Excerpt: Some cameras are built up to reach a certain quality; others are built down to reach a certain price. It's not hard to guess into which category a 10x super-zoom tipping the scales at under £200 might fall.
Summary: For every benefit on board this Kodak, there's a disadvantage to match. The long 10x lens is soft and lacks stabilisation, the manual features are worked via an imprecise joystick and 7 Mp images are simply neither sharp nor clean enough. An average camera at an average price.
Summary: The Kodak Easyshare Z710 is a camera that tries to appeal
to both beginners and more experienced photographers, but
ultimately it doesn't really satisfy either user-group. Its
stylish shiny silver looks will appeal to the general consumer
and put off the prosumer, whilst the full range of creative
exposure modes will do the opposite.
Summary: A keenly-priced long-zoom digicam with a simple menu system.Claiming point-and-shoot simplicity plus plenty of user-adjustable controls, Kodak's 7.1-megapixel EasyShare Z710 is clearly targeted at family snapshooters who want a low-priced, high-resolution, long-zoom camera. It boasts large, all-glass 10x optical zoom lens but there's no image stabilisation so getting sharp shots at full zoom can be challenging. . .