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Kodak EasyShare DX4530
Kodak EasyShare DX4530

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Kodak EasyShare DX4530

Editor's Review

The 5-megapixel Kodak EasyShare DX4530 combines high resolution with Kodak's legendary ease-of-use. While the DX4530 is designed for photographers content to let the camera make all the decisions for them (focus and exposure are both automatic), it offers enough resolution to capture images suitable for printing in sizes up to 11x14 inches.

Specifications

  • 5.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.3x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 130-200
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • UPC: 00041771252175
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2003

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Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 3.0 out of 5
DX4530 (Aubrey Wilson — 08/24/2008)

Getting nervous about KOdak. Not a bad camera and easy to use, but I have had two. and both froze and cannot be repaired.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Good For Day, Bad for Night! (Jodi Juricic — 12/29/2006)

For a compact consumer camera I have been impressed with what I've been able to do with it. During the day it takes very good photos. The photos have been bright, clear with good color quailty. However, at night or in very low light conditions is where this camera fails. Especially if you have conflicting light sources. Pictures come out completely dark and blurred, even with a flash. Indoors photos haven't come out so well either. I have had to edit many of these photos in photoshop to salvage them, but then they come out over pixelated. Really, who wants to spend all their time editing? Action photos came out decently a bit blurred at certain points but all in all not too bad. Macros I found a bit tricky, I haven't been able to get quite as close as I want before the camera just blurs out. Also when taking a macros you need to use the LCD display mode instead of the viewfinder to line up the shot correctly, but this is common in most consumer digital cameras. Once you get the hang of this though it will take average macros. The biggest frustration I have had with this camera is it's not really made to take rapid fire shots and it is a bit slow. When I tryed to do this it took 3 or 4 in a row and then suddenly stopped for 10 to 15 seconds to process, very frustrating especially if your trying to take photos of something like a sports game. However, I have learned that if you push the button in half-way it will set up and stay that way for a good 30 seconds or more which allows you to take instant shot photos when the time is right. This takes a bit of finesseing to get it right. The one thing I've really liked is that it does have a good zoom range for a small camera.

If what your looking for is simply a pocket size camera for casual photos and family snapshots then this is a good camera for the money. However, if your looking to take serious photos then this is not the camera for you. You will only be frustrated with it's limitations.

  • 4.0 out of 5
It's good but ... (Elena — 09/15/2006)

I've had this camera for more than 2 years now. The outdoor pictures are great but indoors and night pictures are not so good. One thing i've noticed is that when I use the macro setting, the LCD shows one thing, but when I take the picture the subject is way off the frame. It tends to put the subject way down. And the same thing for any kind of pictures but I've noticed it most when I use the macro. And the pics I've taken with that setting have always come out very blurry.

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

We had this camera for less than a year when the telelens started making a grinding noise. we sent it back to kodak and they "fixed" it for free. After 1.5 years the telelens stopped working all together. kodak says they won't repair it again because now it is out of warranty, even though it is the same problem. we don't use it very often to begin with, so I suspect we got a lemon. But be warned, after 1 year all kodak will do is offer you a "refurbished" camera for $199.00. We are gonna spend a little more and get a sony. you save in the long run.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great all round automatic compact. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Bought my dx4530 as a second camera to my nikon d2x, its a little heavy on normal aa batteries so its advised to use rechargeable one.
saying that the camera copes very good indeed with most situations and gives a very detailed and beautifully balanced colour tone too.
all the buttons are set out nicely and its light and easy to use.
a classic compact from kodak...

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

i loved this camera and was well impressed with the quality of pictures and the easy use of it all but after 18 months it went down i followed the links on the kodak site for self repair and was told i had to ring which i did and straight away was told the repair would cost �89.99 ~ this struck me as they were already aware of a fault in production with this camera it had cost me nearly �200 to buy plus extra for the memory cards i have always bought kodak but am now shopping around to see what else is on offer

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Buy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought the camera at a bazaar for 212.57 USD, 6 months to pay zero interest. Nothing short of spectacular. I am very pleased with the features and the result of whole day picture taking with it. Every positive note given on reviews I have read were correct.

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

Ok, first I saw a low review because this camera doesn't have many manual features. That isn't the easy share 'style' If you want features, get a more expensive camera!

Now then, this little camera is a great point and shoot camera. Picture quality is very nice and sharp. I have been quite pleased with both indoor and out door photos. The flash works well indoors, and this camera also works well without the flash. The zoom is fairly powerful and keeps great quality even at full telephoto. Movie Mode is good, though the audio is quite muffled comapred to others I've tried, but of course, you can't expect much.

