Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z710 Zoom
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Great product - likes to "eat" regular AA batteries though
Battle Ready, Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: Great camera with a 10x optical zoom which works very well, along with more digital zoom. Even at 7.1 MP it does a great job with photos. To print photos I just remove the memory card out of the camera and put it directly into my computer or printer reader. Nice size to be able to hold on to - some cameras are very small and thus hard to hold and sometimes a finger might cover up the flash. Not with this camera.
Summary: This camera is GREAT! It has excellent zoom, and takes high quality pictures. Whether you are an advanced photographer, or just a beginner, this is a wonderful product. The software that comes with it sucks, so it's best if you have a memory card reader that allows you to put pictures directly onto your computer instead of using KODAK as a middle-man. One feature that kind of annoys me is the focus light.
Summary: I've been a 35mm SLR user forever and was a stubborn hold out from going digital. However, I finally decided to buy a digital camera but wasn't ready to fork over $1,200+ for a camera. I then came across Kodak's Z710 advanced point and shoot. The wide array of features on the Z710, plus it's Schneider-Krueznach lens, and it's very reasonable price convinced me that this was a great "entry" camera into digital photography. I've had it for 2 weeks now and I'm very happy.
Summary: We bought an "entry level" camera three years ago and were ready to upgrade. I did some research on digital SLR's but then decided I'm no where near a professional photographer and just needed something to take great pictures of my children and other "normal" events. I found this Kodak and I'm glad I did! I was going to buy the Z740 after reading the Amazon reviews but ended up with the Z710 for the 7.1 MP.
Summary: Like others have said, this camera delivers professional photos even if you're just a soccer mom or vacation family man. I wanted a simple camera that had a powerful zoom. I'm so happy. I've taken close ups at about 8" to 50X zoom pictures. All crystal clear. And the battery life is phenomenal! I've taken about 100-125 photos and the Lithium-Ion battery which came with the camera still shows 100%.
Summary: First and foremost, this camera is amazing. Super crisp pictures, good battery life, excellent features, wonderful optical zoom. I'm printing out 13"x18" high gloss pictures that look like professional prints. Wonderful Camera. Now the bad news. The "easy share" software that you install with this camera is absolutely awful. It conflicts with Adobe, permeates your system throughout the various programs and is all but impossible to fully remove.
Summary: I haven't had alot of time to mess around with it, but in the couple of instances I've needed to grab a camera and get a couple of quick shots, it's come through great for me. Controls are easy to use. LCD is easy to turn on and off. Zoom is easy to use. The real test will come in a few weeks when I take her to Kansas City and give her a good workout.
Summary: I've been using 35mm SLR cameras for over 30 years. For the last 9 or 10 years I have gone through several under $400 digital cameras as the technology has improved. This Kodak Z710 is a very economical compromise. The built-in 10X optical zoom is a great feature. The Z710 does not have image stabilization (IS)as do some of the more expensive models but if you have a moderately steady hand and you press the shutter button rather than pound it (and the whole camera!
Feels like a camera in your hand, not a deck of cards with a lens
Philip J. Bohlken, Amazon
11 April 2007
Summary: I made the decision to buy this camera based on the many very positive user reviews. It replaces a six year old 2.1 megapixel camera. I am not disappointed. Amazon's price is very good for a 7.1 megapixel camera with a boatload of features. It is also considerably lighter in weight than the older camera. Later I read reviews by experts who give it only mediocre scores for picture quality.