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Kodak EasyShare DX4330
Kodak EasyShare DX4330

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Kodak EasyShare DX4330

Editor's Review

The ultra-simple Kodak EasyShare DX4330 makes taking and sharing digital photographs incredibly simple. The DX4330 is compatible with Kodak's optional EasyShare docking system, and comes with the company's user-friendly image management software -- making it an ideal choice for beginner and casual photographers.

Specifications

  • 3.1 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.3x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 120-200
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • UPC: 00041771580506
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2003

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Kodak EasyShare DX4330 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare DX4330 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 3.0 out of 5
My Kodak dx4330 will not turn on anymore. Why? (Glenda — 08/31/2009)

My camera just stopped working one day so I bought new batteries for it, and it still won't turn on. I am really frustrated because I paid good money for the camera and it is in excellent shape (not abused). It seems that this camera should have a recall on it from all the problems I have read about from other buyers.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great for Short Term Use (Tracy Moreno — 01/01/2007)

We had this camera 13 months until it stopped working. While it worked it was awesome and the pictures ALWAYS turned out great. Then the 13th month it just started turning itself off and not working. This also happened to 3 other friends of ours that went and bought the camera shortly after we did thinking the pictures were great. Keep in mind the cameras were never dropped or treated badly. I have 2 kids and I am always taking pictures of them and my husband is a freak about how to treat things. We called Kodak and they wanted to charge $180 to fix it, said the warranty runs out at 12 months. So we took that $180 and put it towards a better camera...not kodak.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Possible reason and solution for power on failure of Kodak Easyshare DX 4330 (hungerdunger — 10/03/2006)

After 3 years of good and easy-to-handle experience with my DX4330 it refuses to switch on. But I guess that I found a solution for this problem:
Inside the camera there is a small coin battery ("Kanebo PAS614L"). I found out, that this small battery is a rechargable manganese-lithium battery, also available from Panasonic ("ML614/F9F"), SANYO ("ML614-TZ4") or Dantona ("RLITH-614-2VL"). Like in BIOS-batteries of PCs ageing of such lithium cells leads to failure and (again like in PCs) the device will no more power up. It is obviously neccessary for startup of the entire machine. First sign of the failure as observed in my dx 4330 was that the camera asked for time and date after switching on (just like a PC with an old and empty BIOS-battery does). After setting time and date the camera restarted and asked again for the same, until (after several repeats of the procedure) it no more asked for date and time and also gave no more other signs of life.
After opening the camera I detected the Kanebo-battery and found a source to buy a new one. Now I am still waiting for delivery. As soon as I get it, I will report here, if exchange of a 4-Euro-battery could help...

  • 2.0 out of 5
Same as everyone else!!!WHy won't KODAK own up to problem and take care of their customers????? (camera owner — 09/22/2006)

Camera was great for about 3 years, then it just stopped working one day. It will turn on(sometimes)but as soon as you push the picture taking button, it just goes black and that's it!!! I have used every sort of battery to try to get it to work and no luck!!!KOdak told me it would be $99 to fix or they would provide a refurb for the same cost! How come they tell everyone different prices for the same malfunction...Seems pretty shady to me!!Anyways. thinking about breaking the camera until it is unfixable, sending it in to be "fixed", then taking the refurb for $99!!! I figure, they owe me that much!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love this camera... Will not "upgrade" till the bitter end (shoe — 08/30/2006)

I love this camera. We've had it 3 or 4 years, and we're actually afraid to upgrade to a higher megapixel camera because we honestly don't believe the picture quality would be as good. Colors are sharp, pictures are clear, and it is very forgiving of everything except shaky hands.

That being said, the movie mode is kind of dumb, except for action shots (we've used it once, on a whale watch, as it was the only way we could get the whale's tail). Also, now that the camera has four years or so of heavy use behind it, it seems to be a little bit slower in "recovery" time after snapping a picture. However, what piece of technology is still cutting edge (or works?) after four years nowadays?

