Summary: If you are someone who appreciates the stylish, ultra compact models of digital cameras that seem to be available everywhere these days, you probably won't give Kodak's Z950 camera a second look. It's a blocky looking model (1.4 inches in thickness) and weighs nearly double (8.2 ounces) what some point and shoot cameras weigh.
However, if you ignore this camera because of looks, it would be unfortunate.
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 mode
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. 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