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|Take photography to the next level. Whether you're zooming in on fast action shots or taking a picture of your grand surroundings, the Z915 is the camera that can handle it. And it's surprisingly simple to use.Become a better photographer with a smarter camera. The Kodak EASYSHARE Z915 digital camera blends the latest picture-taking technology with the ultimate in style - and with Kodak's innovative smart capture feature, it's the take-anywhere camera that does it all - automatically.|
|UPC||041771697655, 041778003534, 41771699765, 689466294569, 689466294576, 705105098111|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||10.0 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||0.12-1.3m|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||35 - 350mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1250 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 400, ISO 64, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||5.4 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||32 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory 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 DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|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|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Cropping An Image, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Histogram Display, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, Scene Detection Technology, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility, YouTube Capture Mode|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Back light, Beach, Candle, Children, Fireworks, Flower, High sensitivity, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama assist, Portrait mode, Self-portrait, Snow, Stage, Sunset, Text|
|Special Effects||Black & White, High color, Low color, Natural, Sepia|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.5 frames per second|
Very good feature-to-price ratio; comfortable, sturdy design; fast performance for its class.
Photos can look overprocessed and noisy viewed at 100 percent; small LCD.
The pocket megazoom Kodak EasyShare Z915 is a good camera for those looking to step up from a fully automatic compact camera to something with more manual controls and a longer lens.
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I needed to replace a Kodak Z51 which although it didn't have a 5-star rating, was a good camera (I am passing it on to my daughter who wants her first digital camera). The impressive feature of the Z51 was it 10X optical lens. It was not the fastest camera, but it took good photos and acceptable video.
Thus, the main requirement of my new camera was at least an 8X-10X optical lens. This is the best feature of the Z915. There are very few comparable cameras in its price range with this lens capacity. The Z915 is smaller and lighter weight, thus perhaps not a hardy as the Z51 which survived many drops to the pavement witnessed by many scrathes, but it kept on ticking.) Hopefully this one will also. The Z914 has a maximum resolution of 10 mega pixels which is way more than most of us really need and is double the Z51. When is the last time you make an 11X14?
For some the small control buttons are a problem. The on/off button on the front center is very small and is combined with the telephoto control which is s small ring surround the on/off button. The other basic functions were easy for me as they were very similar to the Z51 although more delicate. The many scene modes are found layered in a stack of small icons in a manner typical of other Kodak cameras. Thus if upgradingfrom an older Kodak, the functions of the Z915 are very intuitive. The camera is just slightly bigger than many slimline tick-in-your pocket cameras.
The photoss and video are quite acceptable to those of us looking for a cheap,all round camera. This camera is available from around $80 to $130. For $12 an extended warranty is available for the cheaper refurbished models. Using a SDHC card will improve camera speed as well as happiness in taking longer videos. The camera will accept up to 32 GB card. Your computer may need an SDHC card reader or you can transfer via USB. The internal memory is also 32 GB.
That is still a lot of photos at 10mp.
With the camera set for no review time and using and SDHC card, continuous shots are possible up to at least 30. Battery power will be the limiting factor unless you are taking at full 10 mp resolution. I haven't tried a long video, but the faster SDHC cards will help get better results. Unfortunately, a good ScanDisk 32 GB Class 10 card costs more than the camera.
Battery power may be a bit light as it still uses just two AA batteries. I use NiCd rechargle batteries. The main issue is that as the batteries rundown, the rechage time slows.
Most complaints about this camera relate to color and photo quality. Those people need to spend the money to buy better cameras. But if you are looking or something just above point and shoot, that produces decent photos,this is a good choice.
This is very simple camera with some advantages and disadvantages.
Optical image stabilizer
AA battery type
big set of Scenes
optimal size and weight
Noisy sensor (for 200+ ISO)
No JPEG quality adjustment - default is poor
No RAW format support (as in other Z-series)
reflecting plastic frame of screeen
So, if you want to use this camera in simple nature conditions (sun and light) - you can use it well! But don't wait impressive results.
This camera has so many wonderful features like 10x optical zoom plus additional digital zoom, video capabilities, a choice of two types of red-eye reduction, panoramic stills, manual shutter speed and apeture adjustments, options of chooseing high color, normal color, low color, sepia, or black and white shots. It has about ten automatic light level and speed choices like fireworks, action shots, on the beach, in the snow, cloudy days, etc., and much, much more. It was a marveious valuse for the final bid of $109.