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.
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.