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Kodak EasyShare V1273
Kodak EasyShare V1273

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Kodak EasyShare V1273

Editor's Review

The Kodak EasyShare V1273, with a 3x Optical zoom and 12 megapixels, is a camera that combines the ease of a point-and-shoot with the high picture quality of an SLR. Featuring Optical image stabilization and a large, 3-inch, touchscreen LCD, the Kodak EasyShare V1273 makes reviewing and editing your photos easy. Also, HD Movie Mode with Sound allows you to make your own HiDef home movies. With a Secure Digital memory storage and Lithium-ion battery as well, the Kodak EasyShare V1273 packs a lot of features into a small, portable package.


  • 12 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch, touchscreen LCD
  • HD Movie Mode with Sound (1280 x 720, 30fps, MPEG-4 codec)
  • Secure Digital memory storage (32MB internal)
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2008

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Kodak EasyShare V1273 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare V1273 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amezing camera (Prashant — 11/14/2009)

Its a really great camera by means, excellent picture quality, if object is moving or the hand is shaking though the outcome is very fine photograph. even in absolute dark place you can get good photographs, smart capture will help you take all photographs in good condition. Its ISO is amezing i.e up to 3200. Only thing can disturb anybody that the screen is difficult to see in sun light and it seems to be a normal in all digital camera, the photographs taken by this camera are similar as nikon d series SLR. and the cost is half of others that is value for money.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Love it (Joe — 10/10/2009)

I've only owned Kodak Easyshare Cameras and this one offers the best bang for the buck. The LCD screen is difficult to view in bright sun, I will admit that, but it is not as bad as some of the other reviews make it out to be.
I've taken HD video, and the image stabilization works great. Better then my HD video camera. The sound is good as well. The panoramic stitch mode is a very nice feature.
All in all, it is a great value for $200.

  • 2.0 out of 5

Good for inside photography, but this camera is absolutely useless outdoors. The screen is impossible to see in the sunlight and there is no viewfinder. It worked for less than a week. I am VERY disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5
it's Crap save your money (Elle — 08/24/2009)

1/2 of my photos are out of focus and camera gets stuck in processing mode all the time. Sometimes camera locks up and I have to pull the battery to reset.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Cant use outdoors (mike — 07/27/2009)

Had less than a week, went over manual checked it out indoors, great LCD display. Took it outside and even in indirect sunlight, could not see the LCD screen to take pictures or to change settings. Talked to kodak support, they said this was a normal limitation of the camera (suggested I use sunglasses). That has to be BS, it is unusable outdoors.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Kodak V1273 (Ann — 07/11/2009)

This camera is absolutely useless outdoors as the screen is impossible to see in the sunlight and there is no viewfinder a. It worked for less than a week. I am VERY disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Awful Camera (Ross — 06/02/2009)

This camera never works properly, and even when it does it takes awful pictures. Usually blury!! DO NOT BUY!!

  • 1.0 out of 5
sending to repair 3rd time (Angelika BAzarnik — 04/30/2009)

The first challange with the camera was its battery life. then the zoom. now it doesnt focus and doesnt take videos. This camera has been nothing but trouble for me. Lots of KODAK MOMENTS lost because of this camera. This is my 4th Kodak in 10 years and it sure is a last one. If you plan to buy a camera check your reviews dont just pick the most expensive one on the shelf like I did. Kodak also makes this process very leanghty and challenging so I have not had a working camera for months.

  • 1.0 out of 5
VERY BAD CAMERA (FANIS — 04/23/2009)


  • 3.0 out of 5
not a bad little camera (david king — 03/04/2009)

i have owned many point and click cameras in the past, and this one seems to be a little better than most.
it has a very nice build, the touch screen is a nice feature(little slow) and i would love to know how to turn off the image preview.
on auto the shots are good, nice quality nice colours. the video is exceptional, although as mentioned a tripod is worth it.
it is worth going into the menu and choosing from the scene function for fast action shots. i have some great shots of my dog chasing a ball.
the major drawback is the fact that if you take the samera outside on a slightly sunny day you cant see the screen.
all in all not a bad little camera for the price

  • 2.0 out of 5
BLURRY (lynn brooks — 02/12/2009)

i have been taking pictures for many years. This camera takes good clear shots but you have to be very very still and your subject can not be moving. they come out blurry. I have changed settings, lights, position, nothing works. you have to HOPE your pictures come out clear. you can't tell until you upload or print them out.. Horrible camera!!

