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Kodak EasyShare C813
Kodak EasyShare C813

Kodak EasyShare C813

We've given the C813 a grade of F.

Editor's Review

With 8.2 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom, the Kodak EasyShare C813 is an affordable point-and-shoot camera aimed at novice users. Unfortunately, it is a truly abysmal and defective camera that you absolutely should not purchase.


  • 8.2 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Part Number: 1601764
  • UPC: 683728126698
  • Release Date: Jan 08, 2008

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Kodak EasyShare C813 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare C813 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Wanted cheap camera to keep in the car. Bought in a yard sale. (Ken — 04/10/2010)
Bought it at a church yard sale with mini-usb cable and a driver cd for $15.00. It takes pictures. Didn't expect Hassleblad quality, I expected Kodak quality. If I want super high quality photos I use my Minolta SRT-201 film camera. Does what I want. At this price point, if it breaks I will chuck it in the trash. For the average snapshot vacation/birthday party photographer this is a good camera. If you see one el-cheapo and it works don't hesitate to buy it. Ansel Adams wouldn't have used it but Joe Average would love it.
  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Nick — 01/10/2010)

Never had a problem. Excellent pics indoor and outdoor. Easy to use.

  • 2.0 out of 5
EATS BATTERIES (robert — 12/29/2009)

This camera eats batteries. Two AA alkaline batteries good for a few pictures and then you have to change them. Kodak says to use Lithium. I don't want to spend a ton on batteries. It's going on ebay and I will buy a camera that can be charged.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Battery problems (sonataca — 11/20/2009)

The camera is very nice but what sucks is the battery problems. I even bought a battery recharger for this but charged or no charged, this camera has been dead for the last 6 months and I can't still turn it on inspite trying numerious batteries and recharging the batteries.

I got this for my birthday and it was good for the first couple of days then it started to throw tantrums at me!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Battery Problems (Ray Mayhew — 11/14/2009)

I have a problem with the Camera not holding charge for more than 1/2 hour when switched off. Phoned up Kodak who told me that Energizer NIMH 2500 mAh are not compatible. They are sending me some Kodak batteries to try. Had digital camera before and had no problem with lots of different types of battery. Back to Sony products from now on.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Needs work. (Travus — 11/11/2009)

Better than the camera i had before i think this camera is bad too, i am taking a course in photography with high-end cannon 12 MP macro lens and then when i used this one i saw all the obvious points of crappy-ness in it, i think this camera is really not very good and not worth buying unless you really don't care about the photos you're taking, but since i do, i regret having this

  • 2.0 out of 5
a waste of money (Abby — 11/04/2009)

My grandmother bought this camera for me as i am studying photography at A level, ive had this camera for nearly a year now and it is a waste of money i would ask her to return it but i don't have the shame to tell her it is useless. You can't even achieve a closeup with it or the photo is one big blur, i even find myself using my phone instead as if i so much as breath while taking a photo it goes out of focus. I find it hard to use this camera in the dark as i have trouble keeping it in focus anyway but it seems to be 100 times worse in the dark, even using the flash it creates a big orange light in the middle of a photo. This camera is good if used from a distance but photos don't appear crisp and totally in focus as the buyer would hope for. I would go against getting this camera if it is for anything else but lesuire as i was really dissapointed, it is over priced for the product you get.

  • 5.0 out of 5

I have owned three Easyshare cameras over three years now... I say ‘have’ because they are all dead now. It’s not all gloomy for the Easyshare range however. I was a design student and needed a camera. With all these cameras you have to have a battery charger and NiCad lithium rechargeable batteries The Easyshare C330 was the first camera with. It had a metal body and survived a number of falls onto the driveway on the car roof. After a year it just died. I then bought another one but it had been upgraded to a C630 series now. It had 5 optical zoom and was fascinating to use. It also had a metal body but took pictures that varied in colour quality in successive frames of the same subject. The full zoom gave granulated pictures but sometimes that became an effect I liked. I was taking pictures and the batteries ran low as it keep giving up and shutting down. However for that final shot you always want I could leave it for a minute or two and the resting recharge of the batteries would allow a quick shot. When I did this the lens remained out and did not retract. I tried to help it go back. Then I stopped. I recharged the batteries and turned it on only to find the zoom range was limited to mid zoom range. So it was not suitable anymore. A major wholesaler had more on offer with a memory card for about $140 so I bought another one. An Easyshare C813 but with a plastic body. The zoom on this model was really great and I took fantastic shots. The colours were consistent and it was easy to use. The menus are easy to follow and it fits in your pocket. I had trouble with this one because of sand at the beach. The lens would not extract for some time. The C813 is very lightweight and easy to hold and shoot. The more settings show up in the LED and seem easy to follow with text coming up as you pass over or select them.

Eventually it cleared and I could use it again until it fell onto the ground and died. I got another C813 one from another outlet and it had a wider image setting that was quite interesting for landscape shots. It still had the plastic body and was taking good pictures. After some time I noticed the detail was a bit grainy in some shots and not as true to life as I would like but perfect in others. I had the image size at about 1mb. I was travelling more at this time and I found the 813 ideal. I got a small tripod for steadying the camera for the composed shots even though it has excellent anti shake, some shots needed to set up. Unfortunately I discovered some interesting bays and coves and put the camera down switched on and it got toppled off a rock into the salty sea swell. I was lucky to retrieve it. Despite drying it out it never came back to life; expect to get so hot you could hardly touch it. The memory card retained all the images however. Overall it is good value for money especially if the chainstores are giving away a memory card with it. The USB cables are easy to fit and did not give any problem. Recommend for amateurs and learners but handy little camera to have for that on the spot picture even for professionals.

