Full Review posted for Kodak EasyShare P712|
(Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 22:42 EDT)
As digital SLRs have come down in price, the market for high-end all-in-one cameras has shrunk.
But there's still a place for such models, particularly at the long-zoom end of the market, where the equivalent capability in an SLR system would easily cost you a thousand dollars or more just for the lenses. The new Kodak P712 combines a long image-stabilized 12x zoom lens (reaching out to an equivalent focal length of 432mm) with a 7 megapixel sensor, and a full complement of "enthusiast" features, including manual exposure mode and a hot shoe for external flash units. At the same time though, in its green-zone Auto mode, it offers the excellent ease of use that Kodak's EasyShare line has become known for.
No camera's perfect, but the Kodak EasyShare P712 offers a compelling set of features and capabilities at an affordable price, making it a camera well worth a second look. Read the full Kodak P712 review for all the details.