Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z1485 IS
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Kodak z1485 IS
5 October 2009
Summary: Searching for a pocket digital was like entering a maze. Which way to turn, features, megapixels, color, cost and the list goes on. The Kodak z1485 IS seemed to fit the bill for everything except (for my needs, wet weather conditions). First impressions were very good. A small learning curve had to be tackled with various settings, etc. I was a dedicated 35mm guy since my junior high school days.
Summary: This camera is an amazing deal for 14 megapixels and HD video! I put it in my back pocket most days and get some great shots with ease. If you would like to make a great little view finder for it, I suggest purchasing a nine dollar accessory that makes it easy to use it in bright sunlight (Any camera LCD screen is a problem in bright light without a hood) Get a Pana-Vue 3 Slide Viewer and just remove the frosted plastic, then put it over the screen - For one more step up...
Summary: I was very happy with the performance of the camera. The optics, functions, and controls were very good, but for a camera of this price you would think that Kodak would include a rechargable battery system as a standard part of the package. In order to have a decent rechargable battery which supplies a decent number of pictures per charge, you must pay at least another $30 and order a charger and a Kodak rechargable lithium ion battery.
Summary: In need of a new camera, we searched out a new Kodak EasyShare. The one we had was a K ES and we like them. I found this item and compared it with a few other Kodak cameras and found that this is the one to try. I enjoy this camera so much. There is more to learn for me, but I enjoy playing with it while shooting pics, finding out what works best for each situation. The HD quality is pretty nice to have, and videos come out great.
Summary: A very well designed camera. Image is far superior than my Olympus 8 MP FE370 especially using zoom -- That shows a higher megapixel still rules in digital camera. Panoramic stitching is a fun feature for outdoor shots. HD recording is also a useful plus. Shot to shot time delay is about 5 seconds @14MP. Picture stays true to life under well lighted condition. At low light, the picture is a little soft but everything looks great (so who cares).
Summary: I really wanted a good digital camera so I started looking for reviews online. That's when I discovered this 14mp camera and I suddenly NEEDED it so bad. I've never seen a 14MP camera, especially for under $200!. Still, I thought really hard before buying this camera. Even though it has some great reviews there were some people that insisted it took horrible pictures. SERIOUSLY?! I couldnt take a horrible picture with this camera if I tried!
Summary: So far, excellent digital camera! Only "cons" discovered were that any power source other than rechargable Lithium Ion batteries are impractical. This little powerhouse of a camera gobbles up other batteries like a wood chipper! Also, I've found that you must be in the auto mode to get to macro program. You cannot select Macro from the dial. I did experience difficulty trying to take a macro photo where the camera oscilated between auto and macro.
Summary: We've wanted a new digital camera for several years. I read & read - much of it here on Amazon. I'm shy of professional reviews (which can be overly into high end stuff) I like the reviews here on Amazon alot. One of the biggest gripes I've seen here have been related to power issues. Yes You Must use Lithium Batteries or you're gonna be Disappointed. Its Twenty-0-9 get yer darn lithiums and move forward.