I have the Kodak EasyShare Z1285 and I just bought a few packages of batteries so I could use it and even brand new batteries straight from an unopened package will not work on it.
I put them in the correct way.
they are chateau ( www.chateaumanis.com) and I am going to write to the battery company now to see why they are not working. ( or Kodak)
They say they are Super Heavy Duty 1.5V batteries.
Strange, really strange.