Battery life is kind of short, and it will give you the "needs new batteries" indicator light after four or five pics, but you can get a lot more than that out of the camera before the batteries are totally dead.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great pictures, bad software (David — 08/09/2006)

The docking station is supposed to recharge the battery but the battery lasted one year. I now only use throw -away batteries. At least I know how long it will last. The software is so confusing that I gave up and now use a simple program that comes with Word and use windows to send out pictures.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Here's the scoop Kodak did a dumb thing (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Like everyone else I have seen these cameras quit. Mine quit with a "High Camera Temperature" error. It had been in the car but wasn't hot at the moment. And so I'm thinking based on the other reports, what goes bad after 3 years. I'm looking all over the outside of the camera for a "Settings" back up battery. So after exhausting every possibility I crack the case. And guess what I found soldered on the top board near the function switch? A very weak battery, unable to clear my error. I desoldered the battery (being somewhat technical) and the camera came to life after I reassembled it. Now I have to set the date on the camera when I remove the rechargable battery pack but it still does everything else. So now we know how much Kodak charges to change a button battery. And why would they design a product designed to quit in 3 years or so? This really smells.

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

This camera is 1.5 years old. The problem - scrren is white with many dark vertical lines running thru it. Kodak says $95 to fix- no local dealers, must send in to repair. All the reviews I read mentioned camera just shut off/black screen. My problem seems different but same result - camera is not working and no local repair services or people to talk to.

  • 2.0 out of 5
bad customer service, teaks good pictires for everyday use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I was very happy with the camera till last sunday. I like the straight forward userfriendly design.
I had a problem with the battery door that broke, as mentioned by many other DX6340 users. I was able to fix it with some super glue.
Last sunday while taking pictures the camera turned off and that was it. I replaced the batteries but that did not help.
After checking on the internet I find that this is a common problem on this model. I contacted Kodak, first by internet and than by phone. They want $105.00 for just locking at the camera and offer to repace it with a refurbished Z750 for over 200 dollar.
I belive, since there so many users of this camera with the same problems (battery door, dead camera) that Kodak should recall this model or repair it for free.

  • 2.0 out of 5
What a waste (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This was my first digital camera. I've had it now for about 3 years. It first began to not respond about 6 months after I purchased it. Since then, it has become less and less reliable as far as powering up. Now it's to the point it will turn on when it feels like it, but it usually just shuts itself down within a few seconds. This is disappointing to say the least. I spent $300 on this camera and took maybe 500 pictures with it. Now it's useless.

  • 2.0 out of 5
If You're Thinking About Buying One... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Battery life sucks! I started to use rechargable NiMH 1.2V 2000 mAh batteries, and camera stays powered for much longer. Camera seems to have problems interpreting colors correctly as its life goes on. Takes the best pictures on "landscape" or "close-up" mode. Video mode sucks. My camera has not died on me yet, but has "shut off" due to low batttery power. The new batteries helped that problem a lot. I've dropped this camera several times, and frankly, I'm shocked it hasn't died yet, especially reading these other reviews. However, I think that I could've gotten a better camera for $300.00.

  • 2.0 out of 5
great when it worked right (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I was thrilled to read the other reviews because I couldn't figure out why this camera kept going dead. Everyone kept telling me it was the batteries I used, the pixels were set to high, yada yada yada. No matter what I tried it would go dead for no apparent reason. It takes beautiful pictures but is completely unreliable. Even with brand new batteries it went dead in the middle of my granddaughter's birthday party. I was the only one with a camera so it was really annoying.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Will never buy Kodak again! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera was expensive especially when you add in all the accessories. I can't belive the exact same problem happened to all of you (just now reading), the thing just shuts down. I will never buy a Kodak product ever again.

  • 1.0 out of 5
takes good picture but.....after three years went blank on me. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I read some of the comment of other kodak digital camera users and one thing we have in common. The camera goes out in 3 to 4 year of time or maybe less in some cases. Something is going on here. I called kodak and they told me they no longer repair this type of camera but instead they offer me a trade-in or refurbished camera for #150.00 plus shipping and handling fee. I'll bet you they offer you the same thing.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Stops Working (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera for my organization and it is easy to download pictures but the camera just stopped working. I had it repaired once and it took pictures but the lens won't retract. I give up. What a waste of time and money!

  • 3.0 out of 5
a toss up (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Had the camera for a year and a half and dropped it two inches onto a mattress. The battery door proceeded to break and now it won't stay closed. Checked to see how much it would cost to get it fixed. $95.00!!!! That's not even worth it! Kodak needs to put a little bit more time and effort into making cameras. Then maybe their quality would be a little better!

  • 2.0 out of 5
last 3 years and doesn't turn on (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

initially it was a good camera but i feel cheated by the apparent planned camera life, same experience as many of the reviews i have read, isn't that special?

