I haven't bought a new digicam in several years, so seeing the price on the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 took me aback. Set to retail for $80, it makes for a clear statement that digital cameras really are teetering on disposable territory.
A semi-rugged shooter, the device can ward off dirt, dust and sand, making for an excellent digital camera for outdoor use. It can take underwater shots at the deep end of the pool, too, provided you stay within the 10 feet limit.
The Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 is a 12-megapixel compact digicam, designed for capturing action shots both in land and in water. Granted, a camera at this price won't be toting the most stunning specs, but it sounds serviceable. Details include a fixed-focus lens, 5x digital zoom (no optical zoom), a 2.4-inch LCD and all the features of Kodak's Smart Capture software (face-detection, motion-detection, auto-ISO and more). Video capture is limited to VGA resolution.
As you can tell from the name, it comes with Kodak's EasyShare facility. That means, you can tag photos right on the integrated LCD for sending to a variety of social sites, which will automatically upload as soon as you plug the camera to a PC.
If you need something cheap, reasonably durable and waterproof, the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 sounds like a perfect fit. It drops in stores this coming March.