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Kodak - EasyShare 10.7-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    sad flaws but still awesome

    Posted
    98clru

    I've had the chance to assess this camera for 3 days now. When I saw the features included for the price I was astounded. Super fast click to capture, wide light handling range, outstanding zoom range, great color rendering, optical image stabilization, LiON battery and charger included, etc. All that is accurate but not comprehensive. Click to capture is almost instantaneous, but only if using the smart (fully auto with face recognition etc) setting. For the camera to accomplish that so quickly is amazing but then it "processes" the image as it downloads to memory. That takes a FULL 30 seconds for every 3 pics. It seems like an eternity. Even if you take 2 pics and wait about 25 secs to take the 3rd you still can't take a 4th for 30 seconds while processing. This is the same using the internal (~45mb) memory or 4gb sdhc class 4 memory card. I don't have a class 6 but I have read reviews that say it doesn't matter. This may be addressed later by a firmware update but I would not count on it. It's possible that the camera is such a bargain because this limitation could not be overcome in the price bracket. Despite the processing delay I will keep the camera. As long as you keep the limitation in mind it should not be hard to work around (how often do take 4 or more shots in less than a minute). If not for this flaw I would have thought 5 stars all the way would not be enough. Color and low light handling is just mind boggling. From the same location and indoor lighting without flash this camera will come up with an impressive pic but my 3 year old canon sd 630 that cost the same amount would not have a viewable image. Of course the kodak won't fit in a shirt pocket but the canon only has 6mp and 3x zoom. These two cameras will compliment each other nicely though. On the zoom front, the entire z1015 with battery I'm sure is lighter than the same focal length / fstop zoom lens for my 35mm SLR. It is incredibly light for it's zoom power. The housing is plastic but has a solid but not heavy feel. Things I would never think of doing on the camera can be done on this one, which is great in theory but senseless in practice. A good example is being able to crop a pic on the camera. Why with a 10mp camera with a 15x zoom and flash memory at less than $25/gb would cropping a pic on the camera be a benefit? It can be done on a pc much more quickly with the advantage of a much bigger display to make sure composition is what you want. The only way I can see this as a benefit is if you download directly to a printer and wifi or bluetooth would be needed to make that worthwhile. If dig out a cable to connect to picbridge in all probability there's a pc attached. This brings me to cables, the other big disappointments. My canon uses a mini usb connection, the same as my blackberry and many motorola cell phones like the razr. They are fairly easy to find, I must have at least 5. Kodak needed that extra couple of microns so they use what must be a "micro"(?) usb on the camera. Its the same as a blackberry but 1/4 the size. If you loose the cable I'm sure it will be hard to find and not inexpensive. The charger for the included Klick 800 LiON battery plugs into an ac adapter "brick" that has a USB output. Remember those microns kodak freed up with the "micro" usb? They squandered them on another input on the camera for the ac charger. The battery charger must charge through the camera. The biggest disappointment is the two cables that have different connections into the camera but have the same standard USB male on the far end which have warnings not to mix them up. Would have only been half as bad if they were different colors but they are both black. 3rd cable disappointment is the camera's output to TV. The z1015 IS can record 30minutes of video in 720p HD stereo but the output is through a two RCA jack connector that is extra of course and can't come close to handling HD or stereo. So overall I think this is an outstanding value, and even with the disappointments from the research I did there is nothing out that compares for the money. My rewardzone certificates made a good deal irresistible for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera...for the Money

