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Kodak EasyShare M863
Kodak EasyShare M863

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Kodak EasyShare M863

We've given the M863 a grade of C.

Editor's Review

With a 3x optical zoom/5x digital zoom and 8.1 megapixels, the Kodak EasyShare M863 strikes a balance between picture quality and portability. JPEG file format and a large 2.7-inch LCD display makes reviewing your photos easy. VGA Movie mode with sound allows you to make your own home movies, while a built-in Auto focus and a large range of ISO options allow for a striking degree of customization. Also comes with Secure Digital memory storage (16 MB internal) and a Lithium-ion battery.


  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom/5x digital zoom
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • ISO 64-1600
  • VGA Movie mode with sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Auto focus
  • Secure Digital memory storage (16MB internal)
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Part Number: 1266527
  • UPC: 041771266523
  • Release Date: Apr 01, 2008

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Kodak EasyShare M863 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare M863 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
bad screen (Pedro — 09/07/2010)
It takes good pictures, but in the sun you don't see a thing! The marks in the mode button have dissapeared, so you can't tell if you are taking pictures, makeing a video and so on !
  • 4.0 out of 5
you get what you pay for (kyle — 02/17/2010)
i paid less than 100 dollars US for this camera. the mega pixels dont make much a difference, i have a 6.1 kodak, 7.2 sony and 8.2mp easy share, the 8.2 does not take better or clearer pics. but this camera is nice, works fine and the panaramic option is great. to anyone using a camera in the cold, you should know to put it in a sunny spot inside or maybe near a lamp to dry it out, dont leave it in your car or anything and give it a 1 star. this is a very nice camera and take very fast pictures. my sony is the only better slimmer camera i have on the low end non professional camera category. dont spend 1-200$ and think youre buying a device that pros use. youre using an every day average joe product, and you dont let any product condensate. i dont even have a manual and i figured that one out.
  • 1.0 out of 5
Problem with lens (Polly — 01/04/2010)

My daughter and I each bought this camera on the same day. In less than 3 months from purchase, both cameras had the same problem; the lens would not close. We contacted Kodak and got no help. We returned the cameras and could only get replacements. The replacements have a similar problem. Occasionally the camera "freezes" and you can't take another picture or turn it off. The camera has to be plugged in and allowed to shut off automatically before additional pictures can be taken. Batteries don't hold a charge. Would never buy this camera again.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Broke after 9 months, "Warranty Void" (Tim M — 12/13/2009)

Owned this camera for 9 months and immediately recognized poor image quality. However the camera was well suited for travel and the pocket size made it functional for me. At 9 months, the camera failed to turn on. Returned it to US Camera and Binocular Repair (Kodak's repair facility) and corrosion was found on one of the cameras inner terminals. WARRANTY VOID! Kodak explained to me that the camera cannot be used in the cold otherwise condensate will form inside of the housing they also pointed out the small print that states the camera should not be used in cold conditions. My advice DO NOT PURCHASE THIS OR ANY OTHER KODAK PRODUCTS.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great pictures; lousy camera (AP — 11/18/2009)

Got this camera for my birthday before vacation and on vacation it just would not turn on after three pictures. What a waste for my vacation. Took it back. Got another, worked good for about a year, now will not zoom all the way, just turns off. Does take excellent pictures but never in sunlight, can't see the screen, you just guess. Find something better!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible (Deanna — 10/06/2009)

I loved this camera when I got it, just after christmas last year. I was replacing my old battery operated kodak camera that was atcing up (had it for years before it stopped working and that was cause the battery pack got cracked!). Anyways it takes horrible pictures. If the lighting isn't perfect it takes horrible pictures. It takes a few good ones then the next its terrible. I need a good camera for my classes and this one is not one of them! I need something I can relay on to take good pictures almost everytime!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Melissa — 09/19/2009)

I am not sure why this camera has such a bad reputation. It is the best digital camera I have owned to date. Great battery life (versus others I have owned). Portable - you can put it in your pocket - takes decent videos both long and short. Have had several comments about how great my pics are from this camera. If you can get a good deal on this model. BUY IT!

  • 1.0 out of 5
this camera is terrible (Laura — 09/01/2009)

I bought this camera around christmas last year. within two months the camera stopped turning on. i exchanged it and had the same problem within two months. i called kodak and they didn't help me at all!! this camera is crap and there is a malfuntioning problem.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Kodak M863 Review (Arden — 07/26/2009)

Its good, its lasted a little over a year, but its gotten pretty scratched up, and now the sound doesnt want to play. some of the pictures are grainy, unless i put it on a certain setting. the video is really fuzzy, and doesnt look good on YouTube and sites like that. Sometimes the sound and video don't really match up. I'd advise you go look for another camera before this one.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Easy to use but lighting issues (Lisa — 07/25/2009)

I loved this camera for its ease of use, but I agree with some of the other reviewers about its lighting issues. Many of my pics didn't turn out due to its hypersensitive light sensor. It seems it would always pick out any back lighting in your picture and focus on it, making your subject super dark. It also was the worst zoom camera I have ever owned, due to the blurriness of all my close ups. I would pass if I had to get this camera again, except it makes a great first camera for beginners and also for kids, since the videos it takes are good and fun for you-tubers.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Can not use in sunshine. (H W Doughty — 07/04/2009)

Waste of time taking this camera on holiday,i could only take pictures at night.Also never sure how much battery i have left,as there is no indicator.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Backlight (yolanda — 05/06/2009)

I use to love my camera until I found out that you cant take pictures in dark settings. Meaning if its not enough lighting, you cant see the person or object your trying to take a picture of. You just aim and hope you take the picture right. Besides that its a pretty good camera. I like to go out and I also like to have memories but if its dark out dont count on it.

  • 3.0 out of 5
M863 needs a viewfinder. (Richard — 03/23/2009)

The M863 has good features and good pictures but impossible to use in bright sunshine because the screen display cannot be seen.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Hate It!! (Sharyl — 03/14/2009)

I bought this camera because I LOVED my previous Kodak camera. It takes horrible pictures.