The Kodak EasyShare Z950 zoom digital camera couples a 1/2.33″-type twelve megapixel CCD image sensor with an optically stabilized, Schneider Kreuznach Variogon-branded 10x zoom lens that offers focal lengths ranging from 35 – 350mm equivalent. Kodak EasyShare Z950 maximum aperture varies from f/3.5 to f/4.8 across the zoom range. For framing images, Kodak EasyShare Z950 has a three-inch 230K pixel LCD display, but no electronic viewfinder – an option that would add significantly to the camera’s versatility, but also to its price, size and weight.
If Kodak has an Easyshare series, Canon also has a Powershot series and one of them is the Canon PowerShot G7. Compared to Kodak EasyShare Z950, the Canon PowerShot G7 offers a CCD sensor resolution of ten megapixels, coupled to a Canon-branded 35 – 210mm equivalent 6x optical zoom lens. Optical viewfinders of Canon PowerShot G7 can be nice to have, allowing you to save battery life, or get the shot when harsh sunlight makes it harder to see an image on many digicam displays; Canon PowerShot G7 the LCD will be the better choice when shooting scenes that will be affected by parallax error, or when precise framing is necessary – particularly if using the stabilizer. Other features of the Canon PowerShot G7 include USB 2.0 connectivity, face detection auto focus, Flexizone focusing, Nine point AF, an AF assist lamp, a hot shoe for mounting an external flash, and SD/MMC card storage with support for the new SDHC card format. The Canon PowerShot G7 optical IS allows photographers to shoot at shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. Click to get most of Canon PowerShot G7 best features.
Kodak EasyShare Z950 images are stored on Secure Digital cards including the higher capacity SDHC types, or in 32MB of available internal memory. The Kodak EasyShare Z950 offers 16 scene modes to help beginners achieve the results they’re looking for without the need to understand subtleties like shutter speeds, apertures and the like, but still provides program, aperture- and shutter-priorty, and full manual exposure modes for the more advanced shooter. The Kodak EasyShare Z950 determines exposures with a multi-pattern, center-weighted, or center spot TTL metering system, and offers 2.0EV of exposure compensation in 1/3EV increments. To get this exciting features Kodak EasyShare Z950, click here.
Here is a summary of Kodak EasyShare Z950 review from a satisfied customer:
Excellent megazoom in a small package
So far I have to say we (my wife and I) are impressed with the camera. The photos so far are relatively sharp (increasing the sharpness in P mode helps even more) and the colors are great. The ergonomics of the camera are well thought out and the build quality is solid. Having used small Kodak Cameras for the last few years (v550, v705 & m1033) this is a larger camera. That said, I think that the 10x Zoom will be a nice feature and make the size increase over the pocket cameras worth it. Shot to Shot performance is a bit on the sluggish side, but not too big of a deal. Shutter lag is very quick and is helpful for catching quick photos since we have a little baby that moves around a lot!
Five white balance settings are available on the Kodak EasyShare Z950, including an auto mode, and ISO sensitivity is controlled automatically or manually from 100 to 1,600. This can be expanded to a maximum of ISO 3,200 under manual control with a reduced resolution of 3.1 megapixels, in the Program, Priority or Manual modes. The Kodak EasyShare Z950 also offers a high-definition 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) movie mode at 30 frames-per-second, and can also capture VGA (640×480) or QVGA (320×240) clips. Movies are recorded in QuickTime Photo JPEG format.
Kodak EasyShare Z950 has the following features and specifications:
- 12 MP sensor
- 10X image stabilized SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens;
- Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature
- Capture challenging action shots
- Capture sharp, steady shots
- Camera shake is minimized to automatically deliver clear, sharp pictures
- Capture HD quality video at 30 fps with sound and on-camera editing
- Capture more video while using less memory with MPEG-4 compression
- Print multiple frames on a 4 × 6 in. print—4, 9, or 16-up
- Save single frames and e-mail family and friends
- Mark special spots in your video with video bookmarking
Kodak EasyShare Z950 has the following Pros and cons:
- Comfortable shape and rubberized grip
- High quality lens
- Clear, understandable menus
- HD video
- Good ISO performance
- Good ergonomics
- Full manual control
- Flimsy battery cover
- Sound level too low
- Pokey start and shutdown time
Images and movies captured on the Kodak EasyShare Z950 are transferred to your computer over a USB 2.0 High-Speed connection and power for the Kodak EasyShare Z950 comes from a proprietary KLIC-7003 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, with battery and AC adapter included in the product bundle. To experience great and more innovative moments with Kodak EasyShare Z950, click here.