Author: Bob Buskirk
EasyShare V1253 Overview
The EasyShare is quite a compact camera, at only 4 inches wide and a little under an inch thick it will easily be able to fit inside your pocket or purse, although it is not compact as some offerings from Sony or Casio, but it of course has more features than those cameras. On the front of the camera you will find the 3X Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens. Also the microphone and flash are located on the front of the camera.
Moving around the back of the camera the main focus is on the large 3.1-inch widescreen LCD display. There is no real viewfinder on this camera, but I don’t see most people seeing that as a big deal. Along the side of the LCD you have review, menu, delete, and share buttons. There is a control button that allows you to easily navigate through menus and pictures that you have taken. There is also a small speaker on the back.
The top of the camera also has a many different buttons on it. First you have the typical capture button, which the slider for zooming in and out. Next you have the flash button, power, scenes, video, and favorites. The scenes button will allows you to pick what mode you are shooting in and video will switch to video shooting mode. Flash modes include no flash, fill-in mode, auto mode, and red-eye reduction. The side of the camera has a connection for a power adapter, but none is included as you can charge the camera via USB.
Along the bottom of the camera is the main camera connection, you are given an adapter so you can use this connection with the included cables. Also along the bottom is the tripod mount and battery door. The battery door easily slides open also reveals where your memory card will go. The V1253 includes 32MB of internal memory, but that is definitely not enough, especially if you are shooting at the 12MP mode. The V1253 supports SD and MMC cards.