Summary: I have used 2 of these cameras for about 6-7 years and love them. Yes the spring on the pop up flash has failed on both of them but it is a minor issue in my opinion. A Scuncii Hair Band solves the issue at very little expense. I especially like the 16 second exposure setting in manual mode as I use them for star shots at night.
A generally great camera with a serious design defect.
30 October 2013
Summary: Here is an excellent example of a superior product with a serious flaw. The good... nice fit for larger hands, good optics, good results. The bad... well that is the problem, which deserves it's own paragraph. This camera has a chronic problem with the pop-up flash failing. Unlike some similar cameras with a manual pop-up flash (Canon comes to mind), this is completely automatic - when needed it releases and pops up without manual intervention.
Summary: Great little camera, and really wish that they still made them like this. That's why I had to snatch this one up when I saw it. We needed something small but with a hot shoe for an external flash and this one fit the bill. Easy to use and takes wonderful pictures...thanks.
Excerpt: One of the key points in deciding to purchase the Kodak Easyshare P712 was the fact that it had the capability to zoom while taking video. Now that I've had a chance to take a few videos, I am really disappointed in the noise level of the zoom motor when playing back my videos on de Kodak P712.
Summary: I bought this camera to enhance my hobby of picture taking. I had this a few days now and so far I am impressed with the camera it zooming ability are fantastic, this is a great camera for beginners using a SLR system. I have research this camera and compared it with other models and all I got back was great reviews.
Summary: Yes I bought this one too. Then sold my P850 very soon after. Read my review for the P850 http://www.amazon.com/review/R18JLYOTY8JU4U/ref=cm_cr_rev_detup_redir?%5Fencoding=UTF8&cdPage=1&newContentID=Mx2CXEXVNFXORIW#Mx2VXWDT72Y2HQF then double it. That's how I feel about this camera. Superb picture quality, faster focus, better low light performance and Raw burst mode. An overal better camera than the previous model.
Summary: This is my third Kodak camera. I love the zoom and image stabilization on this one. Kodak cameras are so easy to use! The only thing I am a little dissapointed in is the shutter response time when the camera is on the highest quality setting and using flash. It's still hard to get those instant action shots. However, it is better than the cameras I have had in the past and the picture quality is fabulous!