  • 2.0 out of 5
Same as everyone else (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I seem to have the same problem as everyone else, camera won't power up. I've been exceptionally careful with this camera from day one and now it just stopped, very similar to everyone else and obviously from the other posts doesn't seem to be worth fixing. It has a good lenses and took good pics but will definately have to look at something different if Kodak is not going to stand behind there products.

  • 3.0 out of 5
flash works when he wants too (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Everything was working perfect until the flash decided that he was working only when he wanted to and it's not the batteries and it's too much to have it repair, better off buying another one.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Quit working after the warranty ended (1 year) But I fixed it. ...hehe! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After reading many reviews with sample photos online, I decided to buy the DX4330 mostly for it's lower price at the time and it did (still does) take good snapshots as long as I don't make prints bigger than 8x10. The camera is easy to us and fuss free but it over-compresses the images (murdering them) to very small jpeg files. My next camera will definately have RAW format. I know this camera would produce razor sharp images if not for the JPEG compression. Anyway, one year after purchase and after much use, it failed to power up. OK... out of warranty and dead. I had nothing to loose, so I hit the camera on the back rather hard and it came on. Great!
After a few days, the same thing.... no power. I kept the camera working for a long time by banging it a little when it failed. (bye the way, this says alot about the sturdyness of the lens, as it still takes sharp pictures)
Then it quit working alltogether.
I opened the camera and just for the heck of it, loosened as many screws as I could find and tightened them securely again, put everything back together and walla! Fully functional ... for about 1 month.
Now I'm not a rocket scientist but I can figure out a thing or two. I noticed that every time this camera failed, it was after powering down or during lens movement. So I took it apart again and examined the lens assembly, already figuering that it's a worn switch or something.
I found the problem to be a variable sliding resistor (potentiometer) attatched to the side of the lens assembly that tells the camera the position of the zoom lens as it moves.
I know how potentiometers can get worn in spots or dirty, so I cleaned it.
The camera is still working after 3 months and has produced over 1200 pictures of which I had over 300 recently made into real 5x7 photos that look real nice.

I can't say I would not buy another Kodak camera but I can say I would look somewhere else first the next time. I'm thinking of buying the Olympus c-7070wz soon, as this DX4330 may not last much longer.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Will not power on (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm having same frustrating problem as all othr posts. out of blue, camera will power on, but goes black within 10 secs. It takes excellant pictures, but this is very dissappointing!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Just Quit Working (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

One day before the "big" vacation the DX4330 would not power up. We changed the batteries but no use. I did not have the money at that time to purchase another digital so I had to use the 35 MM on that vacation. Don't know what to buy now.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Very Good Picture Quality but.... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Bought this DX4330 Camera 18 months ago. Lately there was problem on its joystick. Sometimes failed to work properly until such time that the LCD becomes entirely black. I brought this camera to where I buy this for repair. I paid 500 pesos (U$10.00) as deposite for S&H. After amonth they called me up and told me that it cost around 8,000 pesos (U$150.00)for parts and labor.
Same with other unsatisfied user. Better to throw it away than to repair after reading problems of some owners of this Kodak Cameras.
After this I promised not to buy Kodak Digital Cameras anymore.
Last week I decided to buy an Olympus Digital Camera C-500 after a thorough evaluation between Sony, Samsung, Fuji;, Nikon and Canon Brands. I thought I would be satisfied since Olympus is I know is a very good and reliable in terms of quality and performance.
Everythings going well. All the functions are excellent but when I tried to develop some pictures I found out that in spite of its 5.0 Megapixels the picture quality is very much inferior compared to my previous 3.1 Megapixels Kodak DX4330 Camera even at more than double its kilobytes properies.

Now I'm planning to sale this Olympus Camera since I'm not Satisfied with its picture quality.

In terms of picture quality, I'm very sarisfied with Kodak digital Camera but its reliability is very very bad. Now I'm caught on deciding between quality and reliability. I don't know the picture quality of either Sony of Cannon. Hope I could properly evaluate and arrive in a right decision this time.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Error #E40 or some crap like that (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

this camera was great. keyword: was. Now whenever I try to turn it on this bluescreen shows up saying that theres some error thats not even listed in the User's Guide. Then If I do manage to get it turned on, everythings a big blur. Im really upset with this peice of junk camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Wont power up (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

after 2 years of verry little use, I took my DX4330 to croatia, worked fine for the first week, took about 50-60 photos, picked it up one day and it won't power up, tried new batteries, switching it on in the dock (the dock lights say its fine by the way) but nothing. Its a dead camera. from reading other sites seems its a common problem, DONT wast your cash on this item!

