Summary: If you are someone who appreciates the stylish, models of digital cameras that seem to be available everywhere these days, you probably won't give Kodak's Z950 camera a second look.
Pros: Nice mixture of automatic and manual controls, can help beginners learn about using manual settings, Despite some intermediate features, Z950 is extremely easy to use, Image quality is pretty good in all lighting conditions, Very good value, 10X optical zoom lens moves quickly and works in video ...
Cons: Shutter lag is poor with flash and in low light, Shot to shot delays are below average, LCD can be a little tough to see in sunlight, No separate charger included; must charge the battery inside the camera, Chunky camera is not very stylish
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.
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-...
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.
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.
Summary: In 2003 I bought my first digital camera, a chunky, two megapixel Kodak CX6230. I wasn’t interested in anything too demanding – just a reliable snapshot camera – and the Kodak met my needs well. Its pictures were bright and colorful and it was easy to use.
Pros: Good ergonomics, Full manual control, HD video
Cons: Flimsy battery cover, Sluggish start up time, Tends to overexpose
Excerpt: Pitching itself at the value end of the market, this Kodak model has plenty of surprises. The sturdily built 12-megapixel Z950 crams an effective 10x optical zoom into a body that will fit in your pocket.
Pros: Great value; rock-solid build; pocket-sized; more manual features than usually offered at the price; easy to use; broader than average zoom range.
Cons: Performance in low light can’t match the others here; slower in operation; bulkier than rival 3x zoom options.
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.