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Kodak EasyShare C875
Kodak EasyShare C875

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Kodak EasyShare C875

Editor's Review

The Kodak EasyShare 'C' line is know for its user-friendly designs, and now the C875 comes along with some superb features to bring point-and-shoot photographers up to a new level. The C875 has a wonderful 8 megapixel sensor, which will pick up fine details and allow for larger photo prints (up to 30x50 inches). The 5x optical zoom is above average for a camera of this type, and a steal at such a reasonable price. This is a perfect feature set for someone who's envious of the power that comes with more complicated cameras but doesn't want to deal with the hassle. The EasySHare C875 gives you advanced features that beginners can feel comfortable using.


  • 8 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Auto and manual focus, Auto exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • Movie mode, with sound
  • 2 AA Batteries
  • ISO 64-800
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Secure Digital storage (32MB internal memory)
  • Part Number: 8869596
  • UPC: 041778869598
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2006

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Kodak EasyShare C875 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare C875 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not as wonderful as I had hoped (Sara Fletcher — 01/10/2010)

when I bought this camera, I was looking for a sweet spot where I had a large view screen, lots of optical zoom, true color, robust automatic settings, and light weight. This EasyShare was, at the time, the best I could find. I was aware it would consume batteries and that the screen could be hard to see in bright light. In general, I was happy with it until the last few months.

It does burn batteries, but that's mitigated with an investment in some high quality rechargeables.

The screen can be hard to see in bright light. I also found that when I turned it for a portrait shot, I had to take off my sunglasses - the image was polarized out of existence. And it seems to be dimmer than it was. I've checked my settings and they are set for a bright, battery draining screen, but to no avail.

It's a great size, the buttons are nice, and the smart scene feature was new at the time and a sweet function to use.
BUT, it cannot take low light pictures. They are often out of focus or blurred. I could get around it by turning off the flash, but that's not a simple setting. The way I settled on was to get into the smart scene mode and set it to "museum"

For rapid fire shooting you need to go into the menu and set AF on, but it still forces you to remove your finger from the shutter release and press again for each picture. This made it hard to get a series of evenly time-spaced photos.

All of these things together made me ready for a new camera when I dropped it and the flash stopped working. $100 or more to repair it or $230 for a Lumix ZS3 with a whole truckload of new stuff, plus very high ratings for low light photos, even when zoomed (12X optical!). I'll review that one in a few weeks.

  • 3.0 out of 5
blurry pics (durga — 07/14/2009)

when i turn on my camera it truns off in like ten secs and also when i take a picture its all blurry and i cant see nothing eventhough it is not zoomed in it looks like it is

  • 2.0 out of 5
Kodak C875 Battery Life (Elmer Fudd — 06/28/2009)

This camera worked well for a while (2 years). Now, fully recharged 2500 mAh NiMH batteries will last for three pictures on a good day. Would cost about $150 to repair, I'm told by Kodak. I have wanted to continue to do business with Kodak. No more, this is the end for me. Another once-great American company is in the crapper. I camera should last a lifetime, and need replacement only because of technological obsolescence.

  • 1.0 out of 5
This camera is aweful!!! (Sandra Bollman — 06/09/2009)

I liked the camera at first. I didn't use it but maybe 6 times. After it ran out of warranty, it would shut off after taking a few pictures, then after taking only one picture then it wouldn't come back on at all. I've tried all batteries recommended and nothing works. This camera is a piece of crap!!!! I didn't even get pictures of my son's graduation!!! I will never buy another Kodak product again.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Fizzled flash (Carol — 04/27/2009)

I have to agree with other users. I bought this camera for my son, and one for myself. The flash on both quit working after warranty expired. It's a shame. I like the camera otherwise, but it would cost $125 to fix, according to Kodak.

