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Kodak DC265

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Kodak DC265. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and zoom. The price and image quality also get good feedback. The shutter and portability get negative comments. There are mixed opinions on the focus and flash.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, durability

performance, battery, screen, portability, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak DC265 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 30 reviews)

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Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Kodak DC265


The Kodak DC265 Zoom (referred to as the DC265 from now onward) entered the digital camera market recently as the upgraded release of the very popular DC260. The DC260 had an excellent reputation for producing sharp, colourful and satisfying images and...

Excellent image quality (detailed, sharp and vivid colours) ; No sign of dreaded chromatic aberration (purple fringing) ; Comfortable to handle (good ergonomics) ; High speed burst mode ; Time-lapse mode ; Excellent internal flash ; External flash sync...

Poor update rates for LCD, bad "smearing" effect when moving ; Sometimes "Out of range" focus problems for close objects ; Narrow shutter speed range (1/4s - 1/400s) ; Still no uncompressed mode ; Menu system is sometimes laborious, more features on...

I like the Kodak DC265, it's a really satisfying camera, you take a shot knowing that 99% of the time it'll come out looking just how you intended it, plus really vivid colours and sharp details. If you can do without the extra features of the newer...

May, 1999

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Kodak DC265 Review


As many people know the digital camera market is hot with the "2 megapixel buzz", and many were surprised that Kodak didn't jump on the same bandwagon when releasing the the DC265, however it may be noted that Kodak only changed the last digit...

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Digital Cameras - Kodak DC265 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The Kodak DC265 is an evolutionary product, basically an enhanced version of the groundbreaking DC260, as it's model number indicates. The impact of a year's worth of user input and feedback is very apparent though, in the numerous minor enhancements...

Apr, 1999

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Kodak 265- Simply Wonderful!


I received my 265, in early 2000, as a gift (from myself). It was THE best gift that I ever got... from myself. My first experience with a digital cam was with a Mac 1-megapixal something or other. The mac wasn't even worth the plastic it was molded...

Wide variety of menu options.Great feel and balance.

Slow from pic to pic (common to the times).

Feb, 2006

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Diaper bag essential


I have packed this in my diaper bag, to the park, to the mall, on the plane. It has never failed me. I was devoted to my Minolta 35 mm for years. I love the auto focus point and click camera but I want high quality photos. Both of these cameras give...

sturdy, dependable, reliable, clear

print limits to 8x10 or smaller

Oct, 2002

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Simply the Best!


This great camera has two important characteristics: simplicity and quality.

picture quality ; ease of use

short battery life, but can be mitigated by turning off LCD screen

Oct, 2000

Consumer review (

Kodak 265 - great camera


Presently I am taking a Basic Digital Photography course at the local Community College as a requirement for my Graphic Design Certificate. This is the camera we are using and I personally have found that it makes great pictures and it's very easy to...

great color, easy to use

does chew up batteries

Oct, 2000

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A qualified Yes!


My experience with my Kodak DC265 Zoom began in September of 1999,

image quality

lens adapter, lack of case

Sep, 2000

Consumer review (

Very nice, Easy to use Camera


I have been in the market for a digital camera for a while now. I settled on this one because of it's ease of use and great quality pictures.

Takes great pictures.

Uses batteries at a good rate, use rechargeables

Jun, 2000

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My workhorse


For openers, I want to give a solid pat on the back to Kodak's customer service. I bought my DC-265 from an estate, and all it had with it was the camera and battery charger, plus the standard memory card. Kodak took care of my needs without question,...

ease of use, customizable O/S, good quality image & color

not as ergonomic as it could be

Jun, 2000

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