Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

Last updated: Video Review by TigerDirect (10 November’07)

The Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS (announced 20 June’07) is a 7.1 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features a huge 12x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization, 0.26-second click-to-capture speed, ISO setting from ISO 80 to ISO 1600 (ISO 3200 at 1.2 MP setting), 32 MB internal memory and 2.5″ LCD Screen.

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Reviews

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Video Review by TigerDirect;

PCMag reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
In both daylight and flash shots, images were generally well exposed, with realistic color…In general, photo quality is good enough for typical snapshot print sizes and uses, but it will likely disappoint photographers with a critical eye who want to make large prints.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET.UK reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
“The Z712 IS is faster than most superzooms, which still isn’t exactly blistering. When you trip the spring-loaded power switch, it fires up in a gratifying 1.5 seconds. The autofocus is acceptably quick to lock on to subjects but after all this, the camera is let down by its processor. After four or five shots the Z712 IS tends to lock up for a couple of seconds while buffering pictures.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Video Review by Tiger Direct

TrustedReviews reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
“The EasyShare Z712 IS is Kodak’s top-of-the-range super-zoom, and it has an impressive specification. Build quality and handling are good, overall performance is well above average, low light performance is exceptional and the optical image stabilisation system is very effective. Picture quality is generally very good, but it could have been even better if the excellent Schneider-Kreuznach lens wasn’t let down by a small sensor and over-enthusiastic image compression.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
“The good: Has 12x optical zoom; optical image stabilization; manual exposure controls. The bad: Noticeable fringing and artifacts in images; noisy images at ISO 800 and ISO 1,600. The bottom line: Kodak’s EasyShare Z712 IS is a nice superzoom, especially for the price, though its image quality does falter at higher ISOs. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Megapixel reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
“Another strength of the camera is that up to 400 ISO, images are quite useable. There is no noise at the 64 and 100 ISO levels. A bit of noise can be detected at the 200 ISO setting, but it is not sufficient to seriously affect the image…The 800 ISO level, however, is quite noisy, and even more so images captured at 1600 ISO which look too much like watercolours.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
“The controls are relatively complex, with a string of buttons along the top and more on the back, next to the display. However, those familiar with the standard function-wheel and directional-pad setup, which can be found on so many other models, should have no issues puzzling out the Z712’s interface.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

ePhotozine reviews the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS and writes;
“There are some excellent features on the Z712 like the good lens, low ISO speeds, 12x optical zoom and panoramic stitch feature and is let down in other places like the Auto mode giving better portrait results than the portrait mode, the use of the wheel to change the ISO annoyed me and the favourites area seems a waste of space. However, if you are after a small SLR style camera with a large zoom and packed with features, then this camera meets those requirements and is worth considering.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Samples

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Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS User Manuals (PDF)

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Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS Press Release

London, June 20 — Eastman Kodak Company today announced the KODAK EASYSHARE P712 zoom digital camera, setting a new performance benchmark for the consumer “superzoom” category. Its precision auto-focus system with best-in-class click-to-capture rate – literally faster than the blink of an eye, at less than 1/10th of a second (0.07 seconds) – helps photographers get the exact shots they want, whether action on a sports field or children on the playground.

“When second and third-time digital camera buyers walk into stores this year, they’re searching for models with better performance and more control than point-and-shoots, without sacrificing ease of use. They want pictures that look phenomenal straight out of the camera,” said Carolyn Walsh, Product Sales Director Digital, Eastman Kodak Company. “Our new P712 camera is specifically designed for these photographers, helping them take stunning pictures that they’ll want to share widely with friends and family.”

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One Response to “Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS”

  1. alex says:

    Another similar camera is the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. If you measure the zoom on the Kodak you will notice it is 11.3X, not quite 12X, and actually less than the 10X of the Canon, which measures out at 11.8X! Also macro mode can’t get as close as the Canon. The Kodak focuses more surely than the Canon, which frequently just can’t lock in.

    Even though you can use (2) premium NiMH AA rechargeable batteries for power, you won’t get many shots. The Canon SX100 IS was actually designed to use these batteries, runs a long time with them, and is more pocketable as well.

    Although the Z712 has a eyepiece viewfinder, which the Canon lacks, you can’t ‘review’ without cranking out the lens like you can on the Canon.

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