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Kodak - EasyShare 10.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best camera I've ever owned & here's why...

    Posted
    Keith2084

    This review may be longer than most but I couldn't find ANY good reviews on this model a month ago when I purchased so I hope this is of help to someone. My main reason for buying this camera was a good point & shoot with a good video mode. I got rid of my camcorder in order to have both in one unit, preferably a Kodak due to my experience with them. I took back the Kodak 712 because of the horrible audio in video mode & less-than-great LCD. Apparently the audio problem wasn't fixed with the 812 but certainly has been fixed with the 1012. The Kodak 1012 takes great pics & video, & the sound is fine. Camcorder enthusiasts may find its not as good as a camcorder, but the 1012 does the job very well with pics, video & audio—and you can zoom while shooting video--something few cameras do at 30 fps which is the standard for television broadcasts. Some of the competitors models zoom with vid but at a slower frame rate which means choppier playback. WHAT I LIKE: in addition to great pics, the 1012 is very fast. It starts up fast, goes thru on-screen changes fast when you press the buttons, & best of all its a fast upload to your computer thanks to USB 2.0. This is another huge advantage over the 712 which does not have USB 2.0. It is an unbelievable long wait time to upload pics & worse with video if you don't have a camera running USB 2.0, for this reason alone I would stay away from the other cameras & Kodak models that don't have 2.0. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH to get a camera with 2.0...It can take over 5 minutes to load a selection of pictures & just one video without 2.0, with 2.0 its at least 5 X faster. Its worth the extra money. The Schneider lens is terrific, a bigger lens like this means more light entering your camera & better performance in low-light. Its got a good anti-reflective coating on it. The LCD on this model is large, crisp & sharp, and a big step up from the 712 & other models with lesser resolution. When checking these specs online make sure you are reading the resolution on the LCD, NOT the viewfinder. The camera also has a button you can toggle back & forth from the LCD to the tiny viewfinder. Most people won't use the viewfinder, but I've found its a great way to save battery life when shooting—just toggle to the viewfinder & the LCD goes dark saving your juice. The lens-cap has also been improved on this model, it comes on & off easily, but stays on as needed. Pictures are crisp & sharp, lighting is not a problem either. The terrific pop-up flash works fine & can be used in auto or forced mode which is great for fill flash in daytime portrait shots. cameras with pop-up flashes are typically better than those with an onboard flash too close to the lens. HD capability is nice but you need a special adapter to watch HD vid on your TV. Video is smooth & sharp, & audio is quite good for a digicam (again Kodak finally fixed this problem plaguing earlier models). Best of all you can ZOOM while shooting video, & is easy to use with a dedicated controller on the back. Kodak also fixed the noisy zoom which was coming thru in the audio upon playback. The noise is still there but its 90% better & most people won't notice it. You can also shoot extremely LONG videos, a major shortcoming of other cameras that can't. I think you can go up to a half hour with a good 2 Gb or greater memory card. Optical Image Stabilization is terrific, & works very well. Some say Canon & Sony are better, but I haven't had a problem. Its real IS also, not a short-cut IS that changes the F-stop to mimic IS like some cameras. The menus, scenes, & shooting modes work great, & have an Info button so at any time you hit “i” & a pop-up comes up with a brief explanation. This camera functions in full auto & full manual mode so its great for beginner & advanced shooters. The unit also has dedicated flash & close-up/landscape modes, so you can easily change them without having to leave the shooting mode you're in. Very useful. WHAT I DON'T LIKE: The joystick or whatever you call it controller is not as user friendly as some earlier models. Not sure why Kodak did this. Its not a big deal & the camera is still easy to use & functional, but I liked the joystick on my earlier cheaper Easyshares. The battery door feels like its going to break when you close it, but it does close securely & haven't had a problem, just feels funny. The camera doesn't come with a rechargeable battery. Unusual for a package at this price, but oh well. You can get some aftermarket batteries online that work great & are cheap for half the price of Kodak including the charger. I have never had a problem now running out of batteries. Battery life is not quite as good as Kodak's rivals, but its close & with a spare rechargeable you aren't going to have a problem even on extended outings. By the way, you will read all over the net that these cameras can't run AA batteries. Its simply not true. I've tried AA's in nearly all of Kodak's models like this & they do work, just don't expect much battery life, maybe 5-15 minutes depending how much you use the viewfinder. Reason I mention this is its good to have a camera that will run on AA's in an emergency. If you are on vacation or a long shoot & run out of rechargeables, at least you have the AA option. It will not harm the camera. Kodak cautions against using them simply so you don' lose photo data. The internal memory like all digicams these days is not adequate for lots of picture s& you won't be able to shoot much of a video with internal mem, but spring $20 for a 2 Gb SD card & you'll be fine. ALL IN ALL this is a great camera, I think the best one on the market in its price range & even for $100 more you won't find the features that are in the 1012 IS. I know because I tried all the others, you name the brand & I've tried it. For Windows or Mac you don't really need to install the Kodak software, its not that great anyway & will bug you about updates—you computer will easily pull the pics & vids by itself. Kodak has made a great camera, & my history with previous models is they are tough & durable. I've had Kodaks for the past 7 years & use them all the time, never had one break. With the 1012 I am very pleased & I really don't think you can go wrong with this camera. It does it all for a beginner or an expert.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Disapointing Upgrade

