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Kodak EasyShare C180 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith



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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.


The low quality lens and Kodak's usual savage file compression have robbed the image of all fine detail. The full-size shot is only 1.72MB. From most other 10MP compacts it would be around 4MB.


The lens produces significant barrel distortion at wide angle, although to be fair I've seen a lot worse.


Centre sharpness is about average for the class, but the compression is again causing problems.


Horrible corner blurring and chromatic aberration, and this was the sharpest corner.



July 21, 2009, 3:58 pm


Only partly on topic here, but have you guys ever considered reviewing camera lens? I'm trying to find a decent wide-angle lens, but decent reviews are few and far between...


July 23, 2009, 1:48 am

Hi TheEvilGenius :)

Have you tried the Fred Miranda's page? -> http://www.fredmiranda.com/rev...

Steve Ayres

July 23, 2009, 4:06 pm

Also there's the more scientific side of things very well covered at; http://www.photozone.de/ and there's also a fair bit on http://www.dpreview.com/.

Personally I like the Fred Miranda ones as they are 'in the field' user reviews.

Cliff Smith

July 24, 2009, 4:36 pm

I have considered doing lens tests, and Riyad and I have discussed it several times, but I don't have the budget for the expensive optical testing software needed, nor do I have the space in my flat for the permanent studio that I'd need to ensure consistent and accurate results. If either of those factors changes then I'll reconsider.


September 9, 2013, 12:22 am

I think the sky colour looks just fine.

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