    Posted
    MadisonsDad

    I bought this camera for the wide angle lens, RAW file capabilities, HD video, and the PASM modes. All are good except the PASM modes. The lens is sharp and wide, the image quality is good (love Kodak color), the use of high ISO and RAW really produces some good pictures. The flash range is decent and not overpowering. All-in-all, it's a very good camera in its category. The problem I have with it is the PASM modes. The PASM modes leave a lot to be desired. Let's start with the A (aperture) mode. In this mode I should be able to pick from a number of stops to determine my depth-of-field, usually from wide open to almost fully closed and all the stops in between. I can't. I only have two at any lens position either fully open or closed. The shutter mode is basically the same with a limited number of speeds to choose from and no input on ISO speed (only Auto ISO) you select the shutter speed and the camera selects the ISO speed. Manual is just a compliation of those limited modes. P mode is the only one that works as it should, I select the exp com and/or flash comp and the camera does the rest. The Z1015 is a good camera if you really don't delve into the PASM modes. Kodak has released two firmware upgrades since the camera's release. The latest one addresses all of the processing speed complaints while in Auto mode. Once loaded it divides Auto mode into two categories, Smart Scene and Smart Capture, with the former being the category with the original slow processing because of the Perfect Touch Technology being applied to EVERY SHOT taken. And that mode has been sped up a bit. You will still have to wait until the camera is finished but the wait is not as long. Smart Scene mode only judges the current scene and set the camera for the best possible shot with no post processing of the shot. It's WAY FASTER THAN SMART CAPTURE mode. If you have this camera and have not upgraded the firmware, do so ASAP. You'll notice a world of difference. As for anyone looking to take their photography beyond just pointing and shooting it's a good camera to start with but just know there is a good chance that you will out grow it. You may have to buy another fully manual camera because of the limited selections while shooting in the PASM modes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't recommend this one!

    Posted
    N4IJS

    We had an older Kodak DX7590 that we were looking to upgrade. That camera was excellant, so we looked primarily at Kodak. And, as someone else said, we really, really wanted to like this camera. However, we ended up returning it. The image quality of this camera is exteremly poor. Perhaps we had a defective camera (I would like to think so based on the specs of the camera - it should do much better!), but using the zoom feature of either the Kodak EasyShare software or Adobe PhotoShop Elements, the picture was horrendous. If you attempted to zoom in at all, the picture quickly degraded to a pixelated mess. You would not be able to crop the image, zoom the image, or anything. We tried every combination of settings and we never used the digital zoom on the camera, but still the same results. (BTW - tried the same things with the pics from the DX7590 and had no problems at all. And that camera only has 5MP!) We contacted (through email) Kodak support about the issue, sent in examples, and was told that those seemed fine. However, when we talked to a support rep on the phone, they said they had customer complaints about image quality with this model. We considered sending it in for repair, but the time to return it was ticking away.... Again, I hope for Kodak's sake that the camera was defective as the specs on the camera should indicate better image quality. However, after Kodak said the pics were fine, combined with the really slow processing time of the camera, we decided to return it. I would not recommend this camera to anyone. Look around at other cameras!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Z812is seems to be the better choice

    Posted
    hp9698

    I could not wait to get my Z1015is in the mail from Kodak. I waited over a month as it was a pre-order only item until it's release in early September. I love the new body, it feel sleeker and way more comfy to hold than my Z812is. The zoom and menu buttons have a new layout, which is very user friendly and easy to access each setting. An upgrade is the 15x zoom and 3 in LCD. In comparison to my Z812, the new Z1015 has slower write times (yeah I used the same sd card and setting to compare)!, slower click to capture (even though Kodak claims it's faster), the LCD looks grainy even though both models have 230k pixels. I think my new Z1015 may be defective...I had the pre-view turned off yet the pic taken still froze on the screen for a second, which does not happen with my Z812, making the shot-to-shot time slower and overall just didn't seem like it should happen. I wanted to LOVE this camera and many people will, however I'd rather stick with my Z812 or try the new Canon SX110. I tested the Kodak Z8612 (looks like the Canon G9 a little) and it had the same issues.!?!? Sorry Kodak, always been a follower of your products, but this one just didn't meet my expectations like the Z812 did. I would still recommend this camera b/c it is a wonderful camera, however get it on sale! The Z812 was cheaper and is faster. Depends on what your needs are in a camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We really like this camera!