    Posted
    jprude

    This is our third Kodak camera. We most recently had the Z812IS and unfortunately, lost it during a vacation. We were very happy with it, but decided to "upgrade" to the Z1012IS when we bought another camera. The day after we received the camera I tried to take pictures at my daughter's ballet recital. Every third picture I get a message that says "processing..." It would take 3-5 seconds to process. Needless to say I missed several photo opportunities. We then immediately left on a 2 week vacation. We could not get pictures to come out in all the shooting modes and ended up just sticking with sports mode for everything. Well, after about 3-5 days of shooing pictures, the battery life went from all day to a few hours to a few pictures! We were told that we could replace the rechargeable with AA batteries in a pinch so we did. Those lasted approximately 3-4 hours. We returned ours and are getting the Z812 again. Maybe with the next upgrade Kodak can fix the glitches.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My new toy

    Posted
    keebaeklim

    I was going to a concert and I needed something that had a quick shutter speed, could shoot in dark locations and had zoom capabilities on the movie mode. This camera had all that and more. The camera is very easy to use it has a on/off switch, the mode switcher wheel. and the manual wheel near the shutter button. And you can switch from the LCD display to the eyepiece easily. The camera I was switching from was a 4megapixel and 3x optical zoom. The 10mp and 12x zoom is absoloutly amazing. I would recomend this to anyone who wants the quality of a digital SLR but wants the ease and quickness of a point and shoot digital cam, and the quality of a digital video camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal clear pictures

    Posted
    sheshemomof3

    I saw that this camera was coming out and was very excited, kodak has always been a great brand that i trust to take good clear photos. I got this camera and wasn't dissapointed at all with the photo quality, it's the best camera i've ever owned. the price is great but you have to take into consideration that it does not come with a rechargeable battery, battery wall charger, av jacks for viewing photos on the television, if you want to view the photos on the televison you are expected to purchase the HD dock that is around 100.00, and the screen is a bit smaller than most on the market now days. the photo quality makes up for all the things that the camera does not include in the box. smart capture is very cool, and so is the kodak perfect touch technology that is built in. after buying cameras for what they did, and what they came with i'm very happy to have put photo quality first and decide to purchase this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super Cool Pics

    Posted
    apickybuyer

    I purchased this camera because I was tired of the Mickey Mouse brands that I had owned previously. I wanted something more sophisticated, yet not complicated. I am very happy with my purchase. The camera offers all of the benefits of a professional camera. It's very light and the quality of the photos is superb. I am really impressed with the zoom when taking a picture of a flower or insect, it really shows the details. The only problem that I have encountered is that is your hand is not that steady the picture can come out blurred. I also don't like the lapse time in between pictures. Other than that, it's GREAT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Sweet Camera