  • 1.0 out of 5
constantly needs new batteries, won't turn on (Stacy — 10/13/2009)

I had an older Kodak easyshare I loved which was dropped and broke, I bought the c813 as a replacement. What a joke. This camera uses batteries like it is going out of style. Sometimes the camera won't even turn on. You can put new batteries in it one day and the next day they are dead. My mom bought the same camera and has the same exact problems. She did not take my advice and now she regrets it.

  • 1.0 out of 5
c813 cAMERA (Satish K Batta, M D — 10/07/2009)

I bought this camera and at first worked like a charm. Then when I replaced the battery, it stooped working, talked to the company and they said I need to send it to them on my expense and they will think about the repairs.
I am not going to buy another Kodak product.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Frustrating Problems (John Sewell and Joan Chamberlain — 10/02/2009)

When we frist purchased this camera we were very pleased (we could still use it to print our photos on our Kodak printer that came with a previous camera). For the past three months we have had the problem of lines appearing through our photos once they were transferred from the camera to the computer. They appear fine when reviewing on the camera viewer. All photos taken during this time and put into folders on the computer have one or two coloured lines through them. One person mentioned that the sensor in the camera was not working and that Kodak was replacing them free of charge as it was such a wide-spread problem with those cameras (apparently the newer camers won't have this problem). When I contacted Kodak, they said I had two options: 1. Have the camera repaired at a cost or 2. Send the camera in and receive a 25% discount on my next purchase of a Kodak camera. Neither solution given appeals to us........we would like to stay with Kodak because the small printer is very convenient and produces great photos, and I have always trusted the Kodak name for developing but must admit that we are not pleased with the service or that fact that they do not appear to stand behind their product. We'll purchase a new camera, now it's just to decide which one out of all of the digitals out there!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Camera for a basic user (Jiby John — 09/26/2009)

The functions of this camera is not great but it is a good camera for first time users and for those who want to take a normal picture.

It has a pretty decent looks. It does not have lithum batteries, and once charged it can take 150 pictures.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Kodak will not stand behind there product (Kathy — 09/18/2009)

This camera worked great at 1st then one day it just would not turn on. I have changed the batteries, got kodak batteries/with charger. I looked at the reviews and seen there are alot of others with the same problem. I called Kodak and since I don't have the receipt and it is over a year old it would cost me $60.00 + to get it fixed. I asked them about the bad reviews with the same problem and they just blew it off. I can buy a differant Brand camera that will work for less. I will not buy Kodak again.

  • 4.0 out of 5
not a bad one (Gopal — 09/14/2009)

this camera is perfact for normal use but it doesnt have in built SPEAKER for audio listening

  • 1.0 out of 5
Worst Camera on the Market (Bruce Carlton — 09/10/2009)

I bought an Easyshare C813 in August 2008 to take to the beach. I NEVER opened it until late December 2008 and discovered that it did not work. It was too late to return to the store, so I sent it to the manufacturer for repair. They sent it back with this longlist of alleged repairs they did, but it still did not activate. I sent it back again and was told I would receive a replacement camera. I received another C813, and it did not activate either!!! LUCKILY my little voice told me to buy the extended warranty from the store. I got a giftcard in the amount of the purchase. I normally do not bother with those. I have never been so inconvenienced in my life over a piece of electronics. Stay away from Kodak!

  • 5.0 out of 5
I don't see why all reviews are bad. (LLVH — 09/06/2009)

I love this camera. I bought it before my daughter was born because it has a great shutter speed. I have had it for over a year now with absolutley no problems with it. It has been dropped once or twice but still no problems. I'm not sure what other people are doing with theirs that it is breaking on them. It has a good lense for the price, I like the basic optical zoom and the digital is pretty nice for being a digital zoom. I know a good deal about cameras, and this one was great for the price. I have managed to capture all the memories of my daughters first year and have easily shared them with family thousands of miles away. (We're a military family) The video is pretty good, not the best, but I don't expect the best in this price range. It works fine for little shorts (five minutes or so) of my daughter's firsts

After all the research I did on cameras, as I wanted a nice one for a decent price, I bought this on sale at a major retail electronice store for under $100 and have been very pleased. I don't like that it doesn't have the ability to be used as a webcam, as my old digital camera had that ability, but thats not a major issue with me when I'm buying a new camera. All and all, I'd buy it again, and most likely for more than I paid for it, I think its that good.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Battery life is a deal breaker (Greg Enal — 09/04/2009)

For the price, the picture quality is good. You just have to set the camera to the right mode (indoors, outside with sunlight, outside during the night, self portrait , etc.) The video recording mode with audio is a nice touch. Sadly, the battery life stinks. A couple AA will only last about half an hour and are drained if you leave them in the camera. NiMH batteries won't work with it. If you got this camera already, get some Juice Alkaline rechargeables so you don't end up spending more money on batteries than the camera.

If only there was a way to turn off the LCD screen...

