Kodak EASYSHARE M532 14.0 MP Digital Camera - Dark green Reviews
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Kodak EASYSHARE M532 14.0 MP Digital Camera - Dark green

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Horrible and Should Have Been Recalled

Aug 5, 2011
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  • User Rating: Disappointing

  • Ease of Use:
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  • Photo Quality:
  • Shutter Lag

Pros:Small. OK battery life. Easy to modify for infrared pickup.

Cons:No image stabilization. Poor quality pictures. Poor quality video.

The Bottom Line: Opt for slightly lower megapixel camera of better quality and you will be much better off and pay about the same price or less.


This camera has no stabilization.---Fuzzy borders around edges of picture.---Poor low light pictures.---Over exposed light areas when there's bright spots in frame.---Video quality is barely above late 90s web cam in quality.---No autofocus light. (low light AF never works)


About pictures, as stated they are fuzzy around borders with only the center area being the clear one, and on top of this the quality of the actual pixels if looked at closely resemble pixel art or the paint plugin from photoshop. IE not clear pixels but meshed together.
In outdoor full sun conditions the still pictures are the best they can be with this camera. Same shot with just a little cloud cover, quality drops QUICKLY.


About video, very low end compression that shows obvious blocky pixels especially in movement or lower light conditions. Even lighting one could call normal, indoors, makes the quality suffer greatly. Though the resolution is 720p, this is pointless when the quality of the compression is so bad.



About tech specs, as stated, no image stabilization, even the slightest of movement creates full blur. (especially when even slightly zoomed) The blur reduction setting does nothing to improve this. The only way to mostly clear up this condition is to use the flash even when it is not needed, and even then if you move much it's a lost cause.


The interface/menu is also sluggish and sometimes freezes, even with newest firmware as of date of this post. (There have been a couple firmware releases already for this camera, this should also be a hint of the quality of the product.)


This camera should have been recalled, and I would never use this for even point and shoot level photography even with it being so small and easy to carry.


I have since converted it to infrared pickup to take IR pictures using an infrared illuminator. It does this only on a low end level... video however in this mode, even with plenty of IR light, is still horrible and blocky, so that part of it is completely useless.


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 100
This Camera is a Good Choice if You Want Something... Easy Enough for Anyone to Use

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