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Kodak DC3400 2MP Digital Camera with 2x Optical Zoom

by Kodak
3 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews

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  • 2-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 8 x 10 prints
  • 2x optical plus 3x digital zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 8 MB CompactFlash card stores 19 images at default resolution
  • Connects to Macs and PCs via USB or serial port
  • Uses 4 AA batteries (included)
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Kodak DC3400 2MP Digital Camera with 2x Optical (no batteries). Includes User Guide, Quick Set-Up, AC Adapter. 8MB Memory Picture Card, Memory Card USB Reader/Writer

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The Kodak DC3400 was created to take the place of the DC280, one of Amazon.com's top-selling digital cameras of all time. Essentially, Kodak faithfully kept all of what made the DC280 such a great camera--2.1-megapixel images, 2x optical zoom, ease-of-use--and placed it in a new body with a more traditional shape. The DC3400 has enjoyed some great reviews from publications, which cite Kodak's trademark color saturation, the easy-to-use menu system, and its resemblance to the popular DC280.

The 2.1-megapixel CCD captures images at resolutions of 1,760 x 1,168 or 896 x 592 pixels. At both resolutions, Kodak offers three levels of JPEG compression to choose from. Files are saved to the included 8 MB CompactFlash card. The built-in flash features auto, off, fill, and red-eye reduction modes.

Kodak was aiming for the middle of the consumer market with the DC3400. Essentially a point-and-shoot camera, the DC3400 features a degree of customization not normally found in point-and-shoots. Exposure compensation (EV) can be adjusted in increments of 0.5 EV, from +2 to -2 EV. The user can select center-weighted or multipattern metering. Center-weighted metering allows the photographer to adjust for a backlit subject and helps portraits come out well. Multipattern metering takes samples from the entire frame and averages the light values. Image sharpness can be adjusted to one of three presets: Sharp, Standard, and Soft. Also, white balance can be set to auto, daylight, fluorescent, or tungsten.

The 2x zoom of the DC3400 is perhaps its weakest point, but even that can be overcome--if you don't mind the decrease in resolution required when you use the 3x digital zoom. All in all, the DC3400 is a good choice if you're looking for a point-and-shoot digital camera with good image quality, saturated color, and a certain level of customization.

Pros:

  • Easy-to-use point-and-shoot digital camera
  • Allows for a good amount of customization
  • Kodak color saturation

Cons:

  • 2x optical zoom is a bit weak
  • 8 MB memory card will need to be upgraded quickly

Product Information

Product Dimensions 2.1 x 5.2 x 3 inches
Item Weight 12 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B00004WGNF
Item model number 8574600
Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
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3 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #32,369 in Camera & Photo
#3,565 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com September 4, 1973

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I bought this camera for my wife. She is a technophobe... To my amazement, she has taken to this camera as if she had been using it for years.
Being keen on doing my research, I found this camera to be rated number one EVERYWHERE I looked. If you're looking for an easy to use camera that takes exceptional pictures (both on-sceen and in print), look no further - this is the one to get. It works and looks just like a 35 millimeter camera, so anyone should have an easy time having fun with it.
On of the greatest things about this camera is its picture quality. For a 2 Megapixel camera it is superb and has tested to be better than some 3 Megapixel cameras. One reservation my wife had was that she couldn't get photo quality prints with a digital camera (she loves to keep scrap books). We tried Kodak's print@kodak service and were blown away!! The service allows you to upload your DC 280's digital pictures to Kodak's web site and they print and mail them to you.
Nobody that we showed the pictures to could tell that they were not from a 35 mm camera - crisp, clear and bright. Pictures at print@kodak are $.49 for a 5x7 print. About $.09 more than regular 35 mm film at the neighborhood photo lab. Think about it though - when you go to the lab with 35 mm film, you might get 4-5 "good" pictures in a role of 24 and discard the rest... The cost for those "good" 35 mm pictures is actually a lot more than you might think! With a digital camera, you know what you're getting when you pay for the prints.
Believe me when I say that you'll love everything about this camera.
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I just purchased a Kodak 3400 Digital Camera (same one as the DC280, casing, etc. slightly redesigned) and I was completely knocked out of my chair. It all started when I obtained the camera and had to go in a rush. Being the impatient geek that I am, I put the box in trunk and took it with me. Once I was at my in-laws, I started taking some snap shots. I was up and going in less than 5 minutes thanks to the quick start guide. At that time I saw the picture come up on the LCD. I have seen many LCD screens on many different brands and this one was by far the cleanest, and sharpest. I have seen Olympus, Sony, Epson, etc. and this one knocked my socks off. I hated the fact that I had to wait until I got home to load them on my computer so I just pulled out the video cable. It's a standard 1/8th inch end/RCA jack on the other end. I plugged it into the camera and the RCA jack on the television and I had a gorgeous slide show going on. I saw so much detail and clarity that I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The smallest red spots and drool spots showed up on my 11 month old's face, the color was beautiful. Here's the real beauty of it. The room I took all of these pictures in was almost completely dark, just a small light that is barely stronger than an average night light, stood in the corner. With all that, here I am watching these slides go by looking wonderful on that low resolution TV. That alone impressed me. I felt like this thing put the crisp display of my DVD movies, other digital cameras, all to shame. The real result happened when I got home. I attached the USB cable to the computer and camera, installed the software, and was up and going. I then wondering how to transfer the pictures. I looked at the manual and low and behold, there was a camera icon in my drive list.Read more ›
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I have been holding off on buying a digital camera for a while now, since I've always been scared off by the price. Well, I finally "caved", and I can't believe how happy I am that I did. I had narrowed my choices down to Kodak brand cameras, and was going to purchase the DC280 when I saw this one. Apparently it's based off of that design, and even though it cost a few dollars more, it seems well worth it. The USB interface is a breeze, and the camera has just enough cool/custom features that I feel I can take some interesting shots without feeling overwhelmed. The picture quality is excellent, and I haven't noticed any serious battery drain. If you're thinking about buying a camera, I say wait no longer! If you're not sure which one to get, this one may be worth the extra money, and should at least be a finalist in your decision. Enjoy!
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I just purchased the dc3400, and right out of the box it was a joy to use. I've seen other cameras, the more expensive Cannon Digital elf 2.1mp, for instance, and none comes close to the ease of use of the 3400's graphical user interface. Taking pictures was easy, and getting them on the computer was even easier. The software mounts the camera like it does a floppy drive, you just go into the drive and drag and drop them onto wherever you want. The pictures, well, they were stunning to be modest. It brought the highest detail and best color out of pictures that would of been horrible on any 35mm camera. With the included card it can hold 35 of the standard size pics, which look beautiful on the 4x6 glossy photo sheets i purchased. And the large setting holds about 12, which is great for printing at the huge 8x10. I am very pleased with this camera, it does everything I could ever want a camera to do.
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