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Minox Leica Classic M3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 910 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. Views are divided on the memory. The glare and viewfinder get critical reviews.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, design

features, energy, focus, viewfinder, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Minox Leica Classic M3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Kodak EasyShare M340

 

Kodak budget cameras seem to be a popular choice in India. It seems like the old reputation of Kodak cameras being the simplest to operate has piggy-backed their reputation through the digital era. Not that it's a bad thing, as Kodak does seem to pack...

The biggest drawback in the M340 is its slow performance. Its start-up to shot time clocked at around 3.5 seconds, and it took close to 3 seconds to power off. Sure, most users wouldn't care about these timings, but when you have that perfect "Kodak...

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Kodak EasyShare M340

 

budget shooter to buy. In the real world, however, a lack of optical image stabilization cripples its shots.

Inexpensive. Extremely thin. Fast recycle and boot-up times. Sharp 2.7-inch LCD. One port for charging and transferring photos

Lacks optical image stabilization. Slow to focus. Primitive user interface. Proprietary USB port

Based on its lab scores, you'd think the Kodak EasyShare M340 was the budget shooter to buy. In the real world, however, a lack of optical image stabilization cripples its shots.

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Minox DCC Leica M3

 

The digital Classic Camera from Minox comes in a really stylish format! On the outside it features the miniaturized shell of the legendary Leica M3, designed in great detail, and inside it is packed with innovative technology in the form of a powerful...

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kodak easyshare m380

 

great price on sale from kodak, simple to operate. however led screen in bright light out side cannot see what you want to take a picture of!! returned camer took 40minutes to get the return o.k. not worth the it at any price

easy to work good looking pictures

led screen in bright light can see subject

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Kodak EasyShare M1063

 

I researched and purchased this little camera for an elderly couple in their 80's. They asked me to find an easy to use camera- this is definitely it. This camera is very bland, hardly any features at all, and extremely simple to use. If used in a...

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Kodak EasyShare M1063

 

Pretty good camera for a beginner but after getting it for Christmas, only 6 months later (July 3rd) the camera is already screwing up. I like the features and ease of use but didn't like using the Kodak program to connect to the computer to download...

This is actually the 2nd time in the last 6 months (I got this camera for Christmas so I have only had this camera for 6 months) that I have encountered a problem but the first problem I figured was just a glitch. Today however when I was taking...

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Fantastic All Around

 

I've owned this camera for over a year, and shot thousands of photos, dozens of videos and taken it from freezing weather to 120 degree deserts. Overall, this camera is fantastic for a simple point and shoot. Kodak delivers when it comes to image...

Picture is gorgeous ; Video isn't too bad for only VGA quality ; Durable (was dropped down the side of a mountain and still works!) ; Easy to use; from taking pictures to importing them ; Long battery life

Video sound is a little choppy ; Zoom could be bigger

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Easy to use

 

10.3 megapixels ; HD ; Simple

When zooming in it looses it's lighting

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Wish I'd done my research. Refuses to turn on. Crud.

 

Sometimes, when I press the picture key when it is on, the camera simply goes black. Only my husband and I can get it to work; we can never have anyone else take our picture with it b/c it is so finnnicky. The timer feature causes it to shut ... Expand...

The color and the price...oh wait you get WAY LESS than what your apprx $100 should buy you

Refuses to turn on randomly, sometimes even when plugged in. AWFUL

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Amazon review summary for Minox Leica Classic M3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 user reviews of Minox Leica Classic M3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, design

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak EasyShare M1063 10.3MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom includes Case and SD Card (Blue)Kodak EasyShare M1063 10.3 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Red)Kodak EasyShare M340 Digital Camera (Silver)

Product Specifications

The MINOX Classic Camera Leica M3 now with 4.0 Megapixels! The digital classic camera Leica M3 from the optical and miniaturization specialists MINOX, has now become a classic of a very special kind on the digital camera scene where it continues to excite many end users, dealers and press alike. The digital replica of the Leica classic camera in its ultra miniature format now boasts the attractive feature of 4.0 megapixels, providing the user with sharper recorded images and with even more detailed rendition. Naturally, the latest model from MINOX maintains the highly respected and traditional company values of features and fine mechanical precision built into the most compact design. Although unusual, the MINOX Digital Classic Camera Leica M3 is both easy to use and ideal for those getting started in the field of digital photography and want classic convention rather than high-tech. The LCD display on the camera back provides information on the number of images left to shoot at any one time. Anyone who has a liking for exclusive classic design and exceptionally small dimensions will be very attracted to this digital gem from MINOX. The fine detail in the metal impressively enhances the design of the MINOX DCC Leica M3 and make it an unparalleled tool of excellence among the mass of available digital cameras. Its tiny dimensions make it very pocketable, serving both as a camera and a digital notebook. The optional classic electronic flash perfectly compliments the style and design of this unique camera.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific/Standard form factor
Manufacturer Battery Name:Kodak KLIC 7001/Kodak KLIC 7003
Supported Battery Form Factor:CR2

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/0.8in/1.9in
Height:1.7in/2.2in/2.3in/2.4in
Weight:3.4oz/3.5oz/3.9oz/4.1oz/4.4oz
Width:2.6in/2.9in/3.6in/3.8in/3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in/2.7in/3in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm/6.9cm/7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti-blur / Back light / Beach / Candle / Children / Close-up / Fireworks / Flower / High sensitivity / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panning / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Text/Anti-blur / Back light / Beach / Candle / Children / Close-up / Fireworks / Flower / High sensitivity / Landscape / Night landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Text/Back light / Beach / Candle / Children / Close-up / Fireworks / Flower / High sensitivity / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama left / Panorama right / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Text/Landscape / Portrait mode / Text / Close-up / Museum / Back light / Night portrait / Self-portrait / Children / Fireworks / Night landscape / Panorama assist / Flower / Panning / Sports mode / Sunset / Candle / Beach / Snow / High sensitivity / Anti-blur

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Kodak/Minox
Model:M1063/M3 1.3/M3 3.0/M3 4.0/M3 5.0/M340/M380
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak EASYSHARE/MINOX Digital Classic Camera Leica

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8/F/2.8-5.1/F/3.0/F/3.1-5.6/F/3.1-5.7
Min Focal Length:10.3mm/8.7mm/9.6mm
Optical Zoom:3/5
Type:Lens/Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Pink/Purple/Red/Silver/Teal

Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:3Megapixel/4Megapixel/5Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"/1/2.3"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )/11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD/CMOS
Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel/10.2Megapixel/10.3Megapixel/2.1Megapixel/3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI/MJPEG / QuickTime/QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4/5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):100/1000/1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100/ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto (80-1600)/ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (64-160)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (80-1600)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / High color / Low color/Black & White / High color / Low color / Neutral / Sepia/Black & White / High color / Low color / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:None/Optical
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