Kodak EasyShare Mini camera announced

The Mini goes a little beyond ultracompact.


It's tough to judge just how small the Kodak EasyShare Mini is from the photo here. It's actually the same height and width as a credit card; it's not that much thicker than one either. That's pretty amazing considering this 10-megapixel camera still has a 29mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 3x zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD.

The Mini doesn't do much beyond basics, though you do get Kodak's sharing features and some creative photo and video modes. It also has a built-in front mirror for self portraits.

Look for the EasyShare Mini in spring 2011 for $99.95 in black, white, purple, and red.

Editors' take: The Mini is a take-everywhere camera for those who have limited photo needs and don't have a smartphone. Operating it will be tricky for anyone with larger hands as the buttons are minuscule and the body looks too tiny to hold comfortably. (And that self-portrait mirror may be too small to be useful as well.) However, entry-level cameras tend to be bulky and ugly and this isn't, which might make it perfect for a first camera for preteens and teens.

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Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.


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