Kodak EasyShare C743 review: Kodak EasyShare C743

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.6
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 5.0
  • Performance: 6.0
  • Image quality: 5.0
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The Good Has an optical viewfinder; handy in-camera editing.

The Bad Chunky build; very noisy images; few manual controls.

The Bottom Line With so many better choices for budget cameras available, pass on the bulky, noisy Kodak EasyShare C743.

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Kodak EasyShare C743

Budget cameras are a dime a dozen these days, and without high-quality photos or unique capabilities, it's easy for these sub-$200 shooters to fall between the cracks. Of course, without a major flaw it's hard for a sub-$200 camera to really screw up, either. The Kodak EasyShare C743 is one such mediocre camera. It doesn't offer any notable benefits, but its flaws, while irritating, aren't enough to render it completely useless.

The C743's 6.8-ounce, blocky body feels bulky and cheap. The light and flimsy plastic shell doesn't feel very sturdy, and its thick profile makes it a bit too chunky to fit into a pocket. Fortunately, the control layout is standard and relatively comfortable, with well-spaced and accessible buttons.

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Kodak EasyShare C743

Part Number: 1856558 Released: Dec. 10, 2006
MSRP: $159.95 Low Price: $499.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Dec. 10, 2006
  • Digital camera type Compact
  • Optical Zoom 3 x
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
  • Sensor Resolution 7.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Size 1/2.5"