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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Worth It!

    Posted .

    First Off, this is an Awesome Camera! I wanted a new slim, high mp camera for my upcoming trip to the Middle East. Kodak is not the most known for Digi Cams however we have all known for years about their Film and Disposable Cams. I have the Wine color. The Current-Orig. Price has been set at 169.99 however when it first came out it was at about 200.00. I got this on sale for $99 (in store pickup) at store they only sell it at 169.99. The Wine color is not girly looking at all. I'm a dude and Its a nice cool sleek look. The Functions are decent, not too many but also i'd say if your into all those diff color changes etc then might wanna look else where. However i'm not one with those diff settings. The camera takes awesome pictures, the auto focus works great. No blur, no shine, even through windows it deflects the glare. Even shots directly at the sun, it focuses great and gives you a nice clear shot. Now..I did give 5 stars to Pic Quality. and said there is Grain...However I did read the other reviews before getting this. But for me the grain shows on the LCD screen when ur in a poor lighted room/living room etc. (when ur looking to take a photo shot) However the camera focuses like crazy and gives enough flash to give a NON Grainy photo. (i think most that say they get grainy photos are trying to focus on certain things to far , or up way to close.) Now to those who are looking for a slim cam. this is not coolpix slim, its close but I like the size b/c i have big hands and very easy to grab and just click the photo button...it's not SUPER light, but the heft to it, shows quality, not cheap..however the on/off button u can't just press. for me i need to use my finger nail (again i have big hands though) but i like that its not that easy to turn off/on (some other cams while taking pix u can sometimes hit the on/off button). with this, that wont happen. The flash button is easy access. Rec. is awesome and clear. and yes you can zoom while your Recording. (its not a smooooth zoom..it will move in pulses when zooming while recoding) The cam comes with a battery, nice life. and a ac-charger. and usb cable...(battery charges in the cam......ac-usb, usb-pc) The access of the SD card is easy you can also remove and put in with out the battery coming out. the buttons next to the screen are easy to click on and very easy to go through the cam. one thing i really like is...UNDO deletion. (if you delete a pic, and then you realize you want it, you can undo it..(to a point). ) hopefully this is detailed for you. If you want a nice for the price, sleek, point and shoot, cam that you dont have to mess with having to do all the work your self this is the cam! (also added 2 photos for the review. one outside , one inside)

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

    Okay camera

    Posted .

    I bought this camera to replace another Kodak camera that I misplaced. I got a great deal on it and there are plenty of nice features. I chose a Kodak again because I have had 3 previous ones that I liked and I am very familar with Kodak software. However, I find that the pictures come out very blurry with this camera - even on the blur reduction mode. The screen is very "grainy" when viewing the pictures as well. I find myself having to delete many pictures that turn out poorly. I've never had this with my other Kodak cameras. Because of the nice price I received, I bought another one of these at the same time for my 10 year old son who is a very good photographer, I am going to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Camera

    Posted .

    It's a great camera, beautiful color and excellent price. It's pretty easy to use except I am having trouble posting videos on youtube because of the format. It might be because I don't know how but I thought It would be easier being an easyshare and all. If anyone out there knows how please feel free to leave a reply. Thanks By the way, the picture quality is great!

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

    "Smartest" Camera I Ever Saw

    Posted .

    Bought this M381 on a special from Best Buy. Most camera for the money you could find. If you are just a photography "hacker" like me this is the one for you. The camera does everything..I mean EVERYTHING. You literally just point and shoot.y

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

    easy use and great pictures

    Posted .

    I got this for christmas and use it the pictures are very sharp pic and zoom very fast without and blurr at all I love this camera just have one problem can not find a extra battery for it hope to find one soon

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

    Worst Camera I Have Ever Used

    Posted .

    I looked at several camera and compared price as well as features and honestly thought that I had done well. I couldn't have been more wrong. Nearly every photo I took was grainy and blurred. I have twin toddlers and they don't stop moving, I need a camera that is fast and functional but I can't even blame them for the poor photo quality. This camera took terrible pictures even of stationary objects. I very rarely return things but here I felt I had no choice. I went back and got a Canon and I am very pleased with it. I just wish I had exchanged the camera before I missed my kids second Thanksgiving. I think I have one moderately good photo from the whole day. Very sad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fuzzy, blurry and out of Focus!

