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Kodak EasyShare DX6340

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Kodak EasyShare DX6340

Editor's Review

The Kodak EasyShare DX6340 is designed to make taking digital pictures as easy as possible. A small joystick makes navigating the camera's menus easy, and dedicated buttons let users control common features with a single push. With the addition of the optional EasyShare Docking Station, users can transfer, save, and email images with incredible ease. Release Date: May 2003.


  • 3.1 megapixels (effective)
  • 4x optical zoom/3.5x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 100-400
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Part Number: 1559103
  • UPC: 00041771559106
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2003

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Kodak EasyShare DX6340 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare DX6340 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
DX6340 dies with brand new batteries (Lisa Deridder — 04/05/2009)

The first few years I loved this camera, well I should after I paid over $200 for it when it first came out! I have been very disappointed over the last couple of years because I can't even take 3 pictures before the batteris fail and I have tried over and over with new rechargeable or new regular batteries. Kodak will trade in but will not fix my camera? Maybe they know that it is junk and can't be fixed? Time to buy a digital Canon camera I guess!

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love this camera (Julie Torres — 01/29/2009)

I have used several cameras in my life and have developed more pictures than I can count, I used to be a photolab technician and people would come in with High dollar cameras with high mega pixels and the pictures would still look like crap, this little camera takes beautiful pics, and I have never had a problem with it. My little 3.1 megapixel camera took better pictures than any 7 pointer or higher mg cameras thats all I have to say about that.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Kodac Easy Break (RA Crouch — 08/10/2008)

I have actually owned two of these cameras. Both Kodacs cameras broke within 3 months. I have since named this the Kodac Easy Break. I now own a digital SLS camera (another brand). It cost $400.00 more then the Easy Break but it is worth it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
suprised at bad reviews (Don — 04/26/2008)

We bought our first one in mid to late 03, and liked it so much, we bought another one. We did have the battery door break once, but kodak fixed it for free, with no hassle. We have always used the CRV-3 lithium batteries, and they seem to last forever. I recently took a trip to New Orleans, and bought a spare battery, because the one in the camera had been in there for about a year. I took over 400 pictures on my trip, and never did have to change the battery!
Picture quality is outstanding for this type of camera. When my sister got married, she hired a pro photographer, and I took the same group pictures he did, and mine turned out just as good, if not better. I also have a newer 6.1 mp camera that cost twice as much as the 6340, but always end up using the 6340, when I want great pictures.
Overall, it's been a great, reliable camera. I'm sorry so many people had problems with them. For all those people with battery life issues, try the CRV-3!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Battery Problems (Wayne Wilson — 11/08/2007)

After fully charging NiMH batteries, I can only take about 5 pictures before the camera shuts down. The pictures were taken through the view finder without using the display screen.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Terrible battery compartment design (James — 08/14/2007)

So I had this camera for a little over 2 years but I hardly used it much. I probably used it about 8-10 times within the last 2 + years, but I have to say I made a mistake buying it. Like another user mentioned, the battery drains so quick. I'm not sure why. I used different brands, Energizer, Duracell, and rechargeables, and they all drain unusually quickly. Also the batter cover cracked the 2nd time I used it and it now finally broke! And I can't seem to find anywhere where I can buy a replacement cover for the battery compartment! Definitely will NOT buy any more Kodak product.

  • 2.0 out of 5
do not buy (Ron — 06/11/2007)

I purchased the Kodak dx6340 about three and a half years ago. I am giving it a bad rating because of the battery problem I keep having. This camera overall takes good pictures but is usless if the battery's keep running out after a few minuets, even with a new battery pack. I am on my 3rd one. I have also sent this camera in for repairs but it did not fix it so I am stuck using my old 2 mega pixel sony cybershot which by the way is bullet proof This Camera is worthless if it keeps running the batteries down super fast

  • 2.0 out of 5
Worked reasonably well, until it broke (David Goldstein — 12/14/2006)

Overall I liked the camera, except that it took exceptionally dark pictures in medium-to-low light conditions.

Now it is broken - it immediately turns off after it turns on, even with new batteries. Apparently this happens to a lot of Kodak cameras - I'll never buy another Kodak after this one.