  • 2.0 out of 5
I agree--very disappointed (L Miffleton — 01/22/2009)

Was totally satisfied w/ this camera when first purchased. Takes great pictures for what it is. Started having problems w/ it several months after purchasing—I would turn it on and get a weird error message. After turning off and on again it would work. That finally stopped; the camera worked again. We went on a cruise; I took this camera; I tried to take pictures. The darn thing started acting up in different way. I would turn it on, the lens would come out and it would shut down totally w/ the lens still out. Putting in fresh batteries didn't help. After waiting awhile, I could turn it on and get it to stay on just long enough to retract the lens. Needless to say, I had to purchase a new camera on the cruise for pictures (not a Kodak). Got home; took it in to be sent for repairs and what do you know—it no longer did that—works like a champ! I will continue to use this camera and take it in immediately should it do this again, but I will probably never buy another Kodak product and I have purchased a total 4 of their cameras.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Flash stopped working out of nowhere!! (Debbie — 01/08/2009)

I have recently learned that the flash just stops working on this camera-its very common amongst its users. This is very unfortunate. I got the whole shabang for x-mas from my boyfriend, the printer camera and all. I like the camera but the flash will stop working after the warranty is up. Dont waste money on this camera. Its too expensive to fix. Very unfortunate.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible camera horrible pirate of a product (S. — 12/31/2008)

This camera has been trouble from day 1. now it cracks my pictures and tells me to download quicktime player. Which I have done, but it has not solved the problem. Very fuzzy inconsistant pictures. Terrible save your money!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Very Disapointed! (Mic — 12/20/2008)

I purchased this camera for my wife 2 years ago and it is one of the worst purchases I have ever made! I must say that I was shocked by the extremely poor quality of pictures I was getting. My parents,brother,and sister-in-law all own Kodak cameras (albeit different models) and all enjoy success with them. The c875 takes terrible pictures if you are farther than 6ft away. The camera on my phone takes better pictures from a distance indoors than the c875. Unless you like carrying a tripod to steady the camera when not using the flash this is NOT the camera for you.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Flash stopped working in 14 months (Nach — 11/30/2008)

Soon after the warranty expired, the flash stopped working; Terrible!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
lasts for a year (Lori — 11/19/2008)

after a year the lens will give you problems and it will eventually just quit

  • 2.0 out of 5
Kodak Flashes Don't Last (Paul — 10/09/2008)

My c875 was a great camera until the flash went out after 1.5 years. A camera shouldn't do that. I've been recommending Kodak cameras for their ease of use. However, after this I do not feel like buying a new camera every 1.5 years. I will sacrifice simple-to-use for longevity. Very disappointed Kodak. Coincidentally, a Kodak camera I bought in 2004 and gave to a friend also had the flash go out within a week of mine. At least that camera's flash lasted 4 years.

  • 4.0 out of 5
the flash (Misty — 07/12/2008)

ive had my camera for 2 years now and its worked fine until the other day when the flash went out on me!! i was very upset about it!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Flash is not working (Faisal — 06/06/2008)

I bought this camera 15 months ago and Flash stops working right after 13 months. I have just found that this is a common problem. Very upset.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Flash Is Out Already. (Melinda Stodart — 06/04/2008)

I have had this camera for just over a year. It was highly recommended by the salesperson at Circuit City. The flash died last week. We bought the docking station, the camera, the whole nine yards, and now we are out of luck. It will cost about $140 to have the flash repaired and will take up to 6-8 weeks to get it back. I called a well-reputed local camera store. They said they don't even sell Eastman-Kodak products anymore because the brand is no longer of good quality.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Flash quit 1 month past warranty (Larka — 04/04/2008)

I realy liked this camera. It was my first East Share product. It was easy to use and figure out. My pictures started looking really dark and I realized the flash wasn't working. Now it will cost more to fix it then buying a whole new camera. I am so frustrated to see others with this camera had the exact same problem. I think Kodak should make an exception and give a bigger discount on trading it in since there seems to be a flaw in this particular camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Fulsh stops!! (Menassie — 03/25/2008)

Was a good camera until the flush stops working. Very unfortunate. Kodak should fix the problem.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Unfortunately.... (Sarah — 01/30/2008)

This camera was amazing when I got it for Christmas. I was so happy and I figured it would last for a longggg time. Just today though! I came home from school, and I was seriously there like 20 minutes before taking photos, and when I tried taking one when I got home, the flash completely died. I haven't had problems with thee batteriesss but that's cause you need to buy really good rechargable ones Kodak brand. I really don't recommend buying this anymore considering I see now that many other users have had problems with the flash. Sorry. It was a good camera until this happened. Now I'm guessing instead of trying to repair it, I might as well just buy a new one :(

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent image quality for the money (Joe — 01/12/2008)

Image quality is very good, capable of 20x24 with minimal resolution loss. My 13 year old was able to use it immediately out of the box - it is very direct and accessible despite many manual and advanced features. This is an excellent camera for the money, with a lot of enthusiast features in a P_&S.

