Summary: If you want one of the best consumer-level digital cameras, then consider this one. Not only does it provide quality and performance similar to a professional-level model, but it also supports an easy and convenient picture shooting experience. The 10x optical zoom with automatic image stabilization, plus the high-definition quality video recording capabilities, are the most enticing features on this camera.
Pros: Semi-pro- offers quality and performance similar to professional models, Close- 10x optical zoom with automatic image stabilization, Capable- can easily shoot 12-megapixel stills or HD video within seconds, Flexible- offers a variety of features, such as shooting modes and enhancements, Improved- better than previous models, but more features are needed
Summary: This Kodak takes very good pictures and it has a few unique features. The Smart Capture mode is excellent so it can make a beginner look like an expert. In addition to the good automatic mode, the user can manually set more of the functions than most cameras of this level allow. So it is a good camera for a beginner who wants to test the waters of manual functionality.
It also has a few functions that some will like, and some will hate.
Summary: The Kodak Z950 is a surprising camera. Frankly, I never think that much of Kodak’s camera. It’s just not a stand-out brand to me. But the Z950 was a pleasant surprise, especially when you consider the available control that the camera offers. The Z950 is a definitely a camera that you can grow with over time.
Summary: Overall, I was pleased with the Kodak EasyShare Z950. It has many automatic features that make it easy for beginners along with manual exposure controls for more ambitious users. Its ergonomics are very good, with a couple of minor exceptions. While it's not the fastest camera on the block in starting up and shutting down, it is relatively quick in performing other functions.
Pros: Comfortable shape and rubberized grip, High quality lens, Clear, understandable menus, HD video, Good ISO performance
Cons: Flimsy battery cover, Sound level too low, Pokey start and shutdown time, Colors somewhat bland, Overexposure
Excerpt: Despite a run of innovative digital imaging products in the late 90s and early Noughties, Kodak is undoubtedly not the first brand that springs to mind when looking to purchase your next digital camera. Aiming to hopefully change that is a newly released 10x image stabilised Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom Z-series model in the Easyshare Z950.
Conclusion: The Z950 offers plenty of room for the fledgling photographer to spread their wings, and for the price it seems churlish to grumble about any faults, which, placed in context, are relatively minor.