Kodak EasyShare DX4330 3 Megapixels and Smaller

EasyShare DX4330

  • Sensor: 3.3 megapixel
  • Max resolution: 2160x1400 pixels
  • Lens: f/2.8-5.1 3X optical (38mm-114 mm) w. 3.3x digital zoom
  • Exposure: Program w. scene modes and exposure compensation
  • Flash modes: automatic, fill, red-eye, off
  • MultiMedia/Secure Digital card slot
  • USB interface
  • Compatible with Kodak EasyShare system

  • User Reviews (20)

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    Kevin   Casual [Apr 19, 2003]
    Strength:

    I'm glad I waited for 3 megapixel camera prices to come down. The difference between 2 & 3 million is definately noticable. The auto-white balance is good with turning skin tones a little too brownish if anything. The flash is very bright compared to previous film cameras I've owned. The shutter modes are good for a casual photographer like myself. The LCD is bright compared to other cameras I've used and works in daylight.

    Weakness:

    It lack a motorized lens cover and it is a little too big to be a true "pocket" camera.

    I've had the DX4330 for about three months and I have been very happy with it.

    Similar Products Used: Fuji finepix.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    mizzart   Intermediate [Jan 16, 2003]
    Strength:

    THE MOVIE MODE HAS SOUND! Good photo quality, the problemn with low light indoors is not as bad as the other people say, its the LCD screen thats the problem, so just use the viewfinder instead.

    Weakness:

    The low light situation is pretty bad, but only on the quickview LCD. If you just use the regular viewfinder like an old school camera, its easier to judge the light and how the photo will look. I have used SONYS with plastic lenses in a pitch black bar that had no windows and it still looked perfect. So Kodak, please rectify this or I am gone back to the SONY.

    Well... Bought the 4330x last Saturday, it's only Thursday nite and the LCD wont work at all. Thanks, guys for building such an expensive piece of garbage.

    Customer Service

    Am going to Best Buy tomorrow to smash someones head in with it.

    Similar Products Used: SONY Quickcam, 2.0 megapixels. Pretty good for the money, easy for a beginner.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Carl Ingling   Intermediate [Dec 16, 2002]
    Strength:

    This camera's ease of use is phenomenal. I purchased an Olympus C-2040 for my Mother for Christmas last year, and she has had endless trouble remembering/figuring out how to download, email, and print her pictures, how to review & delete pictures on the camera, and even how to recharge and replace the batteries. Well, this solves every one of those problems. This is a present for my father, and I choose it because of the advertised ease of use, so he won't have the same problems my Mother has. Setting up the "EasyShare Doc" couldn't have been easier on my Macintosh (OSX). Then you just set the camera down and push the "Share" button on the Doc, and it opens Kodak's simple, functional, non-cluttered software, downloads the pictures, and shows them to you. It has a simple, intuitive printing and emailing features right there in the Kodak software that auto-launches when you push the button on the Doc. The buttons to review and delete pictures are clearly labeled and easy to find. The "on" switch and zoom should be intuitive enough for any automatic camera user. For the non-technically inclined, this product is a godsend compared to the other digital cameras I've used/seen. Even for the technically inclined (I write my own image processing software), its simplicity is beautiful. I have to imagine all the camera makers will get around to making docks sooner or later. Also: - 3.1 MP for about $300 is a good deal. (for December 2002) - Nice, crisp pictures in well-lit conditions

    Weakness:

    The primary, outstanding weakness of this camera is VERY poor low and medium light performance. Despite having another half as many pixels, this camera doesn't even hold a candle (pun intended) to the Olympus C-2040 in lower light conditions. Even with daylight streaming in the windows and a well lit room, picture quality for indoor shots is terribly compromised. In the evening, in a well lit room with the flash on, my results at even four feet away are unacceptable. Blurry, streaky, underexposed, unclear. I've got pretty steady hands and have taken a lot of low-light pictures, and my girlfriend tried it out too, and every picture taken indoors just looks bad compared to our 35mm film cameras and especially compared to the Olympus. The DX4330 has a special "night" setting, which made no improvement over the "Auto" setting as far as I could tell. If you plan to take snapshots of people indoors, even during the day, I'd get a different camera. The Other weaknesses: - To use the LCD panel to compose pictures, you have to dig through menus and scroll up & down. It takes many, many button presses and is a royal pain for an often-used feature. (or at least one that would be often used if it weren't such a pain) Even then, sometimes I have to turn the camera off and back on to make the setting change take effect. This is ridiculous, there should be a button on the back of the camera to let you turn the preview mode on and off for individual shots. - The camera has five different

    I'm very conflicted about this camera- it is incredibly easy to use with a good layout and features, but it has terrible medium / low light performance. Purchase price of $329 includes bundled EasyDhare Doc II.

    Customer Service

    The NiMH rechargeable that came with my EasyShare Doc is defective or too old- it's supposed to be a 1600 mAmp/hr battery, but the camera only runs for about 20 shots off it- I can't believe the power consumption is that bad, I assume it must be the battery. I'm looking into getting Costco or Kodak to replace it.

    Similar Products Used: Olympus Camedia C-2040, and minimal experience with several other digital cameras.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Buntnik   Intermediate [Nov 27, 2002]
    Strength:

    Easy Share is great! Camera is small and fun to use. Was very confident in the camera that it would take good pictures.

    Weakness:

    Failed in 7 weeks and Kodak provide poor customer service. Too many phone calls needed, a long recorded set of instructions that onebody can copy (due to speed of automated voice)

    Failed after 7 weeks of ownership. In repair shop - menu won't appear. Took 130 pictures before failure. Quality is very very good. Ease of use and intuitiveness is great. It is small point and shot convience that has only one trouble spot - won't focus well in low light. Customer Service with repair has been very very frustrating. Expected a much more sympathetic attitude from Kodak. Web site makes direct phone numbers very hard to find. Instructions to send camera are on a recording that goes much faster than a person can write, and the recording is LONG. Purchased at Amazon. Would advise purchase at store with go customer service practices. Amazon was not interested in my returning camera after 30 days. Best Buy had better price about 2 weeks later, anyway.

    Customer Service

    As noted above. Poor. Must wait in long phone queue. Web site makes phone numbers very hard to find. Instructions are on automated recording that runs at much too high a speed to write the instructions even though it insists you have paper and pencil ready.

    Similar Products Used: Sony p51 Kodak 4330 seems better thought out and design, but quality is not there (it broke)
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
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