  • 1.0 out of 5
If only (Joseph Newberg — 12/23/2007)

This camera does amazing things when it works. The color is outstanding. Great clarity and focus. The interface makes it easy to establish the settings you desire or to choose from many pre-set scenarios (beach, close-up, landscape, etc.) to get the best pictures possible. That's all great, except the camera is extremely temperamental. Sometimes the flash just won't fire. Sometimes the whole things will just shut down, with the lens extended and everything. If I had my choice, I would NOT buy this camera again. I could have gone with something cheaper, or more expensive, that would be far more consistent. Don't take this camera to that wedding, or birthday, or graduation, because chances are, it will malfunction and you'll just be sad.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I hate this camera....the worst 200 dollars I ever spent! (Brittany — 12/15/2007)

This camera has been nothing but problems. AFter owning it only 6 months I had to send it off to Kodak to have the flash replaced. After a few months, the quality of the pictures it would take were awful compared to what they were when I purchased the camera. Now....I am not sure why but my flash is dulling again, and I just bought new rechargeable batteries, and I can't take two pictures with my battery indicator coming on...that's ridiculous! It just started doing this....I am ready to throw this camera out my car window while driving! AHHHHH...I am glad it's Christmas time and I am stuck with this junk.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible Camera (Michael Lancaster — 11/21/2007)

I have owned my C875 for one year and one month. This camera is awful. It eats batteries. I use 2500 mah nimh batteries. It also will not hold the date and time while quickly changing over to a fresh set of batteries. This problem started about three months ago. This is very annoying. The flash range is also terrible. This is my second Kodak digital. My first Kodak was excellent (LS-443). I am going to purchase a Canon Powershot G9 soon. No more Kodak for me.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Kodak C875 (CNTRYWNB678 — 10/01/2007)

I was intimidated by the camera at first. I received it as a gift and it took me a couple of months to get up the nerve to try the camera. It is not as hard to learn as I thought it would be. Learned more by playing with the camera than by the manual though. I now love the camera and realy enjoy taking pictures with it. Use the lithium AA batteries they last much longer. Regular AA do not last at all.

  • 5.0 out of 5
battery problems/mech.problems solved (mark — 09/11/2007)

great camera, nice price, crappy instruction manual. I think that many problems will be solved if you pay attention to the milli amp values on the "AA" batteries! the ones kodak has in the kit don't last long! Go to a local wal-mart or something and get rechargeable batteries with at least 23OOMA, 2500 is better!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Batteries? (Greg — 09/06/2007)

I bought this camera because of the 5X zoom and the other nice features, plus it was on sale when I purchased. I read the review about eating batteries and I'm thinking that you have a problem with that camera. I installed the original battery set that came with it and it is still going. I have no idea how many pics I have taken but easily 200-300. My only complaint is the easyshare software that came with it. It is very dificult ( at least for me) to use, Doesn't seem to want to let me do much with the pics except order prints on line. Might be I'm doing something wrong, but I haven't figured it out. Other than that it is a great camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
solution to battery problem! (Greg — 08/12/2007)

Yes, I know, this camera eats batteries at every meal. Sometimes I only get 2 or 3 shots before it dies. Had this camera about 6 months and the wife is threatening its return for a different model. Very frustrating. Checked into the rechargeable CRV3 batteries, & they looked promising. So I tried the one from batterybarn, the KIT-CRV3 which is a little higher voltage, showing 3.6, compared to 2 AA's only being 3.0 volts. So far, I've had it in the camera about a week, taking close to 50 photos, and several minutes of motion video, and reviewing lots, I'm still on the first charge! It hasn't died yet. I am totally pleased with this camera now that I've solved the battery issue. The camera takes wonderful 8Meg photos which are super detailed, and the camera is easy to use. Definitely get the 3.6V rechargeable battery pack for it and you'll happy with this combination.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Mechanically unsound (Cindy — 08/12/2007)

