Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Zoom
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BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY
9 March 2013
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Had problems with one pair of batteries that were enclosed. They very short life span taking my ebay pictures! Mine came with extra batteries & I bought some REAL KODAK, fixed problem. The Camera does a great job on many items, but I have trouble getting the focus I need when doing old Silver Coins, Proof coin, Gold coins too much flash & not as clear focus as 'BUYERS" want.
Summary: I use mainly the camera, but the video is simple and crystal clear as well. The pros- super sharp pictures, price. The cons- sometimes a long time processing, telling me to please wait, between snaps, Closeup pictures are the same as all the kodaks, nonexistant. If you want super closeups for ebay sales, forget it. 6 inches is as close as you can get. Also no viewfinder so in bright sun you can't tell what you are shooting.
Summary: I really like the camera for taking pictures of family, scenic views etc. However, I was hoping that I could get close-up pictures showing good detail of small parts, but even using the special macro for close-ups it won't focus any closer than about 12 inches. Otherwise, I really like the camera.
Summary: I like the compact size, and the larger viewing screen. It takes great high definition photos, and is easy to use. The only downside is it isn,t as good as I would like for close-ups, needed to do eBay listings. This my be just my fault, as I am no expert with this camera. The videos have come out nice, but I havent figured out how to get the sound on, guess I messed it up somehow. It takes nice portrait photos , and I've got some great shots of my grandkids.
Summary: Well, I was in the market for a digital camera and after pricing several at Wal-Mart, I stumbled on this camera and snagged it as the price was very reasonable for a 12 MP camera. The camera takes excellent HD photos and the menus are easy to navigate. I took a picture with some moving vehicles and the camera did an excellent job capturing the cars with no high-speed blur evident.