  • 3.0 out of 5
battery door (Mike Vineyard — 11/05/2006)

takes good pics, flimsy battery door. need to order new one.
is this hard to replace?

  • 3.0 out of 5
Kodak DX6340 - another spent battery door! (Mark Janke — 09/11/2006)

Good pictures in daylight or with plenty of light. Poor pictures inside such as taking a picture of a our kids playing basketball. Battery door broke which I believe leads to batteries going dead or no battery connection. My wife complains of short battery life (we are using rechargeables). With no battery connection, internal date feature changes back to 1/1/06. Biggest issue is that stupid battery door!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Mine died at 3 years, too (Harri Ropp — 09/09/2006)

Thank you to all of you re the battery door problem and the camera dying.
I have now experienced the same problem — was using a rubber band to keep the battery door closed. Now camera is dead. Guess it's that internal battery of which you all speak.
Too bad, because I really was relatively happy with the camera's ease of use and picture quality.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Love the photos but... (Rebecca Scriven — 09/01/2006)

So disappointed with my DX6340 now, it's been great for 3 years, but at 3 years 1 month the battery problems have started. I'm so glad I found this site and could work out that my internal battery has probably given up, I was thinking it was the fact that the battery door had broken and there wasn't a good contact there anymore. I've tried so many new batteries in it and it takes two photos then dies. And I've had to go with the rubber band system to hold the battery door closed. SO SAD!! I love the quality of the photos but I just can't afford the $200 + (au) to get it fixed. I also thought I may have dropped it at some stage or a friend using it may have to cause the door to break, but now I know it was probably just going to happen not matter how careful I was. Sorry Kodak, I don't think I'll be going with you again.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Superb Product (Les — 08/30/2006)

Having now used the Kodak DX6340 for nearly three years I can only offer praise for this product. The picture quality is oustanding and providing you treat the camera with respect it should last for years. The only issue to date was a broken battery cover but this was quicky replaced by Kodak and was very easy to fit and was provided by Kodak free of charge.If you remeber to keep it clean and dont throw it around you will have a camera which will last you years.

  • 3.0 out of 5
unjust low battery warning at power up (red led) (Pieter — 08/28/2006)

If the red led flashes at camera power up (batt low) and the batteries are still full than clean the contacts of the battery cover and inside the camera with a Q-tip cotton swap and some contact spray.

(or - if you're on a vacation, use a tiny dot of tooth paste which contains a polisher)

  • 1.0 out of 5
Don't buy it - it has a non-replaceable internal lithium battery (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

For three years, this camera performed admirably. Ten days after the extended warranty ran out, it started misbehaving by shutting down after less than a minute even with new batteries. After Kodak offered me a 'Trade-in' for $100-300 or offered to fix it for about the same amount, I opened it up to see if there was anything I could fix. What I found astounded me. Inside, in an inaccessable area, was a permanently mounted lithium button cell which showed 2.45 volts, indicating it was near death. This type of cell normally lasts for about 3 years, a little longer if you are lucky. The way it is mounted, it is clearly not user replaceable and could only be replaced at the factory by an expert. This camera is clearly DESIGNED not to last and is to be avoided at all costs. Nowhere in the manual is this internal battery mentioned. Too bad because it takes a great picture.

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

I've had this camera for over 2 years, and it has worked like a champ... no major problems to speak of. A couple of minor things:
(1) The lens cover sometimes get stuck when turning it on, opening just a crack or not at all. No biggie, as I can just touch it lightly and it pops open.
(2) In movie mode, the lighting sensor (or something?) seems to have some problems adjusting. It will alter the colors as if it can't decide what color or shade its looking at - very strange. That's not a great description, but I don't know how else to say it.
(3) Movies are output as .MOV files - QuickTime format. No other option.

Other than that, its a decent camera and I haven't had any problems with it. I would like to see more options, or better software controls, but what's there is workable. For example, I don't like when I press the Delete button, and it asks "Are You Sure?", and defaults to "No". I wouldn't press Delete unless I want to delete! Unless you have King Kong thumbs or something, you can't press it accidentally. So that means I have to press the button, scroll up to "Yes", and click it — 3 steps — to delete one picture. They could do it in two if it defaulted to "Yes" instead of "No". Or, maybe camera software should implement the trash can, and make it one step to delete, and then a separate command to empty (or recover) your deleted photos. But I digress.....

