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Kodak Dx3600 Zoom Digital Camera

Reviewing: Kodak Easy Share Dx3600 Digital Camera  |  Rating:
cnt24 By cnt24 on
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I received my Kodak DX3600 digital camera as a gift. I needed a simple camera with features that a novice digital user could operate. This was perfect. You turn it on and snap pictures. Sure you can go into the menu and mess with settings, but you do not have to in order to make it work.

One thing I do not like is the LCD. It is only 1 1/2 inches and that makes previewing your pictures mighty difficult. However, this is one camera that I have found that has a viewfinder. With the viewfinder, you do not have to depend on the LCD.

The Kodak DX3600 only has 2.2 Mega pixels. If you are looking for printing large high quality pictures, like 8x10, you may want to look elsewhere. It does very well for 5x7 and below.

The total zoom is 6x; 2x optical. Given that, long distant shots are pretty hard pressed for details. However, close up still shots are pretty amazing, as you can see from my sample images.

This camera has video capabilities. But image quality is poor and the sound needs improvement.

The internal memory is 8MB (50 pictures if set at good or 16 set at best). External memory cards are available. I bought a 256MB card for it. With the memory upgrade, I have snapped and stored over 1000 images on the best setting with room to spare. Having the extra memory is fantastic for vacations.

Camera to computer transfer is not possible with out using Kodak picture transfer software. Transfers can be done by USB or dock.

The Kodak DX3600 requires 2 AA batteries or a Kodak rechargeable battery. As with most digital cameras, it goes through a lot of battery. I got the rechargeable to help combat that. It lasts for my purposes, but I have not really timed it. I like the fact that I can put the camera on the dock and it conveniently charges while I do my transfers.

Overall this is a good general purpose digital camera. The Kodak DX3600 is definitely the easiest camera I have ever operated.