I bought this camera and was quite happy with it. I felt the pics were nice for the price. I then purchased the printer dock. About six to eight weeks later the camera would not stay on. The lens kept retracting even though the camera was on. Then it died. I sent it to Kodak and they refurbished it. A few months later and now the camera won't stay on again! The printer dock won't load paper and the Kodak support techs can not find the problem The techs can not even help me with upgrading the software on-line. I like the camera if it would just work!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good camera (Tony Dawes — 08/11/2007)

Good easy camera to use, if u cant use this one you must be some sort of moron. Just point and shoot. Simple, easy, great image quality. I use rechargeable batts from Tandy (no memory batteries) and they work great. Real easy to use on computer, just plug and play on windows vista.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible (Wid Naima — 07/18/2007)

my 1st camera, didnt know anything bout camera yet i still knew it was horrible. you can turn flash on or off or w.e pictures indoors and at night will look messed. only good pictures were outside in the sun. camera would eat the batteries within seconds. only NiMH batteries work well with this, and those are pricy. it takes forever to take the picture, it has like 3 flashes all at the same time. kodak was pain to work with on the computer.

save yourself time and skip to Canon or Casio

  • 4.0 out of 5
1st digital camera and I like it (Melissa — 06/25/2007)

I like this camera a lot. It took me awhile to find batteries that would work well with this camera, because it would use batteries like there was no tomorrow. The best batteries are Energizer Lithium, I don't know how much they cost though because they were given to me. Using alkaline batteries is a waste of money. My camera has taken great outdoor action pictures.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Disappointed (C.K. Rajan — 06/11/2007)

After so much of research I found the camera very compact, good design and features. The battery consumption on this camera has really disappointed me. After 3 or 4 pictures the camera closes himself and you have to recharge the or change the batteries which is not possible if you are on a sight seeing trip. I bought the camera for $249/= (sale price) and after the sale period the price has come down to less than $200/= (normal price). Another reason for disappointment. I will not recommend this camera to any one.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Had nothing but problems (Barbara White — 06/11/2007)

1st of all within the 1st week batteries kept dying. I'd replace them after 5 pictures my battery indicator would come on. I tried rechargeable batteries same thing. I kept thinking maybe I'm leaving the camera on, but I wasn't. I am now having a problem with downloading my Video to my computer then putting it on disk. Won't download, this is my 1st digital camera, maybe I just don't know how to use it. HELP HELP

  • 2.0 out of 5
Worst digital I've owned yet (Marilyn D — 06/04/2007)

We had high hopes for this camera but have been hugely disappointed. It drains batteries like there is no tomorrow. The shutter lag seems to get longer as the batteries drain down. Almost all indoor pictures are out-of-focus and dark, no matter which setting you may choose. Sometimes, it's impossible to get an in-focus picture, even with a tripod. Our OLD Koday CX6330 took a hugely higher percentage of in-focus pictures and indoor pictures. This camera refuses to work when it's cold out and sometimes, the little built-in lense cover sticks part way open when turning it off, or part way closed when turning it on. The viewfinder is huge but impossible to see much in when you are in bright sun, which coincidently, is about the only time this camera seems capable to taking sharp, in-focus pictures. The flash is the weakest of any digital I've owned, including some of the earliest point and shoots. For people pix within 5-8 feet, the flash washes out the faces. So, shooting people with flash, 90% are either too dark or washed out. You have to figure out the perfect distance and who has time to do that when you are trying to get candid kid shots. I'm ready for a different camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
very disappointed (Melisa — 05/31/2007)

I had this camera for less than a month and it shut down. What I thought was dead batteries ended up being a defective camera. I brought this camera on vacation and after about 50 pictures and a small video it would shut off finally it just didn't turn back on at all. Not worth the hassle I would not recommend this camera or Kodak brand I will stick with Cannon and Sony.