Anyway, this was my first digital camera, so I don't have previous experience with any other. It's come down in price since I bought it, and given that I've had no problems with power, battery/MC covers (they are a bit flimsy, but I open them carefully), picture quality, or much else besides the little things I mentioned, I would certainly buy another one.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Died without notice (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera sucks! It has had lens cover problems and won't open since it's first few shots. I has now died. New batteries and will not work. The picture quality was ok when it worked. Super slow to take a picture. The subject will be long gone before the camera reacts. NOT worth the money!

Kodak wants $105 plus S & H for fixing it. Throw it away and never buy another Kodak!

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

If your looking for a camera that takes good pictures indoors in low lighting this isn't the camera for you. If you zoom in on the object the picture is dark if you take a pic from a standard distance the picture is grainy.

On the other hand the outdoor picture are of good quality. Outdoors great camera, indoors terriable camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Battery Problem Camera Not Able To Charge (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This was my first digital camera and I love adored the pictures taken. The camera was used to take wedding pictures, the pictures looked professional. This camera remained on the dock when not in use then one day the camera went dead! I purchased new batteries and still no charge Kodak Batteries purchased. Spoke with kodak representative and he's talking of $105.00 to repair or upgrade. We spent roughly 500.00 or more for this camera and docking system and find this to be alot of money for it to be at lost. Please help me with this battery problem we have small children and are missing many memorable moments. My budget does not allow me to just throw money away. Please help!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
DX6340 - all of a sudden LINES in the viewer! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera was great for a while - spends lots of time on the printer dock 6000 - which never worked right even after sent back to Kodak! Next I turn it on and get lines nothing else! Kodak wants $105 to ?fix-it - ya right! Hope this helps someone else - maybe I should have bought a longer warranty! Anyone else have this problem and get it fixed? Hate to just toss it - but I guess that's the point - it's a throw away society!!

  • 3.0 out of 5
GOOD and BAD (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The technical range and capabilites of the camera are brilliant....

Just all the stuff it can do.

BUT - In Kodak having gone into a suspect deal with Apple computers for the use of the MINIMALIST version of Quicktime, which takes bloated file sizes for movies, which you can't do anything with by the way, no editing, no saving / converting in other formats that everyone else uses (i.e. MPG)..

But the KODAK mamagement decided to do a scummy deal with the Apple computer people, in that they give you a free and never ending set of NAG SCREENS to PAY lots of money, to upgrade from the crappy and basic player to the "professional" quicktime suite; so that you can edit / save / convert into other formats..

This just smacks of "product lock in" which is pure scummyness on the part of Kodak.

As the management / sales team of Kodak have done the snouts in the trough deal with Apple Computers to give you crap software with the upgrade nag screens, so Kodak can get another commission and Apple get more money from you, I am going to suggest that you buy a camera from a company that doesn't pull scumbag antics to screw you over with.

If they are only going to provide movie editing software, on the basis, that you go out and pay MORE after buying the camera, then I suggest you go else where - and get a QUALITY camera, with quaility movie editing software - that comes as part of the deal.

You know every time I have to do any editing of the Apple Computers Quicktime movies take with my camera - it really really shits me.

One has to convert it to an AVI, then one can convert that in MPEG or WMV... using other peoples software.

The Quicktime software is unreliable - it's crap.

But for those of us afflicted with the bought camera, there is a great alternative.


It does all the stuff that the basic quick time software shold be doing - without paying for the hugely expensive software upgrade.

My surmisation?

The technical capapbilites of the camera - it's brilliant; it's really really good.

The software that comes with it - i.e. Apple Quicktime in a crippled an minimalist version - that's crappy softrware - and the deal Kodak has done with Apple Computers - for the $$$$$ upgrade to some movie editing software - that's the scummiest thing ever - and they expect me to be thrilled about this? Never..

The build quality on the battery door etc., is really scummy.

Make your choices...

If you get a brand new one cheap at 50% of the current RRP or less, and get "quick time alternative", go for it.

