Is the Kodak DX7630 a decent camera?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Hap Shaughnessy, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. A Sony DCS-W1 that was brought into my local camera store for me to
    try was defective right out of the box. The lens wouldn't even retract
    after it was powered off. I was so disappointed. That was it for Sony
    products.

    I'm back to Canon as a best choice for me

    The $699.99CAD Canon S60 at first look was attractive but has been cut
    from my short list.

    The very popular Canon A80's 1.5" LCD monitor is too small for my
    aging peepers even though it's use of CompactFlash memory cards and
    "AA" batteries is such a huge plus.

    I was planning to wait for the next model in that series, possibly
    called the A90, hoping for a 1.8" monitor and an increase to 5MB's
    keeping the same sized 1/1.8" CCD sensor.

    I have to work with the available cameras offered in my small town's
    shops and have also been taking a good look at the Kodak DX7630.

    It has been selling for $699.99CAD but will go on sale for $499.99CAD
    tomorrow.

    A $200.00CAD saving is a very good deal even though it uses a ^%#&(@
    priority battery pack.

    Is the Kodak DX7630 worth considering? I have read mixed reviews about
    noise, over-processing and overly high JPEG compression.

    TIA,

    Hap
     
    Hap Shaughnessy, Jul 20, 2004
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  2. Don R:

    Thanks for your speedy reply.

    I didn't mind the Kodak DX7630 separate lens cover that much comparing
    it the ultra thin plastic shutters that appear very delicate on most
    other digicams.

    Ah, yes. Proprietory batteries are not a stock item at my camera shop,
    $49.99Cdn. But, less expensive than Canon S60 batteries, $79.99Cdn.
    Ouch. Both types are a special order. PITA.

    I did check into the DX7440 but the 1/2.5 " CCD didn't impress.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0210/02100402sensorsizes.asp The DX7440
    for me is only available online from FutureShop.ca. I prerer to buy a
    camera in person in case I need customer support.

    Thanks for your offer to send pics. But, the photos found at Jeff
    Keller's Digital Camera Resource Page for the Kodak EasyShare DX7630
    http://tinyurl.com/5zzda & Steve's Digicams DX7630 Review
    http://tinyurl.com/4xgcx tell the tale.

    This is a good looking solid little camera that could keep me happy
    for a very long time.

    I'm burnt out after months of research and needed a little push now
    that the best deal I could ever hope for is staring me in the face.

    Take care and stay safe,

    Hap
     
    Hap Shaughnessy, Jul 21, 2004
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