  • 1.0 out of 5
C813 Does Not Work (Kathy — 08/27/2009)

I bought the camera in September 2008 and wanted to use it this past May when my cousin came to visit before heading off to Germany. The camera worked at home, but would not turn on at the restaurant! It worked when I got home again though.
This week, I wanted to take some pictures and it worked on Tuesday but would not turn on Wednesday no matter what batteries were put into it, even newly charged batteries from a friend's camera!
I want my money back or a new camera! Life events don't wait for a camera to work!

  • 4.0 out of 5
whats all the fuss (ashley hall — 08/20/2009)

i got this camera from ebay a few weeks ago i take photos all the time and have had the camera on pritty much every day since bought it the battey is still going strog and the pics a great i recomend the c813

  • 1.0 out of 5
My experience has not been good... (Clint — 08/03/2009)

Loved the camera when I first got it. Now after 3 weeks it is throwing error codes and is unusable. Never abused it, dropped it, got it wet and this thing just died. Not sure if its just a dud but i don't think I would recomend this to someone else.

  • 1.0 out of 5
A piece of junk (Karen Brown — 07/21/2009)

This is the worse camera I have ever had the misforturne to own. In May of '09 it ruined my vacation by making all of my pictures pink or purple. Kodak replaced it with a "new" camera. This weekend it refused to take pictures and I missed some very beautiful county and wild flowers. I want my money back. I do not want another one of these camers.

  • 3.0 out of 5
average (molly — 07/17/2009)

i had this camera and it was bad at first but then i got the hang of it and learned how to work it... i thought that i was going to reget having it but i love it now and it is the best camera that i have ever had... i think it paid for a good prize..

  • 1.0 out of 5
terrible (Edgar — 07/14/2009)

we bought the orig. one at Walmart sale Dec 2008, that went bad after 2 weeks this replacement died after 4 mos.
never again will i buy Kodaks.

  • 3.0 out of 5
better than nothing (paul johnson — 07/14/2009)

some lof the outside pics turn out ok. some not. in shadows, there is a lot of noise and grain. I bought it to replace my lost camera on a trip. for a little more money, buy a lumix or.... mine was a refurbished model, so it actually works. SA seems full of refurbished products. paid $139!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Won't turn on (debra mohn — 07/12/2009)

I have tried several types of batteries, including the rechargeable kind and it still won't turn on.

  • 3.0 out of 5
No more Kodaks for me (Lindsay — 07/12/2009)

It takes good pictures, but we take a lot of pictures and may have worn it out. It was good while it lasted, but it recently stopped working altogether (like the last Kodak I bought)...guess we got our $80 worth, but we need one that will last.

  • 1.0 out of 5
No Wonder It's Ranked 89th out of 89 total (JagGirl — 07/01/2009)

I've stopped using this C 813, - no good unless you prefer blurry pictures. No wonder it's rated 89th out of all 89 compared, and then specifically 20th out of 20 total Kodaks too. Dead Last! I agree. Also, there's no viewfinder, just the display if that matters to you. I know how to operate it, read the book, and hold the button half-way to focus before taking the photo like you're supposed to - pics still bad. Have used Sport Mode to try to improve results, etc. - still no good. I guess I'll try #1 ranked Nikon Model L19 or Kodak's #1 ranked M1033. This "bargain" was No bargain.

  • 1.0 out of 5
bedroom (sev — 06/25/2009)

i like to take photos in bedroom.lousy photos very grainy .my old kodak much better .very disapointing

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not To Great (Summer — 06/11/2009)

This camera takes good photos but.... if you want a camera with a speaker so you can hear your videos without uploading it onto your computer then I dont recommend this camera. Also if you would like to change the colors of your pictures and videos I would also not recommend this camera. The only colors it has is original, black&white, and sepia. No green or blue or red or negative. If that stuff matters to you I don't recommend this camera!

  • 2.0 out of 5
get something else (Coque Lawson — 05/21/2009)

The photos are grainy and the camera takes way too long before you can take another photo. I missed some of my grandson's actions at church because it took too long between shots. Get something else.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Ok camera (Joe Bloggs — 05/01/2009)

I received this camera around Christmas time and am overall pleased with it so far.

-Neat looking camera
-Comes with image cropping ability and 'perfect touch tech' image adjuster
-Memory card slot

-No sound playback, the camera does record sound just
doesn't play it back
-Uses batteries REALLY quickly, also the manual says to only use Kodak batteries but the guy in the camera shop said just get some normal lithium rechargables (you'll need them!)
-Battery cover is a bit fiddly to get on and off

If you're not a real teccy or photographer you'll enjoy this camera!

