Kodak EasyShare M381: 12 Megapixels and lots of image quality problems

easyshareM381Despite the 12 megapixel sensor it packs, this low-budget ($170) camera appears plagued with numerous image quality issues.  The review rules it “acceptable for casual snapshots”.  (Read: it could be a LOT better)

“In my informal tests for image quality, I noticed inconsistencies in exposure. Shots taken within a few seconds of each other in the Smart Capture mode varied noticeably; some images looked fine, while others seemed overexposed.”

Other problems included shutter and zoom lag, limited to 640×480 video (0.307 Megapixel, or 2.5% of 12 Megapixel), zooming makes the video “stutter”.

Some good points include: blur reduction, automatic panorama stitching (limited to 3 shots), “Perfect Touch” post processing,

Read more of these problems exposed from PC World /The Washington Post.

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