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Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

Review Posted 2/19/2007

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The Kodak EASYSHARE C875 is the high-end member of the EasyShare C series of snapshot cameras. With a large 2.5-inch color LCD screen and a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON 5X optical zoom lens this 8-megapixel point-and-shoot produces good pictures and offers plenty of advanced controls. The camera also uses the KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures. At the touch of a button, this innovative feature - previously available only on KODAK printers and kiosks, or via lab processing - creates better, brighter pictures by bringing out detail in shadows without affecting lighter areas. It’s ideal for underexposed pictures caused by shooting beyond the flash range or in adverse lighting conditions.

With Smart scene mode, you can capture stunning shots with ease, since smart scene automatically selects the best scene mode for your shot. For those who feel like flexing a little more creative muscle the C875 offers the PASM mode. Program mode (P)-camera sets optimal shutter speed and aperture combination, Aperture priority mode (A)-you choose aperture, the camera sets shutter speed, Shutter priority mode (S)-you choose shutter speed, the camera sets aperture, and Manual mode (M)-you choose both the aperture and shutter speed. The PASM modes puts you in complete control.

On-camera picture-enhancing features include cropping, auto picture rotation, digital red-eye reduction, and blurry picture alert. The model also integrates Kodak's Share button with its ‘favorites’ feature for storing multiple pictures in an on-camera digital photo album. Each picture can then be shared anytime on the camera’s high-resolution 2.5-inch indoor/outdoor LCD display. For capturing more than just still pictures, the camera also features high-quality (640x480 @ 30fps) QUICKTIME MOV (MPEG-4) video capture, playback and video action print options.

Easyshare C875 Features:

  • 8.0 Megapixel CCD imager
  • 5X SCHNEIDER zoom with 37-185mm coverage (35mm equivalent)
  • Kodak Perfect Touch and Color Science technology for proper exposure, white balance and color saturation
  • Large 2.5-inch indoor/outdoor color LCD display
  • 640x480 MPEG-4 movie mode @ 30 fps with audio
  • Auto, Manual, Movie and 21 Scene exposure modes
  • TTL AF with Multi-zone and Center Zone options
  • TTL Metering: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted or Center Spot
  • Built-in flash with auto, fill, off, red eye reduction
  • 32MB internal memory + SD/MMC card storage
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries or CR-V3 battery
  • Auto-Connect USB for hassle-free downloads
  • Imagelink and PictBridge enabled for direct printing
  • Optional Easyshare Camera Dock and Printer Dock Series 3

The KODAK EASYSHARE C875 camera is available now for US$299 MSRP.

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Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C875 Zoom

The Easyshare C875 compared in size to a CD.

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Kodak C875 Specifications

CCD resolution (effective pixels) 8.3 MP (3350 × 2483)
Image resolution (recorded pixels) 8.0 MP (3350 × 2483)
Picture quality 8.0 MP-best (3264 × 2448), prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)
7.1 MP-best 3:2 (3264 × 2176), optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
5.0 MP-better (2560 × 1920), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 76 cm)
3.1 MP-good (2048 × 1536), prints up to 8 × 10 in. (20 × 25 cm)
1.1 MP-e-mail (1200 × 900), small prints
Still format JPEG/EXIF v 2.21
Lens 5X optical, 37-185 mm (35 mm equiv.)
Zoom 5X optical; 5X continuous digital with LCD preview, 0.2X increments
Aperture f/2.8-f4.4, 12-step
Shutter speed 8-1/1600 second.
Viewfinder none
LCD 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) wide-angle viewing
Still capture modes auto, program/manual, portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, close-up, sport, snow, beach, text/document, backlight, manner/museum, fireworks, party, children, flower, self portrait, sunset, panorama left-right, panorama right-left, candlelight, panning shot
Color modes high color, natural color (default), low color, sepia, black and white
Click to capture < 0.6 sec., wide, (preview on)
Shot to shot < 1.5 sec. interval until buffer full (6 shots),
< 5.6 sec. after buffer full
Video mode continuous MPEG-4 compressed video
Video resolution VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps
QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
Video length 80 min.
Video format QUICKTIME MOV (MPEG-4) with audio recording during capture
Video features action print—4, 9, or 16 up
Auto focus continuous AF, TTL-AF, single AF
Auto focus modes multizone, center zone
Focus range normal: 2 ft (0.6 m)-infinity
macro, wide: 0.43-2.3 ft (0.05-0.7 m)
macro, tele: 0.73-2.3 ft (0.22-0.7 m)
landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)-infinity
Sensitivity auto 100 - 400 (still) and 100 - 400 (movie), 140 (flash)
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Exposure metering TTL-AE, multi-pattern AE, center-weighted AE, and center-spot AE
Exposure compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV step increments
Histogram display yes
Built-in flash auto, fill, off, red eye reduction
Flash range 2.0-13.5 ft (0.6-4.1 m) at wide, ISO 200
2.0-8.5 ft (0.6-2.6 m) at tele, ISO 200
Review options delete, select all, view by, album, slide show, multi-up, copy, protect, image storage, set up menu
Editing trim, make picture from video, video action print (4, 9, or 16-up)
Favorites slide show, multi-up, remove Favorites, set up menu
Share print, print all, e-mail, Favorites, cancel print
Dedicated buttons menu, review, Share, delete, 5-way switch for navigation, shutter, mode dial (off, on, PASM, C, scene, movie, Favorites), flash settings, burst/timer, LCD information button
Storage 32 MB internal memory*, SD/MMC card expansion slot
Self-timer 2 and 10 seconds, and 2 shot
Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Dock compatibility works with optional KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, IMAGELINK print system compatible, PictBridge-enabled
IMAGELINK Print System compatible yes
PICTBRIDGE enabled yes
I/O interface NTSC or PAL, selectable via dock connector, exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
Power options 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
2 x AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
1 x CRV3 Lithium Battery
2 x AA lithium batteries
3 volt DC input
Lens protection built in lens barrier
Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard
Weight 6.2 oz (177 g)loaded, without batteries and memory card (147 g)
Dimensions W × H × D: 3.6 × 2.5 × 1.4 in. (90.5 × 63 × 36.6 mm)

Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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