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Kodak Easyshare V1253 12 MP Digital Camera with 3 xOptical Zoom

3.9 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews

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  • 12.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
  • 3x optical zoom lens; 3.1-inch LCD screen
  • Face Detection technology; locates faces and automatically adjusts camera settings
  • Panoramic stitch mode; digital image stabilization
  • Stores images on SD/SDHC memory cards (not included); 32MB built-in memory
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

CAMERA, V1253, BLACK, 12MP, 3X Opt

From the Manufacturer

Stunningly-detailed pictures and videos--one simple camera. Whether you seize the moment with incredibly-sharp 12-megapixel photos, or in motion with crisp videos, you can do it all with the Kodak EasyShare V1253 digital camera. And you can see everything presented on a beautiful, wide 3.1-inch screen. This innovative camera takes incredibly detailed pictures with versatility you've never experienced before.

Kodak EasyShare V1253 Highlights

Shoot it 12-megapixel resolution for stunning prints up to 30 x 40-inches.

Sharpen it True HD quality. Stunning pictures and videos.

Kodak EasyShare features and highlights
Find it For great shots of friends and family, face detection technology locates faces and automatically adjusts the camera settings.

Steady it Reduce blur caused by camera shake or subject movement with digital image stabilization.

Enhance it Create better, brighter, more vivid pictures on camera using Kodak Perfect Touch Technology.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4 x 0.9 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 6.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 1 pounds
Item model number 1570373
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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3.9 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #30,797 in Camera & Photo
#3,320 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at October 2, 2001

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By Jerry Nixon on September 15, 2007
Color: Black
In brief, this camera is very cool - but not perfect.

Let us start with the downsides.

The first is Kodak itself. They have selected Quicktime MPEG-4 as the format for their videos. As a result, incorporating video with typical video editing software will require a conversion that can cause the quality to degrade.

Kodak has also made a small mess by choosing only a proprietary port on the bottom of the camera to connect it to a computer (without a base) and that little adapter is small enough you'll surely lose it within a year.

By the way, if you like Kodak's Frame Dock II you are out of luck - although it claims to support the V1253, there is no adapter available for it. I called Tech Support; I was embarrassed for them.

I am also a firm believer that the timer feature should be controlled by a physical button and on this camera, it is not.

Now, capturing HD quality is amazing, but be ready to train your mind to frame photos differently because you cannot print in 16:9 format.

12 megapixel is a little misleading, too. You will probably default to 9 megapixel because it is the only size that will support HD and the 16:9 format. Otherwise you get vertical letterboxing - wasting real estate on the beautiful LCD.

This camera is not a point-and-shoot. Although really it is, until you get the settings just right and understand how to use the flash, ISO and stabilization, your first few photos will likely be blurry.

If you are like me, you like to access your camera through Windows. When this camera is connected, only the Kodak Easyshare software can see it. That's a drag if you like Picasa.
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I was leery to purchase this camera one month ago after some negative reviews that cited issues such as slow picture time, blurry, no A/C adapter and that it does not come with a memory card but instead with internal memory storage (with option for SD memory card). However, I figured the best review I could get was to open the box and use it for a month myself. The time to take a picture is not slow. I have a new baby and I push the button down half way to focus wait for the perfect moment and I get the perfect timing every time as opposed to prior cameras. So I am happy with that. Only one out of fifty pictures are blurry and that may be because of a poor focus or other issues. I am happy with that. It doesn't have an A/C adapter but that cuts the price of the camera for those who don't need it. If you want one pull out ten dollars and get one. It does not have a memory card include however that too reduces the cost up front for those who don't need one. Most people are upgrading cameras now days and already have a memory card from a prior camera. I love the operation system. It is very easy to navigate and to download onto your computer. I also like the software that it comes with. It is all very simple and user friendly. The weight and design are nice. It has a large picture viewer. I have used it for every day around the home and traveling for a day use and have not yet noticed any battery drain. (I suppose that could change with more frequent use)

My pictures are taken in wide format with 9 mega pixels and that is the format and detail that I have become to use. However I do change to standard 12MP at times and I took some close up pictures of my wife's flowers at that level and the picture quality was perfect.
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I purchased this camera a week ago and I am completely satisfied with it. I have read a lot of negative reviews about this camera and I am really shocked at how people are reviewing it. I'm no photography expert, but i have used digital cameras throughout the years and have come to the conclusion that this one has exceeded every camera i have used. I hope those giving negative reviews have FIRST upgraded the camera's firmware from kodak's website, because all SLOW writing issues and time between shots have been addressed. I use a 4gb class 6 SDHC card and have no issues between shots. It even saves the HD movies at incredible speeds, i'm talking 200+megs in under 4 seconds, thats unheard of. As far as focusing and sharpness is concerned, people have complained about blurry images. Could it be something as simple as holding down the shutter before taking the picture first so it focuses and locks on? When you master this you can take crystal clear pictures very quickly. Minor complaints usb charging, but you can pick up the AC adaptor for 10$. For the first HD video pocket cam, this camera is a hit.
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While their are some bugs with this camera, that need a firmware update.
(Sep/NOV 07'contact Kodak) once this is done with the correcting
software, it is one of the best digital cameras on the market.

It features Smart scene mode which actually automatically selects the
best scene mode for you, if you don't have the time to choose it.

Actual video specs listed by Kodak are higher then what is stated.
(listed 1024x720)the actual is 1280x720 Full Frame Progressive at 30
frames per second. So the video on here with a large SD card is close to
and in some cases even better then many entry level HD Camcorders!

Sound on the video is in stereo which is also new to Kodak.
To playback HD video beyond the camera's high res 3" screen, you will
need to purchase the Kodak HD dock. ($99)
(This hooks directly to your HD TV and is essential to get for viewing
both Still images as well as the 720p video)

Note Sony's 1080i video on their digicams, does not come close to the
Genuine-Progressive full frame video @ 720 on this new Kodak camera.

Has an 3200 ISO. About 1600 without to much quality loss.

Bottom line while Canon & Nikon cameras may still have the nicest designs
this new Kodak is coming closer BUT with better detail and color acuracy
then many of them due to its new Kodak Color Science Chip.
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