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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    FLINTS MOM

    Posted .

    "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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Overal VERY good camera

    Posted .

    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 with 1 review

    FLINTSMOM

    Posted .

    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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

    Posted .

    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 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Make sure to keep it charged

    Posted .

    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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Quality for a Great Price

    Posted .

    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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic camera

    Posted .

    Absolutely a fabulous camera! Excellent pick up and shot camera for those who don't like to play with the settings much. It has an auto feature that makes it very low maintenance. It's not the best if you're like me and you want to take shots that require a different setting then the one it thinks you need. For instance close ups with flowers, hard to do. Overall still a fantastic camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    awesome camera! totally worth it!

    Posted .

    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 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I dont know..

    Posted .

    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 with 1 review

    upon further review !!

    Posted .

    Video blur when using the zoom, is quite annoying. The non hi def 720 video itself, is of good quality. But, the momentary blur when using the zoom, is a real pain, which is present in video playback. Be good if a firmware update could fix, what is otherwise and excellent product. Don't buy this camera, if video mode is important to you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of the Best.

    Posted .

    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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    best camera

    Posted .

    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
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Camera.

    Posted .

    This camera is one of the greatest cameras ever. It has a wonderful sized screen, and great picture and video quality. I have already put a video from this camera onto YouTube, and the quality is great. Also, there are so many great picture modes to get the greatest pictures possible. Even panorama view. This camera is amazing, as I have said. I have only had it for one full day, but it is one of the greatest cameras I have ever seen. It also has a great compact size. Just great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best camera I've owned

    Posted .

    Better than my Nikon Coolpix L12 which didn't even last me a year pics started to come out blured

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    not good in low light, AT ALL!

    Posted .

    i had my eye on this cam for a time,so i bought it with my christmas money,the camera looks good it takes decent pictures,but when you zoom in the pictures it looks like a painting filter,and in low light with no flash the camera looks like my iphones 2mp camera.maybe its a setting but im starting to think that my old 5mp cibershot takes better pictures

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This is my FAVORITE Camera

    Posted .

    I just love my lil Red kodak M1033, I feel like a professional Photographer, my pictures always turn out nice! I feel like this is easy to use, I love the BIG screen for views photos, nice size too! Fantastic Macro Setting, I uploaded 2 samples! Great little videos too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    pretty good purchase

    Posted .

    the pictures u take r excellent, but the videos sucks it blurry and when u zoom in while recording it passes for a sec or 2. what a delay.its small and compact. i love how its so small. the price is a little but i do like the quality of the pics.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great

    Posted .

    This camera has outstanding quality in both picture and video taking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    quality product

    Posted .

    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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Serious Design Flaw in Firmware - Warning

    Posted .

    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