Kodak C533 Review

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Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

Review Posted 6/4/2006

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The EASYSHARE C533 zoom combines Kodak's hallmark ease-of-use, quality and value, making it possible for entry-level picture takers to capture, share, organize and print pictures. The EASYSHARE C533 is an affordable 5.0 megapixel digital camera with a 1.8-inch color LCD screen and a KODAK 3X optical zoom lens.

The EASYSHARE C533 uses the exclusive KODAK Color Science image-processing chip for phenomenal image quality with rich color and accurate skin tones. Twelve programmed scene modes (e.g., party, fireworks, children) and three color modes (color, sepia, and black & white) help capture the best shot with the least effort.

The C533 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 1.8-inch LCD display. For capturing more than just still pictures, the camera also features 640x480 @ 11fps JPEG video capture and playback.

Easyshare C533 Features:

  • 5.0 megapixel (effective) CCD for prints up to 20 x 30 inches
  • 3x Kodak Retinar optical zoom with 37-111mm coverage (35mm equivalent)
  • Kodak Color Science technology for proper exposure, white balance and color saturation
  • 1.8-inch color LCD display
  • 640x480 movie mode @ 11fps with audio
  • Auto, Movie and 17 Scene exposure modes
  • TTL Metering: Center-weighted
  • Long time exposure shutter speeds from 0.5 to 4 seconds
  • Built-in flash with digitally enhanced red-eye reduction mode
  • 16MB 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 Easyshare C533 (US$179 MSRP) will be available worldwide beginning in June 2006

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Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C533 Zoom

The Easyshare C533 compared in size to a CD.

The 6-megapixel Easyshare C663 and the Easyshare C-533.

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Kodak C533 Specifications

CCD resolution
(effective pixels) 5.0 MP (2576 × 1932)
Image resolution
(recorded pixels) 5.0 MP (2576 × 1932)
Picture quality
5.0 MP: best (2576 × 1932), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 x 75 cm)
4.4 MP: best (3:2) (2576 × 1720), optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
3.1 MP: better (2048 × 1536), prints up to 11 × 14 in. (28 x 36 cm)
2.1 MP: good (1656 × 1242) small prints
1.1 MP: e-mail (1200 × 900)
Still format
JPEG/EXIF v 2.21
3X optical lens, f/2.7-f/4.8 (37-111 mm, 35 mm equivalent)
5X continuous with LCD preview, 0.6X increments starting at 3X optical zoom
f/2.7 and f/4.8 at wide
f/4.9 and f/8.5 at tele
Shutter speed
4-1/1400 sec.
optical real image viewfinder
1.8 in. (4.6 cm) color display
Still capture modes
auto, portrait, sport, night portrait, landscape, snow, beach, fireworks, self portrait, party, children, backlight, close up
Color modes
color, sepia, and black and white
Click to capture
< 0.7 sec. (preview on)
Shot to shot
< 1.6 sec. interval until buffer full (4 images)
< 4.0 sec. interval with full buffer
Video mode
continuous JPEG video
Video resolution
VGA (640 x 480 pixels) at 11fps
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) at 20 fps
Video length
continuous based on memory capacity
Video format
QUICKTIME MOV (motion JPEG) with audio
Auto focus
Focus range
normal: 2 ft (0.6 m)-infinity
macro, wide: 0.3-2.3 ft (0.10-0.7 m)
macro, tele: 0.7-2.3 ft (0.20-0.7 m)
landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)-infinity
auto, portrait, close up, landscape, sports mode: ISO 80-160; night, longtime: ISO 80; manual: ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800* selectable
White balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
Exposure metering
TTL-AE, center-weighted AE
Exposure compensation
±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV step increments
Built-in flash
auto, fill, red eye, off
Flash range
2.0-11.5 ft (0.6-3.5 m) at wide, ISO 140
2.0-6.6 ft (0.6-2.0 m) at tele, ISO 140
Review options
delete, magnify, slide show, protect, Share/print, multi up, album, image storage, copy, picture info, zoom, Favorites
on-camera cropping, undo-delete
slide show, multi up, remove Favorites, setup menu
print, print all, e-mail, Favorites, cancel prints
Dedicated buttons
menu, review, Share, dedicated delete, LCD/info, 5-way switch for navigation, shutter, mode dial (off, auto, landscape, close up, scene, movie, Favorites), flash settings, burst/timer, LCD information button
16 MB internal memory*, SD/MMC card expansion slot
2 and 10 seconds, and 2 shot
works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Dock compatibility
works with optional KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus Series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3, and KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock Series 3**
IMAGELINK Print System compatible
I/O interface
NTSC or PAL selectable via dock connector, exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
Power options
optional EASYSHARE Docks with 1 KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KAA2HR
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
without batteries 5.3 oz (150 g)
W × H × D: 3.7 � 2.6 � 1.4 in. (91 � 66 � 35 mm)
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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