|Sleek and compact, the Kodak Z1085 IS 10.0 MP digital camera is easy to use, making it a good choice for the shutterbugs. With 5x optical zoom, this Kodak EASYSHARE camera brings the subject five times closer without losing on sharpness. The optical image stabilizer in the Kodak Z1085 IS takes care of the handshakes, so that you can capture steady and clear photos. What's more, this 10.0 MP digital camera gives you amazing results with multiple scene modes such as auto, beach, portrait, snow, etc. The 2.5-inch color display on this Kodak EASYSHARE camera makes it easy to view photos, read menu, and compose shots. All things considered, this Kodak EASYSHARE digital camera aims to be a great travel companion.|
|UPC||0041771920296, 0041778528815, 041771920296, 41771920296|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||10.0 MP|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||35 - 175mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Manual, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 8000 (3Mpix), ISO auto (100-3200)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||8000|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||32 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Built-in, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x docking station, DC power input|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-4, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||EXIF 2.21, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Additional Features||Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Noise Reduction, Face Detection, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Back light, Beach, Children, Fireworks, Flower, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama assist, Portrait mode, Snow, Sports mode, Text|
|Special Effects||Black & White, High color, Low color, Sepia|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.7 frames per second|
5x zoom lens atypical for the price; easy operation; HD video capture with optical zoom.
Occasionally overexposes photos; only three-shot burst mode; mediocre performance.
"The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is a solid value with decent photo quality, a well-rounded feature set, and a compact, solid-feeling design."
Average review score based on 74 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Since the most common complaint I've seen about this camera is the battery life I will address this first. I can't speak for others but I have not had a problem with battery life. Most reviews I've seen here and other places that complain about the battery not lasting never gave a length of life for their battery. Some said a few minutes others complained it only lasted 2 days. First, lets consider expected battery life. This camera uses an LCD screen with no viewfinder. It takes quite a bit of power to run an LCD screen and just because it's labeled as a "camera" people seem to expect it to run for dozens of hours on a single battery. That's not going to happen. Most digital video recorders only run for about 1-2 hours and that's considered acceptable but not for a LCD screen camera. Why? I put it down to perception. BUT, I will state that this camera does seem power intensive. Some possible reasons might be the continuous auto focus or a bright LCD screen, the use of the flash in almost all situations. I'm not sure. I do know that this camera does not do well on regular alkaline batteries or even brand new NiMh batteries. I haven't tried Lithium AA batteries as of yet, but the supplied Kodak CRV3 battery took over 100 flash photos and well over an hour of video as well as 1-1.5 hours of reviewing and has not run down. I've replaced this battery with "juice" brand rechargeable Lithium batteries. At $9 a pop at Wal-Mart the CRV3 non-rechargeable batteries are a bit too expensive to make this camera daily use friendly. Fortunately, I was able to pick up 2 of the aforementioned rechargeable lithium batteries, a charger with an AC and auto power supply for around $20. Since I bought the camera for $81 on eBy as a factory remanufactured with a 1 year Kodak warranty plus a 2 year SquaredTrade warranty which takes effect after the factory warranty ($15+) I felt I was still ahead of the game. These "juice" batteries took 2 hours of HD video, dozens of HD flash photos, and reviewed about and hour of video. That being said compared to my dad's Canon which WILL run for hours on 2 alkaline batteries I will state I am disappointed. One of the main (read deciding factor) for buying this camera was it's ability to run on 2 AA batteries. Kodak didn't state that alkies would do the job or that NiMh's would barely suffice for a few shots but that was my assumptions. It's an assumption based on past experience but the past isn't now. Unfortunately, with my current budget constraints info on the lithium AA battery types will have to wait for a future update.
Eventually I'll get around to taking the freshly charge Lithium batteries and posting how many photos you can take on a charge, and again on how much video on a charge. Since this means me sitting around for hours snapping photos, then taking video it might be a bit for that data to show up. Thanks for being patient.
I know this is an important concern when buying a camera. For me though it's a bit subjective. I am not nor will I ever pretend to be a good photographer. I try but... Anyway, people have different expectations and tastes. I think it takes ok photos but for me the smartphoto feature is a bit of a wash. The colors seem too ward and a bit saturated as well as being too soft (not sharp enough). I guess Kodak was going for warm and fuzzy (lol) and they got it. That's for indoor photos. Outdoor photos are still soft and a bit saturate
I love the camera except for 1 small thing. It makes a humming sound while turned on. I discovered it's the image stablizer when on the continuous position. I changed it to the single position and it is not continuous anymore...only when you move the camera, you still hear a slight sound. Also, it does not have a separate view finder...only the LCD window...which is perfectly fine with me...I wear glasses and it was always difficult for me to see thru a tiny viewfinder window. There are tons of different things you can do with this camera. Very easy to use. Takes great pictures. I highly recommend it.
I have this camera and absolutely loved it! At first the batteries were a pain because it would eat AA like crazy, but then i bought a battery charger with CR-V3 batteries and everything was great. I bought this camera in December, kept it and great shape and never dropped it. One day when i was taking pictures the flash quit working, it would act like it was flashing but the pictures would be black, or it would do this bright flash that blinded you and made the picture bright white. I also noticed that the focus wasn't that good, but the pictures were always crystal clear.
I was looking for a larger megapixel camera than what I had prior to this camera. (8mp) This Easyshare Z1085 Kodak camera is not as expensive as many with the same features and even has a few more features many other do not have. I give it a good plus or excellent minus for a rating.
This Kodak Z1085 camera, for me, only had one drawback.. the noise. It has a whirring sound as soon as you turn it on, not real loud but there just the same. At first it was very distracting and annoying; however, after using it several times, I can now ignore the sound knowing what the result of taking pictures with it will be.
The quality of the pictures more than makes up for the slight noise.
The Macro could be a little closer. You must be at least twelve inches away from the subject but so far when enlarged the picture shows great clarity up close.
It has a theater mode with no flash. Recently when we went to the theater, it picked up in very low light just what we were seeing on stage.
There is also a museum mode, again with no flash, great for not disturbing other people while enjoying and looking at great items.
There are 16 total modes in addition to video with sound on this model. Some of my other favorites are the: fireworks, candlelight, self portrait, snow, even nightime has 3 different modes.
The battery lasts a LONG time. I purchased a couple extra rechargeable batteries just in case I needed them for a recent wedding and a birthday party. So far I have only needed one battery per event. My last camera ate batteries so quickly it was scary, this camera does not. This is a BIG thumbs up for this camera in addition to the great pictures.
I also like that the batteries are RECHARGEABLE instead of having to purchase batteries constantly and throwing them away when they go dead.
It it lightweight, easy to carry and use.
So, overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this camera on picture quality and battery useage alone.
The camera is as expected and appears to work great BUT I expected it to use rechargeable AA NiMh batteries-WRONG!! The lithium batteries are 3.7 volt and the size is a little different than regular AA batteries. Nice if the manufacturer would mention this other than "alkaline batteries are not compatible". Oh well just Kodak trying to sell their batteries, just have to make the best of it.
I like the features of the camera but haven't had a real chance to play with it yet.