Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
4.2Overall Score
Price (RRP): $449 Manufacturer: Kodak

Reviewer: Byer Gair

With the convincing SLR styling of this compact digicam, the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS is a fully-featured camera. And now that the street price is hovering around $300, to say it’s a bargain would be an understatement.

If you are searching for a camera with the long reach of a super zoom, this is for you!

Operation

The SLR style is a positive, with a prominent hand grip that allows single handed shooting — if you need to!

The optically stabilised zoom is an ideal way to go — thanks Kodak! — and it’s a revelation to capture a shot with the lens extended out to a film SLR equivalent of 432 mm! Some zoom!

The optical stabiliser can be used for continuous shooting, when you’re shooting single shots — or can be switched off when the camera is used on a tripod. It also operates in movie mode and when zooming.

All external controls are placed at the right edge of the camera, with the most important located right next to the power switch and zoom toggle.