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KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 vs. CANNON A85

by MNMS / November 8, 2004 3:01 AM PST

Does anyone have experience with the Kodak EasyShare DX7440? I am purchasing my first digital camera and am interested in the Kodak, but the Cannon seems to be much more popular. I will use the camera most for family events (birthdays, vacations, etc.) Any comments/suggestions would be helpful.

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Re: KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 vs. CANNON A85
by jason_he / November 8, 2004 3:21 AM PST

Some people have reported that the flash on the Kodak DX7440 is extremely weak, and that sometimes pictures are just complete darkness. But, outdoors without a flash it should perform well. The Kodak also includes a mediocre, barely usable movie mode optimal for sharing or e-mailing.

The Canon is pretty reputable, though it is a bit harder to use and probably larger than the Kodak. I haven't heard too many negative comments about this model.

If this is your first digital camera, I'd recommend the Kodak Easyshare CX line; otherwise, the Canon you suggested should be just fine.

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Re: KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 vs. CANNON A85
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 8:43 AM PST
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Re: KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 vs. CANNON A85
by dontbotherme / November 11, 2004 12:26 PM PST

If you plan to use this camera a lot, you will appreciate the functionallity of a cannon over a kodak.

If this is used less often or passed around between people (meaning less time to learn to use the camera), the kodak is the way to go.

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Re: KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 vs. CANNON A85
by Mgradyc / November 13, 2004 4:03 PM PST

I've used a Canon A75 (the A85's 3.2MP predecessor) for about six months. The other replys are right on. If you understand (or are willing to learn) the basic principles of photography and spend a little time learning the ins/outs of your camera, the Canon will let you take pictures under a wider range of conditions and with greater control over exposure, white balance, etc. For a casual photographer (like my mom) the Canon is just a bit too much. The Kodak may be better for that. Both have equally wimpy flashes.

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Re: KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 vs. CANNON A85
by quirkyartist / November 15, 2004 11:34 AM PST

Hi.Just to let you know,I am also a new digital user. I took a month of classes and researched them all for weeks and decided on the Kodak DX7440 over the Cannon. It's PERFECT for us new users! I love it to peices. Self explanatory directions. (not computer greek!)
A great lcd. screen. My only gripe...kinda clumsey turning it off and on but you get used to it.My pictures are gorgeous. Especially closeups of nature and family. And the software included was also very user friendly.Check out my pics at webshots.com on my 1st album. good luck!

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