Summary: I have owned my camera for several years but decided to post a comment about it, because it is the best all-around camera I have ever owned (I have owned quite a few!) Being a nature lover, who has two houses, one in the woods and one on a large lake, I have taken spectacular pictures of red and gold lake sunsets, breathtaking pix of the sky and lake, and close-up pictures of wildflowers that are as good as the ones I have seen in books.
Summary: Had a few issues with the camera freezing when we first received this. After a couple of emails back and forth the seller offered a refund. Before returning it I tried a different memory card and the freezing issue seemed to go away. Otherwise takes great pictures and has a good zoom. We didn't receive the vertical grip with ours though.
Summary: I have received so many compliments on the photos I have taken with the Z980. It is amazing for taking photos of the moon ! Everyone says it looks like I'm in orbit around the Moon because they can see the crater depth .
I love this camera and plan to have it for a long time.
19 April 2011
Summary: This a great camera for an individual that is an intermediate level photographer. It give you plenty of options on how you want to shoot your subject. It has an awesome zoom. The the pictures it takes are awesome. It has a hot shoe for an external flash that comes in handy for interior shooting and low light situations. My favorite feature is the burst setting that lets you take 5 pictures in one second. Very handy for shooting sports shots or wildlife in motion.
Summary: The power is in your hands. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z980 Digital Camera allows you go from horizontal to vertical shots with unbelievable ease using the new vertical shutter release. Switch seamlessly between 26 mm wide-angle to 624 mm (24X) optical zoom. The Z980 gives you the versatility and creativity you crave at a price you can’t resist.
Summary: i love the 24 times zoom-just came back from vacation through tennessee- kentucky and into western pennsylvania-the leaves were turning and got some incredible pictures from this camera-still trying out all the features-it was well worth what i paid-and that was about half of retail!!!!!!!
Summary: Camera shipment was a little slower than expected but still within the promised time Amazon stated. Package was clearly marked KODAK REFURBISHED, but everything was there. Camera functioned properly right out of the box. As others have stated manual is a startup guide only and not the best. Hopefully Kodak will add to the on-line extended manual as it does not add much more detail. Pictures I took are fabulous. No complaints on picture quality.
Summary: I owned a Kodak 7490 prior to this camera. Here are a few of my dislikes about the 980. The 7490 date stamp was yellow this one is red and in most cases impossible to see. The 7490 had a dock for downloading and recharging.The 980 uses a USB cord to download. To recharge you need to take the 4 AA batteries out to recharge and the charger they send is rediculous. It takes 16 hours and it will also overcharge so you need to keep on it.
Summary: Love this camera, but it does require reading the entire booklet on operation, and as I am not one real keen on this, I learned through trial and error. But, once you get the hang of handling the camera, you will become more confident and experimental with your picture taking. Since I have 2 Irish Wolfhounds this camera has allowed me to get pictures of the boys that normally I would never have tried.