Kodak Easyshare C142 10 MP Digital Camera with 3xOptical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD (Blue)
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108 of 111 found the following review helpful:
A great little camera that blows you away! Jul 15, 2010
By The Big RG
I needed a new digital camera fast in order to beat the deadline for an online video contest recently. Previously I had owned the Kodak EasyShare Z1275 model which cost me just under $200 three years ago. Money was tight and so I didn't want to spend that kind of cash. So I decided between two models: this one and another Kodak EasyShare listed at $104. In the end I went with this model, the C142 and I shudder to think if I hadn't.
This little camera with the small price just blew me away. Not only does it take high quality video but the pictures are even better than my old Kodak $200 model! I wasn't expecting that. The photos this camera takes are absolutely gorgeous! Even if you take a shot of your garbage can the picture is gorgeous!!
The camera takes double AA batteries, has a thingie on the bottom for mounting a tripod on, a beautiful LCD screen to view your pictures and video with, a slot for an SD card, a flash, a self-timer that goes up to 10 seconds, auto focus, a review of all your shots, and best of all a feature that allows you to easily share/transfer your pictures and videos to YouTube and other social networking sites (Facebook I think). Email as well I believe. On screen directions are in various languages when you first turn your camera on, there's a time and date stamp, and much more.
When you're ready to transfer your photos and videos to your computer all you do is plug it in using the USB cable/plug that comes with it and instantly the software appears on your screen for use. There is no software disc included -- it's already in the camera every time you transfer. An important note. You will need QuickTime to view your videos after they're transfered. And, yes, sound is included on your video but only available on playback. The camera has no speaker. Volume is adjustable but I find it to be just right. Great sound!
How Kodak can afford to put out a digital camera like this with such a small price tag is beyond me. But I have one and that's all that matters. I got the blue color and it looks like a much more expensive camera.
I wish I could afford to buy another one as I would just give it away to my favorite person. You won't be disappointed with this baby. I highly recommend!
33 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Great camera for the price!!!! Jul 20, 2010
By book luvin' sistergirl
I purchased this camera to take pictures at the family reunion that took place over the weekend. I was in a hurry for a new camera, my old one still worked, but I knew that there was more to be had with the new digital cameras, so I ran to my favorite online store Amazon and took a look at the cameras that were available for under $100 dollars there were so many I had to rethink price and go for a name brand and Kodak is always one that comes to mind because it has been around for so long.
I choose the C142 because the price and the ability to put in on facebook right away. It has been a great purchase the pictures come out clear, even when I was talking, walking, eating and taking pictures at the same time. You can never say that I can't multitask, I had no trouble with getting the pictures that I was trying to take and uploading them was a breeze.
If you are looking for a good camera try this one. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the user friendly features of this camera.
14 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Just OK Aug 27, 2010
By La Yoyis
We bought this camera two monts ago for our 11 year old son who right now is pretty much into LEGO stop motion movies. He is more than happy with it and the excitement hasn't worn out like it would had happened with a toy. The camera really does all what long description given at Amazon says but only when used in ideal-normal conditions like a sunny day. In this conditions, the pictures are exceptionally good for the low price. However, the functions of the camera are limited. For example, we were in a restaurant and there was enough illumination to take the picutres without flash but incandecent light made the pictures look orange. Every camera I know has a fuction to compensate this but this camera simply doesn't have it. For my kid, this camera is excellent but I wouldn't use it as my family camera.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
The Kodak C142 Digital Camera (blue) Aug 30, 2010
By David J. Shivers
I am a professional photographer. There are times that I don't want to lug my DSLR around with me. I wanted a small point-and-shoot camera with features I actually need and will use. The Kodak C142 is perfect.
The Smart Capture mode makes taking great pictures every time a reality. Open the box, pop in the batteries and memory card (not supplied with the camera) turn it on and click away.
I tried to "fool" the camera with tricky situations, it has never failed. From 6 inches to infinity, this camera takes tack-sharp pictures you will be proud to share! Sharing has never been easier. You can send pictures or video directly from the camera to many different applications such as flickr, Kodak Gallery, facebook and YouTube very easily. You can even set the camera to send email by typing in email addresses on the screen with the multifunction buttons. Take a picture, want to send it to facebook, while reviewing the picture press "share" and choose facebook. All the rest is done for you automatically when you link the camera to your computer.
Even setting the time on the camera is done automatically when you link the camera to your computer. Kodak has done it right with the C142!
Who would I recommend this camera for? Everyone, young adults, technology challenged people, people who want great pictures with no fuss, and advanced photographers who want more control over the picture taking process. The auto focus is spectacular! I framed my dog in the focus area, as she walked around in the frame, the focus area followed her... another perfect shot!
If you are thinking about buying a camera and this model is in the running... buy it! You will not be disappointed.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
awesome camera with great details Nov 27, 2010
I love how this camera has the smart focus and the smart caption... it also has great blur reduction... I've never gotten clearer action shots with any other camera... and the easyshare button is a great convenience... there's several scene selections for every possible situation... my only issue with this camera is the wait time between taking pictures... it takes about 5 secs for the camera to refocus btwn pictures... oh and be sure u get the usb cord that is designed for this camera because u can't use a standard usb cord with this particular camera. If someone were to ask me if this camera was worth my money I would say definitely worth it and maybe more... photography is one of my greatest hobbies and I have a 5 yr old I can never get enough pictures of and yes I absolutely do love this camera... it's also lightweight and fits snuggly in my purse without taking up a ton of space.
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