statement ring Kodak DC3400 Digital Camera Optical
I'm just an amateur when it comes to photography. All I really want is an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera that I can take on vacations to snap shots of places I find interesting, to use around the house to take photos of valuables for insurance purposes, etc. In other words, my expectations are pretty minimal.
That said, I'm extremely happy with the Kodak DC3400. This is my second Kodak digital (my first was a DC240), so obviously I'm pleased with the Kodak product line.
After unpacking the DC3400, I spent about 10 minutes getting it set up, and proceeded to take a few pictures. Another 10 minutes or so, and I had the photo software loaded on my laptop. Connect the USB cable, and I was able to load the photos onto the laptop immediately. The camera shows up as an icon, like a disk drive, which you can double-click to open and transfer the pictures to a folder on your hard drive -- piece of cake!
The quality of the pictures is amazing. I use the Ofoto service, and had some prints of some of my digital photos sent to my mother. According to her, you could not tell the difference between the digital images and those taken with a 35mm film camera. The colors were vivid, the images sharp -- just what you'd expect from the Kodak name.
I'll agree with most everyone else and say that batteries might be the only downside to this camera. It's definitely worth the investment to get the Kodak NiMh rechargables and the charger. The ONLY time I use NiCads is when I'm my NiMh set is in the recharger, and I need to snap a few pictures.
For the money, I don't think you can top this camera in terms of features, quality, and ease of use.Get your Kodak DC3400 Digital Camera Optical Now!