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Kodak EasyShare CX7300
Kodak EasyShare CX7300

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Kodak EasyShare CX7300

Editor's Review

The affordable Kodak EasyShare CX7300 is designed for novice photographers in search of a no-frills point & shoot camera. While the CX7300 has a limited feature set (with no optical zoom, it is best suited for snapshots of people and other close-up subjects), it offers two very important qualities: simplicity and an attractive price. Kodak's EasyShare line of cameras are among the easiest to use of all digital cameras, and the CX7300's price tag puts it in range of almost any buyer.

Specifications

  • 3.2 megapixels (effective)
  • No optical zoom/3x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure only
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 100-200
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode (no sound). Optional EasyShare docking station not included
  • Release Date: Mar 08, 2004

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Kodak EasyShare CX7300 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare CX7300 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Worst camera that u can ever buy. (gunaranjan — 02/03/2009)

The camera consumes more battery. A fully charged battery may allow you to take 10 to 20 snaps. Then the zooming is very bad. Then Video u can take continuously just 30 sec only. Firmware problem is also there.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not For Serious Photographers (Danielle — 04/12/2008)

As many others have said, this camera is definitely not for someone who needs good quality photos. The first year or so the quality comes out fine, but after that it becomes fuzzy and the colors don't come out half as well. I bought mine 3 years ago for around $100 since I desperately needed a camera for a trip. It worked fine for that and I didn't use it again for about a year. Then I went on another trip with this camera and was sorely disappointed with the quality about halfway through. The quality was terrible unless it was a perfectly clear and sunny day. It has gotten steadily worse, and I can't stand being disappointed with my pictures anymore. Everything comes out exceedingly grainy and ill-lit, no matter how bright the room is.

I would only recommend this for people who need a cheap digital camera for pictures they don't really care about. Since it was so inexpensive it wasn't a total waste, but it was disheartening.

  • 5.0 out of 5
My First and Only Digital Camera (Derek Lawler — 01/30/2008)

After using an SLR Minolta 35mm camera for years I decided to get a digital. I wanted a camera to learn on that was inexpensive. I found that it takes good pictures and I avoided getting a card for it by uploading to my PC and then deleting the pics from the camera. The first year I was ready to throw it away as it stopped working. Ordinary AA batteries wouldn't turn it on. I then went out and bought lithium batteries and the camera came back to life. They last a long time but my camera turns itself on in the case for some reason and depletes the batteries---a knob problem. I think the picture quality is as good as more expensive cameras so I am not going to bother buying another, more expensive one as this does the job. It is not as easy to use as has been said. If you want to use all the features there is a learning curve involved.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Flash or not to Flash (D O'Brien — 11/30/2007)

WE have had the Kodak Easy Share for approx. 1.5yrs.
I picked it up to take a picture one day and the flash won't operate.
When I reference the Kodak web site, it suggests a $75.00 repair cost, plus shipping. I paid $130.00 new.
Kodak should except responsibility for the repair cost.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Very limited function, subpar camera (Sara — 11/10/2007)

I received this camera as a present. I had asked for a digital camera, a specific one actually, and received this one instead. Well, the more pics I take with it, the more I am disappointed, especially when I see such great pictures on the web taken with other digital cameras. I'm constantly thinking, 'WHY CAN'T MY CAMERA MAKE A PICTURE LIKE THAT?' Pictures come out blurry and under-lit, or absolutely flooded with flash. There are only two flash settings, really: full-on, or off. This is about the least flexible camera I can imagine. When I try to capture a cute moment with my 2 year old and then take a look at what this camera does with it, so many times I'm heartbroken with the crappy, dark image that results - nothing like what the picture should be. Like other reviewers have said, it cannot handle indoor pictures, or any type of challenging light situation.

I tried long and hard to make use of this since it was a gift to me, and since I didn't want to have to pay for another one, but now I finally give up and admit that this camera fails to do the job. I just need to pick out a new one, most definitely some other brand.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Kodak 7300CX (anom — 07/31/2007)

The camera was great for about 12 months. I liked that this model simply used two AA batteries. Now for no reason the camera takes blurry images. The images are blurry in the viewscreen but when looking at older pics they are still clear. Called Kodak support and well guess the warranty is only a year and the cost of fixing the camera is $4.00 less than I paid for it new. I really liked its simplicity, but didn't care for the software at all.