If not, give Kodak and it's products the arse.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Dont count on any help from Kodak (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I purchased two cameras, one for me and one for my daughter. Both have problems with the life of the batteries. I have contacted Kodaks consumer advocates office and they said "nothing wrong with the camera". Its a long story, but they offered to replace my travel pack battery charger and batteries then reneged on the offer and pretty much said dont bother them again. I have never seen such terrible customer service. We will never purchase another Kodak product and do not recommend them to others. After being out almost $800. for the cameras and supplies , the only piece of mind I am getting is that all of my friends have listened to me and not purchased Kodak and I actually told someone in a store about the problems I was having and they purchased another brand. I am now the proud owner of a Sony and can take pictures and the batteries are still going strong even after reviewing them days later. Also the camera is made much better and smaller to carry etc. If you want really bad customer this camera. If you want to take pictures and not spend all your money on another brand. Wouldnt you think Kodak would do something with all the negative reviews? I was told by the customer service rep that the bad reviews are only a small percentage of people with cameras. Even stating that they state there is no problem. help.

  • 1.0 out of 5
stops working after 2 years (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I liked this camera at first; now, 2 years later, it is unusable...broken battery door, automatic lens cover won't open. So, now I have a camera that no longer works. No more Kodak for me.

  • 2.0 out of 5
I did a review before and..... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Well after having had the camera for a month or two some more "experience has come to light.

Things I like about it.

It's a pretty good camera all around as far as making pictures go.

Really stupid things:

Kodak has entered into a deal with Apple / Quick time, to give you the simple sample software, and it records vids in quicktime.

And of course they want you to upgrade to the "BETTER and FAR MORE COSTLY" quicktime.

So you get a really shit move file format with it's BLOATED astronomically huge file sizes; and then you get pestered to upgrade the software.

I'd much rather a good quality editable video, such as mpeg / mpg - that can on shortish videos, be easially emailed - on dial up.

A 30 second video is about 11 or so meg.

By conversion to AVI or with some either free or "quicktime" modification tools, you can export it as mpeg, and a quite similar quality clip is about 1/5 the size.

Ummm some dumb things about the camera.

It's SLOW to start up, set it's self and process the images between photos.

In the high speed piccy format with the fast shutter speed, sure it captures fast moving objects nicely, BUT - it takes a second or two to actually take the photo, and it takes another second or two, to actually reset it's self to be able to take another picture.

This is crap.... the fast thing, has come, been and gone, before it even shoots.

One of my friends pointed out that his camera, just plugs straight into the computer and it runs as an additional drive - via the USB.

He can take photo's, movies and cart files around with him - from PC to PC.

With the Kodak, it has to be plugged in, turned on and you can't access stuff off the SD card, no you have to copy it across into another folder, before you can run it...

This is what MMC / SD cards are for, and all the other cameras / mobile phones / MP3 players I have ever had, do this, and this camera doesn't - it's a crap restriction.

Ummmmmmm having the camera tell me via the LCD screen, every time I change function from off to portrait, scenery etc., that I have done so, is irritating, - it's great that it does it, but it's only really necessary at night and there is no way to switch it off.

I have a TV with remote that tells me which channel I have changed to every time, annd I can't switch that off (drives me nuts), and it takes ages to go up or down in the volume..

I just hate stuff like that.

I'd like to see a much faster shooting rate, so pictures can be taken as fast one can press the trigger - but then it gets back to price, processor speed, power consumption and bigger batteries etc..

The constuction is a bit flimsy.

Overall, It's a great camera, it has amazing functions and it does tonnes of great stuff really well.

But it has build quality, software and a few other operational issues that make it a bit of a pig to use (in the overall sense).

If they went for under half the price, I'd buy another one, but with the issues that it has, along with Kodaks doing dirty deals with Quicktime and their reluctance to fix things like the really flimsy battery door, I wouldn't touch another one.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I won't buy Kodak ever again in life (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Can't get pictures off of hard drive at all.
Door stays half open because it was too flimsy.
I won't buy Kodak brand ever again in life!
Chronically gives error messages when all should be fine!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Major Battery Issues - Do not buy this camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Camera was fine for two years, then I tried to take pictures on a trip and it sucked the batteries dry in no time. Tried to plug it in and use it with an adapter, but it literally burned it up. Something was definitely fried, and it appears to have also fried my memory card. Do not buy this product. Not worth the money.

