Review posted for Kodak EasyShare Z650|
(Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 21:10 EDT)
The Kodak EasyShare Z650 brings the well-known EasyShare simplicity and ease of use to the long zoom format, balancing the full complement of exposure modes with 17 Scene modes.
The 6.1-megapixel CCD captures high resolution images that make good 11x14 prints. The Kodak Z650's color should appeal to most consumers too, as it's very bright and vibrant (a good bit more so than the original subjects), yet it doesn't oversaturate delicate skin tones. With its full range of exposure options, the Z740 would be a great choice for novices who want to grow their skills, while experienced users will immediately appreciate the more advanced features it has to offer.
On the down side, the Power switch and popping flash are annoying and the lack of image stabilization makes the 10x zoom less useful under any but the best conditions. More puzzling, Movie mode delivers a lot less than we've come to expect from Kodak.
Still, at this price, it's a camera everyone in the family can enjoy on any occasion. And later, EasyShare printing and sharing will extend the pleasure to even more folks. Read our review of the Kodak EasyShare Z650 digital camera.