  • 3.0 out of 5
A simple camera (John — 01/05/2007)

It is easy to use, with only one manual setting. It is a very durable camera. I don't know how many times I have dropped it. To see pictures taken by it go to www.jackphoto.multiply.com

  • 3.0 out of 5
it was .......ok for a while (jeremy — 12/22/2006)

it was great for about 7 months then it jus started to produce black photos i DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA

  • 4.0 out of 5
for beginners (cynthia — 12/21/2006)

a good camera for beginners with digital cameras and also good for 12 yr olds to use. I bought a newer model and gave this one to my cousin who is 13 and she loves it.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Just great for outdoor and day time... (Feby Richie — 11/27/2006)

I've been using this Kodak CX7300 for 24 months (since Dec 2004)and this is the first my digital camera. The first time I thought this is the great camera because I've no experience before with digital camera. Easy to use and I never have a problem with the battery because I'm using the rechargeable. It was great if I took picture for ourdoor or at the day time, but if i took at night is really disappointed. the result is dark and grainy. I tried to use Menu "Exposure Compensation" when I took pictures to make more light even just give me a little help. I already make about 4000 pictures with this camera and still works good. For me, this pocket digital camera is not too good but not too bad...!!!
Now, I just bought the Kodak Z650 with the good deal, for 10 optical zoom and 6.1 MP. I want to continue my photography hobby, to take object more and more.

  • 3.0 out of 5
It's ok for a beginner (Gary — 11/03/2006)

This camera is ok, not great but ok. It's good for throwing in the car and taking pictures to e-mail friends and family. I wouldn't use it for taking photos used on websites or printing but for quick photos it's good. Remember that you get what you pay for and it's a cheap camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Drains battery (Nacera — 10/29/2006)

I enjoyed this camera for the 1st few months of my purchase but very soon after I noticed the batteries would die very rapidly. Whether they were cheap or expensive batteries they would die almost instantly. What good is a camera if u can't take pictures!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Poor Camera (Bill — 10/11/2006)

This camera is a cheap piece of junk, glad it's discontinued. I wished I had never bought it. The picture quality is so-so and it's hard on batteries. I would not recommend it to anyone, even to buy it used unless it's $25 or less.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I hate this camera! It's an absolute lemon (kathy — 09/19/2006)

This camera is a monumental piece of junk. The pictures always come out blurry, and batteries don't last 5 minutes before they go dead. LEMON

  • 4.0 out of 5
THIS CAMERA REALLY FLY (Giancarlo — 08/31/2006)

I received the camera (used) as a gift. I found it quite simple to use. Just spin the dial, point and press the button. The quality of the photos is very impressive, and the transfering of the pictures to the computer is a dream, unvelivable easy and fast. The only con is when taking night shots. You have to be patient and wait ����til the camera finishes, otherwise you����ll get blurry photos. It was too simple for me and switched to an Olympus C-4000, if you want to complicate your life, do as I did. Now I have to go every afternoon to a crash course on these cameras. If you want it simple and good, get a CX-7300.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Good for beginners (Shannon Barwell — 08/12/2006)

This is the first digital camera my family got. I think it's a good beginner camera but if you want to do anything really fancy you need a more expensive one. Like if you want to do close up photos, you have to get up close to it, because the zoom isn't that great but you have to be careful because the flash might drown it out. I don't like he time lag when you take a picture, because then you can't take action shots. The softwhere is easy to use, and I have the dock, so that might add to it. Even though it is an okay camera, I am very much looking forward to getting a better one.

  • 1.0 out of 5
this is terrible (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This was the first camera that I ever had and it was just plain bad. The picture quality is terrible and to turn it on is just a hassle. Also, for my taste in cameras, this one is just to big to be a digital camera.

