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Kodak EasyShare C533

Introduction

The Specs Chart

Kodak EasyShare C533
TypeCompact
Sensor1/2.5" 5 Mpixel CCD
Maximum resolution2576x1932
Lensf/2.7 - f/4.8 (wide) f/4.9 - f/8.5 (tele) 37 - 111 mm (35 mm equivalent)
Viewfinder display1.8" (dia) screen, optical viewfinder
FocusingAuto Focus, Macro
MeteringTTL-AE, center-weighted AE
Shooting modes13 still + movie
Shutter4-1/1400 s
SensitivitiesAuto (ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, user configurable; 800 @ 1.1MP resolution)
White balanceAuto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
Flashbuilt-in
File formatsJPEG (EXIF 2.2), MPEG-4
Video640x480 VGA, 11 fps; 320x240 QVGA, 20 fps
Memory media16 MB internal, SD
InterfaceUSB, Kodak EasyShare Series 3 camera and printer docks
Video outYes NTSC/PAL
Power supplyAA batteries (Li-ion or rechargeable recommended)
Dimensions3.7 x 2.6 x 1.4 in
(91 x 66 x 35 mm)
Weight150 g (without battery and memory)
SoftwareKodak EasyShare

Camera Tour

Front view of the Kodak EasyShare C533

Measuring 3.7" x 2.6" x 1.4", the C533 is somewhat "chunkier" than the M437. With a pair of AA alkaline batteries and an SD card, it weighs 6.8 oz (194 g), again, slightly more than the M437. The camera defaults to a resolution of 5 MP, but you can also select lower resolutions of 4.4, 3.1, 2.1 or 1.1 MP. Only after you select a resolution and return to the capture mode can you see how many remaining pictures you’ll have with your new setting. You don’t have any control over the compression level, and it appears that the C533 uses more compression than the M437. I compared two photos of the same subject; the file size on the Kodak image was 1.2 MB, whereas the image shot on "best" quality on the HP generated a 2.1 MB file.

Picture size settings on the Kodak C533. Not shown is the 1.1 MP setting.

Top view of the EasyShare C533

The top of the C533 has a dedicated button to enable the self-timer or burst mode. You can set the self timer for two seconds, ten seconds or to take two pictures, one after a ten second delay and another eight seconds later. Burst mode lets you take up to three pictures in rapid sequence. A second button lets you scroll through the four possible flash settings: auto, on, off and red-eye. Some of these options are disabled in some of the shooting modes, though; for example, the fireworks mode disables the flash.

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