Excerpt: The Kodak Z915 is an unusual camera - whilst it heralds the features of a compact it's clearly modeled on a DSLR design. The What Digital Camera Kodak EasyShare Z915 looks at whether this works...
Summary: Let's be honest: regardless of how it performs, the Z915 will attract plenty of buyers. It's a visually appealing camera with an attractive price that many discount retailers carry in their on-shelf inventories, which - performance and image quality considerations aside - will easily be enough to seal the deal on a fair number of purchases.
Excerpt: The star in the Z915 is definitely the image-stabilized 10x zoom lens. It let me capture distant objects easily. The pictures were pretty decent although, the lens was not especially wide or fast and the image stabilization feature ensured my images would be clear and sharp. This camera also changes the shooting mode automatically to suit your shot. The EasyShare Z915 can be operated in both automatic and manual mode hence; it keeps all the users happy.
Excerpt: Thumbs up: Good value for money; built to last; accelerated performance for its class; 10 POWER ZOOM. Thumbs down: The user- guide could have provided more details on certain functions; LCD is small; some pictures were noisy. Inside the trunk: Dimensions (WHD) 4.2 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches Weight (with battery and media) 9.6 ounces Megapixels, image sensor size, type 10 megapixels, 1/2.3-inch CCD LCD size, resolution/viewfinder 2.5-inch LCD, 230K dots/none; Optical zoom: 10 x.
Excerpt: (1 items) When Kodak’s 10-megapixel EasyShare Z915 was announced at this year’s PMA show , one feature stood out on its spec sheet: its 10X optical zoom, rarely found on compact cameras, and definitely never seen on a camera of this price. To support its zoom range, the EasyShare Z915 uses optical image stabilization, which worked like a charm in our testing, even when subjected to severe shaking.
Pros: 10x zoom lens with optical stabilization, Can zoom while shooting video, Great range of features
Cons: Disappointing video quality, EasyShare software not compatible with Snow Leopard, Disappointing battery life
Summary: The Kodak EasyShare Z915 is designed for people who care more about how their camera performs than how it looks. It's not a fashion accessory, but it's extremely versatile and offers buyers an inexpensive way to learn how to master different aperture settings, shutter speeds, and other in-camera tweaks. This is a sub-Â£200 camera with a Â£300-Â£400 range of features, even if the image quality isn't the best we've seen.
Conclusion: The Kodak Z915 is a great little point and shoot camera, that has features even a semi-professional can appreciate. It’s inexpensive and easy to use for most anyone, you can just pick up the Z915 and start taking decent pictures in a matter of seconds. The picture quality is decent for general usage, but don’t expect professional quality pictures, unless you’re going to spend the time to learn to use the camera and play with the manual settings.
Pros: Easy to use, point and shoot, Inexpensive for a 10MP camera, Image stabilization works very well, Decent quality pictures for general usage, Lots of different features and shooting modes
Cons: Pictures can be too white or too dark at times, No zoom while recording video
Excerpt: When the 10-megapixel Kodak EasyShare Z915 was announced at this year's PMA show, one feature stood out on its spec sheet: its 10x optical zoom, rarely found on compact cameras, and definitely never seen on a camera of this price.