Written on: 21/04/2005 by judyedwards
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 13/08/2003 by lesa.
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 more)
Written on: 28/05/2003 by Jonny.
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... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2002 by David.
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 more)
Written on: 31/08/2002 by alex.
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 more)
Written on: 14/07/2002 by Robbie.
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 more)
Written on: 12/06/2002 by Jamie Bassnett.
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 more)
Written on: 06/06/2002 by Diane.
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 more)
Written on: 21/05/2002 by Alistair.
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... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2002 by Mark.
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 more)
Written on: 25/02/2002 by Steve Moloney.
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 more)
Written on: 20/02/2002 by Peter Devonport.
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 more)
Written on: 19/02/2002 by GEOFF.
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 more)
Written on: 05/02/2002 by andy.
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 more)
Written on: 02/02/2002 by P Shires.
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 more)