Kodak CX7300 Review

Steve's Digicams

Review posted 5/19/2004

Click on the CX7300 Zoom for a QTVR tour

The new EasyShare CX7300 is designed for the entry-level digital photographer. This fun, reliable point-and-shoot camera makes sharing and printing pictures a snap. Getting great prints up to 8 x 10 inches is no problem, thanks to its 3.2 MP of resolution and 3X advanced digital zoom. The 1.6 in. LCD screen can be used to both preview a shot and instantly review the snapped picture.

A press of the CX7300 camera's red-jeweled "Share" button allows a user to select printing, e-mailing, and mark as favorite options for each picture. The CX7300 makes on-camera sharing simple with its high-resolution LCD screen. In addition, the camera's new album feature, when used in conjunction with Kodak EasyShare software v3.0, allows categorization of pictures right on the camera.

CX7300 Zoom Features

  • 3.2 megapixels for prints up to 8 x 10"
  • Kodak 37mm (equivalent) fixed lens
  • 3X Advanced Digital Zoom
  • Color modes for black and white, sepia, color
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2.0 EV in 0.5 EV step increments
  • 320x240 movies at 15fps without sound, for up to 30 seconds in length
  • 1.6 in. TFT color LCD, indoor/outdoor type
  • 16MB internal memory, SD/MMC card slot
  • Powered by 2 AA-type batteries; lithium, NiMH or CRV3 (RCR-V3) lithium
  • Optional EasyShare Camera Dock w/rechargeable battery pack
  • Optional EasyShare Printer Dock 6000

Kodak EasyShare CX7300

The optional Kodak EasyShare 6000 camera dock (shown above with the CX6200) addresses two of the biggest objections to digital cameras: easy connection and battery charging.

Once the camera is placed in the dock, pictures are automatically uploaded to the computer and the dock recharges the camera's battery pack. The system also includes software that allows users to connect to the Internet to e-mail or print their pictures. EasyShare makes picture sharing as easy as picture taking: one-button simple.

Physical Views

Kodak EasyShare CX7300

Kodak EasyShare CX7300

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Kodak EasyShare CX7300

Kodak EasyShare CX7300

Kodak EasyShare CX7300

The CX7300 compared in size to a standard CD.

Kodak EasyShare CX7300

The 3.2-megapixel CX7300 and the 4.0-megapixel CX7430.

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Kodak EasyShare CX7300 Specifications

image sensor 1/2.7 in. interline transfer CCD, 4:3 aspect ratio, 2.6 µm square pixel, RGB Bayer CFA, 3.3MP including optical black pixels
resolution Gross: 3.3 million pixels
Effective: 3.2 million pixels
image quality modes 3.2MP Best (2080x1544 Low compression)
2.8MP Best (2080x1368; 3:2 optimized for 4x6" prints)
3.2MP Better (2080x1544 High compression)
0.8MP Good (1024x768; email)
lens Kodak combination glass/plastic with glass protection
37mm (equivalent in 35mm format)
f/4.5 aperture
zoom 3X Advanced Digital Zoom
focus distance standard wide: 2.6ft. (0.8m) to infinity
exposure control programmed AE
exposure compensation ± 2.0 EV in 0.5 EV step increments
light metering method automatic: TTL-AE matrix metering, center-weighted
shutter speed 1/2 - 1/2300 seconds
flash range 0.8 - 2.4 m (2.6 - 7.9 ft.)
flash mode automatic, fill, red-eye, off
exposure modes auto, night, video
movie mode 30 seconds, no audio recording, 320x240 pixels at 15 fps
ISO equivalent automatic 100-200 (still)
100-800 (video)
140 (flash)
white balance automatic
color mode color, black and white, sepia
file format Still: JPEG/EXIF v2.2
Video: Quicktime MOV

viewfinder Reverse Galilean
LCD 1.6" (4 cm) TFT color display, Indoor/Outdoor type
software KODAK EasyShare Software

storage internal storage: 16 MB internal memory
external storage: SD/MMC card expansion slot
digital still print marking DPOF printing
interface USB compliant, KODAK EASYSHARE 6000 Series Docks
video out available through printer dock (NTSC or PAL selectable)

Other Specifications
tripod mount 1/4 in.
self timer 10 seconds
power options optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack;
2 AA KODAK Digital Camera Batteries (ZR6);
2 AA lithium or Ni-MH batteries or 1 CRV3 (RCR-V3) lithium battery
weight without batteries: 147 g (5.2 oz.)
dimensions WxHxD:
103.5 x 65 x 40.2 mm
(4.1x2.6x1.6 in.)

one year
System Requirements
  • WINDOWS 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 SP1, or XP OS
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
  • 233 MHz processor or greater
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM for WINDOWS XP OS)
  • 200 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (16-bit or 24-bit recommended)

  • Power Mac G3, G4, G4 Cube; iMac
  • PowerBook G3, G4; or iBook computers
  • MACINTOSH OS X 10.2 x
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 200 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 1024x768 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)

KODAK EasyShare CX7300 Digital Camera
(Camera only, Dock sold separately)
  • KODAK EasyShare CX7300 Digital Camera
  • KODAK Digital Camera Batteries
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • KODAK EasyShare Software CD
  • Welcome kit and User Guide
  • Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE 6000 Series Camera and Printer Docks

Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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