Review posted for the Kodak EasyShare C360|
(Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 17:39 EDT)
The Kodak EasyShare C360 is one of the latest in Kodak's long line of cameras featuring the famous "Kodak color" and great ease of use.
The Kodak C360 is an entry-level model, yet still presents an attractive, stylish face to the world, and offers a surprising range of features given its price point. In the test studio, the C360 delivered some of the most accurate color we've seen to date in a consumer digital camera, and its white balance system did a good job with a wide range of lighting.
On the down side, its lens isn't of the same quality as those found on higher-end EasyShare models, producing softer corners in its images and higher chromatic aberration at wide angle zoom settings. High-ISO performance also isn't as good as that of some competing models.
Still, the EasyShare C360's optical and image-processing shortcomings do have to be balanced against its low cost, strong feature set, excellent color, attractive styling, and great ease of use. If you plan to print a lot of your photos at 8x10 inches or larger, you may want to consider a camera like the Kodak EasyShare V550, which has a noticeably higher-quality lens. For casual snapshot use though, the EasyShare C360 is an inexpensive digital camera with very appealing color at great ease of use. Read our review of the Kodak 360 for all the details.