The Kodak Easyshare Max has proven to be an excellent superzoom camera with a very impressive specification. It has a clear and sharp 30x optical zoom lens from top-tier lens manufacturer Schneider of Germany, optical image stabilization, 1080p HD video, fast shooting speed, good low light capability and a f/2.8 28mm lens at the wide end. Old-school photographers will appreciate the ability to select from various “film modes” to duplicate the look of Kodachrome (RIP), Kodacolor, Ektachrome, Tri-X B&W, and T-Max B&W Kodak films as well as sepia tones. Users report great looking images and video, along with fast focusing and quick shutter response. The MSRP is $299 and it offers great value and quality at that figure. At the current online price of $220 nothing even comes remotely close to what you get with the Easyshare Max.
On the downside is shot-to-shot times are a bit slow unless you are using continuous mode, and the panorama mode seems to be a bit hit or miss, as well. Battery life is just average with the four included rechargeable AA batteries, so a second set is advised if you are going to be taking pictures all day. Though these drawbacks may make the Easyshare Max less than perfect, in the end they don’t amount to much for most users who are simply looking for an easy-to-use camera that delivers a lot of creative potential and wonderful images for not a lot of money.
I have always been a fan of the better Kodak cameras. See what I have to say about the Kodak P880 here and here. This recent picture of Gabby and Beni was taken with my P880 at dusk at a rest area in South Carolina. I may buy an Easyshare Max for myself while they are this cheap!
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