Summary: Overall a good camera for casual clickers, and very feature-rich and functional. The specifications position the Z612 in the league of Canon's S3IS and Sony's DSC-H1. Although costlier, those models offer better image quality. At Rs 19,999, the Kodak Z612 offers all the features, at a reduced price and slightly lower quality. Buy it if you want something intermediate and are somewhat financially limited.
Excerpt: This digital camera targets more advanced photographers, like the ones between compacts and SLRâ€™s. Therefore, starting from its robust silver design, it wonâ€™t fit your pocket, it has a large comfortable viewfinder, pop-up flash, offers histogram display on the LCD, and it is equipped with SLR-like buttons.
Summary: Image stabilization comes to the Kodak EasyShare
High Zoom Series in the Kodak EasyShare Z612
Zoom , a 12x optical zoom (35 mm–420 mm)
digital camera with 6.1MP resolution for large
prints. It has an elegant all-silver body and,
as with other EasyShare digital cameras, it gives
great-looking pictures while remaining simple
to use. The Kodak Z612 is medium compact in size [though
quite small for a 12x optical zoom] and will fit
in your coat pocket.
Excerpt: Physical Views The Z612 and a standard CD for size comparison. The 12x Easyshare Z612 and the 10x Easyshare Z650 . Continue on to Features & Controls EasyShare Z612 Specifications Standard features CCD total pixels 6.4 MP (2934 × 2171) CCD effective pixels 6.1 MP (2848 × 2144) Picture quality 6.0 MP: best (2832 × 2128), prints up to 30 × 40 in. (75 × 100 cm) 5.3 MP: best 3:2 (2832 x 1888), optimized ratio for 4 x 6 in.
Camera features 12X optical zoom and MPEG-4 video capture capabilities
Consumer Electronics Net
1 August 2006
Excerpt: Kodak's EasyShare Z612 is a compact point and shoot digital camera that features a 6.4 megapixel image sensor (6.1 effective pixels) coupled with a 12X Schneider Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens (35mm-420mm equivalent). Kodak cameras are among the easiest to use thanks to effective design as well as the company's EasyShare software and (optional) dock. Other companies have emulated this approach, but Kodak was the first.
Excerpt: Image stabilized (IS) ultra-zoom digital cameras are currently one of the best selling products in the high tech marketplace. Kodak's first foray in this highly competitive arena is the Kodak Easyshare Z612 , specifically designed to compete with Canon's S3 IS, Sony's H5, and Panasonic's FZ7.