Excerpt: This digital camera targets more advanced photographers, like the ones between compacts and SLRs. Therefore, starting from its robust silver design, it wont 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...
Summary: A pleasing camera that lives up to its "superzoom" tag. Some image quality and operational quirks detract, but it gives an all-round performance that will ably suit the needs of everyday enthusiasts looking for that little bit extra from a compact.
Pros: User-friendly and straightforward operation, versatile lens, good range of Scene and Manual modes.
Cons: Clunky and mechanical operation, poor shutter button design, a few image quality quirks.
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).
Excerpt: Kodak, as a camera brand, is generally associated with consumer level point and shoot models, that promise to give decent results even if the operator doesn't know jack about digital photography.
Conclusion: I like the Kodak Easyshare Z612. The problem it has is that it is up against some stiff opposition in a tough market. It is one of the easier super zoom digital cameras to get to grips with and I have no real complaints about the picture quality. Well worth considering.