Kodak DX3215 Review

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Kodak DX3215

Part of the EasyShare System

Review posted 10/5/01

The KODAK EasyShare DX3215 is a great "starter" camera for those who are just getting into digital photography. Its 1.3-megapixel CCD (1280x960 picture resolution) will yield photo-quality prints up to 5" x 7". A 4X zoom (2X optical and 2X digital) lets you get closer to the fun.

Picture-taking made simple - all you have to do is press a button. That's how easy it is. And what's even easier is how quickly you'll be able to capture your favorite moments. With 8MB of internal memory it's ready to go right out of the box. The MultiMedia Card/Secure Digital memory card (MMC/SD) expansion slot allows you to further expand the camera memory up to 128MB.

Kodak DX3215

The Kodak EasyShare system features a camera dock and the new "DX" series digital camera models (DX3215, DX3500, DX3600, DX3900). The camera dock 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.

Using Kodak Picture Software, the EasyShare system makes digital picture taking and sharing one-button simple. Features of the system include:

    Fast Picture Transfer: At the touch of a button, the camera dock automatically transfers the pictures into the computer within seconds, avoiding the need to fuss with connecting cables or load memory cards into reading devices. Consumers no longer face a mystery of how to get their pictures out of the digital camera.

    Easy Picture Sharing: The Kodak Picture Software incorporated into the EasyShare system lets you simply e-mail or print your favorite pictures. A few more clicks, and you can also edit and enhance them.

    Simple Picture Management: The system lets you organize your pictures automatically in folders the way you want them: by date, name or event. It also lets you automatically delete all pictures on the camera after they are transferred to a computer, readying the camera for more picture taking.

    Convenient Battery Recharging: The camera is powered and recharged in the dock in less than two and a half hours, or half the time required by competing chargers.

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The Kodak DX3215 and the very compact Nikon Coolpix 885

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Kodak DX3215 Specifications

CCD resolution 1.3 megapixel
picture resolution 1260x960 pixels
image quality modes best - snapshot, up to 5" x 7" (20 x 15cm)
good - email
lens 30 mm - 60 mm
f/4.5 - 9.0 (35 mm equiv.)
4X zoom 2X optical, 2X digital
focus distance wide: 0.75 m (30 in.) - infinity
tele: 1.5 m (60 in.) - infinity
macro mode
exposure control automatic
shutter speed 1/4 - 1/1000 seconds
flash range 0.5 - 2.4 m (1.6 - 7.9 ft.)
flash mode automatic, fill, red-eye, off
ISO equivalent 100 - 200 (automatic)
white balance automatic
file format JPEG

Easy To Use
viewfinder real-image optical viewfinder
LCD 40.6 mm (1.6 in.) review/preview color display
software KODAK Picture Software

Take More Pictures
storage 8MB internal memory (up to approximately 80 pictures in good quality mode, 20 pictures in best quality mode)
optional storage MultiMedia Card (MMC)/Secure Digital (SD) memory card expansion slot

Share Pictures Faster
digital still print marking DPOF printing: current picture, all pictures
interface USB, KODAK EasyShare Camera Dock compatible
video out NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)

Other Specifications
certification FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CE, VCCI, C-tick
tripod mount standard
auto time out yes
power options Camera Dock with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2AA Ni-MH rechargeables; 1 CRV3 Lithium battery or 2AA Lithium batteries
weight without batteries: 220 g (7.8 oz.)
dimensions WxHxD: 121.2x69.5x45.8 mm
(4.8x2.7x1.8 in.)

one year
Dock Specifications
Camera and dock may be sold separately.
certification FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CE, VCCI, C-tick
warranty one year
dimensions WxHxD 150x113x39 mm (5.9x4.4x1.5 in.)
weight without insert: 155 g (5.5 oz.)
with insert: 175 g (6.2 oz.)

power/recharging permits battery charging in camera while docked, DC power supply to camera
battery pack 1.2 volt x 2 Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (included)
input voltage 7+/-0.7 volts DC

System Requirements
  • WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, or ME
  • Personal computer with 200 MHz processor or greater
  • 48MB minimum RAM (WINDOWS 98, 98SE, ME), 64MB minimum RAM (WINDOWS 2000)
  • 100MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • 16-bit or higher color monitor

  • PowerPC-based MACINTOSH Computer
  • MACINTOSH OS 8.6/9.x/X
  • 64MB RAM available
  • 100MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Built-in USB port
  • 16-bit or higher color monitor

Package Contents
  • KODAK EasyShare DX3215 Zoom Digital Camera with wrist strap
  • KODAK EasyShare Camera Dock (Camera and dock may be sold separately)
  • KODAK Picture Software CD
  • Cables for USB and video
  • 7-volt AC Adapter
  • KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • KODAK EasyShare Camera Dock insert
  • Documentation Kit

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