  • 3.0 out of 5
it took great pictures . then went to use it and no power to it . (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

it was working great . i went to use it and it acted like it had no power so went out and got new battiers. it took 2 pictures and now it won't do anything . chargerd the battiers to make sure the were alright . and they were but camera won't work . any one know what is wrong with it

  • 3.0 out of 5
Great until.... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have owned this for awhile and it takes great pics. Then one day I went to use it and it wouldn't turn on at all. No power. I have invested alot in the dock and extra for the dock and looks like now I am stuck.

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

do NOT buy this camera. Everyone who likes it, either hasnt had it long enough or hasnt had another kind. It broke after about 7 months. it wasnt the battery (although ive heard bad things about that too), so i took it in. Kodaks team sent it back & it worked but then the NEXT day it shut down again. Im not wasting my money or time on this stupid camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Hmmmmm a mixed bag.... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Ok, I read some reviews on it - being the "pro's" in the Kammera sites and their 2c worth, then I bought it, and then I came across this site.

The complaints about the battery door - well when I put the battery in, I sussed out that you MUST push the battery/s in against the springs, then close the door over them.

If you just drop the batteries in then lever them in using the door, the combination of friction, angular vectors and the resistance of the battery contact springs - well the door is so flimsy - it's easy to see how it would snap in the hinges - so that is a genuine design defect.

So insert your batteries fully by finger, then close the compartment door over it / them.

Ummmmmmmmmmmm the kodak easy share software...

Uhhh I felt it deserved a mild corporate moron award, by designing truly dumb software for dumb people - it kind of takes over the whole process of getting the pics off your camera memory / SD card, and it includes too much of that stupid processing software, that invades your life, mind and privacy.

After a few hours of that, I uninstalled it.

I have a shortcut to my computer, in the start menue in XP, and I now simply access the camera as another Hard Drive.

And I use the XP scanner and camera wizard to resize the bigger pics for emailing.

It's much simpler, faster and easier.

What got right up my nose was the online registration - at the Kodak website.

If there is ever a time you want to grap people by the neck and hit them in the face this is it.

When registering a camera or anything, ummm all I expect to do is give my name and contact details and the camera's serial number.

But for a really bad case of the premium corporate moron award - this goes to Kodak who both impose a mandatory f-ing consumer survey which = no play - no register, and they fill it with really stupid "choice questions", which in my case irritated me no ende.

They were of the magnatude of "Which chocolate do you like best" - a) Milk, b) Hazel Nut or c) Dark.

But what happenes if you only like minted Belgian chocolate?

If you don't participate in their idiot customer survey - they don't register your camera; if you don't answer ALL their idiot customer survey questions, they don't register your camera...

So not only is it an imposition, it's also a stupid imposition.

Ok to the Camera it's self.

Construction - a quite flimsy on the doors / covers. Not the sort of thing that will survive any kind of a drop onto a hard surface.

The photography.

Well I have never owned a really neato camera, and so this is a huge upgrade for me.

It does White and Black pictures, Sepia and Color - I am impressed at that.

It has panoramic, portrait and macro.

Umm it has an excellent night photography - with 4 second exposures - great for still shots in very low light conditions.

The video function.

Well the microphone is tinny and kind of crap, but you can narrate your video and it sounds very clear even in very windy conditions.

It saves the vids as a MOV file, which I tend to hate, not because it's BAD, but the samve file converted into AVI and then saved as WMV - without any compression or real loss of quality, well this a jump from a 30 Meg file to a 4 Meg file..

So ones short one or two minute videos are stored in a native format that makes them impossible to email on a 56K dial up... which is just plain stupid.

The Quick Time MOV format, the sounds are good, the video is good, but the files are bloated to almost infinity - but they do compress well.

If Kodak had of had the brains, it would have been better to make the camera store vieos in a high quality compressed format such as MPG or WMV format instead of Quicktime.


I really like this camera.

