Summary: I owned an older model of this camera that was stolen 6 months ago. I began to look around for a new camera and considered the Canon/Nikon varieties, but found that the expense was more than I wanted to invest in.
Summary: I've had this camera for about 2 1/2 months and have had just a few opportunities to use it. This was an upgrade (slight) from the Kodak Z1485 I've had for nearly 2 years and that camera helped me get "weather pictures of the day" on NBC about 21 times the last couple of years.
Pros: Camera has superior picture quality and amazing zoom, it's easy to keep it in batteries as it takes AA's, which are easy to find. I don't recommend the re-chargable batts. that come with the camera as the don't always keep a charge.
Cons: Some reviewers thought the camera was a little bulky, but I just think of it as an SLR which is about the same size. There were bad reviews on the control wheel and the on/off switch, but I've had no problem with either, so, in short, I've found no fault with the camera yet. One person thought th...
Summary: I've been shopping around trying to decide between the Nikon P100 and another Olympus. I was even considering going DSLR but frankly I don't need another expensive hobby. Let me just say that the Z981 is AWESOME and performs better than I expected.
Summary: i purchased this camera specifically to take on a cruise to alaska because of the 26x zoom, it is a wonderful camera, easy to use in the auto mode. and if you read the manual and practice the other modes are just as easy, i used the scn setting on it coupled with the 26x zoom and got hundreds of...
Summary: I've had this camera 2 weeks now and truely love the thing. I read in a review somewhere else that one user thought that the camera color was over saturated. Saturation is adjustable on this camera, but here's the neat part, and you have to have been shooting kodak film for a long time to appreciate...
Summary: I am not a photography person...but after buying this camera, I might become one! My photography-taking ability has always been limited to taking pictures of my cats or myself for facebook. I am not an authority on cameras at all.
Summary: I got this as an upgrade to my z612. I haven't used it much yet, but so far I love it! The zoom is fantastic and so is the flash. I zoomed into a table in a room that was 20 feet away and dark. The flash lit the entire image and worked great!FROM 20 FEET AWAY!
Good Pictures, Average Engineering, Poor File Protocol
30 August 2010
Summary: First Impressions When the camera arrived, I opened it immediately. My general test for items of this ilk is this: can I mostly operate it, i.e., use the basic features, without looking at the manual.