Kodak M883 Review
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Features & Controls
The Easyshare M883 is equipped with a Kodak AF 3x all-glass lens with a 38-114 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.1-f/5.9, focal length coverage. The lens retracts into the camera when powered down and is protected by a built in lens shutter.
Auto focus is handled by a contrast detect TTL system with multi-zone and center zone options and single AF
or continuous AF modes. The Normal focus range is: auto: 2.0 ft (0.6 m)-infinity, macro-wide: 5.2 in.-2.3 ft
(10-70 cm), macro-tele: 1.3-2.3 ft (40-70 cm), landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)-infinity.
The built-in speedlight has a shooting range of approx. 2.0-12.1 ft (0.6-3.7 m) at wide, ISO 400 ; 2.0-6.6 ft (0.6-2.0 m) at tele, ISO 400 and can be set
for Auto Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash or Disabled.
The indoor/outdoor 3.0-inch wide view color LCD has 230,000 pixels of resolution. It is used for the live
viewfinder and for viewing your images and movies as well as accessing the menu screens.
On the back is the Zoom lens controls, in playback they function as the magnify and index controls for
inspecting stored images. Next is the Delete button, and the Menu button for calling up and dismissing the
onscreen menu system. On the right is the mode switch with positions for Auto, SCeNe and Movie mode. The
Review button enables the playback mode. Tag any picture using the exclusive Share button and it will be
ready to print or e-mail later. The 4-way selector is for navigating menus and selecting pictures; push the
center to accept menu selections. Pressing the 4-way controller "Up" toggles the amount of overlay info shown
on the LCD, "Right" changes the focus mode, "Down" toggles the flash, and "Left" changes the Drive mode.
On top are is the Power button and the Shutter release.
The interface connector is located on the bottom (not shown), and is a combination port to connect the USB cable for downloading images
to Mac and Windows computers or to a PictBridge enabled photo printer. The camera only outputs Audio-Video when used with the exclusive
Kodak Camera Dock. On the left side of the camera is a DC IN jack for an optional AC power supply (shown above).
The M883 has ~64MB of internal memory and a memory card slot capable of using SD/SDHC/MMC cards. Images, movies and sound recordings can
be copied from internal memory to SD card or vice-versa. We recommend the purchase of at least a 256MB SD card (or 1GB if planning on a
The M883 is powered by a Kodak Li-Ion rechargeable digital camera battery KLIC-7006, that is charged in-camera when using the USB cable. You simply plug the camera into a USB port on you PC. Kodak claims you can capture 200 pictures per charge, per CIPA Standard testing method.
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