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Kodak EasyShare LS443 4 to 5 Megapixel
4.0 Megapixel, 3x Optical/3.3x Digital Zoom, Point-and-shoot, Digital Camera
Submitted by Linares a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 27, 2005
Strengths: Images were nice.
The camera provided very good pictures, when it worked. After six months of use the lens got stuck and I was not able to use it. Kodak provided a refurbished camera, which also got the same problem; the lens got stuck. This is very disappointing. I won't buy any Kodak product again.
Price Paid: $350.00
Purchased At: Dell
Similar Products Used: None
Submitted by clanjones a Casual
Date Reviewed: June 1, 2005
Strengths: GOOD CAMERA WHEN WORKING
Weaknesses: UNRELIABLE... I DO NOT WANT IT BACK
BY FAR THE WORST CAMERA I HAVE EVER OWNED AFTER USING IT 5 TIMES AND IT BEING FINE SUDDENLY NO SUBJECT ON THE SCREEN ..TOTALY BLANK AND SHOT BLACK PICS MY SON IN THE U.S.A. HAS THE SAME CAMERA AND THAT HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE SAME DAY ..WIERD.. KODAK HELPFUL WITH A FREE REPAIR UP UPGRADE TO LS743 THEY HAVE SAID IT HAS A HIGHER THAN EXPECTED FAILURE RATE ..
Price Paid: $140.00
Purchased At: E-BAY
Similar Products Used: NONE (FIRST DIGITAL)
Submitted by DCA a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 6, 2004
Strengths: Easy to use, docking solution, metal body.
This camera was good--while it lasted. After a little more than a year, it failed, kind of like the shutter was stuck shut, unless every photo was of a black bear at night. Kodak wanted way too much to fix it, about $150. Apparently this is a common failure mode.
Price Paid: $350.00
Purchased At: Office Depot
Similar Products Used: Canon S500.
Submitted by fantax a Professional
Date Reviewed: October 20, 2004
Strengths: Great images, easy to use
Weaknesses: durability, very expensive to repair - common failure mode seems to indicate design issue.
I purchased the LS433 new in December 2002 and used it with no problems until July 2004, when it simply stopped working - started with random gross overexposures - then images simply stopped - as though the shutter was stuck closed. Kodak wanted $150.00 + shipping to repair - opted to purchase another one on ebay for less - which worked great for 2 months - then experienced the identical failure mode.
Price Paid: $450.00
Purchased At: Staples
Similar Products Used: Sony FD 91, FD 75
Submitted by den24601 a Casual
Date Reviewed: August 23, 2004
Strengths: long battery life, and fast shot to shot time.
Weaknesses: focus is a problem
it failed for the second time in the 19 months I've owned it. It failed @ 7 months with a startup/lens problems - lens gets stuck and won't extend from body, and was repaired under warranty. 12 months later it is doing the same thing. Very disappointing.
Price Paid: $399.00
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