The photography side is really good and the whole functions and menues are well thought out.

It's the balance of "functions" vs. the capability of the software.

It's complex enough to make for a really good selection of settings, and it's easy enough to use to make it relatively quick and to define most of the settings you want.

The combination of mechanical and digital zoom, combined up to 12 X zoom, is actually very good.

The function is kind of indistinguishable - as it blends both functions.

The view finder matches the whole zoom function fairly closely.

As I live in a very dusty rural area, I'd also be very inclined to keep it in a sealable plastic lunch bag, and then put that in a small well padded camera bag.

After hearing the comments about the lense cover jamming, I'd be going to extra lengths to keep the dust out of it...

So I guess now, it's the longevity test.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Takes good pics but (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Takes good pics but cheap contruction. Guess we got what we paid for. Concerned that others are having battery door problems too. Found a replacement door for $10, but trying to install is a different story.

Hey Kodak, you going to step up?

  • 2.0 out of 5
Battery Door Cracked on 2 of them! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Purchased 2 DX6340s for my daughters 2 years ago and just found out that both of their battery doors have cracked (same spot even!). Searched this website and found others had done the same. Am hoping that Kodak will stand by their products and finally recognize this as a defect and fix it. If not, won't be purchasing a Kodak camera again.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Good pictures but cheap construction (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought my camera primarily to keep track of valuables and also to sell stuff on ebay. The camera takes good pictures, but in poor light the flash is not always helpful. The battery door broke off, and I had to jerry-rig it with some rubber bands. the housing and battery door are very poorly constructed. Had the camera been better designed, I would recommend it as you get good photos for the money. Howeverm, due to the poor construction, I cannot recommend it. Repairing the camera costs more than its worth.

  • 5.0 out of 5
No problems with batteries.... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

....because I don't use the rechargeable batteries. It's not worth it. I buy non-rechargeable lithium batteries. Sure they cost a lot of money, but I use this camera at least once a week, and I've only replaced the batteries twice in two years. To all the nay-sayers...please try a different way of doing things before saying "I'll never buy another Kodak"

This camera takes excellent all-around pictures. I've even got some near-pro quality shots (by dumb luck, not by my skill).

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

The sudders won't open anymore. I bought this camera for my sister as a Christmas present and it broke. The warranty is now up and it will cost 200$ to fix. I spent $200 on it. I purchased this camera because I thought that it would last awhile because it is a Kodak. I guess I was fooled!

  • 1.0 out of 5
takes excellent photos. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

worked great for 14 months then went dead.cost $300 new.quote to repair $150.00 to $220.last kodak i buy.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Really great for the price (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Have never gotten a bad picture out of this camera, very easy to use. Easyshare software is also easy to use.

  • 3.0 out of 5
kodak dx6340 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am just starting to have a little problem with the batteris now. A few months ago the battery door broke, I always keep it in a case and knew I didn't drop it, but assumed I did, but now I'm reading review everywhere that says the door just breaks! I called the company and they said the MINIMUM to fix it would be 180.oo something, It pretty sad that a company like Kodak won't make good on a defect on their product. I was going to buy my sister one for christmas, but now I will never buy kodak again.

  • 2.0 out of 5
problem with batteries (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera took good pictures while it worked. All of a sudden, I started having trouble with the batteries. It looks like the batteries are empty, even when you put fresh ones in the camera. For a while, the batteries worked for a few shots and then I got no power. Now, I cannot even get it to work long enough to take 2 pictures. What a shame. I feel ripped off.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Almost just what I want..... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've had no dire trouble with this camera in the two years I've had it - nothing broken or glitchy. I get a lot of fantastic pictures with it, and have almost no complaints, except for one thing: low-light shots are nearly impossible with this camera. Dimly lit bars are either too dark to see or washed out by the flash. And heaven help you if anything is moving....

I really like this camera, but that one little problem kind of nags at me....

  • 1.0 out of 5
Batteries keep camera at home on charger base (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Just after 1 year of use this camera started to act funny, the rechargeable batteries wouldn't stay charged and would die after 4 pics, charger base wouldn't charge battteries unless you open the battery door and shut it up again, its almost useless on vacations, i paid a lot of money on this camera.. kodak don;t care, they got paid , i got ripped.

