Summary: all in all I love this camera it is the best one I've ever had. I've had it for almost 3 yrs and I'm just now starting to have issues with it. Its coming up with a msg that the camera is to hot and shuts off just after I turn it on, just after I started getting this msg. It started switching between modes when I'm not touching the dial and when I try to look through the pictures I've already taken it shuts that off and goes back to the screen to take a picture.
Pros: takes great pictures, manual setting is easy to use and set you can get pictures of the moon and stars with this camera, great portrait photos and macro is great too. All in all well worth the money. Wish more cameras were like this one.
Cons: reds are not natural and way to bright, the battery door is hard to close, sometimes its hard for the camera to focus either in macro (you can't zoom much) or in landscape mode you can't zoom either.
Excerpt: Altough this camera has every option other than for underwater use it does take some practice to master. I have used many settings to get the best results and with a little practice awsome pictures are regular. The zoom is great, but to really appreciate high zoom pictures a tripod is recommended. I was suprised that it takes four batteries but if you use the screen and flash, batteries do not last very long.
kodak z981,is excellent in taking moving photos, I love It!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: i purchase the kodak z981 last christmas. i found that the pictures that i have taken are very clear and sharp. I am not a photo expert, but i like to dip and dab in taking photo's. since I purchase this camera i found that i can navigate through different kind s of settings without any difficulity,and dowloading the pictures is a breeze.
Excerpt: I wasn't sure about getting this camera during the Christmas sales but have loved using it. It's simple for a point and shoot and has advanced options to do custom shooting. Love the zoom and the quality of the pictures.
Excerpt: I have own a kodak camera for few years and it still works as good as the day i brought it. Its dependable;and it has never let me down.Kodak lets you do many differnet things with the pictures once you have download to pc.You can't loose with kodak. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
Excerpt: Camera is great for both adults and teens. This camera was a good investment for my whole family to use. The only setback is it needs lithium batteries or rechargable batteries otherwise the batteries only last for a few pictures. Once we figured out the best batteries to use we have gotten more use out of our 2 cameras and everyone from our 8 year old to our 35 year old uses them both.
Excerpt: before i upgraded to my current nikon camera, this camera took amazing photos for the price/quality. i used this camera fir a good 2 or 3 years before i upgraded. its good for people who are just getting started with photography.
Excerpt: I love this camera!!!!! I am a singer/songwriter and i use this camera video to take video clips to put on youtube.........the video is really clear and the sound quality is great too...i love that it is an all in one camera since it has the video included in it. the camera itself is great too, it takes really great long shots without getting fuzzy like some of the other cameras tend to do.
Excerpt: I purchased my Kodak Easyshare Z981 just before Christmas, but really did not get to use it until January when family had come in from out of town. I also took photographs at my daughters wedding and recieved many compliments from friends some of who are professional photographers about how great the pictures turned out. The zoom feature works great as well but if you are a little shaky like I am you may want to use a tripod for the best results.
Excerpt: "I read a lot about this camera after purchasing it. I had read about troubles with turning in on and off and the battery cover. I knew if these things were problems, I could send it back within 30 days to the store I bought it from online, which was QVC (great shopping network) love it!!. I really like this camera. I have taken some great shots of my boys- 3 year old twins and a 4 month old.