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Old Jan 29, 2007, 8:23 AM   #11
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The Kodak C-875 is a very good camera I think you will enjoy it.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 5:17 PM   #12
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How do you find the focus speed and shutter speed of the c875? I just got Pentax K10d and am now looking for small cam for the purse since the Pentax is obviously not going to be glued to my side at its size. I saw and liked the spec's of the 875 but when I found one in the store to try, it seemed really slow to focus and shoot to me. Also tried a v603 and that seemed alot faster to focus and shoot. But since these are used and abused demo models, am wondering if others have better luck? I really would like to have the 5x zoom of the 875 for versatility.

For the OP, I looked at the Canon 540 formy daughter and ended up with an a620. I really did not like how they have the sd card in the same slot as the batteries. I had images of chasing batteries all over the place every time she put in a card. Just an ergonomic thing you might want to consider.



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Old Jan 29, 2007, 7:08 PM   #13
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Honestly, I have very impressed by the Kodak C-875. The lens is wonderful and yes, under very, verylow lighting environments, it will be a bit slow to focus, but at it current price, it is a lot of camera for the money, and it a very convenient, small size.

Here is an existing light/no flash, handheld, indoor, ISO 400 sample that I think is pretty impresive.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 8:21 PM   #14
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Hi Peggy,

I, like Sarah, have been impressed with the C875. My previous camera actually was a Canon A620, which I sold on Ebay and subsequently bought the Kodak. I wanted a smaller camera that would fit in my pants pocket to complement my Fuji S6000fd. If the Canon A620 were smaller I would have kept it.

The design of the A540 (and A630 and A640) to have the SD card and the batteries share the same door seems pretty harebrained to me. I would rate the focus and shutter speeds about average - it's faster than Nikon P&S cameras I've used, but slower than the Sonys and Canons. Sarah, of course, is a far better judge than I, as she has used a bushel more cameras.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 8:56 PM   #15
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The Kodak C-875 is a hard camera to beat at the current price. I have posted samples as well as many words. What more do I need to do?

It is simply a great camera!

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Old Jan 30, 2007, 1:30 PM   #16
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Thank you very much MT/Sarah I have decided to get the 875 myself
instead of the Sony H2 or Canon S3-IS, I will save alot of money and can
upgrade later on down the line if I want.

thanks again, i'll be sure and post my thoughts on the camera after I get it,
my last camera was a Canon A610 which was stolen.



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Congratulations, Jim-

It is a very good camera. Please post some photos when you can.

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