Oct 17, 2005

Kodak EasyShare C360 review

The Kodak EasyShare C360 offers users a fully automatic camera without the confusion or hassle of complicated menu structures, printing set-ups, and manual controls.

The EasyShare C360 comes with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 1/2.5-inch 5 MP CCD. The camera has a well-sized 2.0-inch LCD screen with 110,000 pixels and a real image optical zoom finder with zoom recognition. The C360 is capable of recording video at a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 with a frame rate of 24 frames per second, which is a bit under the preferred 30 fps needed for smooth video capture.

Simple external controls and an intuitive menu setup designed for easy navigation means the novice digital camera user should find the Kodak EasyShare C360 a reliable source of digital photography solutions.

TrustedReviews.com have reviewed the C360 and have this to say about it-
"The C360 comes with Kodak’s outstanding EasyShare software, as well as an adapter plate for the company’s range of USB camera docks and printer docks, which are available separately, although since the C360 uses AA batteries it will not be recharged while docked. Using these docks it is possible to automatically download and print pictures from the camera simply by pressing the red ‘Share’ button. It is also fully PictBridge compatible, so it will work with any PictBridge printer.
With it’s user-friendly appeal, ease of use and excellent performance and results this C360 is a great camera for the first-time digital user. More experienced users will find its limited range of options restricting, and the helpful messages get annoying after a while. Also it earns a big slap on the wrist for the lack of an off-switch for the digital zoom."

Easyshare C360 Features:
* 5.0 megapixel (effective) CCD for prints up to 13 x 19 inches
* 3x Kodak Retinar optical zoom with 34-102mm coverage (35mm equivalent)
* Kodak Color Science technology for proper exposure, white balance and color saturation
* 2.0-inch indoor/outdoor color LCD display
* 2.4 frames/sec Burst mode up to 5 images in any quality
* 640x480 MPEG-4 movie mode, 24fps with audio, up to 80 minutes
* Auto, Movie and 16 Scene exposure modes
* TTL AF with Multi-zone and Center Zone options
* TTL Metering: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted or Center Spot
* Selectable ISO speeds: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 (1.8MP only)
* Long time exposure shutter speeds from 0.5 to 8 seconds
* Built-in flash with digitally enhanced red-eye reduction mode
* 32MB internal memory + SD/MMC card storage
* Powered by 2 AA batteries or CR-V3 battery
* Auto-Connect USB for hassle-free downloads
* Imagelink and PictBridge enabled for direct printing
* Optional Easyshare Camera Dock and Printer Dock Series 3