Reviews and Problems with Kodak EASYSHARE Z712 Zoom IS
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Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
9 February 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: Ultra-zoom cameras usually cost a lot more than Kodak's Z712 IS. Even more surprising is that its 12x zoom lens comes with optical image stabilisation to reduce blur from camera shake. This is a particularly useful feature in ultra-zoom cameras, as big zooms magnify shaky hand movements as well as the image. Just as impressive are the Z712's controls. A command dial gives fast access to ISO, exposure compensation, shutter speed and aperture.