Pros: Excellent flash, good ppi (Pixel Per Inch) for camera's time; even when using 720p, easy to use features with on-screen descriptions, comfortable and well designed button/switch placements and locations, excellent stabilization when activated, 12MP.
Cons: Noisy lens when focusing or zooming, limited remaining video time counter for larger cards; still works fine though, focusing issues at close range even if set correctly (within 6in/15cm), pictures are easily blurred if settings are used incorrectly.
Summary: Out of all of the cameras I have ever owned, this is probably one of the best. It has loads of great features including a dozen different settings for a great picture. Includes 5x optical zoom for getting close to an object still with a good quality image.
Excerpt: best quality in low light, bright light, and video capability. Not sure how they can improve on it, but I am sure they will come up with some greater ideas. Very dependable camera. Maybe they can come up with a long life battery that would replace using AA's.
Excerpt: kodak easyshare z1285 12.0 digital camera is the best gift i got so far. I'v had it for a couple years now, and im still learning different tricks with it, i love it so much. I use it everyday. It's mp are awesome, all its features are brilliant. i looooove it!! if this one breaks i'll probably get it again.
Excerpt: I bought the z1285, i hate it. the pictures are grainy and unclear. they are not good quailty i have all ways loved, kodak, but the z1285, is not a camera worth buying. any pictures that i have had printed from it are unclear and very faded in color. if you want to use the main setting which is to take pictures in any lighting or place, doesnt work well. the camera will also take you though tones of batteries. it runs off of 2 double a batteries.
Excerpt: I took photography in high school and even created a still picture video the old fashioned way. Back then not having the resourses to continue my passion, I pretty much dropped it, Until I got my new Kodak Digital camera, I didn't know just how easy doing photo shoots could be. For half the price yet without cutting any quality, I can take pictures and the result I get is being consistantly asked, "How much did that cost you?
Excerpt: Kodak EasyShare Z1285 is good little camera. When my Fuji starting shutting off on me I purchased a refurbished Z1285 off ebay for $99. I am very happy with it and would recommend to others. I haven't used it alot but the pictures I've taken were HD and much better than the Fuji 9mp non HD. (By the way, the Fuji started working again after changing out battery again -I had tried that method at least 20x before) The camera has built in red eye reduction, optical zoom...
The Kodak Easyshare Z1285 is great for expert or beginner.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I got this Kodak Easyshare Z1285 almost a year ago. I had a Vivitar that was a great camera, so it was gonna be hard to top. But the Kodak had alot more megapixels, had HD video and alot more settings and more zoom. I got the camera and I absolutely love it. The LCD screen is huge. The camera is lightwieght. The shape is not akward like some of the cameras I've used.