Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z712 Zoom IS
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Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
25 January 2008
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 has a traditional SLR-style hand-grip, a top-mounted thumb-operated mode dial and a pop-up flash. There's even an electronic eye-level viewfinder to supplement the Kodak Z712 IS's 2.5in LCD panel.
Summary: The Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS gives far more than it takes, producing quality digital photos without the learning curve. It is a great-value purchase for both the casual and the creative photographer, even if its average looks fail to distinguish it from the crowd.
Pros: Simple and intuitive to use, 12x optical zoom, Optical image stabilisation, Runs on standard AA batteries
Cons: Unremarkable looks, All-plastic body, Noisy images at ISO 800 and ISO 1600