Kodak EasyShare V1003

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ComputerActive (16 December’07)

The Kodak EasyShare V1003 is point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 07.01.07) featuring 10.0 million effective pixels, Digital IS using anti-blur mode, 3x optical zoom lens (36 – 108 mm), and a 2.5-inch (6.4 cm) color LCD screen. The KODAK EasyShare V1003 is measuring in at 103 x 55 x 25 mm (4.1 x 2.2 x 1 in), weighing 185 g (6.5 oz) and it’s running on Kodak Lithium-Ion battery. The camera will retail for US $249.95 (MSRP)

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Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info


Kodak EasyShare V1003 Reviews

ComputerActive reviews the Kodak EasyShare V1003 and writes;
“In all, then, it’s not the perfect camera. But for a novice who wants to explore the world of digital photography, who wants something simple but not simplistic and who doesn’t want to break the bank, it’s a good choice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Kodak EasyShare V1003 and writes;
“My experience shooting with this camera wasn’t any better than my experience shooting with the V803, but that doesn’t mean it can’t take pictures. Thanks to the Kodak Color Science chip that processes the raw sensor data into credible JPEGs, I did get some nice shots. The problem I had was using the V1003. Startup was very slow, so I just didn’t take any action shots and I left the camera powered on most of the time (in case something came into view).”
Rating: N/A

DigitalTrends reviews the Kodak EasyShare V1003 and writes;
“It’s really hard for me to recommend this camera, even if it costs only $199 USD. Comparing this to the 8MP Sony DSC-W90 in terms of processing power and speed is a joke. And that camera only costs another $60 USD in the real world, a very worthwhile investment. Perhaps this camera is a good one for its intended audience of people who want a fashion accessory rather than a “real” digicam. It works all right for casual snapshots (4×6) but that’s about it. You can do much, much better. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

TechTree reviews the Kodak EasyShare V1003 and writes;
PROS: Build, style and finish, 10 MP, Features and scene modes, Decent image quality in well-lit environment, Can use zoom while shooting videos, Anti-blur warning system. CONS: Sluggish performance, Poor LCD performance in daylight, High noise levels in images especially ones shot at ISO 400 and above, Under powered battery, Video performance, Under powered flash, Red-eye reduction system fails most times.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PCMag reviews the Kodak EasyShare V1003 and writes;
“My lab test shots confirmed the problems I saw in my real-world test shots. Flash shots had way too much colored noise. And although the lab shots didn’t exhibit that much fringing, my real-world test shots of trees against a bright blue sky exhibited more purple fringing than I like to see. Overall, however, the color was quite good, with vibrant saturation and accurate matching. In looking at my flash test images, though, several of my shots were totally out of focus and underexposed….Although Kodak has made some very exciting cameras in the past two years, the EasyShare V1003 is not one of them.”
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

CNET reviews the Kodak EasyShare V1003 and writes;
“Like its little brother, the EasyShare V803, noise and artifacts plagued the V1003′s images, softening and obscuring fine details. Photos shot at settings as low as ISO 400 displayed notable amounts of grain, which only grew worse at higher ISO settings. At ISO 1600, static-like speckles completely covered the image, softening all but the largest and most prominent details and rendering it almost completely unusable…The bottom line: Unless you care more about the color of your 10-megapixel camera than the photos it captures, give this one a pass. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DigitalCameraInfo have a preview of the Kodak EasyShare V1003 where they write;
“Our reservations are not fundamental, and we don’t think most users will be bothered by them. The problems can be summed up by saying that the V1003 has a weird set of manual controls. It’s not helpful to be able to set the ISO without knowing what the exposure reading is, for example. It’s also far better to be able to play with color balance than meter patterns. Likes: Excellent styling is way above average for Kodak, Convenient size, ISO 1600 convenient for available light, EasyShare system is convenient for snapshooters. Dislikes: Lack of dust and moisture seals may limit camera life, Lack of exposure, readout while shooting, Relatively poor LCD display, Included manual controls for ISO and metering may be more confusing than helpful for the target audience.”
Rating: N/A

Kodak EasyShare V1003 Samples

- Kodak EasyShare V1003 Sample Photos @ TechTree

Kodak EasyShare V1003 User Manuals (PDF)

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- Download Kodak EasyShare V1003 User Manual (PDF – 5.4MB)

Kodak EasyShare V1003 Press Release

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 7 – At the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Kodak introduced a new addition to its award-winning line of KODAK EASYSHARE Consumer Digital Cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE V1003 Zoom Digital Camera — with 10-megapixel resolution.

“As consumers look for more ways to expand their picture taking experience, the KODAK EASYSHARE V1003 10-megapixel Digital Cameras make it fun to personalize the camera look and feel,” said Pierre Schaeffer, chief marketing officer, Kodak’s Consumer Digital Imaging Group. “Kodak continues to delight consumers by providing new ways to express themselves, enhancing the overall digital photography experience.”

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2 Comments »

Comment by Kenneth Kelshaw Subscribed to comments via email
2009-07-28 00:09:34

Dear Sirs:

I have a Kodak v1003 and am having trouble setting the date and time.

I can’t find the user’s guide.

Can you send me one?

Thank you very much

Kenneth Kelshaw
636 Shores Blvd. St Augustine, Fl. 32086

 
Comment by Sam Smith
2011-04-24 19:57:12

This camera is garbage. It is not that old, but is out of waranty & the lens is stuck open & the power will not stay on. It will cost me to have it fixed. I spent $300 on the camera & would like to go back to film cameras that last forever!!!

 

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