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Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and zoom are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and storage, while reviews about the flash and screen are different.

usability, zoom, performance, price, image quality

battery, shutter, color, storage, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the shutter and viewfinder.

price, usability, performance, image quality, zoom

battery, portability, viewfinder, shutter

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS 7.1 MP Digital Camera with 12xOptical Image Stabilized ZoomKodak Easyshare Z712 IS 7.1 MP Digital Camera with 12xOptical Image Stabilized Zoom

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS 7.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS 7.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (pcmag.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

 

A reasonable price, easy-to-use controls, and 12X zoom lens make this EasyShare worth a look.

Nice features for the price. Long zoom range with optical image stabilization. Manual and priority exposure modes. A large number of easily accessible controls. Compatible with Kodak EasyShare docks and software.

No custom white balance or slow-sync flash mode. Soft images. Image-processing delays after several consecutive shots.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS review

 

Some model names make no sense, but others, such as Kodak's EasyShare Z712 IS reflect specific details of the product. This Kodak is part of the company's line of superzoom cameras, hence the big Z. It includes a 7.1-megapixel sensor, so the model...

Has 12x optical zoom; optical image stabilization; manual exposure controls.

Noticeable fringing and artifacts in images; noisy images at ISO 800 and ISO 1,600

Kodak's EasyShare Z712 IS is a nice superzoom, especially for the price, though its image quality does falter at higher ISOs.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS is undoubtedly the highest-specification of the company's four new cameras announced at PMA 2007. The Kodak Z712 IS is a seven megapixel camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon-branded 36 - 432 mm equivalent 12x optical...

Other features of the Kodak Z712 include a 2.5" LCD display with a higher-than-average resolution of 230,000 pixels, plus a 115,000 pixel electronic viewfinder, a top ISO sensitivity of 1,600 (3,200 at reduced resolution), 28MB of built-in memory, an...

Expert review by : Alina Bradford (brighthub.com)

A Review of the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Digital Camera

 

This digital camera review is for Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS. This unbiased review shows that Kodak EasyShare digital camera is affordable, has plenty of great features and is possibly the best digital camera for anyone looking for an easy to use, low...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

 

After I received the Z712, Kodak announced a newer model, known as the Z812 IS ($299). It's quite similar, with the notable changes being a higher resolution (8.2MP) sensor and a 720p video mode

Very good photo quality in most situations ; 12X optical zoom lens & optical image stabilization ; Considerably cheaper than the competition, without skimping on features ; Well built (for a plastic camera), easy to hold ; Large 2.5" LCD display is...

Images on the soft side, with detail loss from heavy noise reduction; some vignetting ; Low resolution LCD ; Could really use manual white balance control (as illustrated by the test photos) ; Manual focus difficult to use (lousy focus distance guide;...

All things considered, the EasyShare Z712 IS offers a lot of bang for the buck. It's not the best ultra zoom camera on the market, but it's arguably the best one for under $250. I can recommend the Z712 to just about everyone, with the exception being...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Kodak Easyshare Z712 Review

 

Overall, as one of the smallest cameras with a 12X optical zoom, the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS does not perform so badly. Image quality is decent for small prints or web-use and the camera shows good handling. On the other hand, most cameras in its class...

Good corner-to-corner lens sharpness, Good exposure accuracy, Generally fast, Powerful flash, Relatively compact

High image noise starting at ISO 400, Noticeable vignetting, Overly saturated colors, Visible LCD artifacts, Poor battery life

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Digital Camera Review

 

The Kodak Z712 IS Digital Camera combines an impressive 12X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization and 7.1 megapixels, plus face detection and manual controls - all useful features. It also has an electronic viewfinder - i would ask Kodak...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kodak Z712 IS

 

For those looking to take the next step up from their compact camera, an advanced, ultra-zoom model is the logical progression. Offering bigger zoom a...

12x zoom, Speedy burst mode, Image stabilisation

Some over-sharpening issues, Colour reproduction isn't great

A solid, but not exceptional, advanced ultra-zoom camera, Kodak's Z712 IS offers a big zoom backed up by optical image stabilisation. However, its pictures aren't quite as good as some of the competing models on the market.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kodak EASYSHARE Z712 IS

 

12x zoom, Speedy burst mode, Image stabilisation

Some over-sharpening issues, Colour reproduction isn't great

A solid, but not exceptional, advanced ultra-zoom camera, Kodak's Z712 IS offers a big zoom backed up by optical image stabilisation. However, its pictures aren't quite as good as some of the competing models on the market.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

 

12x zoom and optical image stabilisation for under £180

The Z712 is a surprisingly compact and lightweight camera, measuring just 103.6 × 74.2 × 69.7 mm and weighing 300g, which is smaller and lighter than any of its immediate competitors. It has a plastic body, but it is very solidly put together, with no...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:CRV3, KLIC-8000 / KLIC-8000 / Rechargeable

Camera

Album organization: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Movie / Movie, Slide show / Single image, Slide show
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Trimming / Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):115000

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / fill-in, Flash off, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction / fill-in, Flash off, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):47.2 - 106.3
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 185

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, continuous auto focus, multi point auto focus, selective auto focus, single auto focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.5 -? / 1.2 - ∞ / 1.2- ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞ / 0.5- ∞ / 1.2 -?
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.6 - 1.3 / 0.6-1.3
Macro focusing range (wide):0.12 - 0.6 / 0.12-0.6
Manual focusing range (tele):1.2 - ∞
Manual focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 0.189
Optical Zoom:12

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Internal memory:32

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 17
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 4.8
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:7400000
Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000 / 1/2–1/1000 / 16 - 1/1000
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP / Windows XP+\nMac OS X 10.3+
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.08 x 2.92 x 2.74
Effective sensor resolution:7400000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 17
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Lens focal range:2.8 - 4.8
Lens system:SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6.0 / Internet Explorer 6.0\n
Power Source:KLIC-8000
Shot-to-shot time:1.2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Megapixel:7.1 / 7.4
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 960,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 2304

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum processor:600 / 600 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:MACINTOSH OS X 10.3, SAFARI 1.1 / MACINTOSH OS X 10.3, SAFARI 1.1\n

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Viewfinder type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.74 / 2.92
Height:2.74 / 2.92
Weight:10.6
Width:4.09