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: 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: However, if you ignore this camera because of looks, it would be unfortunate. My Kodak EasyShare Z950 review shows an easy-to-use digital camera that provides an interesting mix of automatic and manual control features that work surprisingly well together ... and all for a $279 MSRP.
Pros: Nice mixture of automatic and manual controls, can help beginners learn about using manual settings
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: 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 the Kodak EasyShare Z950 at the budget end of the market, Kodak claims this camera will enable you to "shoot like a pro, without knowing what an f-stop is". And for the money, the Z950 is a steal.
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.
Summary: It's perhaps the case with this latest Kodak that if you don't expect too much you're bound to be pleasantly surprised – and after what feels like a run of distinctly average (though typically fairly priced and pitched) showings from the brand, we were.