    Posted
    rjtof

    I bought this camera after being satisfied with two Kodak cameras in the past a P850 and another one that is about 7 years old. I was interested in it for the smart capture feature so far I haven't quite gotten the hang of it, but I'm figuring operator error on that one. Otherwise, it's not a whole lot different from my old P850, and I was able to pick up a lot of what it does easily, excpet for that darn smart capture feature. When using the video feature and using the zoom you do not hear the camera zoom out which is something I was looking for since my old P850 you could hear that really loud in any video. Pros: The pictures are great. Very light weight, I was surprised that it was light as it is. Easy to use...they don't call it an easy share for anything. Cons: The lens cap doesn't always stay on firmly, so make sure you keep it in some type of camera bag so the lens doesn't get messed up. The battery doesn't last that long, I'm not to thrilled with that aspect of having to purchase more rechargeable batteries. The resolution for the screen isn't that great unless you have your camera focused just right and then it comes in crystal clear. I'm not sure what that's all about but it's not a huge hindrance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    MMC70

    The best advanced point and shoot! Red Eye: The red-eye has reduced having to do it manually with software by 90%! The panoramic with stitching is GREAT! Kodak VS. Fuji: I chose the Kodak over the Fuji for so many reasons, one of which is that when the Kodak needs the flash it will pop open on it's own, Fuji's equivalent won't, you have to have manually popped open the flash or it won't work. Zoom: The 15X zoom is more than most of those in the same category. Options: There aren't a lot of useless options, like most cameras. Type of Camera: Remember when buying this, this is a advanced point and shoot, not an SLR camera. Research: I do more research than most and I am very pleased with this camera. HD photos: The best part of this camera is that the pictures are HD, you can see every strand of hair on the subject's head, NON HD cameras don't show that. Video: don't plan on this camera doubling for both, there really isn't such a camera, not in this price range! The video part for us is a "if we forget the camcorder", which they are good enough for that, but do consume a lot of that memory card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fab Cam for the $$$

    Posted
    emaille

    For less than $300, the image quality and features are ridiculous! I took close-up (macro) photos of jewelry (which can be challenging), and they turned out beautifully--brilliant, vivid colour and nice, bright details. Before, I had to pick through photos to find decent ones to use, now my problem is narrowing them down, because they're so good. I'm so glad there are RAW format and manual focus options, and I'm looking forward to playing with the panoramic feature. I used the HD video to record the storms from Ike yesterday and was amazed at the quality of the video and audio. I see me taking a lot more photos for business and leisure, because I know they're going to look amazing. I'm also pleasantly surprised at the battery life. I took a BUNCH of pics and video plus took my time playing with menus, and I still have 3/4 power. It's kind of annoying to wait for the processing every few pics, but for the quality of photos and everything else I'm getting, I'll suck it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera!

    Posted
    Dachshundsrule101

    I saved up for this camera and was so excited when I got it. As I first opened it I fiddled with it to make sure I knew what I was doing. After about 5 min. I had it. It was very easy to use. The next weekend I started taking it to soccer games. The pics turned out great and I got tons of close-ups. During the beginning I was using the "smart" feature. It took great shots, but was really slow at processing them. The "sports" feature worked great though. It quickly took the shots and had little blur. As I started to really use my camera I realized how great all of the different features were. But, after a few times of taking it in and out of the case I began to figure out how easily the lens cap came off. But other than that it works great. This is a superb camera. I would definitely recommend it, maybe not to pros, but definitely to everyone else!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    processing time so slow

    Posted
    amy2008

    I have had 2 kodak cameras in the past and was sure that this was the one to get to upgrade to. My last kodak has the multi-shoot frame option just like this one does. When I went to take a burst of pics with this one, it was very dissapointing. The processing time was 30 to 45 seconds every time. I thought maybe it was the larger megapixels dragging it down but I even took them down to 5 megapixels and I still had the same problem. I am going to Alaska where the bears move a lot and whale watching so I need a camera that will process these photos quickly so I can get back into the action fast. I also have small children so I need the multi-frame mode to catch some of those moments. My old camera can take the burst and I can immediately take more pictures. I am taking this new kodak back. I am so dissapointed. =(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Camera Returned

    Posted
    Camerashopper

    We took our daughter to a Horse stable for her birthday and I was taking a picture of the kids running the barrels like they were barrel racing. I took the first shot and then had to wait because the camera was processing for the second shot and by that time the shot was gone. If you have kids I would not recommend this camera because of the processing time. Kids change there activities so fast that your going to miss it! I returned the camera after having it for only one week because my point and shot that I currently have is actually faster at processing then this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HD quality, every time

    Posted
    DTHUGGIN19

    This camera is possibly the best camera I have ever used. This camera works great for taking pictures of wildlife and sporting events. I have used it to capture some of the most amazing sports shots that are capable for Sports Ilustrated or ESPN magazine. Some of the wildlife I have taken pictures of come out soo clear its like you could reach out and pet them. This camera is perfect for people who use cameras to just take pictures, or try to capture a story!! I would recommend this camera to anyone just starting out in photography. I absolutely love this camera. The Kodak EasyShare 10.7-Megapixel Digital Camera is ONE OF A KIND!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera!

