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Old 05-28-2008, 11:51 PM
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Why does my Kodak camera take awful pictures?

I recently purchased the Kodak C813 which is one of the cheapest cameras at Office Depot but seemed like a bargain considering it's 8.2 megapixels. The only way I can take a perfectly crisp picture is to set the ISO to 80 and to take the picture in a well-lit area. It's impossible for me to take pictures at night with this camera because if I set the ISO higher than 80 I will see a bunch of tiny specks all over the picture. Am I doing something wrong or is it just the camera? You can check out the camera description here:

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:17 AM
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hmm...try to call customer service of Kodak and ask them about your problem. Did you ask whats the difference of it to other model? sometimes its good to compare different models to know what you're going to have and thats the right stuff that you want.
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:24 AM
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The specklin you're refering too is digital noise. Look for a noise-reduction setting on your camera and make sure it's set to on.

Althought you might have a high ISO setting, it doesn't necessarily mean you can take good night shots. It's mainly for fast shutter spead, low-light shots where you want to stop the action or at least, avoid lots of blurring. If you want crisp images, stick with <200.
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:30 AM
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I tried 200 and I stick get noise in the pictures. I'll will look for your noise reduction option but I really don't think it's there.
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:40 AM
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Well, sadly, you get what you pay for.

For point and shoot cameras, you shouldn't expect much in the way of a comparison to say, a DSLR. It's really it's own breed of camera. When you factor in ISO range, sensor quality, lens quality and compression software, that all plays a factor in the final image.
 
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What's the purpose of coming up with all those options if there's only one setting where you can take decent pictures?
 
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:49 AM
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Good question.

I would read the manual and see if you're following their suggestions for taking good pictures. It could be the camera, its could be you... It could be you just expect too much or maybe the camera is defective.
 
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This saying comes to mind....
"A bad workman blames his tools!".

But why don't you read some reviews of your camera on review websites. Then at least you can confirm if it is the camera or not!
 
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