Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Digital Camera Review

The Kodak Z712 IS Digital Camera combines an impressive 12X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization and 7.1 megapixels, plus face detection and manual controls – all useful features. It also has an electronic viewfinder – i would ask Kodak manufacturers why not optic?

The body tends to look like a slr but the hand grip is not of rubber and it is smaller and lighter. Almost all the controls are on the right-hand side of the camera. As for the image quality, Kodak cameras, and this one is no exception, tend to have noticeable fringing and artifacts, plus some visible noise and softness; colors are slightly oversaturated.

A good thing, however, is that shoot to shoot time is fast even with flash on. I can conclude that this camera has all the features anyone could wish for, and, you have 2 choices: either you want a cheap camera with all the features – this is the one (and I suggest using it at lower ISO only), or you have some more money and buy a camera with better image quality at higher ISO.

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Digital Camera Specifications

Functions:
• Shooting Modes: smart scene, high ISO, SCN, panorama (left-right, right-left ), P (program mode), A (aperture priority mode), S (shutter priority mode), M (manual mode), video
• Scene Modes: portrait, sports, landscape, night landscape, night portrait, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, self-portrait, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children
• Movie Mode: MPEG 4 with stereo sound; VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps, QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
• Effects:
Color modes: high color, natural color (default), low color, sepia, black and white
Sharpness: high, normal (default), low
Review options: single, magnification with navigation box, multi-up, slideshow, view by date, view by album, view by storage, album tagging, copy and protect
Editing: on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation
• Flash Modes: auto, off, fill, red-eye reduction
• White Balance: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
• Metering: multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot (zone tracks with 5 focus zones)
• Focusing: normal AF, macro AF, infinity AF, manual
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD + 100% electronic viewfinder
• 7.2 megapixels
• 12x optical zoom + 4.2 digital zoom
Focal Length: 36-432 mm (35 mm equiv.)
• Aperture: f/2.8-4.8
• ISO Range: auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
• Flash Range:
wide: 1.6-25.6 ft (0.5-7.8 m)
tele: 3.9-14.4 ft (1.2-4.4 m)
• Focus Range:
auto wide: 1.6 ft (0.5 m)-infinity
auto tele: 3.9 ft (1.2 m)-infinity
macro wide: 4.7 in.-2.0 ft (12-60 cm)
macro tele: 2.0-4.3 ft (60 cm-1.3 m)
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
• Bracketing: ±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
• Continuos Shooting: first burst (2 fps up to 5 frames) last burst (2 fps last 5 frames)
• Shutter Speed: 1/2-1/1000 sec. in 1/3 step increments
• Self Timer: 2, 10, 18 sec.
• File Format: JPEG/EXIF v2.21 fine/standard/basic
• SD – Secure Digital memory + 32 internal memory
• KODAK Lithium Digital Camera Battery CRV3; KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-8000; 2 AA lithium batteries; 3V AC adapter; optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera/Printer Docks
• Dimensions: W × H × D: 4.1 × 2.9 × 2.7 in. (103.6 × 74.2 × 69.7 mm)
• Weight: 10.6 oz (300 g)

Laura

Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".
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