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Kodak DC3200

In a snap, the Kodak DC3200 digital camera captures all of life's special moments, no matter how big nor small. It's perfect for those who cherish mem...

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Review of "Kodak DC3200"

published 24/11/2003 | Deru
Member since : 23/11/2003
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Pro Easy to use
Cons Expensive memory
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"Not too bad"

To start with, the camera is fairly bulky and in my opinion, not very attractive. Also, if you want high quality pictures then this is NOT the camera for you. Image quality is fair but not great.

It's only capable of taking 1 Mega-Pixel images so it's a bit out of date, but because of this, the price has dropped quite a bit and so it's quite good value for money if you bought one now.

To make the best out of the camera, you'd want to set the quality to 'Best' and with just the internal memory, you won't get many pictures in so you would have to upgrade the memory with 'CF' (Compact Flash) Picture cards. These memory cards are expensive but they're necessary if you want to make the best of the camera. This is a bit of a downside to buying this camera even if the camera itself is inexpensive.

The camera has a serial connection. This is VERY slow. Especially with higher quality images since their file sizes are bigger. Uploading pictures can take a very long time if you use this. That is why I bought myself a USB CF card-reader. This makes loading pictures much quicker. Without this, I'd probably be fed up of waiting for images to upload to my PC.

Something I don't like about the camera is the zoom feature. It has a fixed zoom of x1 and x2. You cannot adjust it anymore than that. Another thing is that you can only use the feature when the quality is set to 'Good'. (Out of Good/Better/Best). I'd prefer something that gives me more flexibility.

It's not the best for taking pictures of small objects. If I get too close, the flash's light is reflected and the pictures become too bright, so taking pictures of small objects is a bit of a challenge. I usually turn off the flash and then have to enhance the pictures taken using Photoshop if the lighting in a room is not good enough. In good lighting, the pictures aren't too bad.

I like the view finder on the LCD, and the battery life. They're not too bad. Battery life would be longer if you do not use the view finder as much. It has a nice 'slideshow' feature where you can link the camera to your TV.

Overall, If you don't want to spend much and simply want a basic digital camera that can take fairly good quality pictures, then look not further, it's right for you! Otherwise, take a look at some of the newer ones. Good as a first digital camera for beginners.

I've had it since 2001 and am still using it. It's enough for the job for now, but I'll consider upgrading to a better one when I've got the money.

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  • justarube published 15/03/2017
    Good review
  • thespurs published 01/05/2005
    Nice review. Doesnt seem too bad to me. Have always rated Kodak stuff
  • J4M1721 published 04/04/2004
    Great review! Brilliant for a first x x x Jo x x x
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Product Information : Kodak DC3200

Manufacturer's product description

In a snap, the Kodak DC3200 digital camera captures all of life's special moments, no matter how big nor small. It's perfect for those who cherish memory-making as much as memory-sharing. Spread the joy and share your pictures in e-mails and with great-looking prints. With the DC3200, it's easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family. Preview and review your pictures. See what you shot in an instant with the built-in LCD screen. With the DC3200, you'll know if the picture is a keeper. When it comes to capturing fun as it happens, leave it to Kodak - the name you trust in pictures.

Product Details

Product Description: Kodak DC3200 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Internal Storage: 2 MB flash

Sensor Resolution: 1.0 Megapixel

Lens System: Lens - 5.4 mm - f/3.0-8.0, Lens - 5.4 mm - f/3.6

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 0.6 m

Digital Zoom: 2 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image

Display: LCD display - 1.6"

Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 113 mm x 81 mm x 53.4 mm, 11.3 cm x 8.1 cm x 5.3 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: 830-6128, 382-7318, DC3200

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Black

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 1.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 1280 x 960, 1,310,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 1152 x 872

Digital Zoom: 2 x

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Modes: Automatic

White Balance: Daylight, fluorescent, tungsten, automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, tungsten light, daylight

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100

Lens System

Type: Lens - 5.4 mm - f/3.0-8.0, Lens - 5.4 mm - f/3.6

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 mm, 39mm

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 0.6 m

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode

Effective Flash Range: 1.5 m - 2.4 m


Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image


Type: 1.6" LCD display

Display Features: Built-in


Connector Type: 1 x serial ¦ 1 x composite video output ( AV mini )

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card


Included Accessories: Hand strap, Hand strap, PC connection kit


Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Internal Storage: 2 MB flash

Image Storage: High 1152 x 864 ¦ Standard 576 x 436

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 113 mm, 11.3 cm

Depth: 81 mm, 8.1 cm

Height: 53.4 mm, 5.3 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Additional Features

Additional Features: DPOF support


Software: Kodak Picture CD, Drivers & Utilities


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