Monday, May 4, 2009
Today I will be giving a review of two cameras; the Canon Sure Shot and the Kodak V1253. My first digital camera was a Canon Sure Shot which I got as a Christmas present in 2003. It was a great camera and I never had any gripes with it until it was accidentally dropped in 2006 and broken beyond repair. I never really understood why it broke so badly because it was only dropped from a very short distance. After much comparisons, I finally replaced it with a Kodak V1253. I didn't go with Canon again because Kodak had a 12 mega pixel with a large viewing screen and a sleek design. I paid over $300 for it and it almost immediately started having problems. I thought about taking it back several times but decided it was just me not knowing how to operate it because it had so many more features than my Canon had. I decided to read the manual and learn all I could about it, but it has been 2 years now and my opinion is still not good. I continue to have problems. It seems like sometimes it takes really good pictures but most of the time it takes bad pictures. It has a stability control; which I thought would help with the blurring from a little shaking but all it does is give a yellow, red or green "hand" symbol to let you know if it is steady. It doesn't actually "do" anything to help solve the problem. I have to take 15 pictures of the same thing if I am trying to take an up close picture. Then decide which one of the lot will be less blurry. Some of you might say, but you have really good pictures and I would answer "Yes, but you didn't see how many I took to get a few that were good". The delayed flash has caused me to miss countless pictures. When you try to delete a picture, sometimes it jumps to the next picture and you delete the wrong one. I tried to get help with a live customer service person once and I got a guy that was totally useless. He had no idea how to help me; I think the language barrier was a great hindrance because I couldn't understand most of what he was saying and vise versa. Then he asked "Can I help you with anything else"? I said "No, you haven't even helped me with my main problem" and he just said "Okay, well thank you for calling". My advice to you is DO NOT BUY A KODAK. I will never buy anything but a Canon from now on!!!
Posted by cherokeefox at 8:36 AM