Review posted for Kodak EasyShare-One|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, February 20, 2006 - 12:31 EST)
Kodak's EasyShare digicams always make it easy to take pictures, but the EasyShare-One makes it a breeze to share them.
Not just at home within reach of your computer, but anywhere you can find a WiFi connection that gets you on the Web. The EasyShare-One's fully automatic exposure control makes it rewarding to share, too, performing surprisingly well in a wide variety of conditions and requiring less exposure adjustment or tweaking than most or its competitors. For difficult shots, a wide range of Scene modes set the camera's capabilities for you.
The 4.0-megapixel CCD captures high resolution images, with plenty of detail to make good-looking 11x14 prints. The 3.0-inch LCD and WiFi capability are the entire hardware highlights. Don't expect much from the flash (which is not only weak but doesn't quite recharge fast enough for us) or that 3x zoom lens (which is not much range). And startup time couldn't be any slower.
While it does go through batteries a little faster than most (thanks to the LCD and the WiFi), Kodak was wise enough to include a second battery. But our biggest gripes had to do with the interface itself, particularly with the Drawer concept for acting on multiple images. Fortunately, the firmware is upgradeable as our Diary Follow-Up attests.
Tiny, compact, and super-stylish, the Kodak EasyShare-One is perfect for people who just want to take pictures and pass them around, as well as more experienced users looking for a new way to share their shots.