Kodak Easyshare C875 Review
Announced in August 2006 the C875 is the new flagship model in the entry-level Kodak EasyShare 'C' range, and the most interesting yet. Where most previous C series cameras have offered basic, beginnner-friendly 'point and shoot' operation at very low prices, the C875 transplants the functionality of Kodak's higher-end Z and P series cameras into an inexpensive, compact body. This - plus the 5x optical zoom and 8MP resolution - puts the C875 in direct competition with Canon's A series and some of the higher-end models in the Olympus FE range, yet the price (well under $200 if you shop around) is incredibly low for the features and specification on offer. So we decided to find out if this budget-priced Kodak really is punching above its weight or if it's a lightweight through and through. Let's start with the headline features:
- 8.3 million pixel 1/1.8" CCD sensor
- 5x (37-185mm equiv.) Scheider-KREUZNACH Variogon lens
- 2.5-inch wide viewing angle LCD screen
- P/A/S/M modes
- 22 scene modes
- ISO 64-800
- Smart scene feature
- KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures
- MPEG-4 VGA movie mode
Kodak C875 Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $xx
|Body Material||Metal & plastic|
• 1/1.8 in CCD
• 3264 x 2448
|Movie clips||• MPEG-4 (Quicktime)
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
• 5X optical zoom, aspheric all-glass Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens
|Digital Zoom||Up to 5x|
|Focus||• TTL-AF; multi-zone, center-zone
• Range: 2 ft (60 cm)–infinity (Wide); 3.3 ft (100 cm)–infinity (Tele)
• Macro: 4 in. (10 cm) Wide; 2.3 ft (70 cm) Telephoto
• Smart Scene (auto)
|Shutter Speeds||• Auto: 1/60–1/1400 sec.
• Shutter Priority: 8–1/1600 sec. in 1/3-stop increments
|Apertures||• f/2.8–7.1 wide
• f/4.4–f/8.0 tele
• Center weighted
• Center spot
|Exposure compensation||+/-2.0 EV with 1/3 EV step|
|Sensitivity||• Auto (ISO 64-200)
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
|White Balance||• Auto
• Open shade
High Color, Natural Color, Low Color, Sepia, B&W
|Continuous||Maximum 5 pictures at First Burst and 4 pictures at Last Burst|
• Auto, Fill, Red Eye, Off
• GuideNo: 8.3 @ ISO 100
• Range: Wide :2–13.5 ft (0.6–4.1 m) @ ISO 200
• Range: Tele :2–8.5 ft (0.6–2.6 m) @ ISO 200
|Storage||• SD/MMC card compatible
• 32MB internal memory (28MB available for storage)
|LCD monitor||• 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) color hybrid LCD
• 115,000 pixels
|Connectivity||• High-speed: USB 2.0 via cable (U-8), for camera to PC connection
• Full-speed: USB 2.0 via EasyShare camera dock or printer dock connection (optional)
• AV out
• 2-AA lithium (supplied)
• 2-AA Ni-MH
• Kodak Ni-MH rechargeable digital camera battery (KAA2HR)
• 3V AC adapter
|In the box*||
|Weight (no batt)||177g (6.2 oz)|
|Dimensions||1.4 in. (36.6 mm) x 2.5 in. (63 mm) x 3.6 in. (90.5 mm)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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