Short-form review posted for Kodak DX4900!|
(Tuesday, April 9, 2002 - 00:06 EDT)
Dave tries out Kodak's latest EasyShare digicam - find out if it lives up to the name...
Kodak's decided that their mantra for digicams should be KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid), and their EZ Share camera line has done just that. That's an accomplishment in itself, but the real trick is to make cameras that are not only easy to operate, but that take good pictures as well. For the most part, Kodak has managed to do just that, as I found last year when I tested the DX3500 and (especially) the DX3600.
After a long hiatus, I'm again revisiting the Kodak lineup, this time looking at their newest model, the DX4900, a four megapixel camera selling at an amazing introductory price of only $399. (!) I found the same excellent color and amazingly flexible white balance I saw in the earlier models, but the 4900 incorporates a number of more sophisticated features too. With variable ISO, manual shutter speeds as long as 16 seconds, a range of preset white balance options, and exposure compensation adjustments, the DX4900 can grab good photos under a wide range of conditions. Oh - and did I say it has excellent color too? It does! ;-)
A surprising performer and surprising bargain from Kodak, this one is going to find a lot of happy homes. Read the review for all the details!