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Kodak EasyShare Z740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 970 reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z740. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and performance are generally positive. The image quality and zoom also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the contrast and shutter, and the energy efficiency and viewfinder get mixed comments.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, price

focus, stabilizer , low-light, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak EasyShare Z740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z740 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The portability and zoom are also mentioned favorably.

glare, zoom, portability, usability, size

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z740 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. People are impressed by the performance and zoom. The price and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the durability. There are some less positive views about the shutter and exposure.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, performance

stabilizer , focus, low-light, exposure, shutter

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Kodak Z740

 

Excellent color, generally very good exposure, Versatile 38-380mm zoom range, Very compact, Good handling and easy access to most photographic controls, Good flash performance, Good white balance in most situations, Both screen and EVF work well in low...

Slightly soft images and lower than average resolution, Can feel unresponsive in use, Over-aggressive noise reduction at ISO 200+ (very soft ISO 400 images), Some problems with high contrast/wide dynamic range scenes, Lack of image stabilization limits...

I liked the Z740 a lot more than I expected to; first impressions after months of using the Canon S2 IS and Sony H1 weren't that positive - the Kodak is so small and lightweight that it feels almost toy-like.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Review

 

The first quarter of 2005 saw Kodak expanding its 'big zoom' range with three new 'Z series' EasyShare cameras, including two 10x optical, 5MP models; the Z7590 (a minor update of the DX7590 adding compatibility with the latest printer dock) and the...

Excellent color, generally very good exposure Versatile 38-380mm zoom range Very compact Good handling and easy access to most photographic controls Good flash performance Good white balance in most situations Both screen and EVF work well in low light...

Slightly soft images and lower than average resolution Can feel unresponsive in use Over-aggressive noise reduction at ISO 200+ (very soft ISO 400 images) Some problems with high contrast/wide dynamic range scenes Lack of image stabilization limits use...

I liked the Z740 a lot more than I expected to; first impressions after months of using the Canon S2 IS and Sony H1 weren't that positive - the Kodak is so small and lightweight that it feels almost toy-like. But of course being light and compact means...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 review

 

Kodak EasyShare Z740

10X zoom lens; manual-exposure controls; versatile burst-shooting mode.

No image stabilization; EVF blanks between exposures; average image quality.

A camera with some appeal for budding photo enthusiasts on a budget.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (pcworld.com)

Kodak Easyshare Z740 Camera

 

Kodak's $380 EasyShare Z740 is designed to simplify the sharing of photos through prints, e-mail, and an online gallery. The camera's share button, included software, and optional snapshot printer all seem targeted at PC-phobic beginners. This seems at...

Easy photo sharing Powerful zoom

Autofocus is unreliable

Once you've connected the printer to your PC, you must press the transfer button to fire up the EasyShare software and upload your photos or send copies via e-mail. The software works with Kodak's EasyShare Gallery Web site (formerly Ofoto), where you...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (pcworld.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera (5.0MP, 2576x1932, 10x Opt, 32MB Internal Memory)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Easy photo sharing ; Powerful zoom

Autofocus is unreliable

The Z740's easy photo sharing and powerful zoom are enticing, but tentative long-distance focusing reduces the latter's value

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

The Kodak EasyShare Z740's ease of use simply does not make up for its subpar image quality.

Long (10X) zoom lens. Good ergonomics. Lots of dedicated analog controls. Plenty of manual controls. Good menu system and on-screen help. LCD automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.

No image stabilization. Electronic viewfinder is terrible. Images are noisy and have lots of artifacts. Joystick can be difficult to use.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Kodak Z740

 

Physical Views The Z740 and a standard CD for size comparison. The 10X zoom Kodak Z740 and the 5X zoom Z700 . Continue on to Features & Controls EasyShare Z740 Specifications CCD imager 1/2.5" type, 4:3 aspect ratio 5.36 megapixels total 5.0 megapixels...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Kodak's EasyShare digital cameras have consistently proven to be among the easiest to use of any I've tested, and the Z740 is no exception. Its fully automatic exposure control performs surprisingly well in a wide variety of conditions, and the range...

Very vibrant, appealing color, Natural skin tones, Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well, Better than average exposure accuracy, Good close-focusing for macro shots, Good lens, generally low distortion (some chromatic aberration at...

Not terribly fast from shot to shot, Rather slow to clear the buffer memory, and very slow shot to shot after buffer fills, High ISO image noise a bit higher than average, Contrast is a little high, Battery life is only averageSome sophisticated users...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

You can buy the camera alone ($379) or as part of a "Digital Photo Solution" ($479) which includes Kodak's Printer Dock 3. I reviewed the latter, so you can expect a few comments about the printer along the way

Very good photo quality in most situations ; LCD and EVF usable in low light ; Many manual controls ; Supports conversion lenses, filters ; AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing ; EasyShare system (in-camera and with bundled software) makes it very...

Night shots seem soft and "overprocessed ; Camera didn't fare well in the macro test due to white balance issues; here's why we need custom white balance ; VGA movie mode quality isn't the best; frame rate is poor too ; Flimsy plastic door over SD card...

Bottom line: I like the Z740 and it gets my recommendation, unless you take a lot of photos under unusual lighting. Fans of long exposures may also want to consider another camera, especially if my samples bothered you. While the Z740 isn't as good as...

Feb, 2008

GOLD!

Expert review by : Michael Gazzola (buy-n-shoot.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera Review

 

First up, you gotta love a camera that will never make you look silly in front of a group of people for forgetting to take the lens cap off! This new model EasyShare digital camera and printer dock from Kodak combines a 5 megapixel capture a 10x...

Kodak have really applied the 'easy' part of EashyShare with the menu navigation one of the simplest on the market for its range, and one of the simplest I've reviewed. A dial on the back and a handful of buttons around the 1.8 inch LCD is all any...

Sep, 2005

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