Summary: I got this camera a few moths ago and loved it. Then BAM it takes like 20 pictures to one lithium battery. That's freaking expensive. I sent it in for repair under warranty (which was incredibly inconveinant, since it left me without a camera with my 6 month old). They sent it back saying that it's "repaired" and now it takes a whopping 40 pictures per battery (to top it off the guy at the repair number was a jerk).
Summary: My first digital was a Kodak 7560 with a 10x optical zoom. What a camera! Easy to operate, took great pictures and enabled me to get great close ups of wildlife. Wife dropped it and broke it beyond repair. We wanted to stay with Kodak technology because of familiarity and satisfaction. We also had a printer dock that also served as a battery charger. The 7560 had its own recargeable battery. We bought the Z812 IS on line. That was our first mistake.
Summary: There are a number of problems with this camera that aren't mentioned in some of the reviews. Problem #1: Shutter delay - there is about a one second delay from when you press the button until the picture is taken. It is very disappointing to see a picture of the second after the candles have been blown out :( Problem #2: Cannot take action photos. Period. This is the worst camera I have ever had in terms of action photos.