Reviews and Problems with Kodak EasyShare Max / Z990
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For the price a great picgture
8 December 2013
Summary: This is my second Easy Share Optical Zoom Kodak camera. I take a lot of pictures while sailing and liked the 30x zoom. Like my first Kodak it takes a long time to process a picture before you can take the next one. I do like the quality of the pictures.
Summary: but it's very slow. Adding a class 10 memory card helped some, but sometimes the camera just lags even when zooming in and out. Other than that, this camera takes amazing pictures for the price I got it at, and I haven't felt the need to look for a better camera.
Summary: This camera takes great photographs in a variety of situations, the 30x optical zoom is magnificent, and image stabilization is the best in its class. The human interface... not so great. The controls are much less intuitive than similar Canon and FujiFilm cameras I've used, and the method used to adjust aperture and shutter speed in all manual mode is atrociously cumbersome. Still, I didn't buy it because it was better than similar cameras...
Summary: nice product with superb zoom and nice modes for better capturing images in practical no light conditions. also high focus and interchangeable lenses and filters are available(optional) and 30x nice zoom with 1080 hd recording and 12 mp super clarity and best price...
Summary: Takes great photos and we love the zoom, we also like the fact it takes AA batteries as we can use regular batteries if we are in an emergency. One problem with the camera however is that soemtimes (and its no respector of SD card sizes or brands) the preview pciture pane shows really wierd pixilated full spectrum colors other than the picture that you just took, however when you download the pcitures on the computer they are just fine.
Excerpt: I would consider my self a serious amateur landscape photographer. I bought my Kodak EasyShare Z990 last spring mainly because of its Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It took great pictures. I liked its video feature better than my Canon Power Shot SX30is. What I remember most was when I went to Edwards AFB to watch the Endeavour return to LA piggyback on a 747. I had the Z990 on a tripod videoing and I was hand holding my SX30is for stills.
Summary: I am just starting to use it and like most folks have not read all the instructions. Some things baffle me. Using the same light for every shot sometimes the flash comes on and sometimes not. The pictures with the flash are awful. I need to read the instructions! Also I take pictures of puppies sometimes the auto focus is on everything but the puppy, how does the camera pick the subject? I tried using the moving object setting but that was even worse...........
Summary: I am very happy with my purchase because this camera has good set of features (tagging, uploading to internet, raw capture and many more) and the price is reasonable (<$200). The only thing I can complain about is the interface. A bit complicated and slow. But, for this price is still a bargain.
Summary: This is a camera far beyond point and shoot although it can do that as well. I'm still exploring all the bells and whistles which are considerable. If your a high tech person you may love it. Being a low tech person it takes a little more time getting around all the possible settings, but it does take good photo's. The Kodak support system is very good. The only down side is you have to print the extended manual from the internet if you want the details of operation.