Kodak C653

January 5, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

Kodak C653CES 2007: Kodak have quietly added the new Kodak Easyshare C653 to their website. The C653 is an entry-level digital camera with 6 megapixels, 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 36–108mm, 2.4 inch LCD screen, digital IS using anti-blur mode to reduce blur caused by camera or subject movement, and 20 program scene and 3 color modes. The Kodak C653 costs $129.95 and is available now. The C653 will be available in the UK from late January for £99.99.

Standard features
Sensor type
1/2.5 in. CCD
CCD total pixels
6.4 MP (2934 × 2171)
Effective pixels
6.1 MP (2848 × 2144)
36–108 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.7–4.9, 2-step aperture
Lens protection
built-in lens barrier
3X optical; 5X continuous digital with LCD preview, 0.2X increments
Shutter speed
4–1/1400 second
optical real image, field-of-view: 81% (wide-tele)
magnification: 0.31–0.86X
2.4 in. (6.1 cm) indoor/outdoor color display
32 MB internal memory* available, SD/MMC card expansion slot
Auto focus
TTL-AF, selectable: multi-zone (5 zones), center zone
auto, landscape, close-up selectable
Focus range
normal: 2 ft (0.6 m)–infinity
macro, wide: 3.9 in.–2.3 ft (0.1–0.7 m)
macro, tele: 7.9 in.–2.3 ft (0.2–0.7 m)
landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)–infinity
Auto focus
Auto focus zones
multi-zone and center zone
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity
auto: ISO 80–200
manual: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250 selectable
Metering modes
TTL-AE, center weighted AE
±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps
AE lock
exposure is locked when S1 locked
White balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
2.0–11.5 ft (0.6–3.5 m) at wide, ISO 200
2.0–6.6 ft (0.6–2.0 m) at tele, ISO 200
auto, fill, off, red eye
Shooting specifications
Drive modes
self-timer: 2 and 10 sec., 2-shot
first burst: 2 fps, saves 5 images
last burst: 2 fps, saves last 4 images
Shooting modes
auto, SCN,video, anti-blur
Scene modes
high-ISO, portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, beach, text, flower, children, fireworks, party, self portrait, close-up, sports, snow, backlight, manner/museum, sunset, panorama, candelight
Click to capture
< 0.4 sec., wide (preview on)
Shot to shot
< 1.3 sec.
Still capture
Still format
Picture size
6.1 MP—best (2848 × 2144), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 76 cm)
5.4 MP—best 3:2 (2848 × 1899), optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
4.0 MP—better (2304 × 1728), prints up to 8 × 10 in. (20 × 25 cm)
3.1 MP—good (2048 × 1536), prints up to 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm)
1.1 MP—e-mail (1200 × 900), small prints
Color modes
high color, natural color (default), low color, sepia, black and white
Long time exposure
0.5–4 sec. (maximum)
Review options
album, slide show, multi-up, copy, protect, image storage, set up menu
KODAK PERFECT TOUCH, on-camera cropping, undo-delete
Video capture
QUICKTIME MOV with audio recording available
VGA (640 × 480) at 10 fps, QVGA (320 × 240) at 20 fps
< 80 min. continuous based on memory capacity
Review options
play, rewind, pause, fast forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame
trim, make picture from video (1, 4, 9, 16-up)
Custom settings
live view, camera sounds, sound volume, auto power off, date and time, video out, orientation sensor, red-eye preflash, date stamp, video date display, language, format, about
Dedicated buttons
flash, delete, menu, review, LCD/info, self-timer
slide show, multi-up, remove Favorites, set-up menu
print, print all, e-mail, Favorites, cancel print
Physical specifications
I/O interface
NTSC or PAL, selectable via dock connector, exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks with 1 KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KAA2HR; 2 Ni-MH batteries AA, 2 lithium batteries AA; 1 KODAK Lithium Digital Camera Battery CRV3; KODAK Ni-MH 2100mAh Battery Pack, KODAK Digital Camera Battery AA (ZR6); KODAK Alkaline Digital Camera Batteries AA; 3 volt DC input AC adapter
Tripod mount
¼ in. standard
W × H × D: 3.5 × 2.6 × 1.4 in. (89 × 66 × 35 mm)
5.0 oz (143 g)
Dock compatibility
See the Dock Compatibility Chart
Direct printing
KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, IMAGELINK print system compatible, PictBridge-enabled
works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
one year

Package Contents
KODAK EASYSHARE C653 Zoom Digital Camera
KODAK Alkaline Batteries AA or equivalent
USB cable
Wrist strap
Getting Started Guide
Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks

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