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Kodak EasyShare V1253 Black 12.1 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • 1/1.72" CCD 12.1 MP
  • 3X Optical Zoom
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 3.1" LCD
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Learn more about the Kodak EasyShare V1253

General

Brand
Kodak
Series
EasyShare V Series
Model
EasyShare V1253
Color
Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9"
Weight
5.5 oz.without battery
Type
Ultra-Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/1.72" CCD
Gross Pixels
12.4 MP
Effective Pixels
12.1 MP
Resolution
4011 × 3011
Image Stabilization
Digital Image Stabilization

Lens

Optical Zoom
3X
Digital Zoom
5X
Focal Length
37–111 mm (35 mm equiv.)
Aperture
f/3.4–5.3

Shutter

Shutter Speed
8–1/1200 sec.
Self-timer
self timer (10 sec.), self timer (2 sec.), two-shot self timer

Focus

Focus Type
TTL-AF
Auto Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
auto: 2.0 ft (0.6 m)–infinity
Macro Focus Range
macro (wide): 2.0 in.–2.3 ft (5–70 cm)
macro (tele): 1.3–2.3 ft (40–70 cm)

Flash

Flash Mode
auto, fill, red eye, off
Flash Range
wide: 2.0–15.1 ft (0.6–4.6 m), ISO 400
tele: 2.0–9.5 ft (0.6–2.9 m), ISO 400

Exposure

Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot
Sensitivity
auto: 64–400, manual: 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200** selectable

** ISO 3200 available at 3.1 MP or lower setting.

White Balance

White Balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade

Viewfinder & Monitor

LCD
3.1"

Functions

Tripod Mount
Supported
Shooting Modes
auto, SCN, video
Scene Modes
Portrait, sport, landscape, close up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, fireworks, flower, museum/manner, self portrait, hi-ISO, children, backlight, panning, candle light, sunset, custom, panorama R-L, panorama L-R, digital image stabilization
Playback
Still capture: View by date, view by album, view by image storage, add album, slideshow, multimedia slide show, multi-up, copy, protect or unprotect

Video capture: Play, rewind, pause, fast forward, stop, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, multi-select, volume control

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
Internal Memory
32 MB internal memory (18 MB available for picture storage)
Storage Media
SD / MMC Card

Movie

Movie Format
QUICKTIME video format, MPEG 4
Movie Recording
HD (720p) @ 30 fps***
HD (720p) @ 30 fps (HQ)***
VGA (640 × 480) @ 30 fps
VGA (640 × 480) @ 30 fps (HQ)
QVGA (320 × 240) @ 30 fps

*** For optimal viewing of HD videos visit www.kodak.com/go/hdsysreq for additional information.

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes

Battery

Battery
Lithium-Ion battery (KLIC-7004)

Feature

Features
Face detection technology

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jarren T.
  • 12/15/2008 10:53:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat camera!!!

Pros: I havn't had any of the problems described in other reviews. This camera takes great pictures. Nice features like the panoramic stitching and the 720p video make this a great family camera.

Cons: Only problem I have is the wall outlet (dc). I am not very thrilled about how dependent on the computer it is for charging. I solved this by buying a second battery and keeping it charged in the case with it.

Other Thoughts: My opinion, this is the best camera you can buy right now under $200.

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  • Tom L.
  • 12/1/2008 11:42:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood looking camera, not so good quality

Pros: Sleek looking camera with nifty touchscreen feature. High MP for sharper images, excellent color brightness, and cheap for the features you're getting.

Cons: Camera failed to work after roughly two months. It would try to power on, but the lens would come out only halfway. The touchscreen would freeze constantly to the point where I have to take out the battery and reboot. This is repetitious so buyer beware.

Other Thoughts: I'm thinking that this camera is too far ahead of it's time to not work as it's suppose to. Great idea and features from Kodak, but too many kinks that still has to be worked out. Buggy to say the least...

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  • BASIL R.
  • 10/14/2008 6:51:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPleasantly Surprised

Pros: I purchased this camera for my wife, and tested it out with her for a couple of days; I expected an ok performer, but was surprised to see that this Kodak performed quite well.. No problems with the LCD outdoors in sunlight

Cons: If only this camera came with a 25mm or 28mm lens

Other Thoughts: I purchased a Panasonic FX500 for myself for a lot more cash since I need the wider 25mm lens. And I would recommend the Kodak Easyshare V1253 to anyone providing that a wider lens isn't needed (sharper pics than my FX500)

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/30/2008 2:36:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWhen it worked it was really good

Pros: When it works it takes VERY nice pictures with very high resolutions. The 12 mega pixels make the pictures have that very crisp clear grainy feel (any camera over 6 megapixels does this because there are too many pixels available in such limited resolution). Turns on very fast in case you need to snap a quick picture. design looks nice.

