Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera Review

Finding a good and cheap digital camera is a challenge and today I’m taking a look at the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera. Like some other digital cameras I’ve looked at recently it sport the name of a historic camera company. Does it live up to its brand name history or is it just another ‘me too’ idea from a now irrelevant company? Let’s find out…

Review Continued Below…

First, I’ll point out that I’m more of a fan of old film cameras and that’s the benchmark I use when reviewing digital cameras like the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera. My first thought is how well does it take pictures. Do they look OK or are they blurry or grainy? From what I’ve seen this camera does well when taking pictures indoors at short range. The problems come in when you need to take pictures in bright sunlight and/or try to snap an action scene. In this case, the camera doesn’t perform that well, giving an overexposed look. It’s OK, I guess, just I’ve seen a lot better. This is probably just a limitation of the capabilities that can be built at its price point.

The Kodak EasyShare C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera does have a macro, or close-up, focus mode and that does work well. The telephoto lens isn’t quite up to what you would get from a SLR film camera but is adequate enough. One problem here is that there is no viewfinder on this digital camera. This can make framing a shot more difficult under certain circumstances.

One thing to bear in mind as you shop around for the best price on the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera is that you can’t just count the camera alone. You will need to also purchase an expansion SD memory card for it and you’ll probably also want a docking station and a rechargeable battery pack. These are usually extras that will cost you more but there are also package deals available if you look. While the camera can operate on standard alkaline AA batteries, it will run through them fast.

The end result is that the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera is an adequate and inexpensive digital camera. It will get the job done for most casual photographers who don’t want to spend a lot of money. Practiced amateurs and semi-pros will probably be disappointed with this camera. But that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of a good price if you find one on the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera.

 


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Comment by Luxury Destinations
2008-06-27 20:31:15

Cheap cameras like the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera are OK if you want something to throw in your pocket and run with. When I doing travel photography I really need a much better camera than the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera. For me a camera for travel has got to have a decent telephoto lens: you just can’t take a good shot without it: especially of people. I hate pushing the lens of any digital camera into someones face. Having something that runs on AA batteries is great though because u can buy those anywhere My fuji finepix 5500 is getting a bit old now but I think it will stay take better pictures than your Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera!
Lissie

 
Comment by Xel
2008-06-30 11:23:16

I really like this - i just got one at best buy!

 
Comment by trade show booths
2008-07-01 08:16:29

Frank, I like that your reviews (especially your digital camera reviews) are thorough and unbias. I’m a huge fan of the Casio 7MP Exilim that I’ve had a couple years. I judge all other cameras by it. I love the 2.5″ LCD screen on the back. I wouldn’t want a smaller screen. I especially love that it has a rechargeable battery that seems to last FOREVER. Digital cameras can EAT batteries for lunch, and buying AA’s can add up (if you have to though, try Costco). I surprised that with the Kodak you have to buy the rechargable battery SEPERATE, as well as the docking station. The SD card makes sense, since you can then decide how much storage you want, and you can swap them out on vacation if you have extras, and because you can get a bigger card down the road if prices go down. Again, your reviews are great. Do you ever review trade show booths? Thanks as always for the opportunity to comment. ~ Steve, the man of many trade show booths

 
2008-07-07 02:48:20

Thank you for this review. I am just starting to investigate digital cameras and one has to start somewhere! I don’t own one yet. I still don’t see the quality I am used to with my old Pentax SLR. At least not at the price I can afford.

 
2008-07-07 10:45:21

I’ve been using a Pentax Optio digital camera for some years now, and it’s been a really good performer.

Two reasons for buying it: My friend who is a camera expert had just bought one, and it fits comfortably and securely in an Altoids mint tin!

But I know that it is hopelessly out of date, and I really could be looking at something better. The Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera looks like a very good alternative, because I’m really not much of a photographer, more of a point-and-shoot guy. I’ll have to look out for a good price on the Kodak C813 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera.

 
Comment by Amber Phillips
2010-05-10 00:31:48

the best Telephoto lens that i have used on an SLR is the Canon EF 70-200 F/2.8 lens. Best image quality ever.,:’

 
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