  • 2.0 out of 5
I'm Disappointed (Jerry — 05/24/2007)

I've just returned from France where I'd hoped to take some great shots with this camera. I averaged 35 shots per set of batteries. At ~6 Euro for 4 AAs, it turned into a very expensive proposition. Unfortunately I did not take my charger for the rechargeables I had. The LCD quality is poor and I found myself guessing at a subject frame in daylight. The panorama and photo stitching feature is great except the poor LCD quality makes it nearly impossible to align three matching frames in the day. I'm unhappy with the pictures this camera took and I now wish I had purchased a better camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
C875 (Kevin Burns — 04/06/2007)

After having the canon A530, A540,Kodak P880, Pentax IST DL I must say the Kodak C875 is the sharpest and best picture color quality out of the bunch.
The C875 excells above the rest in detail, texture and shadowing. I have not noticed the clipping that some review sites say the camera has a problem with.
The camera does not like after market recharge batteries at all. But the Kodak KAA2HR (known as the GREEN PACK)rechargable battery and charger or the dock with recharge battery will yeild about 200 shots threw out the day, while using the flash often.
Start up is a bit slow and shot to shot is a bit slow but with the higher image quality compaired to high end DSLR's, I am willing to deal with it. The firmware upgrade is a must as it seems to shorten the shutter lag time with the flash on.
The red eye reduction don't work to well.
Top Notch camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
No problems here (NAS — 03/14/2007)

I bought this camera a little over a year ago and it still works great. Kodak makes good easy use cameras at least I think so and others I know who have kodak cameras. When I bought this camera I had also had the pair of re-chargable batteries and after letting it charge it worked great. Until this day i have still not had one little bity problem with this camera. Other people in my family have kodak easyshare cameras and they enjoy them too. If someone asked me for a suggestion about digital cameras I would suggest Kodak for their ease of use.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Faulty lens retraction (Nancy — 03/02/2007)

I just returned a 3-month-old C875 because of lens retraction problems. It was also annoying that it shut itself OFF after just moments of inactivity. I did like the size and user-friendliness of the camera itself though. The EasyShare software was not particularly "EasyUse" software and seemed to be a very large program.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Unreliable (Carliese — 02/16/2007)

I bought 2 Kodak C875's online at bestbuy...thought it was such a GREAT CAMERA. Months later the one of the cameras' flash stopped working...weeks later the other cameras' flash stopped working....STRANGE COINCIDENCE?! These cameras are well taken care case and all. Whats going on?!? I think I am just going to return them...and get a new camera from elsewhere. DONT GET INTO BUYING ONE OF THESE BRANDS, you'll just end up giving it back.

  • 1.0 out of 5
DON'T BUY THIS CAMERA!!!!!! (Melissa Hohn — 02/15/2007)

I received this camera for Christmas and only used it on three occasions when it turned itself off and wouldn't turn back on. The lens was out and I had brand new batteries so I power wasn't the problem.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Great lens--my 1st digital (Walt — 02/14/2007)

Being an optometrist, I am into lenses. Many cameras say they have 5 or 6 power optical zoom, but that range is very low—such as 7 to 35. This leaves the user with really very low zoom capability. I shopped over an extended period to find an affordable, high mega-pixel, good optical zoom range camera. The optical zoom is 37 to 185 giving the user much higher telephoto range. Get rechargeable batteries at Wal-Mart—cheap and good. I really like the C875 so far. Thanks for reading my review.

  • 1.0 out of 5
unfortunate (Carlie — 02/07/2007)

I did my research and bought what I thought was a great camera @ a great price. I had it for 32 days and the camera just stopped working. I would turn it on and it would immediately turn itself off. This is a common problem with this camera. No amount of troubleshooting would fix the problem. I was lucky and bought mine @ wal-mart and they took it back without a fuss. Other people have not been so lucky. The camera is well designed, easy to use with great features. The problem I believe is a software problem. Kodak usually has a GREAT product, however they dropped the ball completely on this one. DON'T BUY IT!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Terrible indoor photos and no good instructions (Reba — 02/05/2007)

Had a DX4530 and loved it - took the best photos inside and out and I am strictly a point and shoot gal. Then it locked up and would have cost more to repair than it was worth so went on to this C875. I love the large LCD screen and do not miss a view finder at all, nor am I having any problems with battery life. But I cannot get a decent indoor photo— they are dark and grainy and many are blurred. I would study my detailed manual and learn the settings that would improve my shots, but they don't give you one! The skimpy little 26 page (the English section) is lacking and only contains the basics. I haven't found anything but the same "Getting Started" booklet on-line so I'm not making much progress with this camera. I will not buy Kodak again or any other product that doesn't supply a good printed handbook. I should not have to go on-line and print my own instructions. I am finding that Kodak support is non-existant.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Disappointment (Esther Horst — 01/26/2007)