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike previous reviews have stated you ARE NOT forced to use the Kodak transfer software - plug in the USB and just select 'live gallery' which is free with MSN

  • 4.0 out of 5
Pretty good for the price! (Elen — 04/28/2009)

I'm sorry to see so many bad reviews about Kodak C813. It has performed great for me so far - and I don't understand why so many people seem to have battery problems. I'm using duracell digital and doing great. From the last battery change, I shot several film clips (and, yes there *IS* sound in the video, even if you can't hear the sound when you play the film in the camera). I took about 20 pix in addition to the film clips and I'm still doing ok with the duracell batteries.
The picture quality, for this basic camera, is good! and I also took good indoor, night pictures.
I didn't have any problems downloading the pics/films onto the pc (or Mac) - I do not use the enclosed Kodak software - just Windows xp camera wizard and it works perfectly.
The *only* complaint (and it's my "preference" which applies to many other cams) is that the videos are shot in .mov format playable in Quicktime only which I REALLY don't like. Luckily there's web options to convert to W.Media player....
So, in all, my experience is good and I'd recommend this camera to anyone with a small budget.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Forced to use Kodak Easy Share software (Paul — 04/19/2009)

I bought the 813 after my Sony bit the dust. I use it for work. It was very aggravating to have to use the Easy Share software in order to offload the pictures. This is one of the worst pieces of software I’ve ever been force to use. The camera would not let you connect to it by identifying the camera as a drive. This was further complicated when I would copy pictures from the Kodak camera directory to another directory on the computer. Guess what, when I removed them on the Kodak even though they were copied as backups I still lost them. I finally bought a SD card USB card and started transferring the files that way. And by the way, once I uninstalled the Kodak Easy Share software (anything but easy) the camera started showing up as a portable drive. I had to spend extra money for the SD card USB drive. Thanks a lot Kodak.

Don’t buy this camera. It’s the biggest hassle I have ever had since digital came out.

  • 3.0 out of 5
It is ok but not great (leah — 03/27/2009)

It is small and lite...but does not take good inside pictures are out side during the day...I can't say that i would reccomend this camera except to have one to carry with you when you want to take quick pictures...when you are outside during the day it is hard to see the LCD screen to see what you are taking.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Battery drainer (Hailey — 03/27/2009)

I recently got this camera because we were going on vacation and my other camera's flash died. On the day we got it we had to replace the battery one time, we thought no big deal.

So we got to our vacation destination and I had to buy new batteries, they died again and again and again. So I decided to give up on buying new batteries. I am going to return it for a new different brand camera.

My experience with Kodak cameras now aren't so good.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Same issue as everyone else! (Arlette Wood — 03/24/2009)

We previously owned another Kodak digital camera and that was bought 2nd hand from Ebay and was great. So when it died we thought we'd get another Kodak one. Wish we'd checked the online reviews first!

This is actually the THIRD one of this model we have had - we keep taking it back to Tesco ans stupidly swapping for another of the same model. And each time, it has had the same issue - difficult to switch on and after the batteries that come with it are used up, no other types will get it to work. I can't believe when Kodak were testing this model that none of these issues came up given just how many people have complained of the SAME thing. It's incredible! The picture quality was very poor too - either too dark or very grainy, no matter what setting used. Would definitely NOT recommend to anyone and we're going to take it back and this time swap it for a decent make and model.

  • 4.0 out of 5
no sound (shania comtois — 03/20/2009)

the only difficult thing about the camera is the fact that you can not no matter what you do you cant get sound to come on on the videos so you have videos with no sound at all if you are reading this and you know how to fix this please tell me if not thanx anyway but it is a good picture taking camara other than that

  • 1.0 out of 5
Doesn't turn on/off (Shannon — 03/19/2009)

Like what I now see is a bajillion other people- my Kodak c813 worked the first 2-3 times I used it, then I was taking pics for my son's 2nd birthday and it just quit- I have changed batteries x3- nothing. Never again!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible product - big waste of money. (Alicia — 03/18/2009)

My first digital camera was a Kodak Easyshare CX6330 and I loved it! So, I figured when I was ready to buy a new camera with higher mega pixels, the Kodak Easyshare C813 would be even better than the CX6330. I was horribly wrong! This camera takes mostly very grainy pictures. It doesn't matter what setting it is on - I'm lucky to get a clear picture of my baby to send to my family on the east coast. The software is almost worse than the camera itself! You have to wait forever for the software to load, I can't view my albums because, instead of a picture on the "cover" of the album, I have a big gray box with a big crack down the middle. If I want to edit something, I have to make sure I have a good 20 minutes per picture. One day I went to open the software and got an error message saying that I have to download some other software from the apple site.
Bottom line, crappy camera. Now I have to shell out even more money if I want to buy a camera that works and has user-friendly software. Which is very difficult as a single mom with no child support and a very low paying job.

  • 1.0 out of 5
kodak c813 (tonya — 03/06/2009)

terrible product!!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Only for smart people (Jons — 03/03/2009)

I have learnd that only alkaline batteries and NMH rechargable with 2000maH or more capacity will work on this camera. I tried 1600maH NMH rechargable battery and it wont work. The battery compartment is quite difficult to close but for me its better because it means it has a tight grip on the battery to prevent lose contact. picture quality is good and the optical zoom is excellent.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Battery problem (klaaa — 02/24/2009)

20 photos and the poor thing is gone... that was a big ugly surprise...

  • 2.0 out of 5
Good quality pics, but s - l - o - w (Steve — 02/22/2009)

I'm happy with the picture quality, and I haven't had any problems with it working. But I'll be replacing it after only 2 months because it is so slow between pictures. It takes 3, 4, sometimes 5 seconds to store the shot before it will take another. I'm not talking about the flash recharging, it's the camera storing the pic on the SD card. way too slow. Do Not Buy if you like to take shots close together. You can't with this camera. I learned my lesson. No more Kodak junk for me.

