Kodak EasyShare C143
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This camera is the best value for it's group and is very easy to use.
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Item #: 738C143L
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You remember capturing that amazing picture of the kids at last the one where everyone was smiling, no one was fighting, and everyone was clean. But when you finally have a chance to upload it to Facebook® to share with family and friends, you can't find it. Is it still on your SD card along with the hundreds of vacation photos you have stored there? Or maybe you moved it onto to your PC's hard drive, nestled somewhere in one of your picture folders?
Snap. Organize. Share.
There's a much simpler way to organize your photos: let Kodak's C143 takes over that task for you. With its handy face recognition feature, this camera can organize photos of up to 20 people by name so you can find the pictures again later. Plus, with just the touch of a button, you can tag your favorites for uploading to your favorites to Facebook, Flickr, and Kodak Gallery. The next time you connect the camera to your PC, your images are automatically posted to the galleries you choose.
The smart thinking doesn't stop there. Smart Capture analyzes the scene when you're framing your shots and quickly adjusts to one of the camera's many settings (like Sunset or Portrait) automatically.
The camera has 32MB internal memory, which will hold just a few photos, so you'll need to add SD or SDHC memory cards to store your photos and videos.
So go ahead and snap, organize and share. It's just that easy.
This camera is the best value for it's group and is very easy to use.
John, St. Petersburg, FL.
Average Customer Review(s):
This camera is the best value for it's group and is very easy to use.
Camera is probably easy to use. I just have not used it because I don't like the chirping noise the camera emits (normal, according to Kodak). Camera is just sitting there and I'm not willing to use it. No more Kodak cameras for me.
Easy to use, great picture for a quick shot and worth the price.
great for us and a terrific price
We got this camera for our 15 year old daughter for christmas. We got a case and memory card as well. Our daughters eyes lit up when she saw it and they have been bright with approval ever since. When I was finally able to wheedle it away from her for a bit I took my turn with it. The bright metalic blue color makes it a joy to look at. The camera feels nice in my hand. It has some weight but not too much. the menu is straight forward and easy to navigate. The pictures come out bright and crisp. Lots of features. More than I really expected for the price. We kind of waited until the last minute to get it (the week before christmas) but it arrived in plenty of time to get it wrapped and put under the tree. It is everything Crutchfield said it would be. I wish everyone had customer service as good as Cruthfield. I have quite an extensive wish list and I will be getting it all from Crutchfield.
Simple to use entry level point and shoot camera. I bought this camera as a gift for my Dad who isn't as tech savy as he used to be. So far so good
I purchased this camera for my little cousin. She loves it and has found it very easy to use. The camera arrived really quickly too which was a plus!
I purchased a Kodak Easy Share camera for Christmas and had some minor problems with it shortly after the holidays. Crutchfield's outstanding Customer Service team couldn't have been better. They did not quesstion anything only to say that another camera would be sent out immediately. I will recommend Crutchfield to everyone who is looking for a great website for any electronic's in need. Thank you very much for your outstanding customer service.
good product for the money, good shipping, works great.
I should have read the description more closely, as I didn't realize the camera relied on AA batteries. That's my bad. But Kodak's bad is that whenever you remove the batteries (or just open the battery door to access the memory card), the camera forgets the date and time, forcing you to reset them. Huge hassle, and one reason I wouldn't recommend this camera.
I bought this camera for my daugther (9) for Christmas and she loved it. It takes very clear pictures and easy to use. The Kodak batteries that came with the camera lasted less than a day. I purchased the digital batteries and it worked great. My Crutchfield representative was very patient, attentive and informative. Unfortunately my daughter took it on a trip to Japan and left it on a tour bus and no one turned it in. I only regret we didn't download her pics, they were great!
Great camera for the money, easy to operate, good pictures
It would be a good entry level camera, if it worked with all batteries as advertised. But the camera REQUIRES you to buy expensive Li Ion, or buy Kodak rechargeable batteries for consistent use. I bought this camera for my daughter. Based on Kodak's specifications, I planned to use alkaline batteries. Both the package (see item description) and the manual state any type of "AA" battery can be used - what it does not tell you is that even alkaline batteries give you fewer than 50 shots. If you use the zoom, you may get 30. Oh, and sometimes the camera refuses to turn on with alkaline batteries. If you call Kodak for help, they insist you buy Li Ion or rechargeable batteries. They also now discourage any other type of battery, citing the camera was not designed to use regular or alkaline batteries. Really?! Why not mention this on the package? Too late to return the camera, now I had to shell out $$ to upgrade the camera batteries. I could have bought a much better camera (with included battery) for the same price of this Kodak AND the "optional" rechargeable batteries. I wish I had...but I fell for the cheap base price.
Great camera, awesome price, excellent customer service. Thanks Crutchfield!
Great camera but doesn't come with a rechargeable battery like most other cameras in this price range. Inexpensive batteries will not even power this camera on so plan on buying rechargeable ones or just get a camera that comes with a lithium ion battery and it will stay charged for weeks.
