The 12-megapixel Kodak EasyShare C123 Sport is a cheap digital camera so you can find. It comes in a shrink-wrapped package, lending the appearance of something you want next to the characters and Skittles or Target or Walmart. But it is a real digital camera just is not very far off. And 'waterproof to 10 feet, dust, and are usually well protected against the elements and leisure vacationer looking for fun ever as simple as possible, it will produce. It 's also a good car for kids to play. But sport has a fixed focus (no zoom) is the firm does not offer image stabilization, and shoots a low-resolution video. Excellent photo and video camera is likely to be the exception rather than the rule.

The EasyShare Sport is available in three colors, my test unit was what Kodak calls red, but is almost orange. (Your other options are gray or blue.) It is very heavy for a portable, shiny plastic, squat rectangle measures 2.6 by 3.6 by 1.2 inches (AAP), but is a cute, his sports. In front of the camera are the lens, flash and some slightly elevated with a rubber band makes the other device by sliding a little easier to hold. At the top are the shutter, power, mode (to switch between still images and video) and flash toggle buttons. At the bottom is a compartment for two AA batteries the camera and SD card slot and micro-USB port. This compartment is a bit difficult to access, but keep what's inside dry.
The back of the unit sports black rubber buttons for common functions of the sport. There are two zoom buttons (if the unit has only digital zoom), Menu, Play and Delete, and a directional pad to navigate the camera menus. There is also a big red button Share, you can use to assign photos and videos to share on social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more. When you connect the camera to the computer, automatically download photos and videos to their respective destinations. If you have a pulse from Kodak ($ ​​129.95, 4 stars) photo frame, you can send photos directly to the structure as well.

The display on the back of the sport is what you expect from a $ 80 camera. It's a fairly small 2.4-inch LCD, which is composed of 112,000 pixels, it is much smaller than the resolution of most digital cameras handheld, but most of them are at least $ 50 more expensive . Kodak EasyShare Mini, a better camera overall than the sport, the packaging of its LCD monitor with a standard 230,000 pixels. For basic needs, but as composing and reviewing your photos, will sport low-res LCD work.

The objective of this shooter is not his strong point. This is a fixed focus, lens infinity to 1.3 meters, so you must be at least 4.2 meters subjects before being finalized. The lens also has no optical image stabilization, which means that in any situation sub-optimal lighting, you need either a tripod, flash, or taste very blurry images. The slightest movement of yourself or your subject leaves a lot of blur in your photos. As the light is good, it's not really a problem, but other than full day to get sharp pictures is a challenge.

The user interface, as with all Kodak EasyShare models are very simple. There are two menus: one is called Capture and contains some settings for your images, and the other is called the installer and allows you to adjust variables such as date, time and sharing settings. There is very little manual control to sport, but adjust the ISO speed and seems a bit excessive on a camera with fixed focus lens. There are a number of scene modes, you can use for portraits or moments of twilight, but that's about as granular as it gets.

The first test was to determine Sport EasyShare durability. I threw it around my desk, soaking and a cup of water, and beat in many ways. Overall, the sport was just shot. This camera is good to serve with pool, beach or unreliable hands.

Sport is surprisingly fast for such a camera at an affordable price: you can be on and capture the shot in 1.95 seconds, and the time between shots and an average of 1.90 seconds. Both these figures were boosted by the fact that there is no autofocus, so the only thing that sport is only open and close the shutter. Of course, I took half the speed of photo evidence was vague and unclear due to the lack of autofocus and image stabilizer. It 's a lot slower than scrolling through menus, there was a clear beat me in between the button and the cursor moves, especially when viewing photos, which often had several seconds to download when I pressed the Play button.

Sports EasyShare run through our routine workup Imatest seems unnecessary as it is obviously not a camera for someone who cares about performance data. In fact, there are three factors that affect their photos on this camera. If the light is good, the images are probably too good. If the subject is far away, is likely to look good, but remember, no optical zoom, so you do not speak very little less than four or five feet will be blurred. With sports, the flash is your friend. The photos do not have the natural look comes with pictures of natural light, but using the flash is the only way to get images to use in imperfect lighting.

The video is poor: the EasyShare Sports draws only VGA resolution (640 x 480), which will not exactly wow you. The camera can autofocus during video capture, but only when it has detected faces, and follows them everywhere. The videos are saved as. MPG, which may originally transferred to most social networking sites.

For $ 80, the Kodak EasyShare C123 Sport is a great camera, and I can see the purpose it serves: it is fun for children to be at parties by the pool or beach. Compared to other compact digital cameras are not about to pass, but did not. If you want a camera more-well-rounded water-proof, try the more expensive Kodak doubt Playsport ZX5 ($ 179.99, 4 stars) or the Canon PowerShot D10 ($ 329.99, 4 stars). If you are on a strict budget, however, and what you want is a camera around with the fun on holiday, which will serve you well.


  1. Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 2.4-Inch LCD - Blue (New Model) by Kodak


  3. I was truly blown away by the picture quality! I just printed some of the pictures and they look way better than I anticipated from a waterproof camera - insanely inexpensive at that. I kept the camera submerged for long periods of time and I never noticed any sort of leakage.

  4. This is a great little camera for its price, great pictures, nice waterproof.
    take your best shot-up to 10 ft underwater as well!
    12 Megapixel Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Dimensions: 2.6"H x 3.6"W x 1.2"L

  5. This is all very new to me and this article really opened my eyes

  6. I bought one of these for myself. What a great camera for the price. Kodak is the best name in the business if you ask me.

  7. I am amazed by this simple, yet versatile camera. The fact that it is durable enough for kids to play with makes it an even more solid choice capturing those family moments.


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