  • 5.0 out of 5
It works (johnnie gray — 02/20/2009)

So far my 813 digital is working great for me. I can't complain about it. I had to figure out that it takes good batteries for a good camera to operate. Batteries are the key to operating this camera. Don't be scared to spend a few dollars on batteries. You'll be glad you did. You get a lot better pictures. If you want a cheaper battery go to Wal-mart and purchase yourself a pack of Raovac. you can Get the good ones for about five dollars per six pack. My camera is working great with them and I get clear pictures to print out at home and send over the interenet. I'm happy. (So far)

  • 2.0 out of 5
bad--------- (Lucinda Perry — 02/20/2009)

ra is absoutly the most annoying camera. I've only had this camera 2 months and wont bloody turn on :@

  • 1.0 out of 5
Worst camera from Currys the worst store (Mr P — 02/19/2009)

If you think the camera is bad, try getting Currys in Clapham Junction to do anything about it. The camera is just rubbish end of but... please do not buy anything at all from Currys Clapham Junction. They're a bunch of lying muppets, the staff stand around smoking and the manager thinks he's mister cool, hopefully I'll get them shut down soon.

  • 1.0 out of 5
THE WORST! (Ms. K — 02/08/2009)

Camera won't power on, just after a few days of use. Picture quality is ver poor. Save your money! Do not buy!

  • 1.0 out of 5
My Kodak C813 does not turn on anymore (Linda — 02/06/2009)

I recieved this camera for Christmas from my daughter, after taking pictures for about a week, it would not turn on anymore. I tried changing batteries and charging from the EasyShare printer doc using the correct plastic cap from the box - nothing. I was hoping that I could take it back to the store to see if they can get it charged but reading some of the other reviews I'm not feeling too positive. Shame, it was a fun camera while it lasted.

  • 1.0 out of 5
DO NOT BUY C813 AVOID IT! (S — 02/05/2009)

This was a Christmas present I was looking forward too until i tried to turn it on. There is no sound with the videos and the batteries run out after several minutes. I have tried everything from low brand batteries to high brand batteries, ie, Panasonie,etc with no luck!

A warning to those who want to buy this camera- it may look glossy at first but it certainly isnt worth the hassle or the time.

  • 1.0 out of 5
dont buy this camera model (mike — 02/03/2009)

this camera sux it stoped turning on after tha first time it was used

  • 4.0 out of 5
Mostly very good (Blulu — 02/01/2009)

The camera is great and very easy to use. The auto focus means that you can take good sharp pics even quite close up. There is some sort of battery problem. If I leave the batteries in just for a couple of days, they get drained. So I've started taking the batteries out after using it. I'm going to try the 2500 mah ones that some have recommended here. It's a shame that you can't attach a mains power lead - as far as I can tell. But other than this niggle, this is a great camera for the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5
C813 AVOID ! (Graeme Neal — 02/01/2009)

Got this for Christmas and spent about 10 mins getting it to turn on first time I used it, used it a few days later and had same thing trying to get it to turn on. Went to use it today - only the third time its ever been used and it just wont turn on - tried new batteries of various brands no joy - Grrrr.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Without comment (Goran — 01/31/2009)

Pictures are poor, video out of date 15f/s, if you dont belive
compare with Nikon coolpix L16 for the same money, or with any other brand. If Kodak continue this way........
My old 3Mpix camera (from 2004) works better
thats all

  • 1.0 out of 5
Do not buy! (Shana — 01/31/2009)

What a load of rubbish. I feel so robbed. The bloody thing just doesn't switch on! Do not buy this camera. I wish I had done my research first. I cannot believe that Kodak are still selling this pile of junk. I will be returning it and demanding a refund!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Do not buy (Monique — 01/30/2009)

I received this camera as a gift and thought wonderful, Kodak has always been the best for cameras. Little to my dismay in the middle of Chinese New Year's festivities (my first at that) It stopped working with the lens out. I tried 3 sets of new batteries and it did not rectify the problem. I have an older Kodak and will go back to using it as it's the best I have had. I would not recommend buying this camera at all, it's really not worth the trouble. Just thankful I have only had it a little while so the Warranty is still good.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I wish I had done my research... (Cherryl — 01/26/2009)

My stop powering on also. I feel so duped. I know $80 bucks isn't a lot to ask for a camera but I expect it to turn on. My mom is considering buying the ESP printer from TV I am going to tell her to forget about it. Kodak is no longer a name you can trust. And that's why I didn't do any research. I based my decision totally on a name. Never again. Thanks to everyone who put their complaint here. I started not to but I don't want them to make another penny off of this crap of a camera. I purchased this camera from Office Depot and I can't return it to them because it says I have to contact Kodak. This is awful.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Won't turn on either (Wayne Orr — 01/22/2009)

Something is afoot here. Wayyy too many of these posts on the net

  • 1.0 out of 5
Another one that doesn't work.... (Jennifer — 01/19/2009)