  • 2.0 out of 5
battery storage and battery life (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm now so fed up with the battery situation, not worth taking out on a day out as same scenario will it work or wont it this time? I'm now looking for a new camera, after spending an extra 70.00 on a 256mb memory card would like to use the same memory card in my new camera. any suggestion's.

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

Don't have complaints about the pictures, but then haven't made objective comparison. Software is a complete pain - no export back to card for outsourcing printing (use Picasa for this) and seems to put images all over the show (full details of all image placement should be in the help file and tutorial). Great for albums and keywords though. But batteries - I put rechargeable alkalines (1.66V tested) in and switched on. Nothing, even though the camera was still receiving 3.1V under load (so how can one even use 1.2V NiMH?). We've never had more than a few dozen photo's on a battery charge even though I don't use Live View and keep control of the flash. Also, to rub salt into the wound, the external power jack seems to be of proprietary size so one can't make up an external pack (instead of forking out big $'s for the Kodak power pack).

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

My camera has the same problem that others have mentioned, dies after a year because battery connection breaks. Rep at Kodak's repair company said that 90% of their business is this model.

  • 1.0 out of 5
NOT RECOMMENDED (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

the battery cover broke during the first two months, we were told that it was not covered by the warranty, and we would have to send it away to be repaired taking approx six weeks.

now the battery does not charge, the lens cover fails to open, and after every photo, we have to check the flash because it keeps going to full flash and all the photos are washed out by the brightness.

far too often it will not take a photo, even with new lithium batteries, unless we turn it off and then on again for every photo taken.

It is the worst camera I have ever owned, and we have owned it only just over a year.

what good is a camera when yoyu can't rely on it to take photos?.

save money and time and reconsider buying this model.

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

Bought this camera when our daughter was a baby. Takes great pictures but the battery door broke very easily but fixed that ourselves with a part off ebay. Also has the same problem I have heard others mention the lens cover does not always close.

  • 4.0 out of 5
problems with night pics (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

i have had a lot of fun with this camera. it is easy to use but since it is my first digital i cannot compare it to any other. however, every time i use the night flash i get blurry pictures. if there is action going on such as dancing, i have to use the sport selection in order to not get blurred pics. but if it is fairly dark i don't get enough light using the sport selection and then the pictures are dark. even the lights that are not moving look as though they are flying through the air. my pictures also look like double exposure. i seems as though my shutter speed isn't fast enough for night even with the flash. not sure if this is a problem with me or the camera! but it is so much fun and so easy to use that i'm hoping i can take it to someone who can help me out with that.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Lens cover problems (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love taking pictures with this camera and think they turn out OK, except for night pictures and we don't use a tripod, so that's probably our fault. However, the lens cover doesn't close, or it won't open. We sent our first one back, they replaced it and now that's having problems as well. Of course, now that we're over our warranty period there's a huge investment in either fixing this camera or buying a new one.

Also, the Kodak EasyShare software that came with the camera has been taking a lot of our computer's memory and making it run slow because it's always on in the background running for updates.

I've never had problems with the batteries, I use lithium ones a CR25 or something like that (two hooked together) instead of AA batteries and am impressed with how many photos we can take.

Not sure what to do with getting back up and running and taking digital photos again.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Problems with memory cards (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have yet to get a memory card to work in my camera, we are now on our 4th different SE card with no results yet. We can't figure it out and can't seem to find anyone who can. Downloading all the pics on the hard drive takes up too much space, hate to keep buying disposable cameras when we own a digital one. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • 3.0 out of 5
great camera if you plan on replacing it in about a year (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

My second camera...same model both times just up and quits after about a year. Won't power on with either batteries or AC adapter. Might as well buy a new one...Kodak charges $175 minimum for repairs or $200 to trade in for a refurbished "upgrade".