  • 5.0 out of 5
great pictures if it would start up (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

camer was great for one year then refused to start up . got repaired It took one photo and then back to no startuseless

  • 5.0 out of 5
Blotches on latest photos (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This was my first digital camera and I took about 2,000 photos but during last vacation, the last ten or twenty photos were blotched with random colors. Photos are unusable. I assume the image capture device has failed. Not the lens. Not the chip. This is unacceptable for a camera to fail within three years of purchase.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Awesome camera that drops dead after 3 years. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I enjoyed this camera, but it just stopped turning on. Batteries, Easyshare Dock, Power Supply, nothing will power the camera on. I babied this thing, too. I'm going to have to go back to using the 2 megapixel Olympus I had before this one, which despite being another couple of years older, still works perfectly fine. Kodak want $150 to repair the camera. Forget that! This is obviously a very common problem, too, as I'm selling my useless shell of a camera on eBay, and there are several others just like mine up for bids as well. Awful. No more Kodak digicams for me.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Just stops working (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Loved this camera till about a 6 months ago. Then started to notice that it would cut off automatically. I thought maybe it was my rechargeable batteries, but it happens even with brand new batteries. From reading reviews on other sites, the is not an uncommon problem and Kodak is not admitting it. $300.00 is too much to spend for a camera that last only 3 years. I think this is my last Kodak product.

  • 2.0 out of 5
worked great until???? (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

One day it decides to never turn on again.

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

This camera takes good photos at night; however, when you review the photos on-line they all turn out black. This means you have to add exposure to each photo taken, just to see if you want to keep it or not. This is a huge waste of time! However, the MOST disturbing feature is having ALL photos overexposed when taken in the sunlight. The exposure control settings change nothing in the performance. All the images can be seen on the review as washed out. Now, for the real problem ... just try and find a service center near where you live! It's impossible, unless you live in only a handful of metro areas. The local camera shops only tell you to throw the camera away, as they have others that they can sell you for less than the cost of repairing your Kodak camera. This is a rip-off if there ever was one. This is the third Kodak camera I have purchased ... the first two were stolen, so I don't know how they would have performed after the 1-year warranty period, but I can tell you that I'm not a happy camper now.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Was Great Until it Stopped Working (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

$400 camera that lasted 3 years and now Kodak wants $150 plus $35 S&H to repair ... Kodak Camera's have a high rate of failure in the first 4 years according to ALL the complaints I've read on the Internet and from my own personal situation

  • 5.0 out of 5
solid as a rock (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've used this camera heavily for 4 years. very reliable. takes quality photos. 3.1 Mega Pixels are enough for a studio quality 4x6. if you want to blow up pictures larger, you'd better get more M.P.'s. even dropped it a couple of times. very satisfied with this camera.

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

I've always liked Kodak. Never had any problems with this camera. It is very simple and easy to use especially for a first time buyer. The Kodak re-chargeable batteries are an excellent companion.
I would recommend Kodak to most of my friends.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Don't waste your time or money (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Just as a few of the other reviews have stated, I bought this camera when my son first joined our family. Exactly one year later on his first birthday (warranty expired days before) the camera would not power up. Tried replacing the batteries still nothing. Attempted to take it to a local camera shop for repair and didn't know that ONLY KODAK WILL WORK ON KODAK products. Had to pay to have it sent off and the repair costs were almost the amount of the entire camera new. They did offer me a trade up option for an additional $250. So needless to say I won't be purchasing any Kodak products again.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Don't buy it (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After 14 months the LCD was completely white, few months after no more flash. Very disappointed.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Don't buy Kodak (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Had this camera for 18 mths and from early on it didn't always power on straight away. I am very careful with electronic goods and have never dropped it and have always housed the unit in a padded pouch. I thought it may have been my fault ie battery power low. I would retry a few times and it would eventually come on and then I would recharge the batteries. Then one day it would not power on at all. Out of warranty of course! Sent it back to Kodak (it cost $45 before they'll even look at it) and they say uneconomical to fix. They suggest a CX model at A$290. I didn't go ahead. Instead bought a Canon Ixus and am very happy. I would advise anyone not to buy Kodak. I have researched this and many others are having the same problem. They are poor quality parts and consumers are paying for it. I did not expect this from an icon company like Kodak. They must know that there is a problem with this model (and maybe others) and they are not accepting responsibility. I will never buy Kodak goods again.
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