Kodak Easyshare One Review

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Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE




Features & Controls



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The EASYSHARE-ONE is equipped with a high-quality SCHNEIDER- KREUZNACH VARIOGON 3X optical zoom lens (36 - 108 mm equivalent). The camera also features a 3.3X digital zoom option, when used with the optical zoom gives a total zoom range of 10X. The lens retracts into the body when powered down and is protected by an automatic shutter.

The autofocus range is:

    Normal: 24 inches (0.6 m) to infinity in wide angle and telephoto.

    Macro close-up: 4-28 in. (10-70 cm) in wide angle and 17-28 in. (43-70 cm) in telephoto.

The auto focus is high speed and low light capable with a focus-assist illuminator, multi-zone or center-zone focus modes. Landscape focus mode locks focus at infinity for scenics or open-sky pictures.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, red-eye and forced off. The working flash range is: wide: 2.0-10.5 ft (0.6-3.2 m); tele: 2.0-7.5 ft (0.6-2.3 m) when the ISO Auto sensitivity is selected.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The large 3-inch (7.6 cm) 230,000 pixel indoor/outdoor color LCD is used for preview, review and menu operations. The refresh rate is realtime (27fps), in low light conditions it will "gain up" to aid in framing. The LCD's backlight automatically dims after a preset amount of time to save battery power if no buttons are pushed.


Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The color LCD can tilt and swivel to let you comfortably frame your subject from many different angles as well as facing forward for self-portraits.


Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

When the camera is not in use the LCD can be faced inward for protection.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

This color LCD is actually a "touch screen" control device, you select images and movies to be displayed as well as changing camera settings and making menu selections with the included stylus.


Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

Most selections can also be made using your fingertip, however some like the virtual keyboard will require the precision of the stylus.


Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The stylus is conveniently stored in a slot on top of the camera.





Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

Controls on the back:

On top is the zoom lens control (functions as the - and + control of image enlargement in playback).

The Menu button calls up and dismisses the menus. The Share button lets you select images for printing, e-mailing, or to mark as a favorite. The Record/Playback switch on the side selects the camera mode.

The 4-way controller lets you navigate menus and select images, press the OK button in the center to accept selections.

The "Back" button lets you step back or cancel a menu selection. The "delete" button is for erasing images. The "i" button on the side controls the amount of information that is displayed on the LCD.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

Controls on the top: the Power on/off button, the flash mode button and the shutter release.





Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The I/O ports:

The DC IN jack for an optional AC power adapter. Not shown is the docking connector on the bottom of the camera.

USB 2.0 high-speed port for download to the computer. Works with the Kodak EasyShare Sofware even without the optional EasyShare Camera Dock or Printer Dock. The USB port is Pictbridge compatible for direct, computer-less printing. This port also facilitates the A-V output cable with selectable NTSC or PAL format and monoraul audio for connection to a TV set.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The camera is equipped with a healthy 256MB of internal memory and a Secure Digital card slot that accepts any capacity SD card. We tested it with the spacious and speedy Sandisk Ultra II 2GB SD card.


Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE





Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

It may look like another SD card slot on the top of the camera but it's made for use only with the Kodak WiFi 802.11b wireless card. When you're not using the wireless features the card is pressed all the way down into the camera.


Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

Push the card in and it pops about halfway out and becomes active, searching for any WiFi "hot spot" in public, your WiFi router at home or the Kodak Printer Dock Plus Series 3 (if setup with the optional Kodak WiFi card).

Using the EASYSHARE-ONE's WiFi capabilities you can wirelessly transmit your pictures and movies, browse your online albums, send an email message or make prints with the Kodak Printer Dock Series 3.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

This leather carrying case is included in the camera outfit.





Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

Power is supplied by a proprietary rechargeable KLIC-5000 3.7v 1050mAh Li-ion battery pack. Kodak claims the battery life is 120-180 shots per charge according to CIPA standards. Battery life is dependant on how often the flash and WiFi card are used. Kodak includes two KLIC-5000 battry packs with the camera kit.

The battery is recharged with the included charger or anytime the camera is placed on a Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock or Kodak Printer Dock Plus. There are two KLIC-5000 batteries supplied with the camera kit to insure that you always have enough power to capture and share your pictures.



Kodak EASYSHARE-ONE

The optional Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus Series 3. It performs all the same functions as the EasyShare Camera Dock (data transfer to host computer and charges the camera battery) plus it's a fast, high quality 4x6-inch dye sublimation printer. All you do is select a picture on the camera's LCD and press the PRINT button, no computer needed. It can also be connected to your PC via USB and used with other graphic programs. You can even print wirelessly from the other room using the optional Kodak WiFi card.

Click to view our Printer Dock Plus mini-review





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