Summary: I have owned several different Kodak digital cameras, starting with the Z612i (6.1 megapixels, 12x optical zoom), and now with the Z981 (14 megapixels, 26x optical zoom). I purchased this after buying a A5010, which is similar to the Z981, EXCEPT it does not have a viewfinder, only an LCD screen.
Summary: Camera works great, wish it came with the usb cable for it and the software, as the usb cable is a special size. In order to upload to facebook and youtube,the camera needs to be connected to the computer via the usb cable that was not included.
Amazing value, though flawed-- great images are possible with care.
27 February 2012
Summary: I bought the Z981 because of the price, the 26x zoom and its famous German manufacturer, the EVF, the RAW feature, the large LCD, and the 14 megapixels. It looks like a semi-professional camera, and it can be, sometimes.
Good camera for the casual hobbyist, learning curve, before best results.
14 August 2011
Summary: This camera (Kodak Easyshare Z981) is wonderful! I really like it. However, if you need/want a point and shoot I would not suggest this one. It has a bit of a 'learning curve' to get used to which settings to use and when, much like a D-SLR, it does have many higher end features that must be...
Summary: Thanks, I need this camera for shot to variety sceneries. This camera is very easy price than same style cameras but have some problems. It probelem is not clear photo cause in apeared on small black dot when in the digital zoom in by on computer screen. This problem wake up at dim light.
Summary: I love this camera! It has an incredible lens range and produces very good pictures. It is a superzoom camera, with a lens equivalent to 26mm to 676m (in a 35mm camera). This goes from super wide angle to a super telephoto, and in a compact camera.
Summary: I love that there is no long delay when you shoot in less than full sun with this camera, andI also love the long zoom, and don't mind the overall size of the camera because the zoom requires it, but IHATE that the battery compartment adds bulk, and I also hate that Kodak has switched to AA...
Summary: I wasn't ready to step up to the slr type camera and I have been informed this is called a bridge camera, not a point and shoot a little time consuming but I like the pics if I take my time. it's different so I am adjusting my thinking.
Summary: Good camera! For the price, it offer almost all you ever need. Little bit noise on every image, but very long battery life. RAW format is consuming around 25 Mb per image, so you need at least 8GB SD card.