Summary: this is a good camera. unless there is need a for true professional pictures, this is just about all one needs. could it be better? yes, but the next level of camera is going to cost much more. surprisingly the camera came with batteries and a charger.
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: This camera is so easy to use... My wife has injuries to her "hands" from childhood that makes it hard for her to grip things and she is now an avid photographer. I love this camera for giving her this joy, in her life!!
Summary: The camera is easy to operate if you are familiar with digital cameras at all - the menu is simple and it is a good compromise for the family camera user with the marriage of great optical zoom and point and click features.
Summary: I have used my camera for about a week now. Although I am far from a professional photographer, I love to take pictures. I always have a camera either in my hand, in my backpack or around my neck. I couldn't wait to get and use my camera and I have not been disappointed since.
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...