Kodak C663 Review

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Kodak Easyshare C663 Zoom

Review Posted 6/4/2006

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The EASYSHARE C663 zoom is an affordable 6.1 megapixel digital camera with a large 2.5-inch color LCD screen and a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON 3X optical zoom lens. It's the first Easyshare camera to incorporate Kodak's proprietary PERFECT TOUCH Technology.

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.

The EASYSHARE C663 uses the exclusive KODAK Color Science image-processing chip for phenomenal image quality with rich color and accurate skin tones. Seventeen programmed scene modes (e.g., party, fireworks, children) and five color modes (high, low and natural color, sepia, and black & white) help capture the best shot with the least effort.

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 @ 24fps) MPEG-4 video capture, playback and video action print options.

Easyshare C663 Features:

  • 6.1 megapixel (effective) CCD for prints up to 20 x 30 inches
  • 3x Kodak Retinar optical zoom with 34-102mm 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 @ 24fps with audio
  • Auto, Manual, Movie and 17 Scene exposure modes
  • TTL AF with Multi-zone and Center Zone options
  • TTL Metering: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted or Center Spot
  • Long time exposure shutter speeds from 0.5 to 8 seconds
  • Built-in flash with digitally enhanced red-eye reduction mode
  • 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 C663 camera is available now for US$299.95 MSRP.

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Kodak Easyshare C663 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C663 Zoom

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Kodak Easyshare C663 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C663 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare C663 Zoom

The Easyshare C663 compared in size to a CD.

The Easyshare C663 and the Easyshare C-533.

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Kodak C663 Specifications

CCD resolution
(effective pixels) 6.1 MP (2848 × 2134)
Image resolution
(recorded pixels) 6.0 MP (2832 × 2128)
Picture quality
6.0 MP: best (2832 × 2128), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 x 75 cm)
5.3 MP: best (3:2) (2832 × 1888), optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
4.0 MP: better (2304 × 1728), prints up to 11 × 14 in. (28 x 36 cm)
3.1 MP: good (2048 × 1536) small prints
1.1 MP: e-mail (1200 × 900)
Still format
JPEG/EXIF v 2.21
3X optical lens, f/2.7-f/4.6 (34-102 mm, 35 mm equivalent)
5X continuous with LCD preview, 0.2X increments starting at 3X optical zoom
f/2.7 and f/5.1 at wide
f/4.6 and f/8.7 at tele
Shutter speed
8-1/1400 sec.
optical real image viewfinder
2.5 in. (6.4 cm), backlight brightness control
Still capture modes
auto, program/manual, portrait, sport, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, fireworks, flower, museum/manner, self portrait, party, children, backlight, close up
Color modes
high color, low color, natural color, sepia, and black and white
Click to capture
< 0.6 sec. (preview on)
Shot to shot
< 1.2 sec. interval until buffer full (3 images)
< 6.6 sec. interval with full buffer
Video mode
continuous MPEG-4 compressed video
Video resolution
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) at 24 fps
Video length
continuous based on memory capacity
Video format
QUICKTIME MOV (MPEG-4) with audio recording during capture and audio playback
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
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
selectable for display on live view, quick view, and review
Built-in flash
auto, fill, off
Flash range
2.0-12.1 ft (0.6-3.7 m) at wide, ISO 140
2.0-6.9 ft (0.6-2.1 m) at tele, ISO 140
Review options
delete, magnify, slide show, protect, Share/print, label, multi up, album, image storage, copy, picture info, zoom/crop, Favorites
on-camera cropping, blurry picture alert, 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, 5-way joystick for navigation, shutter, mode dial (off, auto, landscape, close up, scene, P/M, movie, Favorites), flash settings, burst/timer, LCD information button
32 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 5.2 oz (147 g)
W × H × D: 3.3 × 2.5 × 1.4 in. (84.7 × 64.7 × 35.5 mm)
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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