Conclusion: This EasyShare model puts a big zoom and manual exposure controls into the hands of creative snapshooters, but it doesn't have the chops to satisfy serious photographers.
Pros: Nice features for the price. Long zoom range with optical image stabilization. Manual and priority exposure modes. A large number of easily accessible controls. Compatible with Kodak EasyShare docks and software.
Cons: No custom white balance or slow-sync flash mode. Soft images. Image-processing delays after several consecutive shots.
Excerpt: The Kodak Z712 IS Digital Camera combines an impressive 12X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization and 7.1 megapixels , plus face detection and manual controls – all useful features. It also has an electronic viewfinder – i would ask Kodak manufacturers why not optic? The body tends to look like a slr but the hand grip is not of rubber and it is smaller and lighter. Almost all the controls are on the right-hand side of the camera.
Excerpt: The Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS ($249) is a low-cost, but full-featured
ultra zoom camera. It features a 7.1 effective Megapixel CCD, 12X optical zoom,
optical image stabilization, full manual controls, a 2.5" LCD display, and
the ease-of-use that Kodak cameras are known for.
Pros: Very good photo quality in most situations, 12X optical zoom lens & optical image stabilization, Considerably cheaper than the competition, without skimping on features, Well built (for a plastic camera), easy to hold, Large 2.5" LCD display is easy to see outdoors and in low light (but see issues below), Redeye not a problem, Almost a full set of manual controls (see below for what's missing), Snappy performance, good low light focusing, Tons of scene modes, includin...
Cons: Images on the soft side, with detail loss from heavy noise reduction; some vignetting, Low resolution LCD, Could really use manual white balance control (as illustrated by the test photos), Manual focus difficult to use (lousy focus distance guide; not very precise), No diopter control for electronic viewfinder, Below average battery life, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Not much built-in memory, Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod, Full manual only on ...
Summary: A solid, but not exceptional, advanced ultra-zoom camera, Kodak's Z712 IS offers a big zoom backed up by optical image stabilisation. However, its pictures aren't quite as good as some of the competing models on the market.
Summary: Эта сравнительно недорогая фотокамера с 12-кратным оптическим увеличением и простыми ручными и автоматическими средствами управления как нельзя лучше подойдет для новичков, не обладающих опытом и знаниями профессионалов.
Pros: Большой диапазон оптического увеличения. Оптическая стабилизация изображения. Ручной и приоритетный режимы экспозиции. Легкодоступные органы управления.
Cons: Излишняя мягкость изображений. Светлые тона кожи получаются немного красноватыми.