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Kodak EasyShare P850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Kodak EasyShare P850. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and zoom are also appreciated. The contrast and exposure get negative opinions, while there are mixed reviews on the flash and performance.

usability, zoom, price, screen, portability

shutter, focus, low-light, exposure, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak EasyShare P850 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 P850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare P850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and viewfinder. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the price.

usability, portability, performance, viewfinder, battery

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak EasyShare P850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare P850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Kodak EasyShare P850 Review

 

In August 2005 Kodak announced a new class of 'advanced digital cameras' with the introduction of the P series, which it hopes will provide an alternative to entry-level DSLRs. The EasyShare P850, which has an image-stabilized 12x zoom...

Excellent color, generally very good exposure Versatile 36-432mm 12x zoom range Effective image stabilization Lens thread for optional filters and lenses Very compact Lots of customization options Comprehensive manual white balance options Good...

Soft images and lower than average resolution Smearing of fine low-contrast detail Focus slow in low light and at long end of zoom Flash won't fire when battery is low, but picture still taken Focus errors at long end of zoom Camera has to refocus with...

Like the models that preceded it in the DX and Z ranges, the EasyShare P850 offers a lightweight, easy-to-use alternative to users wanting a big zoom camera without the bulk or weight of something like the Panasonic FZ20. It has a truly sophisticated...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Kodak EasyShare P850 review

 

Kodak EasyShare P850

Broad feature set for its class; image stabilization; multiple custom functions; speedy burst mode.

Pricey for a 5-megapixel camera; trouble handling highlights; various problems with photo quality.

The Kodak EasyShare P850 has an amazing array of features, but mediocre photo quality mitigates its appeal.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Kodak P850

 

Physical Views The P850 and a standard CD for size comparison. The 8-megapixel EasyShare P880 and the EasyShare P850 Continue on to Features & Controls Kodak P850 Specifications CCD imager 1/2.5" 5.1 megapixel, 4:3 aspect ratio Output image 5.0 MP...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Kodak EasyShare P850

 

Anyone accustomed to Kodak's EasyShare line of digital cameras will appreciate the blend of complex exposure options and ease of use found in the EasyShare P850. Similar in style to a traditional 35mm camera, though much more compact, the P850 offers...

Compact size, Solid build, In-camera image stabilization makes all lenses better for low light shooting, Same sensor as 7D, Kit lens covers 18-70mm 35mm equivalent range, Very good to excellent low-light capability, Excellent battery life, Decent...

Proprietary hot shoe, No PC sync port, No video recording (a fact of life with SLRs), Hand grip may be uncomfortably small for some users, Image noise slightly high at ISO 1600, RAW+JPEG option only saves fine-mode JPEGs. (But that's not a bad...

The P850 features a 2.5-inch, color LCD monitor with a very bright display, as well as a smaller LCD display in the electronic optical viewfinder (EVF). A brightness adjustment allows for bright or dark viewing situations, and the detailed information...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Kodak EasyShare P850

 

The P850 is Kodak's first ultra zoom with image stabilization, a feature which is becoming more and more popular in the ultra zoom category. Other features include a 5 Megapixel CCD, full manual controls, large 2.5" LCD, hot shoe, and VGA movie mode

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; 12X optical zoom lens with image stabilization ; Large 2.5" LCD display (though see issues below) ; Full manual controls ; Fancy white balance options: Rebel XT-like WB fine-tuning; can store three...

Images can be fuzzy at times; details lost in overexposed areas ; Poor high ISO performance ; Below average battery life ; Mac version of EasyShare software can't edit RAW images (use Photoshop CS2 if you have it) ; Low LCD resolution; low light...

If the competition wasn't so fierce the P850 would be near the top of my list of ultra zoom cameras. Unfortunately the competition is the Canon PowerShot S2, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5/FZ30, and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1. Although I think there are...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Kodak P-850 Digital Camera Reviewed

 

Kodak's newest 5 mega-pixel P850 digital camera is feature packed. Straight out of the box, it resembles an SLR only smaller and lighter while still maintaining balance and stability in the photographer's hands. The outer case is a hard plastic with a...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : ssbihli (digitalcamerareview.com)

Kodak EasyShare P850 Digital Camera Review

 

Overall, the Kodak EasyShare P850 is impressive.

Image stabilization ; 2.5" LCD ; Very good image quality with relatively low noise

Zoom slider does not have the right "feel ; No ability to change lenses

Overall I walk away impressed with the P850. Image quality is excellent, the 30 fps video mode could almost double as video camera, image stabilization helps in many less-than-ideal shooting situations, and the 2.5" LCD is a joy to use. What it lacks...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kodak EASYSHARE P850

 

As a digital camera manufacturer, Kodak has enjoyed mixed results. The picture quality of their units is almost always outstanding, but problems in o...

Sharp pictures, 12X zoom

Colour reproduction can get quite oversaturated

A pretty solid advanced camera. It is functional, comfortable, has all the features one could expect, and above average sharpness. It is only let down by overly saturated pictures.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare P850

 

The Kodak EasyShare P850 has an amazing array of features, but mediocre photo quality mitigates its appeal.

Broad feature set for its class ; Image stabilisation ; Multiple custom functions ; Speedy burst mode

Pricey for a 5-megapixel camera ; Trouble handling highlights ; Various problems with photo quality

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare P850 review: Kodak EasyShare P850

 

Kodak EasyShare P850

Broad feature set for its class; image stabilization; multiple custom functions; speedy burst mode.

Pricey for a 5-megapixel camera; trouble handling highlights; various problems with photo quality.

The Kodak EasyShare P850 has an amazing array of features, but mediocre photo quality mitigates its appeal.

Nov, 2005

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