Summary: As everyone else have pointed out in their reviews, the Z980 takes stunning pictures quite easily. This review will be less of a feature exploration and more of a tip for Z980 users regarding how to get hundreds of more pictures than the stock Kodak rechargeable batteries. In short, get a SMART charger such as this one: Duracell Mobile Charger With 2AA And 2AAA Pre Charged Rechargeable Nimh Batteries, CEF23DX4N , and Eneloop AA (or Duracell Pre-Charged) batteries.
Summary: I have been looking for a super-zoom camera and there are four to choose from: Nikon P90, Kodak Z980, Pentax X70 and Olympus SP-590UZ. The Olympus has 26x zoom but only 2.7 LCD which is too small to me. Besides I don't like the look and feel, though it takes micro SD card. The expert reviews on the Internet are not great either. The Pentax has 24x zoom but 2.7 LCD too. So I even don't bother looking into it too much. I really wanted to buy the P90.
Summary: I didn't purchase this camera through Amazon, but Kodak doesn't let you review their products so here goes. I have to say that the Kodak Easyshare Z980 was a very big disappointment to me. I was psyched to get my camera so soon after I pre-ordered it, but was shocked to find that the LCD screen was damaged internally. You could only see half of the image. The camera also seemed very cheaply made to me.