Kodak Easyshare V803 Review

Review Date: March 4th 2007

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
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Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4.5
Features
3.5
Ease-of-Use
4
Image Quality
3.5
Value for Money
5

The Kodak Easyshare V803 is a stylish, well-built and very easy-to-use point and shoot camera that looks, feels and delivers better image quality than its budget price-tag might suggest. The V803 inherits the styling and build-quality of the more expensive, dual-lens V705 camera, whilst cutting the price by using a standard 3x zoom lens. Overall image quality is fine, although there is some blurring of image detail at ISO 200, and progressively more blurring and noise at higher ISO speeds. This means that the V803 is best suited to situations with adequate lighting, especially if you want to make larger prints. The new extended ISO range looks good on paper as a marketing bullet point, but not so great in reality - ISO 800 and 1600 are bordering on unusable. The Kodak Easyshare V803's main problem is in terms of performance. It takes too long to start-up, there's a very slight pause when focusing, and the continuous shooting mode is very slow, although focusing in both good and low light situations is always accurate. The Kodak Easyshare V803 is just a simple point and shoot camera in terms of creativity, with no control over aperture or shutter speeds, but Kodak have gone to great lengths to make the V803 easy to use, with a wealth of shooting modes, playback and sharing options available. Overall, despite only average image quality and some elements of slow operation, the Kodak Easyshare V803 is a fun to use point and shoot digital camera that is well worth considering, especially considering that bargain price of 149 / $199.

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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Design
Page 5
Specifications
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Conclusion

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