Kodak M1033 Review

Kodak EasyShare M1033 Zoom

Review Posted 8/5/2008

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The new Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera is a bright and colorful, thin and stylish, 10-megapixel camera. Equipped with a 3X optical zoom lens and 3-inch wide-angle viewing LCD screen, this camera is packed with features that help ensure great pictures in just about any environment. Additionally, the M1033 captures HD pictures and videos.

Kodak's new Smart capture mode allows users to take better pictures than ever before. This innovative mode adjusts camera settings for great pictures in just about any environment, by using these key features:

  • Intelligent scene detection - detects and analyzes scene conditions.
  • Intelligent capture control - automatically sets camera settings including exposure, focus and ISO for clear, sharp pictures even in low light and challenging situations.
  • Intelligent image processing - reduces noise and clears up dark shadows for vibrant, crisp details and true-to-life colors.

The Kodak EasyShare M-Series Cameras are loaded with a vast array of features that make great picture-taking incredibly simple. From high ISO settings that produce clearer pictures in low-light situations, to Blur Reduction and Kodak PERFECT TOUCH Technology, the features on board the Kodak EasyShare M-Series Cameras help consumers take consistently better shots.

As with all Kodak EasyShare Digital Cameras announced this year (2008), the M1033 is HD-capable, capturing still pictures and video in high definition. Viewing the HD pictures is simple, thanks to the Kodak EasyShare HDTV Dock. Available as an optional accessory to the Kodak EasyShare System, the HDTV Dock connects to your HDTV to process and display pictures from HD-enabled Kodak Digital Cameras, SD Memory Cards or USB drives to deliver an outstanding visual experience.

EasyShare M1033 Features:

  • 10.1-megapixel CCD imager
  • 3x zoom with 35-105mm coverage (35mm equivalent)
  • Compact body weighs just 4.4 ounces and is available in 6 stylish colors
  • Face Detection technology for pleasing portraits
  • Kodak Perfect Touch and Blur reduction technologies
  • HD (16:9) still image recording (max. size 7.5MP)
  • Large 3.0-inch indoor/outdoor color LCD display
  • High ISO capabilities up to ISO 6400 (6400 at 3.1MP only)
  • Record HD 720p 1280x720 or standard 640x480 MPEG-4 video @ 30 fps with audio
  • Smart capture mode automatically detects the type of photograph being taken and adjusts settings for optimum results
  • Smart capture, Program and 22 Scene exposure modes
  • TTL AF with Multi-zone (5 zone) and Center Zone options
  • TTL Metering: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted or Center Spot
  • Built-in flash with auto, fill, off, red eye reduction
  • 32MB internal memory + SD/SDHC card storage
  • Powered by Kodak Li-Ion (KLIC-7004) battery
  • Camera charges using USB cable, AC adapter included
  • Auto-Connect USB for hassle-free downloads
  • Imagelink and PictBridge enabled for direct printing
  • Optional EasyShare Camera and Printer Docks

The Kodak EasyShare M1033 camera is available in Dark grey, Silver, Black, Pewter, Red and Pink with a MSRP of US$199. The camera ships with: Kodak Li-Ion rechargeable battery KLIC-7004, AC adapter for in-camera charging, USB cable, Wrist strap, Getting Started Guide with Kodak EasyShare Software, Custom camera insert for optional Kodak EasyShare Camera and Printer Docks.

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Kodak EasyShare M1033

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The EasyShare M1033 compared in size to a CD.

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EasyShare M1033 Specifications

