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Goodmans GDC 1308

“After using my Goodmans GDC 1308 a few times I had to...”

Written on: 21/04/2005 by judyedwards (1 review written)

After using my Goodmans GDC 1308 a few times I had to change the batteries. The camera wouldn't turn on, or only stay on for a few seconds, even though the batteries were new, and the camera was making a clicking noise. I've tried several different batteries, but same thing keeps happening. Now it's stuck in the draw and is no use whatsoever… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“I've had many problems with this Goodmans GDC1308...”

Written on: 05/01/2004 by Kimib (1 review written)

I've had many problems with this Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera, the battery compartment has snapped off twice, The pictures always seem grey and are either too white or too dark, you have to take a picture at a certain distance. The wheel has become stiff and a lot of the time it doesn't take a picture it just beeps!… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“The Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera is very good but...”

Written on: 13/08/2003 by lesa. (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera is very good but wish manual was easier to understand and obtain, we had to print ours off, to install the disc, which we thought was quite funny… Read Full Review

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Hyphen8's Response to lesa.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2003

Have any 'reviewers' been able to download the software??

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“This is NOT a good digital camera, ok, so the screen...”

Written on: 28/05/2003 by Jonny. (1 review written)

This is NOT a good digital camera, ok, so the screen might be a good size and work well indoors, but it produces bad photos, sometimes with bright green and pink stripes accross them. It is very temperamental and it eats batteries by the bucketload. When I connect it to the computer, I could never get the web cam to work, and I can assure you that's not because I am inexperienced with computers as I certainly am not. The "f:" drive that it uses does not always load. When transferring pictures… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“Auto install went fine except it states the drivers...”

Written on: 11/11/2002 by David. (1 review written)

Auto install went fine except it states the drivers are NOT certified for Windows XP. Camera works fine (our first toe in the digital camera water) - I can get pictures off the CF card onto my Packard Bell P4 Windows XP PC but CANT get it working as a Web Cam. I have tried a Web search (and found this site) and phoned the Goodman help line (too busy so keeps going onto recorded message with no option to leave a question) - so still no drivers found. ANYBODY HAVE A WEB LINK TO GDC 1308 TFT… Read Full Review

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74145_Countrymale.'s Response to 50061_David.'s Review

Written on: 19/02/2003

when my dad past away i found a goodmans gdc 1308 tft digital camera in his house, it has photos of him on it, but i cant download them off the camera as i couldn't find the driver disk,i am looking for anyone that can help me to get a driver disk as i don't want to lose these photos, as ill never get them again, can anyone tell me can i download a disk from anywhere ? The camera is new still and i want so much to download these photos, please can anyone help

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Dimpledoo's Response to 50061_David.'s Review

Written on: 04/10/2003

Goodmans don't seem to like putting their drivers on the web. I have the driver/software disc but I know it's impossible to use the camera on your pc without the disc.

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Goodmans Camera User.'s Response to 50061_David.'s Review

Written on: 10/05/2003

I have the same problems; cannot get webcam working on windows xp and i bought it from argos who told me it had a short video mode
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<br>try calling the goodmand helpline? 00442392391100 (rates to Portsmouth in the Uk apply)
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<br>If anyone has the solution to my problems please contact me!!!

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“i was pleased with this Goodmans GDC1308 digital...”

Written on: 31/08/2002 by alex. (1 review written)

i was pleased with this Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera when i first got it but after spending large amounts of money on betteries i realised it is not very practical. the battery life is too short and the delay between pressing the button and actually taking a photo is up to ten seconds. this is a good entry level camera and would be ok for families wishing to take group photos… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“The Goodmans GDC 1308 is a good digital camera with...”

Written on: 14/07/2002 by Robbie. (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDC 1308 is a good digital camera with great features.. digital zoom, large lcd screen, tv conections, have all proved well worth the money, easy to connect to pc. Pcture quality has been a bit hit and miss, but once you realise its limitations there's no problem… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“The goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera is okay for a...”

Written on: 12/06/2002 by Jamie Bassnett. (1 review written)

The goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera is okay for a first timer but I definitely don't think the picture quality is good enough for anything special. I took it to Australia and took some great pictures though. The cameras painted cover started to melt in the hot sun!!!… Read Full Review

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Moussa.'s Response to Jamie Bassnett.'s Review

Written on: 07/11/2002

I also have experimented this problem of paint peeling off. I must say though that I am using this camera in sometimes very rough condition (West Africa heat, dust, etc) and apart from that it works fine.

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“I too am a little disappointed with the picture...”

Written on: 06/06/2002 by Diane. (1 review written)

I too am a little disappointed with the picture quality of the Goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera. Prior to this I had the Goodmans 1388 which has less features but is by far superior on picture quality… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“The spec of the Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera sounds...”

Written on: 21/05/2002 by Alistair. (1 review written)

The spec of the Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera sounds very good for the price, but I have been quite disappointed with the overall quality of the pictures. I have found that it can be a bit of hit & miss either indoors or outdoors. Most of the photos that I take are very grainy, but occationally, you get a really good one. I have tried fiddling with the EV compensate controls & again had very mixed results. Unfortunately, you do not always have time to change settings when you are wanting to… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“I bought the Goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera and at...”

