other cameras. The face detection is cool, but i haven't had it find many people in real life.(it picks up on TV people though,lol) I thought it was a great buy and it was on sale so it was cheaper than the not as good camera right next to it. You would be cray not to buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice but not durable at all !!!

    Posted
    Coman

    Great camera for pictures and HD Video, but absolutely terrible on life span. This is the second M1033 I have bought in the the last 4 months. The first camera I dropped about three feet onto a dirt path and the camera lens froze in the open position and the whole camera shutdown. That was my fault and I took the blame and bought another one the next week. After 1 month the second camera gave us a blue screen with an error message and froze with the lens in the open position for no reason. I was in the middle of taking a picture when this one froze up. I still have an older Sony that has been dropped countless times and used in all sorts of environments and weather and is still working as good as the day I bought it, but the picture quality is not as high as the Kodak. I will take the Sony any day though!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best camera

    Posted
    angel2908

    I've had this camera for over a month now, I used to have an HP camera but it sucks, well now, I thought of giving myself a gift so I bought a new one because I love taking pictures. I bought this for a very reasonable price for a 10mp camera. This is so amazing my boyfriend loves it and so does everybody else. It takes great pictures, it has a variety of scenes possible that you can choose for better quality. Overall, i love this camera and i would strongly recommend this to everyone who wants to get a really nice camera. I was right about Kodak.. this one is the best compared to a very expensive Cybershot.

    I would recommend this to a friend