Kodak Easyshare C875 Review
Timing & Performance
Although the C875 isn't up with the fastest cameras available, overall performance is perfectly acceptable for a budget camera, and rarely really gets in the way of day to day picture taking. The telephoto focus is a bit sluggish (never been one of Kodak's strong points), but unless you're taking action shots it's not a massive issue. If you do want to capture the action at the long end of the lens I'd advise pre-focusing (or digging a bit deeper and buying a faster camera!).
All times calculated as an average of three operations. Unless otherwise stated all timings were made on an 8MB JPEG image (approx. 1,6700 KB per image). The media used for these tests was a 1.0 GB Sandisk Extreme III card.
|Power: Off to Record||2.9|
|Power: Record to Off||All activity ceased||2.9|
|Power: Play to Off||2.4|
|Record Review||Image displayed||1.1|
|Mode: Play to Record||2.0|
|Mode: Record to Play||0.8|
|Play: Magnify||To full magnification (8x)||~1.8|
|Play: Image to Image||Time to display each saved image||~0.2|
|Play: Thumbnail view||3 x 3 thumbnails||~0.5|
|Zoom from Wide to Tele||37 to 185 mm (5x)||~1.9|
|Half-press Lag (Focus time)||Wide angle||~0.3-0.5|
|Half-press Lag (Focus time)||Telephoto||~0.8|
|Pre-focus Lag (S1>S2)||LCD live view||~0.09|
|Full-press Lag (0->S2)||LCD live view, wide angle||~0.3|
|Off to Shot Taken||LCD live view||~4.1|
|Shot to Shot||Flash off||~1.4 *1|
|Shot to Shot||Flash on ( red eye reduction on / off)||1.5 / 2.1 *1|
|*1||Shot to shot times are pretty fast but as the C875 will take a picture without focus being locked you have to be careful. Flash shot to shot times are higher at greater distances and when the battery is low.|
Continuous drive mode
The C875 has a single standard burst mode that we measured at almost exactly 2.0 frames per second. You can shoot up to 5 frames in a single burst, after which there is a delay of around 25 seconds before you can take another full burst (whilst the images are written to the card), though you can take another single shot after around 8 seconds. A second 'last burst' option takes pictures at 2.0 fps for up to 15 seconds, saving the last 4 frames when the shutter button is released.
File writing / playback performance
As with most Kodak models the C875 is a bit sluggish when it comes to writing the card (it takes around 5.3 seconds to save an 8MP file (around 1.6MB), a pedestrian 0.3 MB /s), though the relatively efficient buffering means you'll rarely notice. Playback performance is much better, with 8MP images taking no more than 0.2 seconds to display. Incidentally we noticed during testing that the C875 - like many Kodak cameras - uses much stronger than average JPEG compression, producing 8MP files as small as 700KB. There's no control over the compression.
The C875 offers various options for power, but most users will opt for NiMH rechargeables, which give somewhere around 200-300 shots per charge (CIPA standard) - not bad at all. We found the C875 to be one of those cameras that's very fussy about which batteries you use and we had real problems with non-rechargeables (alkaline batteries are reported as dead within minutes of putting fresh ones in). Stick to good, 2100mAh or higher NiMH cells for the best performance.
|Steamin' Mad by ahrensjt|
from Angered Subjects (Street Photography)
|Smile by Olymguy|
from Ultra Asian Indian Female Faces
|Space Shuttle Cockpit- by vbuhay|
from Aircraft Control Stick
If you're thinking of using Canon's sports glass on the Sony a9, think again. The ultra-fast camera slows way down when you attach off-brand glass.
The Polish town of Katowice is not known as an area of beauty, but as all photographers know, that doesn't mean that beauty can't be found if you know where to look. Mariusz Pietranek used a drone to look down on the colorful sedimentation tanks at an ironworks.
New York Times video journalist Ben Solomon spent a harrowing three weeks accompanying Iraqi Major Sajjad al-Hour as he and his men fought to retake Mosul from I.S. forces.
The 3D VR camera launched through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 goes on sale beginning June 26.
Noctilucent clouds, a crescent moon and Venus were visible in the pre-dawn sky over Budapest yesterday. Photographer György Soponyai captured NASA's astronomy picture of the day.
Squirming pets won't sit still for photos? A Kickstarter campaign is looking to help.
Find out how Chris Burkard shifted from editorial photography to his true passions: landscapes, conservation and, of course, surfing.
The updated EyeEm app scans your camera roll and picks images that are composed particularly well, have the best quality, or highest chance of selling on EyeEm Market.
It's three years old but still a solid option for a Micro Four Thirds shooter looking for a high-quality, fast, wide-angle prime. Take a look at how we got along with it.
Tamron has announced the longest all-in-one zoom lens currently available, the 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD. Designed for Canon and Nikon crop-sensor cameras, the lens will be available in July.
When you're ready to step-up to full-frame from an entry-level or midrange camera, the choices can be overwhelming. Find out which models came out on top in our $1200-2000 enthusiast ILC roundup.
Just a guy wearing a VR headset, smashing invisible Goombas in Central Park.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this gorgeous aerial photo of the Martian landscape. And if you look really close, you can actually see the Mars Curiosity rover in the very middle.
The city of Laguna Beach, California has provided some clarification around the kinds of photography permits it offers.
Later this year, a VR180 camera will be Joining Yi's Halo and 360 VR cameras, which will offer stereo 3D capture, yet be as easy to use and compact as a 2D camera.
Caltech researchers have developed an 'optical phased array' chip that uses time delays instead of a lens to focus the incoming light.
Pricing and shipping have finally been revealed for two highly anticipated lenses from Sigma, announced in February.
These macro photos of clouds of paint billowing through clear water might look like high-quality CGI, but they're real photographs. And photographer Alberto Seveso told us how they were made.
Facebook is testing a feature that prevents people from saving, sharing, or even taking a screenshot of your profile picture.
We've reshot the Sony a9 in our studio. The short story: it's sharper! The long story... well you can read it all here.
The collection will be officially launched during the Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 crowdsourcing event which will be held on 22 and 23 June at the Berlin State Library.
Light gives us some insight into the preparations for the launch of the pre-order shipments of its much anticipated L16 multi-lens camera.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed in a tweet that the second lens on the back of the OnePlus 5 uses a 1.6x optical zoom and that digital zoom is used to reach the claimed 2x zoom factor.
Fujifilm recently unveiled the second in its series of affordable cine lenses, the MK50-135mm T2.9. We got our hands on it for a couple days and took it for a spin.
Leica's first attempt at an M-series digital rangefinder was rough around the edges, but set a pattern for all of the cameras that came after it. In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Barney remembers the M8.
No stranger to extreme situations, legendary climber and filmmaker Jimmy Chin talks to Outside Magazine about his career, and the challenge of filming Alex Honnold's rope-free solo climb of El Capitain.
A company backed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin is attempting to make video conferencing less terrible.
Rangefinder magazine asked five professional portrait and wedding photographers about posting on Instagram; no surprise, they got five different answers.
This captivating stop motion film was created by stripping away one layer of wood at a time. It's hard to look away.
It will enable users to simulate the presence of the sun, moon and Milky Way and see how they interact with an area's topography.