  • 1.0 out of 5
POINT-AND-PRAY CAMERA (Erich Kesse — 02/03/2009)

This is the worst digital camera that I've ever owned. It never broke down on me, but ... It takes good images only in full light, but you can't view the view finder to compose the image in full light. In any other light, even using Kodak's advanced light settings, I find that I have to reduce my 12MP images to the effective size of a 5MP image to make them look half good. THIS IS A POINT-AND-PRAY CAMERA. Don't even think about it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
This is the best pick in 200$ that one can get. (sanjeeb paul — 01/28/2009)

The first time i walked into the WHIZZ store in Bangalore, India and i was shown the Kodak v1273 and some sony and casio products. The Kodak brand didnt appeal to me in the camera segment. I always wanted a sony since all my friends buy the same. But the 12mp, Touch screen with 3 inch display, Panaromic photography, High def video recordiing and the 5 controls made me stand up and watch. I left the plan of sony and nikkon or even canon cos for similar features they were charging me upto 400$. I just picked my card and swiped. and yes i have only one regret as to why i didnt buy the Babe a few months earlier. Super clarity in imaging and being an amateur in photography, man the camera has stunning featutres. Even allows you to vary the pixcels of the pictures taken anywhere from 12mp to 1.2 mp so that in case of need you can take more pics with less space on card, if memory problem arisis on a long trip. The video recording is super. People say the touch screen is not that good but i found it reasonably good and the interface is awesome. Smart capture really works smart on this one. Not that this cam is all good. There are 2 problems, one in bright sunlight you cant see the screen that well but by now i have got used to taking pics by looking at the subject and not at the screen the real problem to me is the fact that the cam with 12mp should have worked on a 5X or a 8X optical zoom rather than a 3x zoom. All in all an excellent pick and for 200$ man thats a bargain of a lifetime.

  • 1.0 out of 5
camera never worked (Jeff — 01/24/2009)

I bought this camera as a gift for daughter. I charged it, it would not turn on. I put in a new battery, charged it, it would not turn on. Kodak was of no help - I will no longer purchase from Kodak.

  • 1.0 out of 5
DO NOT BUY (Greta — 12/20/2008)

We purchased this camera and had to return it after 2 days because it would stall out and sometimes not turn off or on until we stuck it on the kodak easyshare dock and then took it off again. We exchanged it for the same model, but different camera and ended up having the exact same problems, so it is a problem with the model, not just the specific cameras we've had. It is also very hard to see in sunlight so outdoor photos are nearly impossible. The touchscreen is so nice, but not worth the hassle.

  • 1.0 out of 5
broke down after 3 days (lynsey — 11/27/2008)

we got this camera the day before our once in a lifetime hol. been saving over a year to go!!! however got to florida first 2 days camera was working fine on the 3 rd day went to switch it on and scrren was black and just kept switching itself off!! have read a few people saying the same thing.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Terrible in Bright Sunshine (Brad — 09/17/2008)

Takes great pics, but cannot be seen in bright sunshine.
What a disappointment.

  • 1.0 out of 5
V1273 - Impossible to Use in Bright Light (Reg Hanham — 08/28/2008)

If using the camera outside during the day, it is nearly impossible to see the image in the LCD. I believe it is a result of the camera having a touch screen. The bottom line is that the V1273 camera is a very poor design and Kodak needs to redesign the camera or recall it. I returned the camera to Best Buy after owning it for two weeks.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great quality for the price! (Matt — 05/01/2008)

Phenominal camera! I'm a professional photographer who wanted something other than my cumbersome digital SLR to carry around so I don't miss that winning photo. This camera is the perfect pocket camera. Very simple to use, very intuitive, very simplistic, without sacrificing quality. The ONLY thing I do not like about it is the screen is extremely difficult to see in bright sunlight. There is no viewfinder, so this does prove to be a problem when trying to catch that outdoor shot in the sun. It's really a huge problem for me, but the other features are so magnificent, I'm willing to suffer.

  • 5.0 out of 5
A Must Have (Dawn — 04/26/2008)

I have owned this camera now for 1 week, since then I have used it at numerous sporing events a confirmation and just general everyday use for pictures. This camera has not taken one bad picture for me. The smart capture mode on this camera makes taking great photos EASY!

  • 5.0 out of 5
ASTOUNDING (mike — 02/04/2008)

A very nice camera at the right price. Photo quality is very good, clarity is great and resolution very nice. Video is excellent but needs to be on tripod. Looks jerky if hand held.