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Kodak EasyShare M381

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Kodak EasyShare M381. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the low light performance. Many are negative about the viewfinder and image stabilizer.

usability, price, portability, screen, size

image quality, reliability, shutter, stabilizer , viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak EasyShare M381 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak EasyShare M381

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare M381 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The portability and size also get good views, but many are critical about the image quality.

size, portability, performance, usability

image quality

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak EasyShare M381 Digital Camera - RedKodak EasyShare M381 Digital Camera - Red

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak EasyShare M381

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare M381 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and focus are generally positive. The size and price also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the battery and reliability.

usability, price, size, focus, performance

image quality, portability, reliability, battery

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak EasyShare M381 Digital Camera (Black)Kodak EasyShare M381 Digital Camera (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Kodak EasyShare M381 review

 

As point-and-shoot ultracompacts go, the attraction for the Kodak EasyShare M381 lies in its simplicity. Beyond its 5x zoom, 3-inch LCD, and quite consistent Smart Capture auto mode, the M381 has little to offer. Look at the glut of competition at its...

Good photo quality up to ISO 200; easy to operate.

Cheap feel; no optical image stabilization; narrow lens compared to the competition; noticeable photo quality drop-off at ISO 400.

Though it's missing a couple of key features for its price, the Kodak EasyShare M381 is a capable and uncomplicated ultracompact camera.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (pcworld.com)

Kodak EasyShare M381

 

The 12-megapixel Kodak EasyShare M381 ($170 as of 11/10/09) is a good low-priced point-and-shoot camera for anyone who doesn't want to fuss with a lot of controls--as long as they're also willing to deal with a few of the camera's quirks.

Perfect Touch feature fixes poorly lit shots ; Easy to use

Shutter and zoom lag a bit ; No HD video shooting ; Limited manual controls

This bargain-priced point-and-shoot camera has quirks and limitations, but it's a decent no-fuss option for beginners.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

Review: Kodak EasyShare M381 digital camera

 

This bargain-priced point-and-shoot camera has quirks and limitations, but it's a decent no-fuss option for beginners.

The 5X optical zoom (35mm to 175mm) EasyShare M381 looks and feels like many basic point-and-shoot cameras geared toward easy operation. The top of the camera hosts the shutter button, the mode dial, the power button, and a useful flash button for...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kodak EasyShare M381 review

 

Kodak's 12Mp EasyShare M381 is an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera for anyone who doesn't want to fuss with a lot of controls - as long as you're also willing to deal with a few of the camera's quirks.

The Kodak EasyShare M381 is fully automated, easy to use and affordable, making it a decent point-and-shoot for anyone who doesn’t want to have to deal with camera settings. It has a few usability quirks and it lacks excitement, but it takes a decent...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare M381 review: Kodak EasyShare M381

 

Kodak EasyShare M381

Good photo quality up to ISO 200; easy to operate.

Cheap feel; no optical image stabilization; narrow lens compared to the competition; noticeable photo quality drop-off at ISO 400.

Though it's missing a couple of key features for its price, the Kodak EasyShare M381 is a capable and uncomplicated ultracompact camera.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (pcworld.in)

Kodak EasyShare M381

 

Perfect Touch feature fixes poorly lit shots ; Easy to use

Inconsistent exposures ; Shutter and zoom lag a bit ; No HD video shooting ; Limited manual controls

This point-and-shoot camera has quirks and limitations and it would be a no-fuss option for beginners if it's priced better.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Kodak EasyShare M381 review

 

Kodak's 12Mp EasyShare M381 is an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera for anyone who doesn't want to fuss with a lot of controls - as long as you're also willing to deal with a few of the camera's quirks.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Kodak Easyshare M381

 

A smart addition to the EasyShare range

With competent auto correct technology and instant post-production techniques that make up for any technical shortcomings the user may have, the M381 is the ideal compact companion for novices or occasional snappers.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (macworld.co.uk)

Kodak EasyShare M381 review

 

Point-and-shoot camera from Kodak for anyone who doesn't want to have to deal with camera settings.

Easy to use; Perfect Touch improves poorly lit shots

Shutter and zoom lag a bit; limited manual controls; no HD video shooting

Kodak’s 12-megapixel EasyShare M381 is a good low-priced point-and-shoot camera for anyone who doesn’t want to fuss with a lot of controls—as long as you’re also willing to deal with a few of the camera’s quirks.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Overall, not a good value."

 

Fairly intuitive and easy to use. For this price range, the zoom is excellent and the video sound quality is impressive. LCD is bright and usable.

This camera will only take acceptable-to-good photos in daylight. Low light performance is noisy and very poor--virtually unusable, I would argue. Also, autofocus is slow and unreliable. It is very difficult to take decent photos with this camera.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey / Red

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):35.4 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):0.6 – 3.2

Focusing

Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.9– +
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.6 - +
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.8–1.0
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 – 0.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:5
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal memory:32

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 6.89
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/1400
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 6.89
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Kodak EasyShare

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2976
Megapixel:12.4
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:AV \nUSB 2.0

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.787
Height:2.34
Weight:4.69
Width:3.98