Kodak EasyShare – what a great little camera!
We needed a camera for the 8yr old. Something robust and sturdy, easy to use, not terribly expensive, and nothing too big or heavy for small hands. So when Kodak suggested he might like to try the Easyshare out, we snapped their hand off (snapped? Geddit? Oh, I make me smile sometimes…)
This was, it turned out, a perfect choice!
We didn’t really look at the whole sharing options for him (being 8, he’s not big on Facebook. Yet). More important for us is the fact that the camera is very straightforward and simple to use, and the screen on the back is HUGE. The pictures size is good (10MP which means 30″ x 40″ prints are easy), and there’s a decent 3x zoom too. Importantly the Easyshare has a rechargeable battery pack, so there’s no exhaustive battery requests from snap-happy small people, either.
Pictures are in the 16:9 format – which matches widescreen HD tv’s, but will need cropping for standard picture frame sizes.
What I love best is that it’s small (not much bigger than a credit card, and narrow too) and slender enough for a child’s hands; but also perfect to slip into a grown-ups jeans pocket.
It’s a great first digital camera for an older child – once they’re past the age of lobbing it down the stairs, and interested in actually taking photographs and small video clips. It’s also a fabulous camera for you to keep in your handbag or pocket and have ready at the drop of a hat to record those moments for which you never seem to have a camera handy.
Obviosuly the 8yr old simply takes photos and videos of the important stuff in HIS life. Always an ‘interesting’ look through is photo albums, here are some examples of the more *cough* suitable ones to share… (these are all straight out of camera, no editing – and all taken by the 8yr old, too)
Also, it turns out that whole share thing is quite handy; I have nabbed this camera many a time for review pics and sending images to friends on Facebook, as it makes it so flipping easy!
I have to say we all love this camera. I’m married to a professional photographer, and while he doesn’t get involved with small digital camera’s, he has always overseen the buying of them before (we *bow* to the All-Knowing Camera Overlord). He’s a life-fan of a certain other manufacturer, and has never even considered Kodak; he has been really very impressed with this little baby.