Full review posted for Kodak EasyShare LS420!|
(Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 04:21 EDT)
Dave gets hands-on with Kodak's stylish-looking ultracompact digicam...
I found this to be an interesting camera, not for the features it had, but rather for those it *lacked* - and yet still managed to take very nice-looking pictures. No exposure compensation, white balance, or really any other sort of exposure control. Despite this, it manages to take very nice, well-balanced photos under a surprising range of lighting conditions. - This one really *is* point & shoot.
The LS420 has taken some knocks from other reviewers for its lack of sharpness, and perhaps deservedly so. This clearly isn't a camera aimed at the photo enthusiast who's looking for the last word in big, sharp images. I tend to think that it's just what the doctor ordered for its target market of purely consumer-level snapshooters. Together with Kodak's new version of their Picture Software, this has to be about the flat-out easiest to use camera on the market. Check it out!