As I said in the beginning of this review most compact digital cameras are the same and the M420 really fits into that category. This no frills camera will shoot great 10-megapixel photos and is easy enough to carry around with you. I really like that you can shoot in both 16:9 and 4:3 modes, I’m a huge fan of wide-angle photos. The battery seemed to last quite a while and with an SDHC card you should not have to worry about running out of space on this camera.
There are a few things that do bother me about this camera. First the latch on the battery compartment can easily be broken off, I’m surprised I haven’t accidentally broken it already. Next is that this camera only shoots 640 x 480 video, which as I said before is pretty weak. Finally there is that clicking sound when using the camera, I’ve never heard it before so it is a concern to me.
With all that said the M420 sells from Geeks.com for only $112.99, that’s a pretty good price for a 10-megapixel camera. If you are not looking to shoot video really this is a great compact point and shoot camera for that price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Kodak EasyShare M420 10-Megapixel Digital Camera a 7 out of 10 score.
- Small and compact
- Easy to use
- Shoots in both 4:3 and 16:9
- Only shoots 640 x 480 video
- Latch on the battery compartment can be easily broken
- Clicking noise that comes from the lens