Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z1012 IS
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Good, inexpensive camera with lots of options
20 January 2011
Summary: The camera is a good in-between for those that like point-and-shoots but would like DSLR-like options. Point-and-shoots tend to have lower optical zooms (usually in the 3X-6X range), while this camera has a nice 12X zoom with image stabilization. You can't change lenses like you could with a DSLR, but you can do a fair amount just with what you get in the Z1012 IS. On the usability side, the menus are pretty easy to figure out.
Summary: My opinion rollercoastered with this camera, bummed out, then not so. It eats batteries up. I used Eneloop rechargeables, and they would last about an hour, then the low battery Icon came on. However I could use it for quite awhile before it stopped working. The telephoto lens moves quick, so the camera loses focus, and you have to reacquire the image. The position of the zoom is awkward for me. It is so close to the eyepiece (I just prefer it over the screen).
Summary: Good camera, easy to handle and operate. Picture quality is good. But: The constant working of the autofocus system with the camera turned on,drains the batteries way too fast! We sometimes get no more than 20 pictures from a newly charged battery. Battery life is very poor, the included AA batteries and the charger are /were useless, would not even turn the camera on. The charger heats up, does not switch off automatically when batteries charged.
Summary: I bought the Kodak Easyshare Z1012 refurbished last month, so I expected to have problems with it. I was immediately impressed with the number of features available on it. I just started freelance photography for extra income so I didn't want to spend too much in case it doesn't work out. I love the picture quality and the share option is cool. I've been able to send my proofs to my clients prior to printing.
Summary: I love this new camera because of the lens quality, 12x zoom optical image stabilization feature, and price. I have tried other 8x and 10x zoom cameras the past few years in stores but always had trouble getting sharp point and shoot pictures even with image stabilization. This one works great, it's easy to hook up straight to my computer with the USB cord, and is a reasonable size for all the features.
Summary: When I wanted a new camera, my first thought was one of the Japanese trinity: Canon, Nikon or Sony. I first got into Kodak almost by accident: we went on a trip and left our camera at home so I bought a V603 P&S on sale at Walmart. Loved it immediately! Crisp, bright pictures and several extras, like panorama shots and "perfect touch" one click editing that I found indispensable after awhile. So when I wanted a bigger camera, I started looking at Kodak.
Summary: Kodak is back on track. This is a real bargain if it holds up for a few years. The Kodak Easyshare Z1012-IS works very well and reliably in normal light. No auto focus is perfect and this camera is not an exception to that rule. The HD Quick-time movie options work very well. You need 3rd party software to convert Apple Quick-time movies to Windows formats. Extreme Zoom is clear (when it focuses right), but it is a tad less predictable than the regular lens settings.
Summary: I don't know why the system was refurbished but it appears to still be defective as battery usage is horrible. goes through batteries like crazy. take five or six pix, maybe use flash once or twice and you get battery warning symbol. check the batteries and find they are half dead. These are both the two sets of AA that came with the camera and brand new Duracell AA batteries. I believe I wil return the camera.
Summary: Many features. Nice looking. Beautiful pictures. The only negitive I can find is that it eats batteries quickly. Kodak has a winner if they can just cut down the current draw. They should either fix the power draw or lower the price of their specialty battery. All the money saved buy not using film developing is equaled by buying batteries.
Summary: Picture quality is very good. Auto focus does great on still objects, but is a little slow on randomly moving objects. Video feature is top notch Batteries have not lasted long at all. I have ordered the Kodak rechargable battery suggested.