|Whether you're zooming in on fast action shots or taking a picture of your grand surroundings, the Z8612 IS is the camera that can handle it. And it's surprisingly simple to use.Capture the details in low light and fast action situations. The Z8612 IS features a powerful, high ISO.The Z8612 IS is part of the Kodak EasyShare System, so sharing your pictures is amazingly simple. Just press Share.Unpack the Z8612 IS and you're ready to shoot. It's that simple.|
|UPC||0041771585464, 041771585464, 041778165591|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||8.1 MP|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||36 - 432mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/3200 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||16 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto (80-1600)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 7.8 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||21 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Built-in, MultiMediaCard, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Type||None, Without Viewfinder|
|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|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||MJPEG, Motion JPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||EXIF 2.21, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, Cropping An Image, Histogram Display, ImageLink Support, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, 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, Portrait mode, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports mode, Stage, Sunset, 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|
Average review score based on 467 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I love the Z8612. It's a perfect stepping stone between Point-and-Shoot cameras and SLR's. For about $100 on eBay you'll get 12x optical zoom Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical image-stabilized zoom lens, 8 Megapixels resolution, 2.5in. LCD display, panoramic-stitching, PASM manual modes(for those who want to experiment with more advanced settings), pop-up flash, quality video, SD/SDHC compatible, option for AA lithiums or a rechargeable battery (Klic-8000)and a great sturdy body. I would recommend it to any photo enthusiasts who is interested in playing with ISO settings, aperture and shutter priorities and a lot of other manual options... before upgrading to advanced pricey cameras like DSLR's.
My first digital was a Kodak 7560 with a 10x optical zoom. What a camera! Easy to operate, took great pictures and enabled me to get great close ups of wildlife. Wife dropped it and broke it beyond repair. We wanted to stay with Kodak technology because of familiarity and satisfaction. We also had a printer dock that also served as a battery charger. The 7560 had its own recargeable battery. We bought the Z812 IS on line. That was our first mistake. Next time I will hold the camera and road test it. The 12x zoom lever is in a terrible spot on the camera. Being a former SLR user, I prefer to look through the view finder rather than the LCD. I have yet to find an LCD that is bright enough to use during daylight and this one is no exception. The zoom lever causes you to have your right thumb on the bridge of your nose while trying to view and zoom. The worse feature of this camera is battery life. The Kodak rechargeables are terrible! After 10-20 pictures, they must be recharged! Regular AA batteries are better, but you are constantly worrying how much life is left. With our former camera, we NEVER had a battery concern. The rechargeable that came with the camera stayed in the camera for 4 years and gave us fathful service. The rechargeables in the Z812 IS cannot be recharged while the camera sits on the printer dock. In conclusion I am sorry I bought this camera, and sorry I bought it sight unseen.
Back in Feb of 08' I purchased the Kodak Z812 digital camera coupled to Kodak's
G600 printer dock.I have been pleased beyond my wildest expectations. They are both set up to be up and running in a very short time. I was taking great photos immediately and the printer is a pure joy to use.
The camera was bought after an intensive period of shopping and comparing and was needed because of it's high telephoto capabilities,namely 12X. The features are easy to use and there is even a help menu built right into the camera.The
clarity and brightness of the LED screen is fantastic but there is also a lighted viewfinder that supplements this quite well.The small compact size was also another factor that figured into my choice.Fits in the palm of the hand.
After having owed several other digital cameras of varies makes this has easily become my favorite and will be used extensively to persue my hobby of nature photography.From super detailed macro photos to the ultra sharp high zooms made better by the always active image stabilization one could not ask for anything more.
As for the G600 printer dock I am in love with it.From it's very small compact size,to the ease of use,to the quality prints it delivers this is a definate keeper. After some shopping on line a bit for the cartridge and paper I can print all the photos I choose for a mere 15 1/2 cents apiece and it will do it all day without even monitoring.A great feature is that it also recharges the camera's batteries so they are always ready to go.A big help for sure.
The only complaint I have with the entire set-up is maybe their software. I find it to be slow and clumsy probably due to the fact that it fights the several other photo programs I have installed on my computer already. I am finding ways of working around this and I beleive if it is the only one installed you would be very happy with it.
Now for the best part.............The Kodak website and support tech. team are
unbelievable.I have e-mailed them with several questions and they have responded
quickly and intelligently and have answered all of my questions. You can also download the expanded owner's manuals for both units there for free. They are truly a class act.
In conclusion I would give this camera and printer my highest reccomendation and would purchase another in a heartbeat. Happy picture taking!!!!
This camera has been simple to use and produced great results in a variety of different lighting conditions and subjects. The manual is very simple and only provides as much info as needed to get up and running while touching on some of the broader features available. For a deeper camera experience, the included software advises you to register for hints and help through the Kodak webiste. This camera was purchased for it's high megapixel count to price ratio and the powerful zoom (12x optical and 5x digital) and it does not dissapoint. It has the ability to use a (sold separately) Kodak branded 1.2x telephoto zoom lens and the ability to use other generic accessories that are 55mm connection compatible. We took over 250 photos on vacation with the standard non-rechargable Kodak battery pack that came with our camera combo kit and it hasn't run out of juice yet. We showed no mercy with the power on/off cycles trying to test it, so we may invest in the rechargable battery pack if we use it more, but so far the Kodak branded non-rechargable battery pack seems to be working beyond our inital expectations. Recovery time is good, we experienced about a 3 second delay in between shots, and for action shots it has a multiple frame mode that takes 4 frames at a time and allows you to select the best group for your action shot. The panoramic setting automatially stitched together a few shots I took and did it very well. Overall I highly recommed this camera for an inexpensive entry level camera for people who may not know alot about photography but will want to learn more as they become more comfortable.
I find this camera to be an excellent choice. My last 2 cameras have been the Easy share type of Kodak, and have always taken wonderful pictures.
They are also very durable Ihave found out. Take bumps and drops , and still work fine.
The picture this camera takes are very clear, even with using the zoom, the subject still looks clear as if it was taken from a short distance.
The video quality is fantastic, and with the automatic image stabilizer, the video's and the pictures as well, come out very crisp and clear. I shook the camera slightly while taking both video and still shots, the video did not come out looking shaky, and the picture did not blur.
Although I haven't completely tried all the features yet , I find this camera excellent , and I have never been very dissapointed with any of my Kodak cameras !!