Summary: Let me start by saying that you will never ever get another camera like this one for this price, period. Cameras with these features cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I thinks this was Kodak's way of saying thanks to consumers for their over 130 years of loyalty, before closing its doors. I guess the release of the Z990 leaves similar cameras made by other manufacturers begging for mercy.
Summary: Two years ago, I took a photo of the moon while I was flying on a plane. That camera had 10x zoom, and I got a massive moon that filled the whole image, showing me the mountains and cracks of the moon. Today, 5/6/12, is the moon day in Asian culture; it is said that of all 365 days, the moon is brightest today. And unfortunately, I am in the midst of a final exams hazard and cannot hop on a plane. However, I decide to try my new Kodak Z990 anyway.
Summary: My experience is mostly with a pentax k1000 35mm in high school. Once a year I use a very nice digimax? 8x zoom which has always worked well. But the vast majority of my experience is with an SLR that uses real film. I even did my own developing and printing. This camera is a good "bridge" camera. It's Not a DSLR, it's a digital, and it comes with some slr like settings. what I tested: ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and zoom- just like in college.
Summary: I use my camera daily for work, also lots of travel and family photography. This camera has exceeded the need by a wide margin. The "no stitch" panorama feature, AMAZING Schneider lens, 1080P videos, color rendition, light weight, common batteries (AAs), intuitive menu system, etc., really put this over the top. Get one while you can!
Summary: If you are interested in photography, but with a reduced Budget, this will be a great Camera for you, I'm impressed with the photo quality, the sharpness, zoom and macro functions are awesome. Cons: The menu is very slow, but with some practice, you'll not notice at all.
Summary: Great camera for the price. This camera does everything I need it to do, and more. I've taken great indoor shots of my grandaughter in low light, with and without flash, and in front of a sunny window, with excellent results. I also was pretty amazed at the action shots I took at my grandson's basketball game. I shot most in "sport" mode and forgot to turn on the flash. Pix came out very good, better than I thought.
Kodak EXITED the camera business but excellent Digital Camera for under $200 Kodak Z990
14 January 2012
Summary: Well, Fans. KODAK has forgotten us. They have exited the camera business. Probably NO SUPPORT for this camera soon.. Eastman Kodak Co. -- which invented the digital camera in 1975 -- is getting out of the digital camera business. The bankrupt printing and imaging company announced today that as part of its efforts to focus on profitable lines of business, it plans by July to get out of the digital camera, pocket video camera and digital picture frame business.
Summary: This past weekend, I received my Kodak Z990 camera and was wowed. I had read the reviews and, for the money, it was a best buy. First, I have never used a camera with a 30X lens and I was awed at the clarity of pictures shot at a distance. My first picture was of a postal worker making deliveries. From 80 feet away, I could read the small details imprinted on the back of her baseball cap. Greater distances, particularly those shot at night, will require a tripod.
Summary: This camera has every imaginable feature you could possibly want for shooting in virtually every lighting condition or for any occasion. You forfeit interchangeable lenses, but who needs them with a 30 times optical zoom lens? By the way, the lens is of very high optical quality. This 12 megapixel unit looks as sharp and crisp as my other 14 megapixel "Huge Name Brand" digital.
Large Bridge Camera - You would think its a true SLR
7 December 2011
Summary: I had 3 choices.. This camera, The fujiflim S4000 and the Nikon L20. I didnt want to send $600.00+ but i also wanted more control over my pictures then a point and shoot ergo the bridge camera. Most of the time bridge cameras disappear in my hands. Im a big guy. 6'5 and 250lbs. I look like im playing with a childs toy with most bridge cameras. Looking at the features of the 3 cameras I wanted, this had the best review and it was almost a full sized SLR.