  • 3.0 out of 5
its fine but it broke... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

ive had my camera for about a year. ive never had a digital camera before and this one is fine. but after having it for about 8 months it was hard to turn on. then sometimes i couldnt turn it on at all. now, it is impossible. i mean i guess i get what i paid for. but, ive read the reveiws and nobody seems to have the same problem as me so ide say go ahead and get it. but dont spend more than 100 dollars on it. i got mine for about 98 at walmart. but i might warn you that it is quite big and bulkey and takes up a ton of room. ide get a smaller one if i were you.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Pleased with camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought my camera "used" by its previous owner of 1 year. Has preformed great! I've probably taken several thousand photos already. I had to learn that this camera has a "delay" while taking the photo and just to hold it still for a few seconds until the photo shows in the screen. This way I come out with clear pics every time, inside or outside. I love the zoom feature too. True, it does eat regular batteries, but I bought a charger and 4 ni-mh batteries and 2 of those hold up for at least 200+ photos. I bought a case and also 2 media cards and its been worth every penny I spent getting it set up so far. I was even able to download the software needed online. I will agree the software isnt the easiest to learn, but it is learnable even for someone who isnt highly technically minded.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Not terrible, but certainly not good. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I got this as a Christmas/Birthday present. It worked great at first. About a week or two later, it started to not take regular, non-rechargeable batteries. I bought rechargeable batteries and everything worked fine again. Then the battery case broke. I can only use the camera holding the case closed or with duct tape holding it. Even then, the pictures come out kind of blurry. When you upload the pictures, THEY'RE HUGE.

The software that comes with it sucks, too. It's very difficult to figure out, there aren't many editing features, and it's not easy to work.

Pros:
Cheap
Easy to use

Cons:
Picture quality/size
Battery case
Battery type
Software

  • 4.0 out of 5
don't listen to them! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

i happen to think the camera is very good. sure u have to keep it still to take the pics so it wont be blurry, but what camera doesn't? my dad brought this camera for himself, but i've been bow-hogging it! the only thing i dont like is the videos dont have sound..

  • 1.0 out of 5
Peace of crap (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Dont believe any of the good reviews here, proberbly people from kodak. What a piece of crap. Batterys drain within 30 seconds of being in there. Best enjoyment I will get from it is smashing the piece of shit on the ground.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Terrible Indoor!!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Taking pictures outside on a SUNNY day is great. But when it gets cloudy, pictures turns out rather dark. And when you take pictures inside, it's HORRIBLE! It is SO dark even though all the lights are on! I tried using the Night switch where it uses flash. And it turns out ALL BLURRY! Apparently it only works out if the person you are taking pictures are STILL like STATUE for at least 5 SECONDS and your hand is not allowed to move even a little tiny bit!!! Now that's near impossible as I take pictures of children! The video mode when indoor is almost impossible to look at, it is SO DARK!! Looking for a camera now that takes great pictures outdoor AND indoor.. and it's definitely NOT KODAK!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Embarrassing Gift to my Wife (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

INSIDE picture quality sucks, horrible. I bought it for my wife for her birthday, how embarrassing because all indoor pictures are either too dark or light, never right no matter what you do,PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP! (good outside pictures though but who cares)

  • 5.0 out of 5
takes great pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

my boyfriend got the dock&camera together, and i just love it.and the dock,i stay home to make my pictures.thank you thank you debbie

  • 3.0 out of 5
the focus (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The camera is great but now I have a problem of trying to get it focused for clear pictures. No one locally seems to knew anything any suggestions?

  • 4.0 out of 5
Wonderful Pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

For my first digital camera, this has been the best. I am not a first class photographer, but having this camera sure has allowed me a stepping stone into the realm of picture taking. I love it and still use it.

  • 3.0 out of 5
I just wanted something to point and click (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera about a year ago, with the dock and paper, etc. hoping to replace my older digital camera. After trying to photograph the fall leaves changing and getting a moving picture instead, I reinstalled my old digital camera software.
I'm thinking of putting everything in a box and mailing it to one of my brother's kids.
Why can't marketers just let me buy a digital camera that works like an old-fashoined camera? I don't need the extra bells and whistles, I mean, I'm duly impressed they can add all that stuff to a tiny little camera, but I don't need it, and I don't want to have to press 3 buttons at the same time and work my way through a 5-tiered menu just to take a picture of a tree.
It's the same way with cellphones. Can't I have one that just talks and folds up in my pocket?
Thanks for letting me vent.

  • 5.0 out of 5
such clear pics! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

i found out about this camera from the internet and by shoppers drug mart here in canada.
wanted it for so long, finally i bought it and it works great. just one little problem with battery consumption though no matter how much i charge them, the camera seems to indicate low battery most of the time even on fresh non rechargeable batteries. other than that for $119 cdn, it's a great camera. all i need now is a good printer!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible, Cheap Camera! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I received this camera as a gift and it is the worst camera I have EVER used! I've only used it twice since I've owned it b/c it takes such bad pictures. Disposable cameras take much beter pics than this camera does. All of my pictures come out blurry and the battery last for about 5 minutes. Guess you get what you pay for. I am in the process of looking for a new digital camera, but NOT Kodak.