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

I do insurance accident claim photos for several different ins.companies. I have enjoyed the DX6340 Easyshare. The battery issue is there, but I always have a charged battery handy. All in all, I really don't find the battery drain to be a problem. I have much more expensive Dig. Cameras, but this one is very suitable for my business and home use.( I have just bought a used one off Ebay for my nieces)

  • 3.0 out of 5
Battery/Power Consumption Problem Reply (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have also had a problem with battery/power comsumption. After buying replacement rechargable batteries then a replacement recharges with another set of batteries I have come to the conclusion the problem is the connection between the batteries and the camera. The problem is intermittent. At the moment it is working Ok but previously I have had a lot of trouble with it. I am never sure when I turn the camera on whether it is going to work or not. I figure the connection was out of alignment or may simply have had some dust or other material on it which was affecting the connection. apart from this problem the pictures the camera produces are fine.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Lens freeze-up on DX 6340 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

For no other reason than using the zoom, the lens froze up which is a pain right now on 4th of July weekend. I saw some reviews for LS443 and see this as a major design flaw that effected some users with that style of Digital camera and by reading their reviews it looks like KODAK did not stand by them. I am rating average to see how KODAK responds to my problem. If they stand by this product, I can see myself re-rating with a higher star count. My lens is frozen open and will not close. I turn camera on again and get green light for about 2 seconds then goes to red and shuts itself down. I hope this is not a reoccuring problem...I liked this one until this problem.

  • 5.0 out of 5
No Problems (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

My husband is the local reporter and uses this camera regularly for his news stories. It has been dropped a couple of times and just thrown in the glovebox for storage - and it still works great. We feel that we got a good product for the money we spent.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent camera with longlife batteries (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have used my DX6340 for one year and have had no problems at all with it. I have the Kodak original rechargeabel batterypack and i have never run out of power, even when taken over one hundred pictures without rechargeabel. It is easy to use and it is easy to transfer my pictures to my PC with the Kodak Dockingstation and if I want to it is easy to edit the pictures with the Kodak EasyShare which comes wit the camera.

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

This being my first digital camera I first thought it was great but now after having it for 2 years I can say...
1st- the pos. After 2 years it still works and if conditions are right I'll get a decent picture.
2nd- the neg. Indoor pictures are usually dark or blurry. Most times both. Also uses up batteries fast. Also had a glitch and camera corrupted memory card. Had to take card to camera specialist to recover card for big $$$$. Would highly NOT recommend.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent, easy to use point and shoot with great color (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have enjoyed the ease and quality of my DX6340. It has been so fun and easy to use. My whole family can use it. I have had numerous compliments on the color of my pictures. I am looking to buy my next Kodak Easy Share camera and passing this one on to my daughter. I almost hate to give it up. It is in my opinion a good quality camera. I paid $330 for it two years ago and now they are half that price.

  • 1.0 out of 5
WTF is wrong with the Battery/Power Consumption? (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Camera was working well, then one day it started sucking batteries quickly. Bought new rechargeables, same thing. Sucks standard AA very quickly. Any one else had the same problem? If so, did you sort it out?

  • 3.0 out of 5
Good camera if it would not KILL batteries (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have this weird problem..every freakin' battery I put in this camera comes up is almost dead or's very frustrating..I buy new charger and batteries..put in camera..camerea says batteries are about to die..I take a few says batteries are dead....sometimes I can just switch the SAME two batteries around and the camera will take a few more shots (after saying same batteries are dead)..also turning knob to something other than "auto" will make battery die..what gives??

  • 2.0 out of 5
Avoid this model !!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Owned the 6340 for about 1 year....Flash doesn't work and the lens protector also doesn't work...

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

I am in high school and have participated in our arts shows. I have been recognized because of my pictures thanks to my camera. It has made me very interested in photography. I never leave home without my camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great little camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Very, very few complaints. Great pictures, excellent colour and resolution. Simple to use, although I am still learning some of the features. Red eye feature is hit and miss. Plastic door protecting memory chip is very flimsy. Video and sound capability is excellent. Was worth it at the time I bought it; is now about $100 cheaper!
  • 4.0 out of 5
Good camera for the price range (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
great color and clarity, up to 8 x 10, love the ease of use! On the downside, burns thru the rechargeable batteries, and I have concerns about the retractable lens cover, it has already hung on me twice...and not thrilled with the Kodak software, don't have it installed any longer... Overall, great camera for beginners!