Summary: Just bought and still learning all the Capabilities but I've been able to take pictures of wildlife I never could get before. I just took it to a baseball game and took many wonderful shots of the players. I just wish the time it takes from when you push the button until it actually snaps was faster.But I still find it better than any camera I've ever owned and it allows pictures I could never hope to get before.
"Excellent long zoom and all-in-one camera for beginners"
15 December 2012
Pros: Amazing sharpness for zooming capability and macro mode. Flash proves to be outstanding for night mode. EVF mode during daylight. Intuitive and user friendly design with portrait mode capturing. Default settings for p, a, s and fast capture.
Cons: A lot of noise for video mode at night, but it provides very smooth playback. Also, noise in darker and low light conditions are pretty obvious. Camera design (appearance-wise) is really not outstanding.
Great Value - Great Photos - Great portability - Get xtra batteries !
1 November 2012
Summary: It took a little getting used to because I was used to very simple point & shoot camera's but this one has alot more features , so once I learned them , I started taking phenominal shots ! Great camera , easy to carry around , get the quality of a high end Digital Camera without the confusing complexity of a high end Digital Camera. I highly reccomend this camera ! Im very happy with it !
Excerpt: this camera lets me take multiple shots quickly and then pick the best of them, i love the quality of the photos, way sharper images than my old kodak model. the ability to quickly change the modes and go to panaramic, or to the video mode is great. i love to go to wildlife refuges and parks.
Reasonable price w/performance comparable to higher priced cams
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Shopping for an afordable camera with features comparable to much higher priced digitals with video, audio, good zoom range and clarity of image, the Kodak Z981 Easy Share seemed to fit the bill. After four years of usage, my choice has proven to be a good one with great ease of operation, quality photos in a wide variety of lighting, durability and positive comments from others who have seen and used my camera.
Excerpt: Excellent camera. I wanted a simple-to-use digital camera with as much zoom as I could get, and this is it! I shopped around for the best price and got it for under $200 with the charger included, but I like to use lithium batteries because they last a lot longer. I had a little trouble with closing the battery door at first, but I found that with a bit of patience, it really is not so hard to do as it at first seems.
Excerpt: This is an affordable, amazing camera. it is really a good camera for the price. It has many amazing features, like photo enhancer and red eye remover. it takes action photos that don't turn out too fuzzy, too. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend!!
Excerpt: I own this camera and it is one of the best buys that i have ever made, The camera is very good for a beginner but is also good for someone that knows what all of the other settings are for. Gives very good pictures.
Excerpt: I have owned the Kodak EasyShare Z981 for about 4 months. I use it almost daily since I have 2 small children. I love that you can zoom way in with this camera, and that it has alot of different settings. We recently to it to our county fair. Loved that I could zoom in on my children on rides without getting too close. Can't wait to take it to Disney next month. The Battery/SD card compartment door is a little tough to open and close.
Excerpt: This is a great camera however there are features that if you don't take the time to learn how to use then your pics can turn out crappy! but if you invest the time to learn the camera and features you can take outstanding pics every time!