Excerpt: The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS ($249) is a fairly compact camera
with a 10 Megapixel CCD, 5X optical zoom lens with image stabilization, 2.5"
LCD display, and a high definition movie mode. And, like all Kodak cameras,
it's very easy to use.
Pros: Photo quality is good enough for the 4 x 6 crowd, Good value for the money, 5X zoom in a relatively compact body, Optical image stabilization, Some manual controls, Smart Capture mode works as advertised, Easy to use, with help screens for menu items, Handy PerfectTouch, Undo Delete, and Panorama Stitch features, HD (720p) movie mode, with optical zoom and image stabilization available, Very good software bundle
Cons: Noise reduction smudges fine details, mottles the sky, and gives images an overall soft look, Redeye a big problem; countermeasures did not work in my tests, Vignetting was an issue, though it may be specific to my camera, Poor low light focusing, Buffer memory fills quickly when several shots in a row are taken, No optical viewfinder, Zoom cannot be precisely adjusted; just seven steps for a 5X lens, Manual controls need work: only three apertures to choose from at a...
Excerpt: It's true that Kodak doesn't always get a lot of love around here: in spite of the company's storied history and early adoption of digital technology, Kodak's recent digital camera offerings have, for one reason or another, often failed to impress reviewers. Strong resources and a great brand name notwithstanding, the historic maker has seemed to focus too much on trying to compete on price in recent years, and not enough on building cameras that really stand out.
Pros: Polished, high-function interface, Solid speed and performance all around, Avoids bloated, useless soft features, Vivid Kodak color reproduction
Cons: Macro mode isn't much, AF requires some finessing for consistent results, Too much intrusive noise reduction, No way to dial back sharpness without losing detail
Summary: Kodak verbaut in der Z1085IS einen für Kompakte großen 10-Megapixel-Sensor und spendiert eine HD-Videofunktion (1280 x 720 Pixel), einen optischen Bildstabilisator, einen manuellen Fokus mit Lupenansicht und einen Modus, in dem sich Blende und Belichtungszeit einstellen lassen.