Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer. Shutter Max Shutter Speed. A third press eliminates the histogram, but keeps the other information. The Z offers one thing not commonly found on compact cameras of this class. Announced Jul 29, To the left of the shutter release button, if looking down on the camera, is a trio of identically sized buttons – the first two calling up flash and self timer functions, the third being the power button.

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If you want to use this camera for movie-taking, we would recommend putting it on a tripod and moving very slowly. I had trouble hearing the beep for locking focus and the click for taking the picture. The top plate of the Kodak, typically for the family-friendly brand, features a well-spaced, clearly designated array of controls.

The Z has a limited burst mode that can handle 3 shots. If you want a still camera but want to take a lot of videos with it, you will want to look at a different camera.

It is a system that can be learned quite quickly. Next to these is a camcorder-like icon for the Z’s video mode.

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That’s not to suggest in any way that the Z isn’t beginner friendly. The grip enabled me to easily shoot with one hand. Although there is an option for changing the sound effects for various camera functions, I found the sound level to be too low at even the maximum setting.


The small User Guide that comes with the camera gives you a useful tour of the camera and its functionality. The third button down, marked with a lower-case ‘i’ is, naturally enough, one for ‘info’.

z590 However, if shooting in the more hands-on creative modes, a further press will bring up a live histogram in addition to the rest of the on-screen info. As a matter of fact, slowness is the biggest drawback of this camera. One-handed operation is possible, though gripping in both feels altogether more secure – and preferable to help avoid camera shake when shooting at maximum telephoto.

The last three modes on the dial are for sports, panorama, and scene. Or do you even notice? Visit our network of sites: Audio recording is clear, but it 9z50 monaural only.

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. As well as full auto, users are rewarded with the creative quartet of program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes. As the user alights on each of these options with a nudge of the directional joystick that falls under the thumb on the camera back, a brief text bubble pops up with a two-line description as a form of on-screen user guide.

I usually shot in Smart Capture mode, which did a good job in most situations. It’s not the only such compromised offender however – and is preferable to fingers straying in front of the actual lens, as is a constant issue with Sony’s T-series Cyber-shots.

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The HD video on the Kodak Z seemed to be an afterthought by the manufacturer. USB cable, power adapter, wrist strap. XT2 with 56mm 1.

KODAK EASYSHARE Z950 Digital Camera — User guide

Unsurprisingly this Kodak camera also features a ‘share’ button to earmark individual images for instant printing via a PictBridge compatible device or email, when the camera is connected to your desktop via USB lead. What’s more, the full extent of the zoom can be accessed whilst recording – it doesn’t merely freeze at the point it was set to before filming commenced.

In practice, as the flash is located so close to the grip, it’s easy for the middle sasyshare to accidentally ‘wander’ in front of both it and the microphone imbedded directly below. It also has a special fully automatic mode, called Smart Capture that analyzes the scene and picks the appropriate settings including focus, exposure, and ISO.

The on-screen information is easy to navigate and the settings are easy to change as shown in Figure You can use the menu button and the jog dial to change the settings at the top of the screen.

Menus and Modes The menus are well thought-out and easy to understand. Another press lets it return it easyahare the screen with a histogram.