Call me antiquated, but I do not yet own my own digital camera, so when I took a trip to Chicago with family and wanted to capture the fun, I borrowed my parents' Kodak EasyShare V803 camera.
I hate reading directions and manuals, and only half listened as my father explained how to use the camera. I had used it on several occasions to take a few pictures of my kids, so I felt that would be plenty of experience.
A trip to the art museum and various parks in Chicago provided plenty of picture taking opportunities. Unfortunately, my first disappointment in the camera was the fact that, without a memory card (which neither my parents or I had purchased) the camera only holds 50 pictures. That wasn't many for a three day weekend with my younger sibilings.
When I started using the camer, I was pleasantly surprised at its ease of use. Without directions or much experience, I was able to take good pictures and even figure out how to review and delete those I didn't want.
Once at my parents computer, where the EasyShare software was loaded, I managed to download the pictures to their computer without instructional help.
The pictures, all 50 of them, turned out very well, with great color and resolution. My other disappointment was that I never managed to find the zoom on the camera, and it made some pictures appear awkward, with the subject so far away.
This camera makes a great first digital camera, with its easy to use menu and toggle knob, and its user friendly software. Editing pictures is also a breeze.