  • 5.0 out of 5
cheap, great camera!!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

this is a great camera!! everybody who gives this a bad report is dumb!!! it takes very good pictures and is super cheap. i got it for my b-day from my uncle and since then i took like 3000 pictures and it's great!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
very very unpleased (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

this camera has awful digital images on the screen. it has been extremely difficult to find a place for repairs. the assistance i received from kodak's telephone assistance was extremely confusing and unsatisfying.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Terrible and cheap camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Do not buy this camera. I rarely use this camera and all of a sudden, the camera lens does not open, so all I can take is black pictures. Cheap - what do you expect for American made though.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Not worth a penny (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I took this camera on my daughters first trip to seaworld and the thing would quit working all the time missing some great shots! plus some how it wiped out all the pictures i had taken and now we have no pictures of my daughters first vacation to texas! Don't waste your time it let me down majorly I thought Kodak thats a good brand well forget that thought!

  • 4.0 out of 5
you just need to know how... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

cheap doesn't necessarily mean crap. i usually use the cx7300 with outdoor shots (sunny or otherwise) and my shots come out fine. indoors, i try using the exposure option and try to find the right mix of light and shadows. one just needs to spend a little time with the cam to appreciate what it can do. :)

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good camera for amateurs (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

If you are a pro you won't like the camera. But for everyday people it's a great camera. it's my third camera. I have a professionnal digital camera and this one for everyday use to just carry around. Pictures are nice and clear. it's very user friendly. Software easy to use to downlaod pictures and fixe them. If you wan't to saveon batteries: use rechargables and do not use the lcd screen in the back to take pictures. Just use the viewer. 129$ CND at future shop

  • 4.0 out of 5
One of the best digitals I've owned (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Never had problems with the battery life, only had to buy one set since I bought the camera, and it gets used at least three times a week. Picture quality is good, and I've convinced my mother and a good friend to buy the same camera (with a free 128mb SD card) from Circuit City and they're both happy with the camera also.

Only complaint? If you don't spring for a memory card, at the best setting you're kinda limited as to the number of pictures you can take.

  • 4.0 out of 5
good, inexpensive camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It is my first digital camera and I bought it for myself for Christmas. The pictures are really good and I have heard comments from others about how good the pictures are. I'm more interested in photography now and I don't have to take camera out of bag, load, aim, and shoot but now pull my camera out of the bag, aim, and shot. I'm not missing picture anymore.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Awful..Kills batteries (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Got this camera and everytime i use it the batterys die. Paid 150 Cdn for it

  • 5.0 out of 5
Satisfaction Guaranteed (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is one of the best that you will ever buy. The pictures, are clear, it's VERY inexpensive and it makes taking pictures fun and super. Buy this camera! It's worth your money!

  • 2.0 out of 5
battery case flaw (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera takes nice pics but is not a dependable camera s you will have trouble with the battery case after time. The latch isn't strong enough for the weight of the batteries. We used it for about a year then started having trouble. Now it is basically unusable.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fantastic for someone new to digital cameras. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have had absolutely no problems with this camera. Buy Lithium batteries, and they'll last a long time. Friends are surprised at the quality if the pictures, and the CX7300 is very 'user friendly.' I use mine constantly, and have given some as gifts..everyone loves it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great little camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm surprised that some people don't like this camera. The batteries in mine have lasted an incredible amount of time. I also think (as someone who has owned and used an automatic camera and a manual film camera) that it isn't the cameras fault that the pictures don't turn out, it's the picture takers. It's just like anything out there, doesn't matter how cheap it is as long as you know how to use it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
good clean pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The pictures are of good quality ,camera is cheaper than other cameras,overall good value for money ,has video capturing as well(no sound)

  • 4.0 out of 5
$80 Great Buy! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera for $80 to my doorstep for my 9 year old for his first camera. I have been amazed at the quality of pictures it takes outdoors. It is still using the original batteries that came with it after about 200 outdoor pictures and these are some kind of cheap ie batteries it came with. I don't understand some of the other reviews talking about the lack of usable battery life and poor quality pictures. My 9 yo has no problem.

