Kodak PIXPRO Friendly Zoom FZ43 16 MP Digital Camera with 4X Optical Zoom and 2.7" LCD Screen (Black)
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Introducing the FZ43, Friendly Zoom from the new KODAK PIXPRO collection of digital cameras. Compact, intuitive and oh so easy to use, the FZ43 is the perfect camera to take anywhere you go. One-touch video, red-eye removal, face detection and AA batteries are just the start. KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras. Tell your story.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
Good for the price
By Barbara from Vernon
Camera is small, nice looking and I love the larger screen to view my photos. It takes really nice pictures and I'm impressed with all of the features. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it didn't come with detailed instructions for all of the functions. Just a small brochure to tell you where to put the batteries and a basic illustration of what all the buttons were for. I had to go to the website and download the instructions, which for me was OK because I have a computer. What about the people that don't have access to one? I'm still learning how to use this camera. I bought an SDHC card for it and a set of rechargeable batteries. The batteries that came with the camera went dead right away. I must admit that for the price this camera was more than I would have expected. I just hope that it lasts as long as my older 13 year old Kodak Easy Share which I intend to keep for a back-up.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
This was a Mother's Day gift for my wife. She wanted something that was simple to understand operate, and took good pictures. She wasn't disappointed proving one again "A happy wife makes for a happy home." She has nothing but raves for the camera.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Barely adequate utility camera
This is a utility camera. If you need something you don't care much about for work, or basic use, it's OK. I buy cameras like this because I don't want to ruin my phone or a quality camera when I take pictures at work, and as such this camera is more or less adequate. I think it's overpriced for what it is, but there aren't many that cost less either.
I've gone through a lot of $50-$100 digital cameras in the past years, and for how I use them they never last more than a year, if that. It's annoying and frustrating, but frankly I am very hard on them and I know going in that the cameras I buy are cheap and won't be very good.
Frustrations particular this camera so far:
1. Very short battery life, and then the camera just shuts off, doesn't even close the lens if you're in the middle of a picture. Very annoying.
2. Every photo comes pre-captioned with text, and this can be a time-wasting irritation when using your photos somewhere. I have to delete each caption individually when I use them in a Word Press website. I haven't found a way to change or remove the caption feature, even after reading the online manual.
Photos are what you expect. Yeah, my phone is way better, but as I said I don't like to use it for work because my hands are often dirty, or paint-y, or resin-y, and I'm not going to ruin my phone that way. I only use the Kodak camera for work, and would hate to try and use it in the real world.
So the long and the short is that this camera takes pictures that are adequate if you're just doing some sort of rough documentation, but not for family, vacations, or anything in the real world. I bought it because it's cheap, and I'd had enough of some of the other brands I've tried that continually failed, so I refused to further support those camera manufacturers.
Perhaps I should just buy a cheap smartphone with no calling or data plan simply for the camera use?