Had high hopes for the camera, but find I am very disappointed. Am considering returning it to the store where I bought it. I can't seem to get the review button to work and think I may have lost the pictures I had on it. There were 33 pics and of that number one never would print. Can't seem to get an explanation from the print shop or the on site help.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Very Disappointed (Louis Polise — 01/16/2007)

I bought the camera as a gift for my wife. After a few days the flash stopped working. I exchanged the camera and wouldn't you know, the same thing happened. Even before the flash stopped working, the camera took very dark pictures indoors. The flash range is limited with no hot shoe and photos at the end of the optical zoom range are blurry. Kodak lost a customer for life on this one.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Don't Recommend this Camera (Jan McLane — 01/16/2007)

I bought this camera and the first time I used it, it shut down after about 50 pictures. It would come on for a few seconds, then go black. I tried 3 sets of brand new batteries, and that didn't help. Then it got stuck on with the lens open and wouldn't shut. I would not recommend this, or any Kodak camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Kodak C875 (Chris — 01/15/2007)

Fantastic camera for amatuers like myself who take pics at parties and other social gatherings.I even think it would do well for more professional shoots and it fits in my pocket.
So many little helpful extras to just to make sure the snap is right

  • 2.0 out of 5
8 MP does NOT mean good photo quality (C875 Return — 01/14/2007)

My wife and I are long-time analog SLR users looking for an affordable digital camera that can provide quality photos. The Kodak EasyShare 875, while easy to use, lacks in overall photo quality (particularly indoor shots), and is beyond temperamental when it comes to providing stable zoom shots in average (and I don't mean low) lighting. The camera does a poor job of compensating for a strong flash on close ups, and the red eye feature has proven incapable of eliminating red-eye at all as far as we can tell. This is a camera that I WANTED to love due to its size, easy-to-use functions and price point. Unfortunately, it is in the box, ready to be returned.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fantastic Camera (Joe Deegan — 01/10/2007)

The combination of 8 megapixels, 5x optical zoom and high quality lens make for fabulous pictures.
The camera has many features such as automatic picture orientation, in camera enhancement, cropping with a warning indicator when too much cropping would make for a poor print. Kodak's SmartScene system works great resulting in beautiful pictures with ease of operation.
This is the best buy in a camera I have found. It has a good feel to it and small size makes it easy to have with me when a picture opportunity comes up.
My battery life has been very good with re-chargeable batteries.I've had the same ones in for the last 3 days and have taken over a hundred pictures and have done a lot of in camera editing.
I am very,very happy with the C875.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Owned two Kodak EasyShare C875 in four days - quit working! (Shannon Clark — 01/07/2007)

I got a Kodak EasyShare C875 for Christmas 2006. I was so excited until the next day it stopped working. It would just turn itself off and not come back on, even with new batteries. Went back to the store and exchanged it for a new one. Had that one for one day and the same thing happened. What a waste of time and money with this camera. Also, the indoor picture quality was not that good. The pictures would come out very dark. Each time I would have to do the auto correct option to improve the quality of the picture. That sure doesn't seem right to me. I will never buy another Kodak camera. I returned it and bought the Sony CyberShot W70 and so far so good.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Needed smaller camera (Bill Bernstein — 01/06/2007)

I recently purchased a Canon 30D. It's great, but a little heavy & clumsy for many occasions. I tried a Kodak P880 and loved it & returned it when the price dropped $100. Was about to re-purchase it when I ran across the C875. Yes, it sucks batteries, but I purchased some re-chargable Li-Ion which hold 1.5v instead of 1.2v. Problem solved. Pictures are sharp and exposure is right-on. Simple camera, but has all the manual controls. The scene modes are easy to use. I enjoy the 'Stitch' mode where I can combine 2-3 shots into 1 long panorama (works inside too if there is enough light).