Standard features
Sensor type 1 / 2.3 in. CCD
CCD total pixels 10.3 MP (3279 × 2774)
Effective pixels 10.1 MP (3672 × 2748)
Zoom 3X optical, 5X continuous digital
Lens 35-105 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.1-5.7
Lens protection built-in mechanical lens cover
Shutter speed 8-1/1448 sec.
Viewfinder none
LCD 3.0 in. (7.8 cm) (230K) wide-angle viewing, indoor/outdoor color display
Storage 32 MB internal memory* available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot
Auto focus
Type TTL-AF, selectable
Focus range wide: 0.6 m-infinity, tele: 0.6 m-infinity (normal AF)
wide: 0.07-0.7 m, tele: 0.4-0.7 m (macro AF)
wide: 10.0 m-infinity, tele: 10.0 m-infinity (landscape mode)
Focus modes normal, landscape, macro selectable
Focus single, continuous
Auto focus zones multi-zone (5 zone), center zone
AF assist light yes
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity auto (smart capture): 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
manual: 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400** selectable
Metering modes multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot
Compensation ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
AE lock exposure is locked when S1 locked
Histogram display yes
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Range wide: 0.6-4.2 m, ISO 400
tele: 0.6-2.3 m, ISO 400
Modes auto, fill, red eye pre-flash, red eye, off
Compensation yes
Shooting specifications
Burst modes single shot, self-timer (2 sec. or 10 sec.), 2-shot self-timer, burst 3 shot
Face detection yes
Shooting modes smart capture mode, program mode, scene modes, video mode
Scene modes portrait, sport, landscape, close up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, fireworks, flower, museum/manner, self-portrait, high ISO, children, backlight, panning, candle light, sunset, panorama (right-left), panorama (left-right), blur reduction technology
Click to capture (flash off) wide: < 0.2 sec., tele: < 0.2 sec.
(flash on) wide: < 0.3 sec., tele: < 0.3 sec.
Shot to shot wide: < 1.5 sec., tele: < 1.7 sec.
Still capture
Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Picture size 10.0 MP (3648 × 2736)--4:3
8.9 MP (3648 × 2432)--3:2
7.5 MP (3648 × 2064)--16:9
5.0 MP (2592 × 1944)--4:3
3.1 MP (2048 × 1536)--4:3
2.2 MP (1800 × 1200)--3:2
2.1 MP (1920 × 1080)--16:9
1.2 MP (1280 × 960)--4:3
Color modes high, natural (default), low, sepia, black and white
Sharpness high, normal (default), low
Long time exposure 0.5-8.0 sec.
Review options select all/deselect all, view all, search, KPT, crop, slideshow, multimedia slideshow, multi-up, copy, protect, favorite, tag, sound tag
Smart capture yes (integration of face detection, scene detection, optimized auto ISO, broader dynamic range, auto KPT, optimized output)
Framing grid yes
Blur detection yes
Orientation sensor yes
Date/time stamp yes
Editing on-camera crop, Kodak PERFECT TOUCH Technology, sound tagging, text tagging
Video capture
Format QUICKTIME, MPEG 4 with audio recording during capture and playback
Quality HD (720p) at 30 fps***
HD (720p) at 30 fps (HQ)***
VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps
VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps (HQ)
QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
Auto focus yes
Zoom during video yes
Image stabilization yes (no for HD movie)
Length HD: continuous up to 30 min.
VGA, QVGA: continuous up to 80 min.
Review options select all/deselect all, view all, search, edit slideshow, multi-up, copy, protect, tag
Editing make print from video (1, 4, 9, 16-up), action print, trim, bookmarking
Share select all/deselect all, print, email, cancel prints
Custom settings camera sounds, sound volume, digital zoom, LCD brightness, LCD auto dimmer, auto power off, date/time, video out, date stamp, image storage, set text tag, orientation sensor, reset camera, language, format, about, red-eye preflash
Physical specifications
I/O interface A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user selectable), digital USB 2.0 full speed, PIMA 15740 Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) via cable or exclusive Kodak Camera Dock
Power optional Kodak EasyShare Docks with Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004, 5V AC adapter inlet on camera, USB cable, USB/AC adapter for in-camera battery charging
Dedicated buttons top: shutter, power, mode, flash
back: zoom, menu, review, share, delete, five-way joystick
Tripod mount ¼ in. standard
Dimensions W × H × D: 93.7 × 57.8 × 20.7 mm (19.8 mm thinnest)
Weight 126 g
Dock compatibility Kodak EasyShare HDTV Dock, G610 Printer Dock, G600 Printer Dock, Printer Dock Plus Series 3, Printer Dock Series 3
Direct printing Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500, IMAGELINK print system compatible, PictBridge-enabled
Software works with Kodak EasyShare Software
one year
  • * 32 MB internal memory/19 MB available for picture storage (1 MB equals one million bytes).
  • ** ISO 6400 available in manual mode at 3.1 MP setting and less.
  • *** For optimal viewing of HD videos visit www.kodak.com/go/hdsysreq for additional information.
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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