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Old Jan 4, 2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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Eventhough it clearly states in the manual the C330 accepts CR-V3 batteries, it

sure doesnt! CR-V3 are slightly longer than AA; thus, how the [email protected]#$% could they fit? Yes, the battery compartment is in the shape of CR-V3, but it aint long enough. Perhaps CR-V3 batteries come in different sizes?

Also, the flash on the thing is simply too weak. It just darkens the background,
even if you stand 5' from the camera, there just aint no light. Unless you increase
the ISO to 200, your subject will be too dark. This ifcourse will increase noise especially on P&S cameras.

Red eye reduction. Well, it's just [email protected]#$% useless! I mean if you take pics of a group
and a flash goes off, people just think the pic was taken and they stop looking into the camera.

Also, the first flash just makes people close their eyes. Finally, I must say I've gotten much better results with Energizer Lithium AA, than with NiMh or Alkalines. Pack of 4 cost me $13.
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 1:00 PM   #2
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A flash will never darken backgrounds! Lack of light making it to the background causes darkening.

Red eye pre flash is ment to make your subjects puplis close down prior to picture taking flash which can reflect of their blood vessels and glow red.

Try using a flash bracket with a little movie light on it so your subjecst eyes won't be dilated due to low light or use a little led flash light with your camera/flash.

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Old Jan 6, 2007, 9:26 AM   #3
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We have the sister camera to yours, a Kodak C360.

When using the CR-V3 batteries in our camera, it is harder to close the battery lid, but they work!

We are now using the RCR-V3, recharge-able batteries. I lreally like them.

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Old Jan 6, 2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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I have the C743 and, advice from Kodak service, I am using a CRV-3 also.

Like mentioned, you have to use a little more pressure on the lid, but it will fit.



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Old Jan 7, 2007, 8:42 PM   #5
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nope, CR-V3 dont seem to fit into my C330.
They are slightly bigger than AA, right?


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Old Jan 8, 2007, 2:02 AM   #6
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Yes they are a bit longer. In my camera you can push them down a bit so they will fit.

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Old Jan 8, 2007, 9:57 AM   #7
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They fit the wife's C340 but you do have to push down a little harder!

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Old Jan 9, 2007, 1:22 PM   #8
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Greetings Rom,

Sorry to hear you had some trouble.

The CRV-3 battery should fit your camera. I would not force the installation but if you firmly press on the battery door as you close it, the battery will press on the clips that provide pressure and the battery will correctly seat itself.

As to your flash experience, the range for your camera is:

ISO 140, wide—2–11.8 ft (0.6–3.6 m)
ISO 140, tele—2–6.9 ft (0.6–2.1 m)

So, at 5 feet you should be getting a properly exposed shot. If you are not, check the way you are holding the flash to be sure it is not being blocked. I have seen this happen in the past and have done it myself.

All red eye flashes have the double flash situation. You can reset the flash to not be red eye and correct it in the software. Personally, I always let people know if I am using red eye flash to stop blinking etc.

Anyway, enjoy the camera. Let me know if you continue to have trouble with the battery.

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Old Mar 5, 2007, 4:29 AM   #9
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Yesterday I noticed that the battery lid is going to crack.

I think it's the pressure of the CR-V3 battery.

Called Kodak and they will repair/replace the C743again.

Great serviceagain Kodak!, but, maybe the users of a camera out of the C series should take care! I'm gonna use Ni-Mh's 2600 from now on!



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Since my wife's camera has the Printer dock we don't have to remove the battery. Guess it was a good I dea to get that after all....Well the photos are nice too!! LOL

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