    Posted
    Formula1

    This is a sweet camera. I really love the 12X Zoom. It is perfect for taking photos of landscapes and people. The face detection software helps line up camera shots. For beginners, the camera will do everything for you, and you just point and shoot. But if you are an expert and want to use ISO settings and manually use flash, you can also do so by changing the settings on the dial. The only problem or fault i found with this camera was the LCD. When you take pictures, they don't show up as great on the 2.5 " screen. But don't worry, the pictures are crystal clear, it just seems a little dull on the camera. But when you do connect the camera to a TV, you can see your pictures in all their beauty, This is why it's a sweet camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quite Happy

    Posted
    AAnimated

    I am not an avid camera user and yet I wanted one that could take clear, detailed pictures and still be easy to use. The menus and icons on the Kodak EasyShare are very understandable and organized well. The layout of its hardware buttons and software menus are attractive and logical for good functionality. Panoramic and sport modes produce great results. The battery does die a little quicker than one would hope, but as long as the camera is switched off during periods of inactivity, it doesn't do too badly. I used this camera moderately on a week long vacation and had to switch batteries once. This camera fulfills my casual picture taking needs perfectly and happily recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointed

    Posted
    Moises

    I've been a Kodak fan for a while (since the DC4800) and I have to say that the Z1012 is a bit disappointing. I exptected higher quality than what I am getting out of it. The manual settings are weak (shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, etc.) and don't perform as well as they should. Maybe I was expecting too much out of a $300 camera. Or mayb it's because I have a Kodak P880 that does amazing things in manual mode... the bottom line is that it performs Ok in auto mode, but disappointed me in manual mode. The body feels cheap as well, again not what I expected since this is Kodak's top of the line.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    ChrisNTampa

    We previously bought the Kodak Z-710, which is a great camera by itself. I found this camera when I was researching cameras for a co-worker and saw the capabilities it has. I went to the store and checked the camera out in person and fell in love with how comfortable it fits in my hand, as well as the rugged construction of the camera body. I still haven't got around to all of the features yet, but the photos I have taken so far have been amazing! If anyone wants a camera that is a step above a point and shoot camera that is easy to use, this is the camera for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    EATS MY BATTERIES

    Posted
    NPB12

    I bought this camera to replace my old ancient kodak easyshare camera. When i got this product i found that this camera eats up batteries in about ten minuites. And i won't even dare to turn on the screen on the camera because it eats up batteries twice as fast (or faster). I do love the pictures it takes though the day i went to the zoo and i took a picture of a butterfly and i came out amazing. Pretty cool camera over all. But wont recomend to a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera with Few Flaws

    Posted
    theoneandonlymattyboy

    Overall it is a great camera with lots of great and useful qualities for a great price. The pictures that it takes are crisp and clear and all of my aunts and uncles are amazed with the weight of the camera and the look that it has. The battery life has been very good for me, I am using a Kodak rechargeable and I have never run out of battery. It is a great camera for any age or tech savy level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    dk56

    Takes Crystal clear pictures!! So easy to use. I had the Z612 w/12x optical zoom. That was great, it still is, just wanted to get a higher mega pixel . The Z1012 IS with th 12x optical is just as great,no its BETTER!! Best pictures yet with HD is awesome!! all the detail is in the picture !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kodak

    Posted
    Debz

    I take allot of pictures in and out side . This camera is absolutley wonderful . Great price , great pictures to last a life time of memories . I would recommend this camera to everyone !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Recommend

    Posted
    mamm

    This product takes ok pictures but you can only take about 20-30 pictures before your batteries die. Also has a rather long delay in between taking pictures. Not good if you have small children and want to capture their every move.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best in class

    Posted
    charmon440

    easy to use take awsome pics as you can see from the photos dont miss out on this one

    I would recommend this to a friend