Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Zoom
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"A great camera, if you learn how to use it!"
20 April 2013
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.
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.
Great image quality wiht a ton of customizable settings.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Purchased for a trip to europe adn wanted the best quality I could get with a budget of $300. Purchased the camera for $200 and with memory card (I went for the highest capacity 8GB) with all the shipping spent right at $300. As for the camera the auto setting has a tendancy to get fuzzy if you are not perfectly still, but the stabilization mode fixes that. Other that that there is great clerity wich allows you to enlarge wiothout the image getting blocky.
Excerpt: This camera was a replacement camera that my Fiance surprised me with. The picture in a good lighting situation come out very clear and the colors are vivid. You can enlarge the pictures to a bigger size without running into too much pixelation. There is a delay between pictures which is a bummer. The camera also hates taking closeup shots. If you move at all it won't snap the picture and just tries to autofocus.
Good camera that can't do closeups and eats batteries
9 September 2011
Summary: Can't take closeups. Autofocus is always blurry on closeups and it's very frustrating. I have to put it on manual focus and still can't get within 6-8 inches. I Try zooming in and out and lots of fiddling around to finally get it. Real disapointing for closeups but takes other pictures great. The battery situation is also frustrating. I put fully charged 3000mAh batteries in it and after about 10 minutes it tells me the batteries are low then shuts off for low battery.
Summary: I purchased this camera because it is very easy to use and lightweight. I use it to take pictures of family events or just to take memorable moments. This is the second Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Digital Camera that I' ve owned. Therefore, I am familiar with its features. What I don't like about this camera is that it malfunctions sometimes. Example: it doesn't always show the blue screen when pictures are deleted as it should.
Solid Camera: Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285: A Good Choice
14 October 2010
Summary: As far as picture taking goes this is a very nice camera. Many features are above my needs, I have been using this make of camera for over 2 years for my work. Zoom and quality are very good for the price. I would suggest purchasing a charger & a couple sets of rechargeable AA batteries, this camera can go through even high quality batteries quickly.
Pros: I love the photo quality. It takes very good photos. I bought this camera a year or so ago and do really like it. I like the fact that it uses AA batteries. I buy the rechargeable kind and can just pop more in when the others die.
Cons: The video quality leave a lot to be desired. Most videos are shaky and looks as if someone was intentionally shaking the camera. I think this could be better.
Summary: I bought this as a factory refurbished unit. It was just $90 w/free shipping and I think it's a great buy. In good light, photos are darn good... crisp, detailed and vibrant. Honestly, they come close to those from our DSLR. You can see more difference in "action" shots, but they're still very good. In low light, the difference becomes more prominent. The weak flash and sensor noise can be quite noticeable.