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Kodak DC3400 2MP Digital Camera with 2x Optical Zoom
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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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|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type||CompactFlash|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 5.2 x 2.1 inches|
|Item Weight||0.75 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||9.8 to 19.7 inches|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year Parts/Labor|
|Maximum Focal Length||76 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||0.00132 seconds|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||1,760 Pixels|
|Minimum Focal Length||38 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||2 MP|
|Resolution modes||1760 x 1168, 896 x 592|
|Shipping Weight||2.52 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||4 AA Alkaline/Rechargable NiMH|
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.
- Easy-to-use point-and-shoot digital camera
- Allows for a good amount of customization
- Kodak color saturation
- 2x optical zoom is a bit weak
- 8 MB memory card will need to be upgraded quickly
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought it as an exact replacement for my camera that was stolen when my car was broken into. It is indeed an exact replacement. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was pleased to be able to get this camera at that price. It is in very good condition --- a welcome replacement for one just like it that had performed well for many years and... Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Wayne E. Nielsen
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Don't let the 2MP fool you. The Kodak DC3400 is not a low resolution camera. Read more
I use this camera in my line of work...so I probably take more pictures than the average person. It is a good camera...and may be the best for the hobby shooter. Read morePublished on November 10, 2006 by extex_cop
It gives absolutely great pictures, great user friendly menu
and its jsut take the best picture. I have used 3 more digital cameras noe. Canon, Fuji .. Read more
i have owned this camera for about 2 years and have taken thousands of photos with it. i take pics of everything, everywhere i go. Read morePublished on August 3, 2003 by We Learn in the Wild
...this is a great camera for the beginner, someone new to digital cameras or an "average" user of cameras in general. even for a 2.1MP camera, it takes great shots. Read morePublished on June 1, 2003 by E. Orchard
I have really enjoyed my Kodak DC3400, but it does have some "issues". After about two or three months of use the battery cover broke, and it does not close totally... Read morePublished on January 17, 2003
I compared this camera to the newer Kodaks, and I wasn't impressed. Oh yes, the new cameras are more powerful, but I only look at pictures on the monitor, and the quality really... Read morePublished on December 12, 2002