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The Z offers one thing not commonly found on compact cameras of this class. Kodak’s Smart Capture feature automatically identifies the scene in front of you and adjusts camera settings accordingly, while program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual modes cater for the keen snapper. Next to these is a camcorder-like icon for the Z’s video mode. Comfortably tactile rubber padding at front and back – reminiscent of the keypad of an old ZX Spectrum PC – enables a good, firm grip when shooting handheld. Compact Camera Group Test: Press this and the camera readies itself for action in a very respectable time of just under two seconds, lens barrel extending to maximum wideangle setting and the clear rear LCD blinking into life. Surprisingly for the Z’s price point and user-friendly features we also get multi pattern, centre weighted and spot metering, along with a full compliment of creative controls in program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual.

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It’s a lot like its predecessor, but for the most part, that’s okay. Latest Reviews Popular Reviews. When looking at the rear of the camera the first thing you notice is the large, 3. It is a system that can be learned quite quickly. Moving to the back of the camera then, esyshare is inevitably dominated by the large LCD in the absence of any optical viewfinder. The macro mode works well, but it can only take pics up to 6cm away.

The grip enabled me to easily shoot with one hand.

It also has a special fully automatic mode, called Smart Capture that analyzes the scene and picks the appropriate settings including focus, exposure, and ISO. It’s not the only such compromised offender however – and is preferable to fingers straying in front of the actual lens, as is a constant issue with Sony’s T-series Cyber-shots. It works, but is very limited and somewhat slow. The last three modes on the dial are for sports, panorama, and scene.


We found this setting to be very good.

Brand index Kodak Kodak Compact Cameras. It is always good to see ‘true’ manual control on a camera of this type, and the Z’s full complement of PASM exposure modes represents an unusual amount of versatility which will no doubt appeal to experienced photographers and ambitious beginners.

The top plate of the Kodak, typically for the family-friendly brand, features a well-spaced, clearly designated array of controls.

Kodak EasyShare Z950 Digital Camera Review

Taking pictures at night on London’s sound bank therefore had me feeling slightly self-conscious and a possible target for muggers. We found that we had to jiggle the plug to get it situated just right before it would charge.

The bottom of the Z contains two things worth noting. Optical Sensor Size metric. Surprisingly for the Z’s price point and user-friendly features we also get multi pattern, centre weighted and spot metering, along with a full compliment of creative controls in program, easysharf priority, shutter priority and manual. The Z also has face detection and good image stabilization.

Discuss in the Kodak Talk forum. This compact interchangeable-lens model is a great step-up from APS-C models, as long Thankfully, Kodak’s are marked with icons, though curiously, the dedicated button for deleting images more closely resembles an upright baby’s bottle than the familiar trashcan icon – although the latter appears on screen when you press said control.

KODAK EASYSHARE Z Digital Camera — User guide

As a matter of fact, slowness is the biggest easyshrae of this camera. While largely plastic, the body feels solid enough. While this might not sound like a long time, when you are trying to catch an action shot, it can seem like an eternity. CNET may get a commission from these offers.


We eayshare however get MPEG-4 compression format high definition quality x pixels video not quite Full HD x pixels at a very respectable frame rate of 30fps, offering up to a maximum 29 minutes per sequence, depending of course on available data storage capacity.

Announced Jul 29, Will Mirrorless change cellphone photography. USB cable, power adapter, wrist strap. Lens System Optical Zoom. You can use the menu button and the jog dial to change the settings at the top of the screen. It was a bit hard to see in bright sunshine, but generally usable. That sounds like an audacious claim given the entry-level pricing and that the rest of its spec list is merely what’s nowadays expected; functions includes face detection, a 3-inch, k dot resolution LCD monitor in the absence of an optical viewfinder, selectable light sensitivity ranging from ISO through ISO if you don’t mind a resolution drop to 3.

Next down we get what resembles a page of text that sure enough calls up the Z’s on-screen menu folders, which in their straightforward layout – albeit with nicely animated graphical headings – are at least immediately user friendly and so easily navigated.