Main promise of this compact digital camera is the record ability with photo quality 3000x4000 pixel size. This thing clearly seen at camera backside which dominated by 3,1 inches LCD screen with ratio 16:9, typical of High Definition (HD) format. Lens carried by Kodak V1253 nor questionable because made by Scheider Kreuznach Variogon manufacturer, with focal length 35 mm and optical zoom ability of 3x (equivalent with focal length 37-110 mm at 35 mm conventional camera).
This camera equipped with face recognition system. Camera will focusing automatically if there is people face inside the frame and gives ideal lighting. As a whole, photo result in bright day gives good color quality. Kodak V1253 records skin color goodly, although has tendency of cold color at other photo objects.
If you will buy this camera, be ready with big external memory card, because Kodak V1253 only figures in 32 MB internal memory. In our test, we try uses this internal memory to make a picture with high definition photo quality setting. The result, interval time required by camera to ready make a next picture is so long. This interval time decreases when making a picture and records photo into external memory. External memory card type supported by Kodak V1253 is SDHC, MMC, and Secure Digital.
At Kodak V1253 is available image stabilizer feature to avoid camera shake or anticipates moving photo object. Unhappily, this facility works digitally, not mechanically at lens so that in its test not worked maximally. Moving object is also anticipated by boosting up the high ISO setting so that photo pixel becomes more natural.
Even can’t be said compete handycam in the video recording business, Kodak Easyshare V1253 gives great enough video record result in Mov (Quick time) format. Video frame measure is having HD format, and so do the sound record in stereo format because recorded with applies two mikes at front of camera. Be careful when holding this camera to record video, because both microphone positions are easily to be closed by hand.
As a whole, Kodak Easyshare V1253 can give rich color quality and sharp focus. Video record quality in HD format is also can be said good. But this camera is not suitable if applied to make a moving object picture because less maximum image stabilizer ability.Kodak Easyshare V1253 ReviewSpecs:Resolution (pixel): 12,1 MegapixelPhoto resolution (min/max): 1280 x 960 pixel / 4000 x 3000 pixelVideo resolution (min/max): 320 x 240, 30 fps / 1280 x 960 pixel, 30 fpsRecord media: SDHC, MMC, SD, Internal memory 32 MBFile format (photo/video): JPEG EXIF v2.21 / Mov QuicktimeLens focal length (equivalent 35mm camera): 3X Optical zoom (37-111 mm), 5X digital zoomAperture (diafragma): f/3.4 – F/5.3ISO/ASA: 64 – 3200Shutter Speed: 8 Second – 1/200 secondMicro Focus: 5 cmView finder: NoLCD Diagonal: 3,1 inchesConnection: USB 2.0, A/V output Dock, Kodak camera/printer dockBattery: Lithium IonBattery charger : Dock, USB cable, AC 5 volt AdapterDimension: 101,9 x 54,6 x 23,4 mmWeight: 155 gram (without battery)Check This Out:Olympus SP560UZ Review: Supreme LensSony Cybershot DSC T-70 Review: True GadgetPowerShot SD770, SD790, SD890 IS: Newest PowerShot from Canon