I cannot believe this!!!! My dad bought me the Kodak Easy Share model #Z1085 for Hanukah. After taking 18 pictures and one videa, it stopped working. The last time I was able to trun it on, it did some funky thing and the screen had vertical lines all over it. We took it back to Office Max on 01.13.09 (after having it less than 30 days) and the sales guy argued with us. He kept insisting that this camera had a "rechargable" battery and there should have been a "recharging" station with it. The battery that came with the camera was NOT a rechargable one. After 10 minutes of arguing, we finnaly convinced the stupid sals guy and he says, " have an older must just be the battery...." He goes and grabs a pack of Duracel Ultra's and puts one in the camera, looks at me and says in a snotty "you're just some dumb chick" tone, "next time, you need to buy these batteries yourself..." I stated to him that I would gladly pay for those today. To which he replied, "No, this time their on us." I get the camera home and what do you turns on fine but now the dial on top of the camera that allows you to switch modes doesn't move anymore!!!! My dad brings it back to Office Max and the sales lady tells him, "Oh, we've had lots of problems with this one....." and then sells him the C813 Kodak Easy Share instead. My dad brought the camera to my house this morning. I tried putting the batteries in'll love this.....the batteries that came in the box don't even fit into the camera!!!!! Once you get them "in" you can't close the battery compartment crazy is that???? Is that even possible????? I tried one of my Durecell Ultra's (CR-V3) that are suppossed to also be able to fit in the camera and they're too big! What is going on over at Kodak? They used to have such great high quality cameras and film. Has anyone else had the same problems with either model????

  • 1.0 out of 5
WOW!!!! (Jennifer — 01/19/2009)

It looks like every Kodak didgital camera on the market is loaded with problems. I'm on my second one in less than a month. The first one would no longer power on even after new batteries were installed and the dial on top of the camera to switch modes would not turn......Now this one has to be returned because the batteries that it came with don't even fit into the batterry compartment. You can't even close the "door". I tried a Duracell Lithium (which can be used in the camera as well as AA) and it wouldn't fit. I have owned many "electronics" in my life and have NEVER had one where the batteries don't fit!! After this experience, I will never buy another Kodak.....

  • 2.0 out of 5
Mine won't turn back on either! (Judith JOY Rivera — 01/16/2009)

I was delighted to receive this camera for Christmas! But yesterday (1/13/09), my camera would not turn back on. I purchased new batteries and still could not turn it back on. I have to agree with Quin - 1/8/09 about a defect and I'm very disappointed.

  • 2.0 out of 5
This is my 2nd Kodak C813 in 2 weeks neither will turn on... (Quin — 01/09/2009)

This was a Christmas gift from "Santa" for my son and after two days it wouldn't turn on. Tried to take it back to Target where I purchased it, they didn't have anymore and didn't know when they would have them again. So off to Walmart. Got one there for more $$ and after a week it won't turn on either... The batteries are new and in the proper way so I guess this is a common defect in this particular model.

  • 5.0 out of 5
great camera and great price.. (gmt — 01/05/2009)

i just purchased this camera a month ago...its great!!! i have used it during our company christmas party and some other special occassion. it wont let me down!!! Just make sure to used a 2500 mAh rechargble battery... its recommended for all digicams ... overall its excellent !!!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Won't turn on!! (Nichole — 01/02/2009)

After taking less than 25 pictures, my camera will no longer turn on. :(

  • 1.0 out of 5
kodak c813 (olivia — 01/01/2009)

okey so i got this for christmas and since im a kid, i thought it was pretty cool that it came in so many different colors. i had no problems for awhile, it would turn on automatically. but then, i would start to have to flip the batteries and get new ones for it to work. and then, once i got new ones: it wouldn't turn on at all. how lame? if your thinking about getting this camera, DON'T!

  • 1.0 out of 5
yep. wont turn on ! (Jen — 12/30/2008)

its a 50/50 % chance it will turn on or off. i went and exchanged it for the same one , and im having the exact same problem , only it wont turn on at all.
piece of junk

  • 1.0 out of 5
i loved it. (Kacie — 12/29/2008)

i got this camera for christmas and was so excited to find that it was the prettiest color of teal/aqua. I took about 30 pictures and two videos on it. Even then i sometimes had trouble turning the camera on. Now it won't turn on at all, and I'm very upset.

  • 1.0 out of 5
save your money (christine deschamps — 12/21/2008)

The camera will no longer power up, the same as other reviews. Did not get extended warranty, so I guess mine is the same "another one bites the dust"

  • 5.0 out of 5
i love my camera (krystal — 12/19/2008)

i had an issue with my camera one time and i contacted kodak and they sent me a new one weeks faster than i thought i would get it. since then it has been smooth sailing. and even before then i never had issues except the one I love my camera

  • 1.0 out of 5
Won't power up again!!! (Kim Mayberry — 12/18/2008)

I bought this camera in late June of 2008. I took many pictures over the following two months then one day it just didn't power up anymore. I sent it back and they provided me with a reburbished one. It worked for less than 1/2 hour. I sent that one back and they sent me a brand spanking new one. I took a few pictures to check it out and put it away for two days and now this one won't power up !!!! Yes, I replaced the batteries.
I don't think I am going to send it back - I have paid too much in shipping costs now.
Please, please, please, buy anything but this one.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Won't power up!! very dissapointed! (david brashear — 12/17/2008)

I bought the camera on sunday, 12/14/08. On monday, I was trying to take a picture, the screen when crazy and now it won't power up ( turn on). I called the Kodak number for help and was instructed to try some lithiam batties?? I messured the Kodak batteries and they still have over 1.5 volts. They are good batteries. I tryed energizers with still no help. what? lithiam AA batteries have more that 1.5 volts? I don't like being treated like a idot on the phone and being ask to run around trying this and that when there is an obvious problem which is internal to the device! I was ready to exchange for another with no problem but now after my little conversation with the kodak help people, I just want a different product!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Henry Bennett — 12/12/2008)

Not sure if there was a bad quality run since so many bad reviews about camera not turning on. No problems with mine at all. Easy to use features that my wife totally loves. Really great sub-$100 camera. LCD is hard to see while in the sunlight, would be nicer with a backlit lcd. But, it's less than $100... Really nice value for the money.

