Last update: Review by CNET.UK (added on 22 August’07)
The Kodak EasyShare C653 is an entry level point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 05.01.07) featuring 6.1 million effective pixels, Digital IS using anti-blur mode, 3x optical zoom lens (36 – 108 mm), and a 2.4-inch LCD screen. The Kodak EasyShare C653 is measuring in at 3.5 × 2.6 × 1.4 in. (89 × 66 × 35 mm) , weighing 5.0 oz (143 g) and it’s running on 2x AA alkaline or NiMH battery. The camera is selling for US$129.95.
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Kodak EasyShare C653 Reviews
CNET.UK reviews the Kodak EasyShare C653 and writes;
“Photos taken with the C653 look good enough for emails, Web sites and 150x100mm (6×4-inch) prints. Unfortunately, their flaws become quickly apparent as soon as you try to use them for anything bigger or more complex. At its lowest sensitivity settings of ISO 80 and ISO 100, we saw only minimal ISO-related noise but did see other image artefacts that caused some curved lines to become jaggy and often created off-colour pixels on edges between two different colours.”
CNET reviews the Kodak EasyShare C653 and writes;
“Between its ugly, chunky design and disappointing image quality, the Kodak EasyShare C653 is disappointing even as a budget snapshot camera. Five years ago, this 6-megapixel shooter might have barely passed muster, but today it’s simply unacceptable.”
PCWorld reviews the Kodak EasyShare C653 and writes;
“Given the camera’s low price, the C653’s photos came out quite well–and earned an overall image quality score of Very Good in our lab tests. My informal shots looked sharp and nicely exposed, though they suffered from a slight blue cast in a waterfront scene with lots of sky. Compared with my old 5.1-megapixel Olympus C5060, the C653 was least sharp when it was set to full telephoto.”
LaptopMag reviews the Kodak EasyShare C653 and writes;
“This boxy, 6.1-MP camera looks more like a toy than a piece of photography equipment. Thankfully, the photos produced by the EasyShare C653 look better than the camera itself…While the EasyShare C653 starts up in around two seconds, there’s a three- to four-second delay between shots, which is on the slow side, and VGA video clips are captured at a low 10 fps.”
Kodak EasyShare C653 Samples
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Kodak EasyShare C653 User Manuals (PDF)
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Kodak EasyShare C653 Press Release
KODAK EASYSHARE C653 Zoom Digital Camera Introduced
Also announced at CES is the new KODAK EASYSHARE C653 Zoom Digital Camera with 6-megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom. The C653 is perfect for consumers searching for a remarkably simple camera that takes great looking pictures. The camera features a 2.4-inch indoor/outdoor color display, digital image stabilization using the anti-blur mode and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology for superb picture quality.
Pricing and Availability
The C653 Camera is available today at retail for US $129.95 (MSRP). The fashion camera accessories range from US $9.95 to $49.95 (MSRP) and can be found on www.kodak.com.
About the KODAK EASYSHARE System
Kodak continues to bring groundbreaking features to its award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE digital photography system, enhancing the digital photography experience for consumers worldwide. The EASYSHARE System consists of digital cameras, picture frames, snapshot printers, online services, software, inkjet and thermal photo papers, and accessories—making picture taking, sharing and archiving effortless. All KODAK EASYSHARE products being introduced today include the latest Version 6.2 of KODAK EASYSHARE Software featuring an array of enhancements to help consumers find, create and share pictures like never before. Version 6.2 Software now includes direct access to KODAK Gallery making it simple to find albums stored online. The new KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 6.2 can be downloaded for free. Further information on all KODAK EASYSHARE Products can be found at www.kodak.com