Kodak EasyShare V705 Camera

Real Estate Agent with Platinum Realty 1999090686

It was high time to get a new digital camera, but I didn't know where to begin.  I was using an old Sony digital camera that used a floppy disk.  For outside, the pics were alright, but for inside and low light situations, it was not cutting the mustard.  I checked out the Photography Group on Active Rain and read Jeff Turner's post about the Kodak EasyShare V705.  After doing some checking around (at department and camera stores) to see what was available for the price, I decided to purchase the V705 from Amazon.  Total with shipping was $209.90, and I since I applied for and charged the camera to the Amazon.com credit card, they are refunding me $30 for the purchase.  At Office Depot, the same camera was priced at over $300.  I think I got a pretty good deal. 

The camera arrived in less than a week.  I didn't try it out for several days - it was something new I had to learn, so I procrastinated.  This Easter weekend was the perfect time, though.  After I read the directions, and experimented with the camera, I found it's not hard to use.  I also feel it takes great pictures.  I could only get 16 shots on the camera before the memory filled.  I had adjusted the resolution down to 5 from the 7.1, could have probably dropped it more... I need to get a memory card.  Below are some outside pics I took this weekend.  These are straight from the camera, no touch-ups.   

Thanks, Jeff, for the camera recommendation.  I look forward to taking tons more pictures with this camera.




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Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
Looks great!  Sounds like you picked it up for a good price too!  Are you using the software it came with or something else? 
Apr 10, 2007 10:22 AM #1
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
What software are you using? I think you got a great deal! Memory card is priceless you really need one!
Apr 10, 2007 10:24 AM #2
Kaushik Sirkar
Call Realty, Inc. - Chandler, AZ
Pictures look awesome.  Seems like you got yourself a pretty good investment in this particular camera!  Congrats!
Apr 10, 2007 10:33 AM #3
Linda Davis
RE/MAX Home Team - Gales Ferry, CT
I also love my V705!   Wait until you see the job it does with interior room photos - awesome!  When I bought mine on Amazon they were also offering the memory card, 512MB for 8.99.  The package was a great deal.
Apr 10, 2007 10:36 AM #4
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Wow, great photos!  My old Canon power shot is acting up and I think its days are numbered. Does your Kodak do wide angles as well? That can be a big plus in shooting bathrooms and small spaces.

Thank you for a great post, I'm giving it a "5"!

Apr 10, 2007 10:39 AM #5
Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

Good looking photos. I was going to order one of these cameras yesterday, but I got distracted. Thanks for reminding me. Costco has it on sale delivered with 2gb card for $260.

I'm jealous that your lilacs are blooming. Lilacs are my favorite flower!

Apr 10, 2007 10:50 AM #6
Edite Liepina-Lawrence
ERA Tradewind Real Estate - Longmont, CO
I have one, just love it!! Wide pics turn out really good, plus the stitching option is way too cool! :0)
Apr 10, 2007 10:54 AM #7
Tim Tanz
Platinum Realty - Saint Louis, MO
St Louis Real Estate

Thanks everyone for the compliments on the pics. 

I'm using the Kodak EasyShare software that came with the camera.  That's the only way I've learned so far to get the pics downloaded from the camera.  The pics go into an album on the main EasyShare page.  I haven't tried to edit any of the pics with the software.  I am used to opening pics in Photoshop to crop and adjust brightness, color balance, etc.  I will experiment more with this software.  I have emailed a pic directly to my sister from the main page.  With the EasyShare software, you can immediately email pics as soon as they are downloaded from the camera...Cool!

I took interior pics of my house today to see how the camera does on the interior shots.  I will share tomorrow.


Apr 10, 2007 03:26 PM #8
Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
ZipRealty, Inc. - Huntington Beach, CA

Very nice pictures.

The SD memory card in a must.

I too have the v705 and love it.  It is a handly camera to have with me when I do not want to lug my Canon 20D DSLR and lenses with me.

I threw out the Kodak EasyShare software.  I heard there were some bugs and problems with it.  I stay away from camera manufacturers photo software as some of them cause interferrances with Photoshop Elements and some other programs.

To load them on my computer I put the SD memory card in a card reader and connect it to a USB port. I do all my editing in Photoshop Elements 5.0

Here is something you Kodak fans and others may enjoy.  It is a Kodak Minute.

Apr 11, 2007 09:17 AM #9
John Cilladi
Keller Williams Real Estate - Exton, PA
REALTOR, EcoBroker, e-PRO
Great pics. I'll be sure to give this camera consideration for my next purchase.
Apr 11, 2007 12:16 PM #10
Tim Tanz
Platinum Realty - Saint Louis, MO
St Louis Real Estate
Mike, thanks for the You Tube Kodak Moment.  That was great.  I wish I had his energy...  Thanks, also, for the how to on getting the pics onto the computer.  Once I get the memory card, I will start doing it your way.  Actually, my computer already has a memory card slot, so it will be even easier...
Apr 11, 2007 03:45 PM #11
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