One of the most important pieces of equipment any ghost hunter can own is a camera. A camera can let you capture images and video and document the events of your investigations. If you are serious about ghost hunting, it’s an item worth investing time in.
I actually own several cameras, but today I’m going to review my favorite, the Kodak EasyShare C195. Some people might be turned off at the idea of using a basic point and shoot camera for serious investigations but point and shoot cameras allow you to take pictures quickly and easily. During an investigation you rarely have time to set up a decent shot and speed can make a world of difference.
The EasyShare lives up to its name. Even someone with minimal experience can pretty much turn it on and start snapping photos with the auto feature. It also comes with many customizable settings as well for more experienced photographers. It has 5x optical zoom, blink detection, a wide screen for viewing photos, and an easy to use share button for uploading pictures. It’s a 14 megapixel camera. This camera also comes with the ability to take video and while it doesn’t take great night time video without additional light sources, the video feature can come in handy for taking short daytime video.
The delay on snapping photos is pretty quick on the EasyShare. This is an important feature because when something is happening it is usually over quickly. You don’t want a slow camera to prevent you from capturing some great evidence!
The picture quality is really stellar. The images are crisp and high quality. Some camera lenses tend to have a soft or grainy quality but not the lens on the EasyShare.
My only complaint about the camera is that the software that came with it was a bit slow to load and difficult to manage at first. Of course, I’m not the most patient person in the world. I did eventually get it working though. The power button is also a bit smaller than I prefer but it’s not a major issue.
This isn’t my first Kodak EasyShare camera, and it probably won’t be my last. They have proven reliable and effective and they are priced much lower than many of the other digital cameras on the market. It’s a perfect starter camera for a beginner or a nice addition to any seasoned photographers collection.
I give the Kodak EasyShare 4.5 out of 5 ghosts.