    Posted .

    I purchased this camera at a Pre-Thanksgiving Sale for a Fantastic price and was so excited to use it. Well I got home, took everything out of the box and started to shoot my two little girls. Well I was noticing that everything was blurry. So I changed the camera to blurr reduction and it was still bad. I have now had this camera for 2 weeks, and I have decided that I will be taking it back. This was the worst money every spent. My 5 megapixel took better pix than this! Very disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good camera for the price

    Posted .

    First off - According to Best Buys web page it is a 12.4MP camera, where Kodak advertises it as a 12 MP and the highest on the camera setting is 11.8MP. So you are buying a 11.8, not a 12.4 MP camera. This was my biggest gripe about ordering it online and not in the store. The Best Buy website should update there product info to reflect the MP correctly. The other gripe is over the USB charger that comes with camera, and no bullet charger, which the camera has a port for. The setup guide / instruction manual is only 12 or so pages in English and refers to the website for the rest of the camera feature info. The kodak camera that we bought 4 years ago has over 100 page manual and was more helpfull. I could not find the SD card maximum size in the manual at all. The LCD screen is plenty big to review pictures and the on screen navigation is okay for me. I could see someone like my mom, who's more technically challenged having problems finding basic functions and adjustments.

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

    Good Camera

    Posted .

    Only had the camera since Christmas, but it is easy to use and takes very good pics. I liked the 3" viewing screen and the extra zoom capability. So far, the only thing I have not been happy with is the ability to add the date to all pictures. You can edit the picture, on the camera, and add the date, but I can't find any option to do that automatically. It may be there, but I haven't discovered it yet. Not a big deal, but nice when you want it. The case fits well, but would have been nice to have had a side pocket for a spare battery. So far, battery life seems good, but it never hurts to have a spare just in case. You need a memory card to use the camera at all as the onboard memory only gives you a dozen pic or so at max resolution. You can reduce the resolution to get more, but you lose quality doing that. Getting a memory card solves that. Overall a good point and shoot type of camera with many features that I have not had time to explore yet.

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

    Easy to use

    Posted .

    Still getting use to all the features of the camera but liking them all so far. Love the large viewing screen. Not sure how long the rechargeable battery will last. My previous Kodak camera took aa batteries so I liked the convenience of always carring a couple extra batteries with me. Picture quality is great. Only complaint is the store ordered it for me because they were out of stock. I was told the special sale came with a free sd card with the purchase of the camera. The camera was shipped to my house but did not have an sd card with it. Emailed Kodak about it right before Christmas included my shipping order number, but never received a response to my email. But... I have no complaints with the camera. My family all has Kodak easy shares and love them all.

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

    Simple to use out of the box

    Posted .

    This replaced my DX4900 which I loved but replaced because I wanted a smaller camera, with larger viewing screen. I can't figure out why some pictures are fuzzy. This never happened with my old Kodak. Pressing half down for auto focus is hard to master. The double flash for red eye reduction a problem because most move right after first flash. The knob on top for settings very small and hard to read even with glasses. Easy to put in wrong mode by accident. There are many add'l features which require more studying and experience using before mastering. I can live without them if I could just get clear pics most of the time. Either camera broken or I'm doing something wrong. Only used 6 times in last month.

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

    user friendly

    Posted .

    I have never used all the features of this camera. It is very user friendly for point and shoot style pictures. It loads easily onto your computer and the software makes editing and emailing them a breeze. It takes nice photos. The only drawback I've encountered so far is you have to go online to get the user manual (part of the reason I've never used all the features - not handy enough). The other con is the color is a little off in that purples show up blue. The lithium battery is very convenient. You can keep this camera in a drawer and still have useable battery power. Overall very happy with it.

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

    Pretty good camera

    Posted .

    I like the camera, but it can be confusing. That is partly my fault since I don't like to read the instructions, but it is pretty self explanatory for the most part. It's only when I accidentally hit a different button that I had a problem fixing it. I just recently printed some pictures and wasn't thrilled with the quality on all of them, however, I'm not sure that I didn't have the camera on some weird setting when I took some of them. Overall, the camera is just fine, especially for the price.

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

    Great camera

    Posted .