  • 1.0 out of 5
won't turn on (M Clark — 12/10/2008)

i bought this camera and later on that night, it wouldn't turn on. looks like i'm not alone. i'm returning it!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Won't swith on any longer (Bill — 11/19/2008)

The first week of usage was good. Then i did not use the camera for 2 months.Now>>Failure. I did check the battery voltage. And now it won't swith on any more. I am returning this camera.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Wow - another one that won't turn on! (Angie Dittrich — 11/14/2008)

Camera has great features. We bought one at Office Depot 11/10/08. Worked for 1 day, then wouldn't turn on. 11/12/08 took back and got a replacement. 11/13/08 same problem again. Not trusting another one, since the birth of our baby is imminant and would like to actually have a photo of him as a newborn!! That's too bad because it took really good pictures the day that it worked.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Crappy (Ab — 11/07/2008)

I purchased this camera at the end of August by the start of October I had returned it because the screen looked like it imploded. I could still take photos with it but the screen was white with weird lines going through it and a great big dirty black spot. I got lucky I returned it to where I bought it from and they sent it back to Kodak who are replacing it with the C193. Hopefully I won't have any more problems.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great features that you can't use because it power on! (John Broadbent — 10/28/2008)

I need to echo the complaints of others here. If this camera worked the way it is supposed to, I would be thrilled. The features it offers versus the low (realatively speaking) cost make it a huge value, but if you can't turn it on it's just a waste of money. I bought a C713 at Office Depot and it failed after 3 days. I returned it and got my money back, then bought a brand new C813 on Ebay. After about a week it has stopped powering up. I can't return it, because I bought it on E-bay, and I don't know if Kodak will honor their warranty. I reccomend that you DO NOT BUY this camera until Kodak fixes this flaw. I've also read in other reviews that it has a problem with the viewscreens cracking. I haven't had that problem (but that's probably because I haven't had the camera loong enough!) If and when Kodak fixes the power-up problem this will be a great purchase, but until then AVOID AT ALL COST!

  • 2.0 out of 5
another one bites the dust (brian — 10/27/2008)

I purchased this for my girlfriend since it is pretty easy to use and very straight forward. the first one I returned because it would not turn on. the second one worked for 3 months, just beyond the return date on the receipt. and then... you got it. it does not turn on. i have another c series that has worked for me for about 3 years, and continues to work. so I would have to guess this model is just a problem. I would definately purchase another kodak, but not this model.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible (Tanya — 10/18/2008)

My camera was bought less than one months ago, and I had to return it twice because it won't turn on... Batteries are changed.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Andreas — 10/09/2008)

I am not sure what the bad reviewers are talking about here. I bought a re-charger with 2500 mAh batteries and have taken 250 plus pictures (many with flash) before the batteries ran low. As for the quality of the photos... fantastic! I tend to think the root of the problem of some of the "complainers" of this camera may be the user. Read the instructions.... experiment with the camera testing all of the different settings... then all should be well! A lot of camera for the buck. The video quality is pretty good on it as well!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Great for first digital camera and photog novice (D K — 10/07/2008)

Background on the reviewer (for point of view sake): I have been using digital cameras since 2000. My first camera was a 2.1 MP Fujifilm. At the time, it was the most advanced MP unless you were a serious photographer. I graduated from that to a Canon Power Shot G1 (pseudo SLR) which was my favorite. Since then, I've bounced around between a few different cameras and haven't found any that were "just right". I also do some amateur photo enhancing and graphic design.

I knew this camera (Kodak C813) wasn't going to be "it" for me but I thought I'd give an inexpensive option a try. Keep in mind that this level of camera is probably not a good choice for my level of experience with digital cameras.

Here are my findings:

Pros: Price! Menus are easy to navigate. Lightweight.

Cons: Uses AA Batteries*. Small LCD. No optical viewfinder (many compact & ultra compacts do not have one). Noisy. Slow to focus. Slow to zoom.

*AA Batteries - I find this wasteful unless you are using rechargeable batteries. These types of batteries are heavy to carry spares for extended trips.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not good camera (Lisa — 09/24/2008)

We purchased two of these cameras for our business. We have to e-mail a lot of pictures to customers. We tried them out right away to test pictures quality. They turned out very grainy and when I downloaded the pictures to the computer it froze it up 3 times. We returned both cameras to the store and got something else.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great camera (alexis — 09/24/2008)

it just i used it 3 times and the flash went out
it wont flash anymore so i have to take it to geek squad or something to fix it but overall its great

  • 1.0 out of 5
Mine won't turn on either (Sherry — 09/16/2008)

I only used it three times and took less than 15 pics. I put it away and took the batteries out until I could afford rechargeables. I need to take a pic so I got it out put new batteries in it. It took one pic and then shut off by its self immediately and then wouldn't come back on. So I thought maybe the batteries I bought had been on the shelf too long so I bought some good batteries but still it would not turn on. I tried couple other packs of new batteries thinking still it had to be the batteries since not only is it a new camera but also a kodak. But NOTHING. I am really surprised beint hat it is Kodak that they are producing such crap. I should have bought a no name brand and I would probably be happily using it right now. Will never buy Kodak again.