Replacing an older model that is somewhat larger and has fewer features,
Haven't really used the camera except to make sure it was working but I have little doubt that it will meet my needs. The buying experience was flawless, the price was great, the shipping free and timely. I will look to Crutchfield for future purchases.
|LCD Screen Size||2.7"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||32-96mm|
|Highest Resolution||4000 × 3000|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||6.1|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
LCD Monitor: The Kodak EasyShare C143 has a bright 2.7" LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 dots for framing your shots and viewing your recorded images. The camera has no separate optical viewfinder. There are three LCD Monitor settings: Auto, High Power and Power Save.
Face Detection Technology: The C143 features face detection technology which automatically locates faces and adjusts the camera settings for optimum shots of family and friends.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with approximately 12.5-million total pixels and 12-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: The C143 has a built-in internal 32MB memory. Only approximately 19 MB is available for recording still or moving images (with mono audio). The camera can also record on optional SD or SDHC Memory Cards with a capacity of up to 32GB. When the Image Storage setting is Auto, the camera stores images on an SD card if one is inserted. If not, the image is stored in the internal memory. The Internal Memory setting always stores the image on the internal memory, even if a card is installed.
Image Formats: Still images are recorded in JPEG (Exif 2.21), while movies are recorded in AVI format (CODEC: Motion JPEG, Audio: μ-Law).
Still Image Resolution/Aspect Ratio: The C143 can record pictures in three aspect ratios: 4:3 (default), 3:2 (best choice for 4x6 prints), and 16:9 (best choice for viewing on an HDTV). You can choose from the following still image resolutions in each aspect ratio:
|Aspect Ratio||Picture Size/Resolution|
|4:3||12 MP: 4000 x 3000
6 MP: 2880 x 2160
3 MP: 2048 x 1536
1 MP: 1280 x 960
|3:2||10 MP: 4000 x 2664|
9 MP: 4000 x 2248
Video Capture: The C143 can record video at VGA resolution (640 x 480 @ 30 fps). Maximum file size for Standard Definition video is 4 GB.
Optics: The camera features an f/2.9-f/5.2 3x Optical Zoom Lens. Combined with the 5x digital zoom, the telephoto capabilities are extended to a total zoom of approximately 15x. The lens has a focal length of 32-96mm (35mm equivalent).
Focus/Exposure Zone: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens) automatic focusing and exposure with selectable focus areas:
AF Control: You can choose from the following AF settings:
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus ranges:
Shooting Modes: The C143 has a Mode button on the top of the camera for selecting the following shooting modes:
Flash Modes: The C143 has a built-in flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), Fill (flash always fires), Red Eye (pre-flash fires before the main flash to reduce red eye phenomenon) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The flash has a working range (@ ISO 400) of 1' to 13.1' in Wide Angle and 1.6' to 6.6' in Telephoto.
Note: In addition to Red Eye flash mode, the camera can be set to digitally correct red eye without the pre-flash firing.
Color Modes: You can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by selecting one of the following Color Mode effects: Vivid Color, Full Color, Basic Color, Black & White, or Sepia.
Burst Shooting: When the Burst Mode is selected, you can take up to 3 pictures in quick succession (about 1.5 frames per second) while the shutter button is held down. The focus and exposure are set with the first picture.
Exposure Compensation: If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings (available in Program and Panorama modes):
Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
Daylight: for recording in natural outdoor lighting
Tungsten: corrects the orange cast of incandescent light bulbs.
Fluorescent: corrects the green cast of fluorescent lighting.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set to 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or Auto (80-400).
Self-Timer: The self-timer starts when the shutter button is pressed. The delay time can be set to 10 seconds (so you have time to get into the scene), 2 seconds (for a steady shutter release on a tripod), or 2 Picture Timer. In the 2 Picture Timer mode, the first picture is taken after a 10-second delay, and the second picture is taken 8 seconds later.
Long Time Exposure: You can choose how long the shutter stays open, normally in low-light conditions. It is recommended that a tripod be used for long exposures. You can choose from the following long exposure times: 0.5, 1, 2, 4, or 8 seconds.
Multimedia Slide Show: You can create a multimedia slide show to display your pictures and videos on the LCD. You can select which pictures/videos to show, or show them all. You can also customize the slide show with music and your choice of transitions. Slide shows can be saved for later replay if you desire.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture, you can magnify the image up to 8x. You can also pan around the zoomed image to view a particular portion of the picture.
Share Button: Using the Share button on the back of the camera, you can automatically send your pictures to social networking websites, such as flickr, facebook, Kodak Gallery, or YouTube. Pictures can also be sent to individual e-mail address or Kodak Pulse Wireless Picture Frames.
Tagging Images: The C143 lets you "tag" your photos to make them easy to find later. Pictures can be tagged using keywords (birthday, vacation) or person's names. The camera can learn to recognize people by name when face technology is used and names and faces are matched.
Printing Images: The C143 is compatible with PictBridge technology, allowing you to print directly to a PictBridge enabled printer via USB cable. When printing, you can select one of the following options:
Power Requirements: The Kodak EasyShare C143 is powered by two "AA" alkaline batteries (supplied). The camera can also use AA Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable or AA Lithium batteries. Fully charged alkaline batteries have enough power for approximately 180 pictures.
EasyShare Software: The C143's software must be downloaded from the internet. When you connect your camera to your computer, and the computer is online, the Kodak Software Downloader automatically runs. The software is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. With the software, you can do the following:
Minimum System Requirements:
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