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Kodak EasyShare C743 - Test shots - ISO performance

By Cliff Smith

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Summary

Our Score:

3

A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size image at the minimum ISO setting has been reduced for bandwidth purposes to let you see the full image, and a series of crops taken from original full resolution images at a range of ISO settings have been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.

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At the minimum ISO setting picture quality is as good as its going to get, but there are compression artefacts all over the place, jagged diagonals and patchy colour.

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Even at just 100 ISO the picture quality is worse still.

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200 ISO and there is visible image noise and poor detail.

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Picture quality at 400 ISO is terrible.

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800 ISO is available at 1024 x 768 (0.8MP) resolution, but good grief just look at it.

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baxter

November 19, 2009, 3:22 am

I have bought this camera, and really makes me remember the poor quality of the old but famous Sony MAVICA (I had one before, I think it was the MVC-FD73)...there´s something I still can´t understand about the KODAK C743...if having 7.3 megapixels, then why the pics have so low quality?





I always thought a "more-than-5-megapix" camera should have, at least, good quality shots...but this broke my classic way of thinking...





Anyone can explain, please, what´s the point (the main bad point) in this camera, that makes it´s shots so bad?...I read all but, as a non-expert in the world of digital cameras, cna´t still get it.





thank you a lot!

Bertie

December 6, 2009, 12:52 am

It's no good having even 7 megapixels, baxter if the lens or the other vitals are not up to snuff. I can't see Kodak making specially bad sensors to go in their cheaper cameras so in this case I suspect the lens is simply built down to a price and therefore responsible for the inferior image. If this camera were cheaper, it would be fine for those who want 6X4 prints and the ultimate simplicity of operation. In other words a "soccer mom's" camera!





Have a look at the images from a Kodak DX6490 which has FOUR megapixels and you'll see what I'm getting at.

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