  • 3.0 out of 5
good as long as it doesn't break (Kimberly Burkett — 09/06/2008)

I bought my camera from EBay. It worked great for about a month until my 2 year old son dropped it as he was handing it to me. Once it fell to the floor, I started getting error messages on the screen, and the lens would not close all the way. When I went online searching for a fix, several internet sites suggesting "hitting" the bottom of the camera with the palm of my hand. Needless to say, I am now returning this camera to buy a reburshed camera from the Kodak website.

I found out that Kodak does not make the "greatest" cameras, as most of the EasyShare cameras are made overseas with plastic parts...but what do you expect for a $90 camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
excellent (sunil — 08/24/2008)

my uncle send me this camra from london,because shooting is my hobby,i used to have a dream to get a digital Camra
But in low price Good result you can not get,,ahahhhhahahah
But people you will presume that i have gotten,means in the
low pice a good result ,so it is my first stair to get all in the
world ,Now i will be confident to take pictures of people But
under my sense,Thankz Kodak you have been lucky for me,love you.pooooooooooooooooooooooch

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great easy to use camera (Jason — 08/13/2008)

I've owned 4 digital cameras in 2 years, and this by far is the best camera i've owned for the price. I paid under $100 and love it. The picture and movie quality are excellent and very ease to navigate menus. On top of that I love the quick use buttons so if you want to review your pics you don't have to go into the menu.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Disapointed (Carey Miller — 08/10/2008)

Got Camera at Christmas and it takes good pictures.
The 2 greatest problems is can not see the camera screen when out doors and it has no view finder. The video portion is terrible when shooting outdoors. Anytime there is a reflection of sunlight I get streaks in video. This also happens when taking pictures outside or even inside if there is a bright enough light.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Review on Kodak Easyshare Camera (Johnny — 08/07/2008)

this camera does not work and you can not cook pancakes on it, it makes me feel sick! dont buy it unless you like cameras that dont work or cook. thanks for reading my review :)

  • 5.0 out of 5
overall: excellent (Julie — 06/27/2008)

great quality pics, video good too and easy to use....would highly recommend this camera.

  • 3.0 out of 5
May fall short of expectations (John — 06/13/2008)

The Kodak C813 isn't too bad for a camera in this price class compared to camera in the same price range.

Picks: Uses AA batteries, small, flexible optical zoom/digital zoom, large LCD viewfinder, easy to navigate menus, nice solid feel, can take short movie clips with sound, effective auto-focus and exposure.

Pans: Takes only fair pictures-my guess is to meet this price point a inexpensive lens and CCD sensor were used, CCD is quite noisy-digital noise is evident in all photographs even ones taken in bright sunlight, Your PC once connected through USB will not recognize it; use of Easy Share is required to download photos via USB, Battery and SD memory card share the same door, LCD display washes out in bright sunlight, No optical viewfinder.

The C813 and less expensive C713 are entry level digital cameras, although Kodaks boasts it has an 8.1 MP sensor it's quality is poor, keep in mind - it's not the megga-pixels that govern how well a camera works, it's the quality of the equipment. This camera is proof positive of that.

For a casual user on a budget who wants to take pictures and isn't critical of performance I could with reservation recommend the Kodak C813, but if you are a more advanced user with a critical eye- I would suggest that you check out higher end models in Kodak's line.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Satisfied Customer (D — 05/19/2008)

Just purchased the camera for my wife and she found it easy to operate and very user friendly. Overall, very satisfied with the quality of the product!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Picture quality not that good (Peter Gurciullo — 05/13/2008)

I have owned digital Kodak before with 6mp, So when I saw this at 8 I said picture should be great. Picture quality is not good at all. Very grainy, except for outdoor pictures which are beautiful.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Bad Camera (sam — 05/01/2008)

I got the camera and I really enjoyed it. I loved it, until I tried to watch my movie clips. It is aweful that they chose to put the video clips in .mov, you can't watch them. I wish it were at least an option to choose how you save your videos.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very good (Taylor Gridley — 04/05/2008)

Me and my friend use a Pentax Camera to make movies, which I thought was fantastic, but this is SUPREME compared to that Camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Small Camera (Karen — 02/26/2008)

I recieved this camera for Valentines Day from my fiance and took it last weekend to the mountains and the snow the camera took some great pictures.Even as the van was in motion or driving I took pictured and they came out beautiful.I have owned the Kodak DX6490 and this one took better pictures .Sop I would recomend to anyone . Karen

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Tom — 01/18/2008)

I bought this camera for my wife as a Christmas gift. She has been wanting one for some time. Not very technically inclined, my wife found the camera simple to use and operate. We've found that it takes great pictures and it give you the ability to adjust the resolution of the pictures you take. Wonderful low light resolution and the ability to take video make this camera a super value for the price. I'd recomend to anyone novice or pro.... I might buy one for myself du to the fact I can never get my hands on my wife's