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Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP CCD 3m Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Up to Release Date
Good technical features
Easy to use
Expert reviews are poor
97 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This low megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 49 out of 100 based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Digital Versus, PC Mag and parentesis.com. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this digital camera very highly.

Owner Reviews Are Average

EasyShare Sport C123 owners on average rated this camera 71 out of 100. 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Kodak Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 464 user and expert reviews for Kodak cameras and found that on average Kodak has good reviews. However we also found that Kodak has unexceptional reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 67% of those that bought a Kodak digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Featured with few advanced functions and amazing features, C123 promises to deliver good images”. Kimm mentioned on expert website Walmart.com five years ago “The crop and enhancement features are nice” in their review of this digital camera. Waterparkdiva wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “It has a great price and cool features” in their Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review but in spite of that they scored it 3 stars out of 5.


Design

Easy to Use

Fifteen customers agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. Vasquirrel wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “The SHARE app is very handy for emailing, facebooking, etc”. They also mentioned “Is easy to use” in their review. Paprincess16403 wrote in their Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review “Easy enough for a child to use (mine is 11” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Cavefrog mentioned “There are several settings for color mode” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Five customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Cruisefriend wrote on expert website Walmart.com six years ago “The clarity was impeccable and you can see the colors of the fish beautifully as well as the wrinkles on my hand! The picture was not blurry”. Benny said on expert website Walmart.com five years ago “The camera took pretty good photos” in his Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review. Jeanb mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The quality is very good, even for still pictures (it's pretty special to have nice clear still picture from a video camera)”.

Three owners thought the product was well designed. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus six years ago “It handles well and some may find its original design attractive” however they gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5. Bestgramaever wrote on expert website Walmart.com “It fits well as the design is a bonus for not slipping out of the hand”. Jnybkr scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on expert website Walmart.com “The phone-like design makes it easier for steath video because it does look somewhat like a phone”.

Two customers wrote that it was rough. Cavefrog said “For the rough cave exploring I do, this is the camera!” . An anonymous author scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned “Kayaking can be a rough place for a conventional camera-- splashing, banging paddles, waves”.

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Waterproof Case

Twenty-one customers reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Website Techmagnifier.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Waterproof to 3 metres” in their Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote six years ago “In this review Small and sporty Shooting results Video performance Verdict This camera's two biggest selling points - funky colours aside - are its size and waterproof case” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only rated it 2 stars out of 5. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “It is waterproof and dustproof and is available for under £50.00, making it one of the cheapest waterproof” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine customers agreed that it was strong and durable. Website Techmagnifier.com said “Thick plastics feel sturdy”. Kellyb wrote on expert website Walmart.com six years ago “Fine detail is tough to make out”. Davs1wrld mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Walmart.com “Rugged 3”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Five years ago website Techmagnifier.com wrote “Rugged in construction” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Kellyb scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said “It was submerged for a solid 4 hours that day, in ocean saltwater, being thrown around by waves, passed between 5 people”.

Two customers considered that it was reliable. Six years ago Jeanb mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Don't bother buying this camera if you're planning to buy something reliable and that will last”. Jackf wrote in their review of this digital camera “Far less reliable” .

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Average Waterproof Up to

The EasyShare Sport C123 has a relatively average waterproof up to (3 meters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3m waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Rollei Sportsline 60 (£36.99), the GE G3WP, or the Trevi Go 2200 HD (£46.99).

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Good Product Quality

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Six years ago Lynnvt said in their review of the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 on expert review site Walmart.com “I think the picture quality is very good, both underwater”. Naughty mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Good quality” in their review of this digital camera. Kimm wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “Takes great quality pics, is durable”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The EasyShare Sport C123 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Price

Small and Cheap

Thirteen people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Website Techmagnifier.com said “Small and cheap” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review on expert review site Ephotozine six years ago “There is no optical zoom and no macro facility by the camera is very cheap and waterproof” yet they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The 12-megapixel Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 is about as inexpensive a digital camera as you can find” in their review of this digital camera but they scored the product 3 stars out of 5.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive. Chrisg wrote “This camera has kept my more bulky and expensive cameras at home” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago Jimmie said on expert website Walmart.com “It'll save from getting your more expensive camera from breaking because it got wet or sand in it” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Also six years ago Davs1wrld mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “I actually brought two other more expensive cameras on this trip”.

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Good Video Capture

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Mexikanprincess mentioned “I absolutely love KODAK, all cameras & video are all KODAK & have lasted years! Was waiting a VERY LONG time for a water digital camera” in their Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review but they rated it 20 out of 100. Scubagranny wrote on expert review site Walmart.com six years ago “The videos were so cute” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Picture and video quality were excellent” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-eight people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The camera can take a good picture”. Martti wrote “The photos are easy to download to computer”. Naughty gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Takes a clear photo”.

Good Quality Lens

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It has what Kodak calls an 'advanced digital zoom' which is actually a standard digital zoom with crop function (an area of the”. Accessman said on expert website Walmart.com “Close focus) The fact that it has digital zoom rather than optical is a bit of a downer as well, so when you zoom in, you loose resolution.”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EasyShare Sport C123 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3S, the Olympus PEN E-PM1, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 4.1x. The EasyShare Sport C123 has one of the bigger digital zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung PL70, or the Vivitar T135 which both of have better reviews.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of this age and spec range from 1" to 3.5". The Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.4 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.4" screen cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Rollei Sportsline 60 (£36.99), the Ingo VIC002O (£51.69), and the GE C1233 are also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the PowerShot S200 IS (3" and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX510 (3" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Praktica 5000WP (2.5" and higher rated).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 112,000 pixels, the EasyShare Sport C123 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact in Size

Three owners who reviewed the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 agreed that it was compact. Website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Compact in size”. They also said “This sleek and compact sized camera is best suitable to be used for taking sport's” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

Seven owners who reviewed the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 concluded that it had a good battery life. Lynnvt said in their review of this digital camera “I think you do have to be very careful closing the battery / SD card compartment, there are 2 "doors"” and rated it 80 out of 100. Paprincess16403 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Video quality is beautiful too! The only drawback is the battery door, which can be a bit tricky to open far enough to access the usb slot”. Chrisg mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Minor gripes (along with most digital cameras) is short battery life and a lag between snapping the shutter”.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The EasyShare Sport C123 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 has a hand strap, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The EasyShare Sport C123 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The EasyShare Sport C123 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EasyShare Sport C123 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Kodak digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1250" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The EasyShare Sport C123 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Kodak digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2880 x 2160 and 4000 x 2664. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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12 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12 megapixels digital camera.

Alternative 12MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm XQ1, the Nikon Coolpix S2500, or the Leica C (Typ 112).

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£427) (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (12.1MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot SX510 (12.1MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00041771564193, 00041771828851, 00041778431504

Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 Review Sources

To prepare this Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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