  • 1.0 out of 5
don't buy this camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I got this camera for my birthday last year and it is horrible. It is cheap and even though its cheap its not worth your money. The pictures are all very blurry and there are only 2 functions. Camera gets switched to the on position VERY easily and I always pick it up and it's dead. I'm looking into a new camera for this year and it won't be a Kodak

  • 5.0 out of 5
Good for the money (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I was looking for an inexpensive digital camera to start off with, and this one was the perfect fit. It takes very nice pictures and is easy to use. I also haven't had a problem with batteries at all yet. I've used it for a week and still have the original batteries that came in the camera. I did purchase the Kodak starter kit with 4 AA rechargeable batteries and haven't needed them yet. I will say that the resolution on preview screen in back of the camera is really low and I was worried at first. However, when I downloaded the pictures and viewed them on screen and printed them out, the resolution was wonderful. All in all a great little camera for a great price.

  • 3.0 out of 5
quick and cheap, no frills (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Since I am still new to digital photography, I chose this camera. It has decent resolution and takes up to 30 second movies (no sound). Now the bad: it has no macro options and the night-time options have no capacity for high-speed shots. Still, it's quickly becoming a bargain and if you just want a point and shoot with nice results, this is your camera

  • 5.0 out of 5
This is an excellent camera for its price! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is a wonderful camera for beginner digital camera owners. It is light weight and low cost. The quality of photo is great except for in low lighted areas (i.e. theater photo calls.) For these situations, the flash can be a bit much, but no flash isn't quite enough. The camera is durable and easy to use. A wonderful addition to your collection.

  • 3.0 out of 5
you get what you pay for (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Not a bad camera for the price. The battery life is ridiculously short. It only takes a few pictures before the battery dies. Constantly recharging and replacing batteries. Not a good camera to take on a trip or event. Save yourself a lot of aggravation and upgrade to a camera with a more reasonable battery life.

  • 2.0 out of 5
disappointing (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Bought it for daughter's birthday. After trying three different memory cards in the hope of eliminating the message that said "memory card needs formatting," I finally came out of "denial" to acknowledge the camera -- not the card -- has a problem. I just sent it back for repair. I hope they can fix it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
perfect for emailing and for beginners (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

everyone can use it right from the start. Only down side is because it's so easy to use if it doesn't transfer to computer right away there are really no directions to help you trouble shoot why.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Awful... Awful... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Pictures rarely come out right. It finishes your battery really fast.

  • 4.0 out of 5
good photos and easy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

this was my first digital..i needed something inexpensive and easy to operate in order to take photos for my website and gallery web pictures..this camera was perfect...the galleries have all given me a good report on the quality of the photos ..

  • 1.0 out of 5
It's pretty awful!!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Hi,
I just paid $128.00 USD for this camera:
( price + shipping) plus I live in CANADA and I needed to pay an extra $28.00 CAD in custom fees.....
The camera is just horrible, no focus, really blurry, and fuzzy....NO help with brighter lighting either....it's just so hard to use....the pictures come out looking like I had a child's camera...that does not work!!!!
I hope that Kodak takes it off the market...
The viewfinder is way too small, and you can't see anything clear in there..... it feels like you're staring at someone's glasses...
The pictures are so hard to get right!! It's just so frustrating to use!!!! Everything is so blurry...I just went back to my conventional camera, and I was happy again!!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good for beginners (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Picture quality is excellent if you do not use digital zoom. Great for everyday use. Not good for taking pictures of distant objects. Poor video quality - but that's to be expected for a still picture camera.
  • 4.0 out of 5
Get one, you won't be sorry (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Ok, first off i didn't even read the book. I loaded the batteries and went. And to my surprise it was SO EASY to use. Anybody with a small basic degree of common sense can figure it out, and the digital menu was very self explanatory. Just point and shoot, I liked the "night photopicture feature and the digital zoom feature that is available in the menu when the picture is taken, in it you can pan left, right, up, or down. Great digital camera, easy, reasonably priced. Down side is that the battery life goes quick when using live view, and it IS recommended that u get a "card"...the 16 bit built in isn't enough for those that like the 24-36 exposures. Overall a good investment, and reasonably priced...even with the easy share dock. Get one, you won't be sorry.
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