    I was looking for a compact camera that would easily fit in a jacket pocket. The sale ad had this camera listed so I ordered it. It wasn't obvious to me when I made the purchase that I needed to buy a larger memory card, but probably should have known that. You need to download the user manual from the kodak site in order to take full advantage of its features. It's gone on several ski trips with me and has worked perfectly. For the price of the camera, you can't go wrong.

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

    worst cust service ever!!!

    Posted .

    camera once i finally received it like 3 days before christmas was ok problems with cust servie kept blowing me off saying someone would contact me they advertised a free card and case with the camera charged me for the case and have still not recieved the memory card or a call back from any one would not recomend this site for online purchasing i bought other items electronic from sear came immediatley and had not problems getting what they advertised!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good product, great price!!

    Posted .

    I bought this camera for my wife to replace a Fuji digital camera. She wanted something smaller that she could carry easily in her purse. I originally wanted a Nikon Coolpix, but after reading several reviews decided against it. I started looking for other cameras and came across this one. At first, when it said "On Sale", I thought it would be one of those deals that was only $20 off. When I added it to my cart, I almost couldn't believe the price! I started researching it and reading reviews. There is a general concensus that the pics are grainy and blurry. Upon using the camera I did notice that the pics look grainy on the camera screen, but when I uploaded them on my computer, they were great. Some pics do come out blurry, but this is just a point and shoot, not an expensive DSLR. So far, the only complaint that I have is that the battery door comes open rather easily and you can accidentally open it when using the camera. To that point, however, the battery is held in the compartment by a little latch, so if you do open the door on accident, your battery is not going to fall out. Overall, this was a great purchase and my wife and I are extremely happy. So if you want a good camera at a great price, you cannot go wrong with this one!

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

    Good thing for me, could be good for you

    Posted .

    You know, I found myself in the same boat as a ton of others out there. I got this camera on sale for that awesome 99$ price point and thought "No way!" In the following weeks, I had to read a bunch of bad reviews which made me pretty nervous and insecure. Upon arrival, I opened the thing right away and checked it out. I got that "Grainy, jagged" issue but you see.. it's not that serious. I say that because if you zoom in on your photo with these grains or jagged edges, they go away. If you upload this photo on your PC, it goes away. So, thank the Maker because nothing is wrong with the camera's photo taking ability. It's the camera's screen which has a poor resolution for the said pictures. (Which were taken at the highest megapixel quality, 11.4 I believe?) There's nothing wrong with this thing if you wanted a low costing, awesome camera. The wine colour (Which I own) looks great, it handles fine, the "clicky" noises are hardly noticeable unless you're locked in a room with absolutely no other sounds around you. Point, shoot, enjoy. You truly can't complain unless you're looking for something that will suit your new paparazzi job. (If you happen to be standing inside of a tree from 50 miles away, stalking)

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

    Great little camera

    Posted .

    I purchased the Kodak M381 camera based on price and size so it could fit into my purse. I already own a D-SLR camera and wanted a smaller one to take with me at all times. I based my purchase on the features for the price and this one is super! It has a great 5x optical zoom that it amaxing. The picture taking qualities are advanced for a point and shoot camera. Anti-red eye and many other features. Love It!

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

    Great Camera

    Posted .

    The camera is user friendly. The auto flash is accurate. Stabalizes the pic in shaky situations, like on a boat. The video is takes is crystal clear. The Kodak program for the computer is not user friendly though. It is hard to figure out how to download images to the picture file on the computer. Overall, I would recommend this camera due to its sleek size, ease of use, and price.

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

    Kodak Easy Share M381

    Posted .

    I looked all over to find a good 12MP camera and the search stopped once I got to play with the display model in BestBuy. The camera is very easy to use, the pictures are awesome especially if you own a Mac and see the brilliant colors and clear details in a photo. The 3.5 inch screen makes a great feature since most other camera's are 2.5. There are many features included in this thing, one great thing is that you can easily share your photos and upload them to Facebook and/or the Kodak website. This doesn't seem like much until you actually try it, so much time is saved doing it this way. If you are looking for a very good quality camera with very long battery life give the Kodak M381 a try and you will not be disappointed at all. This camera is well worth the money from any stand point. Just to warn any soon to be purchaser's, please note that the camera is listed as a 12MP camera but when you physically use it the camera will actually photograph in 11.8 MP. I don't understand the misguiding advertisement but it is truely not noticeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend