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Kodak Easyshare Z812IS 8.2 MP Digital Camera with 12xOptical Image Stabilized Zoom by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Kodak Easyshare Z812IS 8.2 MP Digital Camera with 12xOptical Image Stabilized Zoom
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 160 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 5.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Video4.8   above average
Zoom4.7   above average
Setting4.6   above average
Image4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.4   above average
Photo4.2   average
Lens3.8   above average
Battery3.0   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"In addition, my aunt had been complaining about her camera eating up battery life."
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"The only downside is, you cant use it with a normal batteries, eats them away very quickly."
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"My only real complaint about this camera so far is that it's a battery monster."
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"Bad, or not so good: It eats batteries for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
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"The downside to the Kodak is the batteries."
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"My only disadvantage is the lens cover fall off very easily and the battery cover seem to be very delicate (Don't drop this camera)."
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"It zooms well but burns batteries too fast!"
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"With the rechargeable kodak batteries, the battery life is excellent and it's nice to be able to swap in a regular AA's in a pinch if you run down the rechargeables and forgot to bring your charger."
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"If you don't have the rechargeable then I suggest the Energizer Lithium batteries - the best on the market."
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"If you get this camera, plan on investing in some really, really good rechargeable batteries."
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Color

Color:
"The colors are pretty good, and the only problem I have had until recently is low-lighting- pictures are not so good with low light, too much noise for me."
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"Color quality and focus on this one is perfect every time and the image stabilization helps insure that there is no blur."
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"Takes awesome crisp, clear, true to color pictures even when used in full zoom and macro mode."
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"It takes pictures that are very remarkable with great color reproduction and with fine details."
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"I love the bright vivid colors it captures."
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"The pictures come out amazingly detailed with balanced and vibrant colors, not to mention that the zoom capabilities take my breath away every time."
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Flash

Flash:
"Recently I have not been able to get the flash to work."
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"The second one I bought, same model just more pixel's started to have flash problems with the bulp after maybe 30 pics and now wont turn on at all, again with top notch care after just 3 weeks."
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"Overall nice megazoon camera, but too slow for indoor shots with flash and not a good menu set-up."
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"I delight in photographing eagles in trees across the waterway, seals and otters hunting fish...Being able to photograph people indoors, without flash and silently so as not to interrupt or distract others, is one of my favorite benefits of this camera."
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"The flash recharges recovers quick It takes good videos its and lightweight The zoom works on videos, I think Ill try the Z1012 next."
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"Have taken pictures of deer that were in my yard outdoors from kitchen window indoors without the flash and they came out perfect."
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"It also appears to have a more powerful flash with greater range than my older models."
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"The flash is automatic and produces an excellent balance for flash photos, no washouts."
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Image

Image:
"The second one I bought, same model just more pixel's started to have flash problems with the bulp after maybe 30 pics and now wont turn on at all, again with top notch care after just 3 weeks."
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"This camera has a very annoying feature of not taking the photo as soon as the shutter is pressed."
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"My only complaint is the blurriness from no image stabilization."
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"i love this camera, it is easy to use and i like the quality of pics Kodak Easyshare Z812IS 8.2MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom :)"
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"The image stabilization options are great too, which help take even greater pictures."
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"Color quality and focus on this one is perfect every time and the image stabilization helps insure that there is no blur."
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"The most I've put on it at 1 shooting was 195.The Image Stabilization is great."
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"ay this is a great camera for your money i took pics of the prince with this from a distance an it a very very good beginners camera kodak you really done it it also zooms in video mode too pics are clear little blur but nothing to really talk bout but its great! "
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Lens

Lens:
"My only disadvantage is the lens cover fall off very easily and the battery cover seem to be very delicate (Don't drop this camera)."
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"The only drawback with this new Kodak is that you can't change lenses - however my style of photography today doesn't really warrant that requirement."
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"The only other problem I have is the lens cap doesn't stay on very securely."
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"Also, the optical properties of the lens are of good quality."
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"My only disadvantage is the lens cover fall off very easily and the battery cover seem to be very delicate (Don't drop this camera)."
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"The lens cover comes off too easily if you bump the camera!"
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"It is so user friendly that when you turn it on the lens cap automatically flips off."
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"The lens is great; it's real glass and not cheap plastic and its diameter is large compared to many other cameras in this price range."
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Photo

Photo:
"It is very disappointing to see a picture of the second after the candles have been blown out :(Problem #2: Cannot take action photos."
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"This is the worst camera I have ever had in terms of action photos."
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"Fast forward to now, 2007, with a new son and grandparents wanting lots of photos, and my wife (who seldom notices anything about technology) complaining about the quality of the photos that it took and it added up to being time to upgrade our digital camera."
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"Very good camera for taking photos, but the audio quality in the videos is pure garbage."
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"But this is a great camera for still photos."
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"It served me quite well for a long time and thousands of photos."
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"I bought this after I bought my almost 70 year old mother the Z712, and saw the outstanding photos she took."
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"I was seeking fast speed, short lag, a good zoom, easy to handle and program, excellent photos and good video (exactly the z730 features).I bought 2 cameras that I felt fit my criteria and budget, the Canon SX100 and the Kodak Z812."
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Price

Price:
"But...the charger prongs broke off the charger, so I have to invest some more money to get another."
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"I was impressed for the price and would not hesitate to recommend this camera."
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"Great Camera, Amazon was not the lowest price around, but the Cheap guy was such a hassle."
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"I found this one to be the best value for the price."
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"The ability to shoot HD video is also a nice bonus at this price point and works well."
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"Shame on you Kodak-WHATEVER YOU DO, do NOT buy this camera-I bought it at a low price thinking it was a great deal after reading rave reviews."
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"The clarity and ease of use make this a top quality camera for a low low price (refurb only).For those looking for a high quality camera, easy use camera for technophobes and a cheap camera (refurb) than I highly reccomend this one."
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"The price was fantastic (under $120 total) and the features were better than the last model."
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Quality

Quality:
"Although Canon has generally represented quality to me, I noticed that a significant number of reviews complained about defects."
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"If you want the best quality digital camera that is not an SLR, with the best features buy either a Cannon powershot S3 or S5."
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"Once you have a great camera, you just aren't satisfied with 2nd rate quality! "
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"Fast forward to now, 2007, with a new son and grandparents wanting lots of photos, and my wife (who seldom notices anything about technology) complaining about the quality of the photos that it took and it added up to being time to upgrade our digital camera."
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"While the quality of low light pictures isn't exceptional, they're not awful either."
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"Very good camera for taking photos, but the audio quality in the videos is pure garbage."
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"i love this camera, it is easy to use and i like the quality of pics Kodak Easyshare Z812IS 8.2MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom :)"
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"I can take this camera anywhere I go, the pictures quality is very good if you use only the optical zoom and get pass the tunnel vision of the OPTEKA lens adaptor."
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"Color quality and focus on this one is perfect every time and the image stabilization helps insure that there is no blur."
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"The clarity and ease of use make this a top quality camera for a low low price (refurb only).For those looking for a high quality camera, easy use camera for technophobes and a cheap camera (refurb) than I highly reccomend this one."
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Setting

Setting:
"Between the shutter problem and the poor sport setting - it is just about worthless."
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"I was thrilled to have receive the same camera again, not to have to learn to fiddle with different settings...this is an almost perfect camera model, for one who wants to capture the beauty at hand under many circumstances."
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"I have yet to figure out all of the settings and such since I am just happy taking good pictures under the simple pre-rendered settings that come with the camera."
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"It takes wonderful pictures under the automatic setting, which would satisfy the average person wanting to get good picture with a good zoom with good megapixels."
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")This camera does many things well and offers excellent pix at pretty much any setting."
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Video

Video:
"Cons;1) Video feature (Video looks pretty good, but the audio is horrible if you are in a noisy location).2) You really do need the lithium-ion battery pack (but you can get a generic that is cheaper than the name brand).3) Start-up time (I find this camera to be a bit slow when first turning it on, so power up in anticipation of that once-in-a-lifetime shot).In conclusion - If you want a great (CONSUMER-LEVEL) point and shoot camera with a great zoom, this is it."
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"excellent camera: not only is it a great camera, but the video is awesome as well."
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"Windows Movie Maker also helped lower the cost and produce a great video."
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"You will need a pod if you move as the pixilation gets hairy with the film crew moving and zooming in and out but the video looked great."
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"The flash recharges recovers quick It takes good videos its and lightweight The zoom works on videos, I think Ill try the Z1012 next."
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"The ability to shoot HD video is also a nice bonus at this price point and works well."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"If it was not kept loose, it would have easily damage the zoom mechanism if you forget to remove the cap before turning ON the camera."
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"I purchased this one primarily for the #of megapixels, the optical zoom and the speed at which it takes a picture (which can be an annoying feature of most digital cameras where the 1-2 second delay can make you miss some great shots.)"
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"I bought it mainly for its HD video capability--I'd give it 5 stars for that, maybe taking a star off for the weak audio recording (hint: get a Zoom H2 and record HD video with surround sound)."
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"The zoom on this camera is clear and sharp to great distances."
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"It zooms well but burns batteries too fast!"
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"The flash recharges recovers quick It takes good videos its and lightweight The zoom works on videos, I think Ill try the Z1012 next."
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"I can take this camera anywhere I go, the pictures quality is very good if you use only the optical zoom and get pass the tunnel vision of the OPTEKA lens adaptor."
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"It takes wonderful pictures under the automatic setting, which would satisfy the average person wanting to get good picture with a good zoom with good megapixels."
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