Probably my main problem with this camera is it's speed. As with all Kodak's I've used, they tend to be very sluggish. Don't even try to take a fast series of pictures. Now, if you just take pictures here and there, it's fine, but if you try to take a pic of say a puppy, you might have some problems...

  • 3.0 out of 5
great for bright days, poor indoors (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Okay, positives on camera. Its great with crisp sharp photos. works excellent on bright days. Negatives, the cap is a pain. everytime i grab the camera out of the camera bag - the cap always has fallen off.
I was in europe on a 12 day tour of 6 countries. Pictures outside on a gloomy day - like in London, were hazy no matter how many times i took the shot. When i was inside St.Peter's Basillica, all my images were dark and hazy. I was very disappointed. I used automatic flashmode, then i tried even night flash, and also changed the light exposure -increasing it. Still my pictures were disappointing. I think i read somewhere that it works in ISO130-200, which makes sense for the great bright outdoors picts, but when its dark outside or inside a lowlit building - poor quality.

  • 5.0 out of 5
LOVE IT!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is an awesome camera for the price!! 5.0mp with features you would find on a more expensive camera. Easy to use, awesome results. I took pics of the Canada Day fireworks last year with amazing results with the NIGHT feature {covered the flash}. The SPORT feature is awesome for those shots-in-motion. The CLOSE-UP feataure is great when you want that extra bit of detail when you are within 24" of the subject. Almost zero lag time - what you see is what you end up with on your photo. I had an older model Kodak and upgraded to this camera and my battery lasts 100 times longer in this camera - I never have trouble with low battery and I take a lot of pictures!! The only negative thing I can say about this camera is the lens cap. I wished there was an integrated cap for this camera because if you pop this camera into your pocket or purse, the lens cap will probably fall off because it doesn't latch on all that firmly. Other than that, I can't think of any other reasons to NOT love this camera!!

BTW - Kodak Customer Service is second to none!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
I like it.. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I read a few reviews here that stated that this camera took poor indoor photos. I've taken hundreds of pictures indoors and have only seen a few poor (very dark) photos, mainly due to the flash not going off. The only thing that I wish was better on the camera, is the time it takes between pushing the "take picture" button and the actual picture (and flash) being taken. It feels like it almost takes over 1-2 seconds. Otherwise the pictures are great, even though it might not be the shot you were waiting to take.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Virtually fool-proof camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've taken hundreds of photos with this camera, and it has rarely disappointed me. My only complaint is the somewhat inadequate flash, which usually leaves you with underexposed indoor images when the subject is more than 8 feet or so away.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Couldn't be better! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love this camera! It's easy to use & easy viewing of pics with a bright screen. I think the quality is great and very affordable price for a 5 megapixel camera. No complaints.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Camera for the value (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

have had for over a year and is still good as new easy to use and nothing wrong. perfect camera for the beginner and expert.

  • 5.0 out of 5
This is a GREAT camera at a GREAT deal! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love this camera! I take a lot of pictures both inside and outside and have never been disappointed. The shots are so good that I've had several people comment about my great picture taking abilities (ha, ha) - believe me, it's the camera and not me!! I use the pictures as wallpaper on my pc and they look so professional. They are also easy to email to others and when you print them at home - the pictures are awesome!! I've recommended it to everyone and would put it up against the most expensive cameras!!

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

I take a lot pictures of my grandkids. They come out great!!! I am very pleased with this camera would reccomend to any one.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome camera!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love this camera. It takes great indoor and outdoor pictures, is easy to use, and Kodak EasyShare makes sharing your pictures by e-mail a breeze. Would highly recommend this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Easy for anyone to use. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I just love it. I am an older person and don't like complicated things. This camera is so easy to use, that anyone can operate it. My son and his wife keep it more than Me. They have a very nice camera, but they say mine is easier to use. I will buy another one when this one wears out. I use it all the time. I take pictures of the deer in my yard while I am in the house. They turn out great..........

  • 2.0 out of 5
Poor quality indoor photos (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I purchased this camera about 12 months ago to replace my old Olympus and was very disappointed. Don't get me wrong outdoor photos in good light are great. Try taking a photo indoors or at night and it is a hit and a miss. I have not had one "Good" photo in either of these situations. I am about to sell it and buy Olympus again.
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