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent value, Nice pictures, EASY to use (Mike Lipenkranz — 01/04/2007)

Nicely constructed. Good solid cover over SD card slot and USB port (unlike my Canon A620's flimsy cover). Unrivaled ease of use. All functions are explained as you select them. Additional "info" button further explains functions in detail. Has a high rez 7.1 megapixel 3:2 ratio option!!! (In other words: photos will not be cropped if developed as 4x6. Most digital cameras have a 4:3 ratio and the top and bottom of 4x6 pictures will get cropped at the developer). Date stamp can be added to ALL resolution options, unlike my Canon which only allows date-imprint on the "postcard" mode.

The flash can be a bit strong. Faces on portrait shots 5 ft. or less can sometimes be quite over-exposed. Compensate by maintaining some distance and using the zoom. The AA batteries that ship with the camera last for about 30 pictures, then cause the camera to behave eradically. (I now use 2300mAh Lenmar Ni-MH batteries. Performance obviously is much better). The camera will try to shut down when the batteries start to get low so the lense doesn't get stuck open. This is not necessarily a bad thing. So don't let the batteries that ship with the camera determine your final analysis of the camera's performance.

Other Thoughts:
This is the first Kodak point-n-shoot that actually looks good in my opinion. Nicely constructed, without the cheap look of some other Kodaks. Pictures so far are great with the occasional over-exposed portrait shot. The results of some of the pictures I've taken with this Kodak exceed those of my Canon a620 from a point and shoot standpoint. Operation is so simple that you will unlikely need to refer to the owners manual. The 3:2 format option is awesome... No surprises when developing 4x6 photos.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Right out of the box . . . . (Brad Bradsher — 01/02/2007)

this camera was a wonder to use. Opened it Christmas morning; read the manual; went to family Christmas about 25 miles up the road. Best pictures I have ever taken. Everyone was amazed by this terific camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best for the money (Tom — 12/31/2006)

So far the pictures are great, but may take a little getting used to. I read battery life may be a problem for some. Highly recommend this camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Shuts off automatically but fixable and We Love the Camera (Jill Boness — 12/30/2006)

I love the camera, the battery life is short but extra batteries fix it or buy rechargeable batteries. I fist used it and after a few pictures the camera would shut off automatically.
Fixed the problem by going to Kodak's offical site and downloading the FIRMWARE for this product C875. I have not had a problem with it since.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Poor battery life, but great controls, features, ETC. (Helen — 12/29/2006)

This camera is pretty good overall, but the battery life is very poor. A good set of AA rechargeable batteries die within a day of use. It's the only problem I've had, other than it can kind of mess up with the focus.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Camera For The Money! (Ron — 12/27/2006)

I recently purchased this camera at Staples for $199.99 with a $50 Rebate. This is the best deal going for a nice, high quality point and shoot digital camera that's loaded with features. I read some reviews about the camera shutting off after a few shots or the battery life being very short but purchased it anyway. I have experienced none of these problems... yet. The camera is power hungry and will only thrive on Ni-MH, Oxy-Alkaline, or Lithium batteries. The average Duracell AA Alkaline simply won't cut it. I bought the Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack kit and the camera operates flawlessly. I've been taking photos and movies for two days now with no sign of rapid battery power drainage. I also own a Casio EX-Z750 which I just returned for repair because of "Lens Error" messages. I'm keeping this Kodak camera and I highly recommend it!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Quit working (Vince Zocco — 12/25/2006)

I was taking pictures and it quit working. An error message appears but I have not been able to locate what it means. The lens is frozen partly in open position.

  • 4.0 out of 5
GREAT pix..... EATS batteries (Steven — 12/24/2006)

Very easy to use, takes great pix, this thing is going to empty my pocket feeding it batteries!!! I am going to buy the rechargable kit and see how that goes. I got it at Radio Shack for 200 including a 2 gig card. ***NOTE*** If you are going to update the firmware...PAY ATTENTION to Kodaks suggestion of installing NEW batteries.... they mean it.... if your batteries die before the update is complete.. your camera WILL NOT BOOT... and then it's all over but the cryin', and a trip back to Kodak to give your camera a brain transplant. Other than my whining about the camera being a power hog..... I like it and have steered others this way for 200 bucks.... happy shooting...:) - SG

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great deal for $150 at Staples Office Supply Store (Tim — 12/20/2006)

Picture quality for indoor and day shots is fantastic. I haven't tried any night shots, really for $150 it seems to be the best deal out there to me. (It was $199 with a $50 rebate)

  • 2.0 out of 5
Good photos, bad battery life (Kroven — 12/17/2006)

I got this camera as an early Christmas gift, and the first pictures I took with it were great. But tinkering around with the C875 for a few hours, the batteries packed with the camera died. I put some of my trusted brand batteries in it, thinking that it was just packaged with cheap batteries.

