Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z1012 IS
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The Kokak Z1012 IS is simple and takes very clear shots
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I searched thru many digital cameras that would give me the easy to use features of a point and click yet offer me a way to manually enhance pictures when i needed to as the Kodak Z1012 IS. I will say that many cameras offered higher mega-pixels but the optical zoom wasn't what i wanted. I like a higher optical zoom like the Z1012 and it gave me great mega-pixels to enlarge pictures when i needed to.
Excerpt: We have had this camera ever since my daughter was born! She will be 4 in September. I can honestly say I have never once thought of replacing it! I love this camera. We have great pictures, good quality pictures that have brought so many treasured moments to life! I am thankful for that. I love how easy it is to share pictures with others through the Kodak Easy Share Soft-wear. Not only does it allow me to easily upload, sort, and store my pictures to my computer..
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: So far, I like this camera a lot. I haven't had a lot of time to use it, yet, but from what I have done, it's pretty good. I'm still experimenting with low light conditions, because some pictures came out blurry, but that could just be me still learning to use the camera. The video quality is great! Natural light pictures are really good, too. I also like how much smaller and lighter this camera is compared to my other one.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Strong Construction
Summary: I am really impressed with the images produced by this camera. Often I found myself saying "wow, did I take that?"focus is slow to refocus when zooming and takes a little getting used to.The support website is very helpful but much of that info should have been in the manual provided.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Cons: LCD poor in bright light, Poor In Low Light, Slow Focus
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.