Review posted for Kodak EasyShare CX6330|
(Saturday, January 3, 2004 - 11:58 EST)
Kodak's EasyShare digital cameras consistently rank among the easiest to use of any I've tested, and the CX6330 follows suit.
Full automatic exposure control keeps things simple, with exposure decisions down to a bare minimum. A handful of preset scene modes help with special shooting conditions. This is a true "point-and-shoot" digicam, requiring little or no intervention to take nice looking photos under a wide variety of conditions. It produces very good-looking photos at a bargain price, but do note that it has several limitations, including very limited night-shooting capability and a lens that gets soft in the corners when shooting nearby subjects.
Overall, a nice camera for family use and other casual shooting by non-techie types. It just misses being a "Dave's Pick" due to the soft corners in its images, but is a nice camera nonetheless. (The value of Kodak's excellent automatic white balance performance is not to be understated, this and other EasyShare cameras do an excellent job of recording photos that match your memory of the scene, almost regardless of the light you're shooting under.) Check it out!