Written on: 09/04/2002 by Mark. (1 review written)

I bought the Goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera and at first was slightly disappointed as some of my pictures (mostly close-ups) were not much of an improvement on my old Kodak 640x480 digicam. Then I read all these reviews on this site and was very close to just returning it. However, I took it out on a few walks and became more familiar with the controls (especially EV compensate), and the camera has definitely improved as I've learned what it can and can't take. For the price, I'm now… Read Full Review

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20932_P Shires.'s Response to 18527_Mark.'s Review

Written on: 24/04/2002

Well said my friend, but could you tell me what the best settings are for the white balance and ev compensate as i have tried different ones with no success, alot of the shots indoors tend to come out very bright white especially on the faces, at at distance they are fine but once i get to about 1.5 metres from the subject i get poor results.
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<br>i hope you can help me here

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119118_Roger.'s Response to 18527_Mark.'s Review

Written on: 26/07/2003

i just bought the 1308 and am fairly pleased but evertime i unplug it from the pc a window comes up and says its unsafe to unplug and says i should use the hotplug icon in the status bar, well where is the staus bar icon

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23614_Colin.'s Response to 18527_Mark.'s Review

Written on: 15/05/2002

whoops, re last comment. I've just realised that the camera is a 1308 and not 1388, sorry about that.

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22451_Colin.'s Response to 18527_Mark.'s Review

Written on: 05/05/2002

I appreciate your constructive comments, but how do you increase from 16mb to 128mb, I am quite new to digital photography, after a trial run with a fuji finepix which was swiftly returned, I am delighted with this model and am looking forward to putting it to the test.

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21267_Mark.'s Response to 18527_Mark.'s Review

Written on: 26/04/2002

I wouldn't say there were any "best" settings... just play around with it as you would with any camera, till you get the best result. One of the wonders of digital cameras is that you can take plenty more then 24 or 36 pictures in one session, and you can have instant review and the option delete your shots. There are some items about EV compensation out there on the net, but they haven't been of much use to me as the figures don't match the way Goodmans have dealt with it in this camera. However, indoors, one thing I have found is that if I do *anything* with the white balance or EV, it's best to leave the flash turned off. Not sure if this'll help, but just go and play with it :)

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“The Goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera takes excellent...”

Written on: 25/02/2002 by Steve Moloney. (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDC 1308 digital camera takes excellent Pictures indoors and out, I love the features it offers.
Large LCD screen, brilliant having the ability to look at 6 pictures at anyone time.
Having a large memory and offering many different types of quality shots.
Ideal for emailing to friends and family.
The only problem I've had is that the main button on mine sticks but I will get the unit changed.
I was just unlucky with this one… Read Full Review

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17145_Billy Leo.'s Response to Steve Moloney.'s Review

Written on: 26/03/2002

I'm going to buy this camera tomorrow and f your wrong I will send you abusive email for the rest of your life!
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20557_Geoff.'s Response to Steve Moloney.'s Review

Written on: 21/04/2002

You do not know what exellent pictures are. This must be your first camera because i owned one and the pics are in no way exellent, ok maybe. Colour and pics far too soft and grainy. Cheap looking and i took mine straight back to argos and bought a fuji which is an excellent camera.

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“I cannot understand what some people expect for this...”

Written on: 20/02/2002 by Peter Devonport. (1 review written)

I cannot understand what some people expect for this price. I have used other cameras 3X the price of the Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera and they where no better. The construction is good and the facility to view photos on a TV is an added bonus. As for the battery life, use rechargables please as recommended. Overall a great little camera for general use… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“AFTER READING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO TOOK THEIRS BACK +...”

Written on: 19/02/2002 by GEOFF. (1 review written)

AFTER READING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO TOOK THEIRS BACK + GOT THE CHEAPER FUGI AXIA IX IT CONVINCED ME TO DO SO + HE WAS RIGHT-PICTURES ARE EXCELLENT FOR A CAMERA UNDER £100. GLAD I READ THE REVIEW… Read Full Review

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“The Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera looks ok and...”

Written on: 05/02/2002 by andy. (1 review written)

The Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera looks ok and appears to be good value for money but i found that all pictures taken appeared very grainy with poor colour to the extent that i took it back for a refund. The software bundle is good and all cables are supplied. Image resolution is only 200 Dpi… Read Full Review

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12707_Fred.'s Response to 11900_andy.'s Review

Written on: 13/02/2002

i agree this camera is total garbage. i took mine back for a full refund and got a £30 cheaper camera "fuji axia ix 100" which takes far better pictures. Goodmans should try to learn a thing or two from fuji before they try to sell cameras.....

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Goodmans GDC 1308

“When i saw the price of this Goodmans GDC1308 digital...”

Written on: 02/02/2002 by P Shires. (1 review written)

When i saw the price of this Goodmans GDC1308 digital camera and the features you got i had to get it. I previously had the 1388 but this one is far superior. The TFT screen is clear and precise and the camera is easy to navigate through the menus etc. The software package is quite good too and you also get a TV cable to view the pictures on your TV screen. So for a 100 quid camera you really do get true value for money… Read Full Review

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