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Kodak Easyshare M863 8.2 MP Digital Camera with 3xOptical Zoom (Copper) by Review Summary ,  Dec 31, 2015

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Kodak Easyshare M863 8.2 MP Digital Camera with 3xOptical Zoom (Copper)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 129 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 10.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   average
Video4.5   above average
Image4.4   above average
Battery3.5   average
Size3.3   mediocre
Screen3.2   below average
Quality2.6   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"If it ever glitches you pull out the battery and it's perfect again."
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"I made numerous attempts to get it to work, from bringing it back to the store (to have them tell me it would be cheaper to buy a new camera than get this one repaired) to visiting the completely useless Kodak site whose best suggestion to solve my problem was for me to put the battery in the right way."
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"I bought this camera to replace a battery problem with double AA batteries on another camera."
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"The mode wheel at the top feels a bit cheap and hard to move, and the SD and battery card cover makes me feel like it will break at any moment."
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"Called Kodak to troubleshoot told me the battery was dead, like that wasn't the first thing I thought was wrong and tried."
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"Cons - You MUST be mindful of the settings you're using- Digital zoom in video mode makes the videos horribly pixelated- Digital zoom in general makes images look horrid- Certain settings make the camera freeze up a bit, you need to have a fully charged battery in order to really enjoy the night time options- Any slight obstruction and the flash becomes rather useless to the picture (common thing though)- Digital stabilization doesn't do as much as you'd think it would, but still useful."
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"If it ever glitches you pull out the battery and it's perfect again."
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"Pros - Easy to use- Fits in any pocket- Slim design- Fast start up- Great battery life- Decent pictures outdoors- Great pictures indoors (with proper lighting settings)- Zoom during video is digital (no noise reduction!"
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"I made numerous attempts to get it to work, from bringing it back to the store (to have them tell me it would be cheaper to buy a new camera than get this one repaired) to visiting the completely useless Kodak site whose best suggestion to solve my problem was for me to put the battery in the right way."
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"I bought a new battery for it, which did not solve the problem."
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Image

Image:
"It does take pictures, but unfortunately, half of the pictures in my son's photo album are slightly blurry and not nearly as clear as they could be had I researched more and bought a higher quality camera."
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"Although when this camera worked, it took great pics and was really clear, its just not one that I would recommend."
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"I was wanting something that would take great pics like my old camera, yet be small enough to carry around."
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"All of the different photo settings are a nice feature."
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"The picture quality is very good and it even adjusts to when you take a vertical photo."
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"I took a picture, transferred it to my PC and the image was very clear (no grainy look)."
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"With no luck, same crappy images."
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Photo

Photo:
"I honestly expected this camera to last 5-6 years and when it died on Thankgiving afternoon I was a little upset that I was unable to capture any photos."
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"This camera works great, takes great photos."
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"It is so great to be able to take photos whenevr and where I like because it is with me! "
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"You'd think an 8.1 megapixel camera from Kodak would yield good photos."
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"We bought this for our 12 year old- it was eeasy to use and very enjoyable for taking photos and video, but on the 4th day, we found it would not re-charge."
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"It's too bad, because it took good photos."
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Price

Price:
"The mode wheel at the top feels a bit cheap and hard to move, and the SD and battery card cover makes me feel like it will break at any moment."
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"This is a great little camera and for the price you can't beat it."
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"I hope they enjoyed the $100 they got for this camera because they won't get any more of my money."
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"I'd recommend this camera for anyone who is learning...and the price is terrific compared to others."
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"For the price I really enjoy this camera."
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"I'm not a expert photographer, so my main goal for this camera was to get decent pictures and video for a low price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I just wanted it to take pictures... so I have no idea about the video quality.. bet it's not too good in a camera this size."
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"Because of only mediocre picture quality, I probably would not have purchased another Kodak, but couple average picture quality along with a failure to honor the product warranty, I will never purchase another Kodak product again."
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"It does take pictures, but unfortunately, half of the pictures in my son's photo album are slightly blurry and not nearly as clear as they could be had I researched more and bought a higher quality camera."
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"The downside of the camera is the build quality."
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"I needed a camera for a gift for a 9 year old girl, so it had to not be a toy, easy to use, good quality, and stylish to her."
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"The pictures are CRYSTAL clear truly amazing quality I print them out or print calendars and the pictures are always GREAT."
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"The quality of the pictures is great compared to other cameras we have in our household."
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"I noticed that some reviewers were able to take decent pictures outdoors, but all of my pictures were of poor quality."
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"Either way, the video is usually pretty decent and is at least youtube quality."
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"The video quality is decent for a camera this cheap."
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Screen

Screen:
"The scratch on the screen is very annoying."
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"I don't know what people keep talking about the LCD screen being hard to see...In certain lighting conditions ALL camera lcd's are hard to see."
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"What I LOVED about this camera was:* Ease of use - menu navigation and controls* Easier to hold onto not as slippery* Fantastic and large LCD screen!"
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"The screen is hard to see in darker places like bars or dimly lit restoraunts but is usually able to be viewed after pic is taken thanks to the awesome flash."
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"- 'Left arrow' key on the navigation pad is really hard to press because of screen size."
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"Very big viewing screen and the camera itself is very durable."
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"Also, it is impossible to take a picture outdoors in bright sunlight- you cannot see anything in the LCD screen (there is no viewfinder) so you have to guess if you are taking a good picture."
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"I do have to agree that bright sunlight ruins your view on the screen, but I found it to be that way on pretty much any digital device."
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"Large screen and easy to use."
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"Can't see LCD screen in bright sunlight, only a good reflection of yourself."
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Size

Size:
"I just wanted it to take pictures... so I have no idea about the video quality.. bet it's not too good in a camera this size."
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"I have one very small problems with the camera."
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"- 'Left arrow' key on the navigation pad is really hard to press because of screen size."
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"I have two small negatives."
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"It gives horribly grainy photo results- and generates jpeg file sizes that are half the size of my Canon S550 (which is only 5 megapixels- yes file sizes vary based on subject matter- but not by a factor of HALF the size- when the megapixels are much greater)."
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"The wife wanted something small, dependable, and easy to use."
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"love it, it is very small and light which is great for in a pocket"
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"Camera is small enough to easily fit into most any pocket."
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"It's nice and small and light, so fits in a pocket easily."
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Video

Video:
"I just wanted it to take pictures... so I have no idea about the video quality.. bet it's not too good in a camera this size."
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"My only problem with it is that you can't view pictures videos without turning it on and extending the lens."
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")- Decent video when not using digital zoom- Optical zoom is strong and does not create blurry and out of focus pictures or video- Takes LOTS of abuse in your pocket, purse, or bag and will keep kicking."
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"It took EXCELLENT Pictures and EXCELLENT video."
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"La cmara es muy buena en todos los aspectos, portable, la batera le dura bastante, la calidad de las fotos es excelente, pero tiene algo en contra, el video es a veces pobre en lo que se refiere a los colores.. se necesita estar con mucha luz para que se pueda ver bien el video y de paso cuando existe luz excesiva, se pueden notar manchas de colores como un arcoiris."
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"We bought this for our 12 year old- it was eeasy to use and very enjoyable for taking photos and video, but on the 4th day, we found it would not re-charge."
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"I love the way that it takes pictures and videos."
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