I think this is a great camera for someone looking for a good point and shoot compact camera. A compact camera is something very important to me because I don’t want to have a huge bulge in my pocket when I’m out at a party. The EasyShare V1253 certainly fits the bill as a compact camera as I had no trouble carrying it around with me when I was out, it can easily fit in your pocket or in a small purse.
The 12-megapixels that you can shoot in is way more than most people need, but it’s just a selling point for Kodak. I really like that you are able to shoot in both 16:9 and 4:3 modes, although when you shoot in 16:9 you are shooting at 9-megapixels, but that really shouldn’t matter to most people as 9-megapixels is more than enough for them. Another good selling point to this camera is being able to shoot video in HD quality (720p), it is one of the only compact digital cameras that can do that.
There are a few things that I did not like about this camera. First the battery compartment, it came open almost every time I went to take the camera out of my pocket, it was quite annoying. Also you can only charge the camera via USB and the small USB adapter can easily be lost.
Those are only minor issues and really don’t have anything to do with the performance of the camera, which was good. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Kodak EasyShare V1253 12MP Digital Camera a 9 out of 10 score.
- Can shoot at both 4:3 and 16:9
- Takes HD quality video (720p)
- Battery compartment easily comes open
- USB adapter can be easily lost