Summary: Love how easy it is to use this camera. Have used it to take photes of scenery and also birds. Very simple to operate. Has great options for extra settings (like the pet settings and pencil sketch). Would definitely recommend this camera for the person who likes to have fun taking pictures.
Summary: I love the fact that the optical zoom is great, and the camera is light enough for me to carry easily. What I don't like at all is that I can't use other batteries. I travel to places where recharging is sometimes impossible - so what do I do? It also has no viewfinder. This takes a lot out of sophisticated photography. I can't carry a tripod with me and it will be harder to stabilize because it needs to be a lot further away from my body.
Summary: I own a Kodak Z812 and it has served me for many years. I wanted to upgrade to more pixels. The AZ361 looked like the best choice. I like the Kodak features and easy share software. This camera has neither. The lack of a view finder turned out to be a bigger liability than I though. The LCD gets washed out in the sun making it difficult to take pictures outdoors. The auto stability didn't work well with the longer zoom settings. I was very disappointed in this camera.