Well, the next set I had put in it lasted about 1/4 of a day (on and off shooting). I really liked the C875 for the quality of pictures and the price, but you will have to carry an extra bag around for your batteries (and I mean alot of them) if you want to take more than afew photos. The battery problem alone could up the investment enough to maybe take a step up and get a slightly better quality camera with less power thirst.

Also, decent night time photo's are almost impossible for the casual user. Image blur will show up even with the most steady of hands when shooting fireworks or things such as Christmas lights.

The microphone for video/audio clips is located right under the lens, so if you are trying to get clean audio with this camera while shooting small clips, expect the noise of the motor to drown out some audio.

Overall, it's a decent camera for day time photos, and indoor settings. Just be cautious of the battery life and night time photography, as these are the very weak points of this camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Very Few Problems (John Gorman — 12/13/2006)

The Batterys do ware down fast, I had to buy extra Baterys and Rechargers to make up for it. Considering the Quality and price of the Camera, it was not that hard to over come the Battery drain this camera has. I was shocked at the quality of the Picture. I took a picture of the VA Hospital in Batavia NY and from 200 yards you could see individual bricks in the building. The Photo on the VA site was not even close to the quality I have taken, maybe I should send them my pics.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Short Batterty Life & Aggrivation (Kristine — 10/31/2006)

This is my first digital camera so I had little notion of what I was in for. It is a bit bulky but user friendly. Filming video and photos was a big sell for me. The batteries died almost immediately which was unsettling. Using the video feature I assumed was power consuming - and wished the packaging included an a/c adapter.

  • 2.0 out of 5
This camera has problems (PGreene — 10/22/2006)

This was my second Kodak digital camera. I should have learned from the first one. My first one had an error code that was going to cost be more to send back to Kodak to have repaired then it was worth so I upgraded to the C875. Mistake. I found having to take pics using the screen only was great as long as your subject was stationary any movement good luck finding them. The battery drained quickly, the shutter lens would not contract or retract. The camera would not turn on and you could continue reviewing or change settings in the off mode. This camera has a glitch so I sent it back to Kodak for a refund. Would I buy another. No. Two digital camera in less than 2 years was enough. With the cost I don't have disposible money.

  • 3.0 out of 5
A bit on the large size but very versatile. This camera is user - frienly and takes (Jane Barrington — 10/12/2006)

unbeliaable professional looking shots. The only two xomplaints I have arew the lack of a viewfinder and the poor quality/ slow shutter rewcovery in dark light. In summary, this is a great little camera. The Schneider-Kreuznach 5X optical zoom is a platinum quality feature.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very Nice! (Barbara Riehl — 09/08/2006)

This camera takes clear,crisp photo! You can' get any more bang for the buck!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome little camera! (David Dykstra — 09/07/2006)

This has to be one of the neatest, most innovative cameras I've ever seen! The Smart Scenes make getting a great shot almost effortless and the 8 Mp pics are the best I've ever seen! This will be my new pocket camera!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
much better than the 643 (josh — 09/07/2006)

i had originally both the c643 at bestbuy for $200, but after just a few pictures i noticed something, the pictures were grainy and the video's indoors were so dark u couldn't make out anything but shadows. i took identical pic with my old 5.0 dx4530 kodak and compared to pics with the c643 no contest, my old camera won hands down. also the usb cover was loose and felt like it was going to pop off at any moment. i went back to the store and asked what type of lens each camera had and the 643 had the same lens as the 50 dollar Kodak's. so i asked which small camera; had the same lens as the z650 and they said the new c875 so i took some pic in the store and had them bring it up on the computer. this c875 took perfect pictures and the video was bright and crisp. well worth the extra $100 over the c643. i have taken about 600 pics and videos with it now. i love it and would highly recommend it. i hope this review is helpful.