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Kodak DC290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Kodak DC290. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and price. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder and energy efficiency.

usability, image quality, performance, price, portability

battery, shutter, focus, energy, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak DC290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Kodak DC290 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and shutter, and the focus and reliability get mixed views.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

shutter, energy

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Kodak DC290 Zoom Review


Last year Kodak found themselves playing catch-up to the new league of 2 megapixel digicams. What was their reaction? The DC265, an excellent digital camera in its own right, but really what the DC260 should have been when it was first released, most...

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Kodak DC290 Zoom


Kodak's latest entry into the high-end consumer digicam arena is the DC290 which they proclaim on the box as "3.3 Ultra MEGAPIXEL Resolution" in large lettering followed by smaller lettering that says "2.1 megapixel non-interpolated." This type of marketi

Apr, 1999

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Digital Cameras - Kodak DC290 Digital Camera Review


The DC290 is an impressive offering from Kodak, extending their Digita(tm)-based product line into the 2 megapixel arena. This latest model provides high resolution (including an uncompressed storage mode for the first time), superb color, and...

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Excellent picture quality, a bit slow


I've had this camera for a few years. I bought it when the newer Kodak models had already come out because I liked the bigger design that is easy to hold and the manual controls which some of the newer point and shoot cameras didn't offer for a ...

Excellent color/print quality ; choice of manual controls ; easy buttons and menus w/out petroglyphs

Takes too long to take another picture ; blurry pictures in low-light w/out flash

Mar, 2004

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Kodak DC-290 a lemon


I purchased a Kodak DC290 in early 2000 for personal use as an upgrade from a digital camera with fewer features and megapixels. I was pleased with the camera's operation until about 3 weeks after the warranty ran out. This was when the camera failed...

Worked, for about one year

Worked for only a year with battery power

Sep, 2003

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Awesome legacy technology!


This camera is amazing. You can load custom scripts and have the camera boot to a customized operat ...

Incredible photo quality. The ability to take uncompressed photos (TIFF).

Slight shutter lag time.

Aug, 2003

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Great quality. Not for people trying to take action pictures.


If you are taking pictures of objects that don't move, this is a great camera. I was literally overwhelmed with the quality of the pictures. I also really liked the red-eye flash. However, there are several drawbacks to this camera. To be honest,...

Excellent picture quality, impressive features.

Horrible battery life, delays and below average shutter lag.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (

Great camera for most users



Good price ; semi-pro camera ; 3MP range W/Digita Scripting and GPS interface capability

Needs bigger card, eats batteries

Feb, 2003

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Kodak DC290


This is the camera i've been waiting for! MSRP was over $1000 upon it's debut but bought ours online years later new for $450! Our biggest complaint was the BATTERY life! Again this camera eats batteries by the yard! We added a 256MB Compact Flash so...

Beautiful HI RES pictures achieved! Fair pricing!

Eats batteries like a HUMMER! Needs a neck strap! Fragile toggle back button

Oct, 2002

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Dye-sub a 290 print, and you'll be throwing your classic camera away!


sharp images, great color reproduction, neat features, intuitive interface

battery gauge needs re-written.

Oct, 2002

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