Cons: it stopped working after about a month. you can still turn it on and looks at pictures and take pictures but the thing is that it will not focus. The camera refiuses to focus! you can zoom in and out and move close or away and it will still be completely fuzzy (i mean unusable fuzzy). I guess this camera is supposed to be kodaks bargain bin camera.

Other Thoughts: absolutely amazing camera if it will work

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  • Steven B.
  • 8/21/2008 6:59:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPretty solid

Pros: Very nice resolution, included battery is good, LCD screen is huge, easy to 'point and shoot'.

Cons: Even when I auto-focus and use something to hold myself still, pictures often come out blurry. I compensate by taking lots of pictures and picking the best. The only way to recharge is by USB. Also, when switching memory cards, it is very easy for the battery to come out, resetting your settings.

Other Thoughts: About 3 months after buying (the white one), I damaged the camera enough that it wouldn't turn on. After sending it in, I got a 'refurbished' camera complete with a new battery, new cords, and new protection bag, which was a nice addition. I'm glad that I got it replaced for free, considering it was entirely my fault, but they had my camera for about 6 weeks with no communication.

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  • Ted D.
  • 3/12/2008 10:16:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it so far.

Pros: Very easy to learn, ton of functions for a P&S. Pictures look great at the default 9MP setting (16x9), haven't tried the higher yet. Tested pictures of printed pages with the text capture setting, and it looks incredible. Have to remember to NOT use the "Auto" setting (or use a flash) in dark settings or you will get blurring. Good thing is there are several preset configurations for light levels, plus the ability to change manually.

Software works well on OS X, though I'll no longer use as soon as I get a USB card reader.

LCD screen looks great and is 16x9. The camera feels solid, but not heavy.

I am not a big camera guy, this is my first new one in many years, just so you know. It does everything I could want, and the HD capability is fun. Stereo recording as well.

Cons: As everyone else said, the lack of an AC adapter really bites. Will price some universals, but will probably pick up a cheapo USB to AC adapter. I don't want to be stuck with using my laptop to charge.

Other Thoughts: The screen protector sold in the combos (3.0 inch protector) do not fit the screen. The screen is 3.1, and I figured maybe I'd have a mm or two all around, but it is much too small and a different shape. At least a cm hanging off on one side.

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  • Iskender E.
  • 12/23/2007 9:18:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but Not so Much

Pros: 1) Decent point and shoot and HD VIDEO!!! That's what sold me on this. No Canon is yet to pull that off. 2) Also, did take decent daylight / beach pictures.

Cons: 1) Very poor low light / indoors performance. In pictures, it defaulted to higher ISOs that caused a lot of noise or had a lot of blurry pictures. In video, had hard time auto focusing or was darker than desired. 2) No charger! Moreover, the ones that you can buy are bulky to carry! The USB charger worked fine actually. I would recommend it. Though I also bought extra battery and charger kit so I could use the camera while charging the spare battery (and believe me you will need it for video). Again, it works, but the charger kit is very bulky. Beyond paying extra, I missed the Canon chargers that were so small to carry.

Other Thoughts: 1) Uses MOV format. Could not make Windows Media Center directly see it without a registry edit and downloading additional codecs!
2) Could not download >500MB videos from my 8gb sdhc card. Not sure if it was a card issue or camera. Will do an update later as I test the card elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2007 6:24:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: 12 megapixels, great quality of pictures and movies (HD-quality, large LCD screen, light, menu very easy to navigate.

Cons: 2 major flaws. 1, NO AC ADAPTER. 2, you have to use A/V connector (included) as a "middle man" between the camera and usb cable. That A/V connector is very small making it easy to lose. So first thing you have to do is connect it with the cable, and never ever disconnect it. Since there is no AC adapter, you rely on having a PC. 5V AC adapter costs $30 on Kodak site. A/V connector $8. Or get USB AC adapter for $ 10 (not recommended).

Other Thoughts: I got it yesterday so I wasn't able to test the lighting. Compared to my 5-years old Nikon (4.8MP $600), this digital camera is great ... except for the lacking AC adapter.

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