    Posted
    nhuskers

    I'm not one to usually write a review for a product but I felt I really needed to for this camera. I'd been researching digital cameras for a few months knowing that I was going to be getting one. I read everything I could find. I was torn between 2 cameras and I am so pleased with my decision to get this camera. I have 3 children and love to take pics of them. This camera makes it so easy and the different settings, color options, etc., make it so hard to put the camera down! I can't wait for the leaves to change and then for the snow to fall so I can take some great outdoor pictures. Great camera for the very reasonale price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Camera!!!

    Posted
    Keltex

    I purchased this camera today because I was extremely upset with a Canon camera I bought yesterday. I need a camera that captures action shots clearly and I don't have to be 100% still while taking the action shots. This camera works absolutely fantastic and is VERY easy to use right out of the box! The photo's are clear, concise, and beautiful. I took it out of the box and was using it within 3 minutes without having to read a 200 page user manual before snapping a shot. The features are wonderful and I can't wait to use this camera at every opportunity I have to use it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    Posted
    crhallquist

    I bought this camera to upgrade from an old kodak camera. I was excited to see this product and purchase it. However, once home I realized that this camera is much slower than I expected. I was unable to get a decent picture of my 13 month old daughter because she is constantly on the move. I took this camera back the next day! I upgraded to a digital SLR instead - the Nikon D40 - that was a much better quality than the kodak. If you're looking to take pictures with a lot of motion, go with the digital SLR camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this camera

    Posted
    vtmmd

    This is the 6th kodak digital camera I have owned was really excited about it when I got it, it had 10 megapixels and a 15 zoom sounds great...until you take the pictures, they come out very grainy and look like a 2 year old took them, the 812 was so much better but had to exchange because I had to send it back for a second time and they told me I had to pick another camera. Also VERY slow pricessing!!! not a good camera at all I have lost my faith in Kodak and now looking to buy a Nikon!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A disapointment

    Posted
    April1980

    I own a Z700 and loved it. It was my first digital so when I considered upgrading i looked of course at a Kodak. I should have done more research because I really don't like it. It is not nearly as easy to use as my other camera and it takes forever to process everything. They needed to do a little more work on the guts of this one. Don't add all these features to a camera that can't handle them. I'm going to be returning it and getting another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    best camera investment

    Posted
    BobT46

    this camera is really taking a lot of good quality picture. I used it at my freinds wedding in New York and when I downloaded it to my computer and print a sample I was overwhelm at how many freinds and relatives wanted a copy. it is easy to use even for a beginner just turn the dial to a camera position click the shutter half-way, camera will tell you it's ready to shoot and press the shutter button and you are done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kodak Z1015 IS Camera

    Posted
    KodakDave

    Bestbuy had the Kodak Z1015 IS digital camera in stock when most others, including Kodak had the camera on back order. Kodak has always been a great camera (for me) and I was pleased to go through Bestbuy to purchase this camera. Fast shipping, good tracking information. When one shops with Bestbuy, they know they are going to get top notch service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best camera ever

    Posted
    yellowrose1

    I love this camera it's the best one I ever owned. The lasted camera I had was a Kodak M853 it sucked. The photos were all grainy. I got this camera yesterday.The photos are so clear. Love it. We have a wedding coming up and can't wait to use my new camera. I only had it two days, but its a great camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this camera!!!

    Posted
    Moni99

    I read all the reviews on this camera and looked at many others before purchasing. I am in love with this camera - it takes super pics and is so easy to use and handle. It fits so well in my hands - like it was made just for me. For this price point it is the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend