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Kodak Easyshare Z8612IS 8.1 MP Digital Camera with 12xOptical Image Stabilized Zoom

by Kodak

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  • 8.0-megapixel resolution for stunning prints up to 30 x 40 inches
  • 12x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical image-stabilized zoom lens; HD still capture and HD video
  • 2.5-inch indoor/outdoor color LCD; advanced settings including program, aperture and shutter priority, as well as full manual mode (PASM)
  • Optical image stabilization reduces blur; High ISO (up to 3200) captures the details in low-light conditions and fast-action situations
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kodak
  • Model: 1585462
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 8 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 12 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00127Y4A2
  • Item model number: 1585462
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,436 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 2, 2007

Product Description

Product Description

KODAK 1585462 8 MEGAPIXEL EASYSHARE DIGITAL CAMERA

From the Manufacturer

Powerful zoom, remarkable clarity. Whether you’re zooming in on fast action shots or taking a picture of your grand surroundings, the Z8612 IS is the camera that can handle it. And it’s surprisingly simple to use.

EasyShare Z8612IS Highlights

12x zoom with optical image stabilization The all-glass 12x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens (36-432mm) zooms in fast to deliver extraordinary creative performance, features fast f/2.8-f/4.8, and captures sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges with optical image stabilization.

Amazing quality prints with 8.1 megapixels 8.1-megapixel resolution means you can make stunning prints up to 30 x 40 inches and, however you choose to print -- at home, at retail, or online -- trust Kodak for picture quality that’s truly exceptional and for memories that will last.

HD picture capture Capture beautiful HD pictures in 16:9 format, and view your pictures in high definition on an HDTV or other HD devices.

On-camera picture-enhancing features Capture consistently great shots by utilizing features such as on-camera cropping, capture gridline display, and histogram. Get exceptional results using Smart Scene mode, Kodak Perfect Touch technology, High ISO, and others.

2.5-inch LCD color display View pictures with brilliance and clarity on the indoor/outdoor, 2.5-inch color display. Whether you shoot your pictures vertically or horizontally, view them right-side-up with the orientation sensor.

Shoot video with ease Record continuous VGA video (640 x 480) at 15 fps with sound and on-camera editing -- video print options include 1, 4, 9 and 16-up prints, and you can even save single frames and e-mail to family and friends.

Exclusive Kodak Color Science Image Processing Chip The exclusive Kodak Color Science Chip provides vibrant, true-to-life colors in every picture. A new high-speed digital processor chip, advanced algorithms, and hardware acceleration features let the Z1285 make simultaneous, split-second decisions to produce rich, vibrant, true-to-life colors in almost any lighting situation. Every time you click the shutter, the Kodak Color Science Chip performs an instantaneous and advanced analysis of collected scene data to identify and adjust multiple factors that influence picture quality: scene light source is detected and adjustments are made to capture bright whites and true, vivid colors under difficult lighting conditions -- fluorescent, tungsten, or daylight. Scene content is analyzed for luminance, focal distance, subject matter orientation, and color to determine the correct exposure and capture the natural details, accurate flesh tones, and rich colors you see in your composition.

On-camera Share button

  • Sharing starts right on the back of the camera.
  • Have a picture you want to share? Tag it using the exclusive on-camera Share button and it will be ready to print or e-mail later.
  • Use the Favorites feature to keep special pictures close without filling up your internal memory.
Kodak EasyShare Software (included) The simplest way to find, create, and share.
  • The award-winning, elegant design makes your pictures the star of the show for a more enjoyable viewing experience
  • English, French, and German photo card templates turn pictures into 4 x 6-inch (10 x 15 cm) announcements, invitations, holiday cards, and more, right at home
  • Download new photo borders and photo cards for more creative choices
  • Get more out of Kodak EasyShare Software with a variety of useful tips
  • Use Kodak EasyShare Software to access your pictures at the Kodak EasyShare Gallery -- then view, edit, and save them to My Collection
  • Automatically print better, brighter pictures, time after time, with Kodak Perfect Touch Technology and our award winning Kodak Printers and Printer Docks

Customer Reviews

Overall it takes very good pictures.
A. Hesterman
No viewfinder, but I am not visually impaired and see enough with lcd display and my eyes to compose in bright sunlight.
Don Schneider
I was disappointed that the battery was not a rechargable lithium.
Lena Boswell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Alexis J. on June 24, 2008
I have only had the camera for a couple of days and I'm already very pleased with it. Takes wonderful pictures right out of the box in the Auto mode, but there are many different features that I will have to play around with. The 12x zoom is perfect for catching objects from a distance and the Image Stabilizer works wonders. I have tried to shake the camer while taking the picture and it has still came out great.

A few things to know before buying: The camera does not have an electronic viewfinder, so sometimes in direct light(sun)it may be hard to view the LCD screen. It also uses 3 different types of batteries KLIC-8000 (rechargeable Li Ion), CRV3 (Non rechargeable Li Ion), and it also takes 2 AA litium Ion batteries. If you buy the KLIC-8000 battery you have to purchase a separate charger, you cannot charge the battery in the camera. If you are looking for a big zoom camera that will fit in your pocket this is not the camera for you.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By T. BOND on February 16, 2009
I orginally wrote this review after using the camera for only a few hours because I found that I liked it a lot. Several weeks later I still stand by the review. They've tried to pack as much basic camera into as few dollars as possible and IMHO they've done a good job. They've also included enough old-school professional grade features to let someone who understands f-stops, shutter speeds and depth-of-field to play with that a little.

Megapixels don't mean much anymore without the glass to support a good image and the glass on this one seems pretty good (Schneider-KRUEZNACH). The glass doesn't fill up the whole width of the lens barrel you see in the picture. Some of that width is probably for the optics of the zoom and possibly appearance. There's more and better glass however, than your typical point-and-shoot. I'm surprised how clear a picture I can get with 8.1 mega pixels. I just blew my best picture up on a 46 inch 1080p big screen TV and, even at this size, I can zoom in quite a bit before it breaks down. For me it's worth having a boxy shape that won't fit in my pocket to get a good zoom and good glass. The zoom is surprisingly variable too. It doesn't confine you to half-dozen or so preset stages, so you can frame the image as you'd like. Without preset stages, however, it wants to refocus each time you change the zoom, so it's not a continuous image and you have to be willing to put up with a moment of blur.

The focusing system itself is great. It works on some kind of grid system and it decides which part of the picture is relevant, outlines the parts of the grid it's using to focus and sets the lens. I love it!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bejoy George on April 11, 2009
I own this camera. Bought it after enough research.

About the "issues":

1) Lens cap falling off - The lens cap falls off only when you turn the camera on. Not sure why this is perceived as a big issue if you use the lanyard to attach it to the body of the cam. It is like the cam saying "I am ready for it !" :-). When you turn it off, close the lens with the cap and it stays intact. The only annoyance is that when you want to see the snaps on your cam, but don't want to take any snap for the time being, the lens can't have the cap on since it will fall off when you turn the cam on. But do you think that when you view the snaps on the lcd of your cam the lens can get damaged because the cap is not on ? I don't. This is a non-issue to me.

2) Lens popping up - This is an annoyance, but the easy work around would be to keep a finger on the flash when you turn the cam on. Thats it !

3) Battery getting drained quick - Three types of batteries can be used on this cam which are recommended by Kodak- AA sized Lithium batteries, CRV-3 batteries and the Klic-8000 batteries. I bought "2 NEW Lithium-Ion BATTERY & CHARGER For KODAK CR-V3 CRV3 C743 / DX4530 / DX6330 / DX6340" from amazon. You can use the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00153RFUY to see this product. Got 2 rechargeable CRV-3 type batteries and a charger for less than $14 which includes shipping. These batteries do work and lasts for plenty of snaps.

4) Slowness - Turn review/Quickview off and you can take 4 snaps in 10 seconds. If you are one who takes more than 4 snaps in 10 seconds, a $100 cam is not what you should be looking for.

5) Use manual is not detailed - Download the extended user guide from Kodak website. You can use the link [...
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113 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Keith on November 25, 2008
I made the mistake of buying this camera sight unseen and without reading the reviews.

First, the good: takes wonderful pictures. I had an olympus 3.2mp 10x optical zoom camera. this one beats it in all modes I've tried including the super macro setting for ultra close ups.

Having said that, the engineers who designed this screwed the pooch so badly they need to be shot, hung, drawn and quartered, and their heads put on a pike. Same goes for the marketing morons who specified this product.

It takes 2 AA batteries. It eats them. Nope, rechargeable Nimh won't work. Not even the high capacity ones; too much power draw. You MUST use the lithium ion ones. Yeah, the $2 each AA lithium battery. Stupid engineers.

The reason it eats them is the large LCD display on the back is the ONLY way to take a picture; there is no viewfinder. Stupid marketing people. The LCD washes out easily if you're taking a picture in sunlight.

Second, the delay time to store the picture is ridiculous. I've tried faster SD cards to no avail. If you want to take more than 3 pictures within 10 seconds (count to 10; it's a long time...), this is not your camera.

And the lens cap always comes off. WTF?? I've owned a number of cameras; expensive, cheap, and moderate, and never been so disgusted with their inability to execute on this simple thing. It's like they put their worst guys on this camera. Really, how hard is it to make a camera with a lens cap that stays on? If Boeing designed things this poorly, planes wouldn't even be getting off the ground. The lens is one of the most important parts of the camera and it's at high risk of getting scratched with no lens cap.. Stupid engineers.

There are other issues with this camera, but those are the biggies.

Don't buy this camera. There are other cameras out there where you don't have to make the tradeoffs this one requires of you.
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