Summary: if you want something to make you life miserable the z990 and any other compact digital is the ideal choice, the LED screen keeps turning off. flash is the default so if you want photos with incandescent light you are screwed as the flash always operates unless you keep setting it to off. bridge cameras are too small to have easily controllable features.
Worst camera I have ever owned and I have had 4 Kodak easy share cameras prior to this!
17 April 2012
Summary: I couldn't wait to get this camera as I absolutely believe in the Kodak Easy share products. I hesitantly purchased this one because of the battery requirements but thought that I had such good luck with the EASY Share cameras in the past - how could I go wrong! I bought this for a trip that I was taking to Italy and also purchased a battery converter for over there. The camera is/was a complete disappointment.
Summary: I bought this camera as a quick solution for my vacations photography. Now every time when I have to use it I regret it. First of all - the camera is slow, its zoom makes me mad every time when I wish to get a particular part of the scene. It always has its own way to zoom and rarely allows me to get the right zoom. Sometimes zoom stops in the middle of zooming and doesn't want to go one or other way. The camera eats batteries like no other camera I had before.
Summary: I was really psyched about this camera...30 Optical zoom, full HD, fancy lense, all the really cool things which the camera was designed to do, it will do; at least in theory, it will--as long as you are willing to spend a fortune in rechargable Nickle batteries, spend way too much time recharging them, unloading, reloading them, not to mention carrying around at least 5 precharged sets of four..keeping them in separate containers, AAAAARRRGGGGGGGG!
Summary: I bought this camera because of the stated superior low light capability! It is not as good as my old P712! I hate the yellow light that comes on when shooting a video in low light conditions and there is no way to shut it off. I would not recommend this camera to anyone.
Definately not the camera you want for action shots
Mary J. Clemens "chiachic", Amazon
7 January 2012
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a ten year old DX6490 because I wanted something that had better picture & video quality in low light. In those respects, I'm not disappointed. I use the camera primarily to take shots of live entertainment, trying to get action shots for a 40 minute set, then shutting it off for 30 minutes and repeating the process twice each night. I use 3-4 sets of batteries to accomplish that so I am always using fresh strong batteries.
K. G. Schneider "Librarian, Writer, and Booka..., Amazon
21 August 2011
Summary: Edit: After just over a year, the viewfinder died. Kodak offered to let me pay to have it repaired. As it turned out, the camera was bulky to carry, often froze, and sometimes refused to focus. Waste of money, waste of time. This is my third EasyShare camera and my second in the Z series. I waited out a couple of generations of Z cameras due to the reviews of the versions after Z612. I used my Z612 even after its flash was broken and it wouldn't sync via USB...