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Kodak EasyShare Z980 12MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Kodak EasyShare Z980 12MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 56 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 8.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Photo4.8   above average
Image4.3   average
Quality4.1   average
Zoom3.8   below average
Battery2.3   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"I bought 2400 mHa replacements at Walgreens and the weak battery problems went away."
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"I found the batteries (Kodak) that came with the camera usually give me 200+ pictures on a full charge and the battery door that a lot of folks have complained about is a non-issue."
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"Seems like a terrible waste of battery power."
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"The only negative is the battery charger and batteries included."
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"The only problem I have with the camera are the batteries."
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"I have had no problems with the batteries."
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"I had no issue with the battery compartment latch as others mentioned."
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"14 hrs recommended and let the battery drain almost completely or completely before the next charge, I have hours of usage and really no issue."
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"The camera is fantastic however the battery charger doe's not fit Australian power plugs hence it is useless and I cannot charge the batteries so the camera is useless and I have sent several e:mails to to beach camera's to try and resolve this problem with NO success and I'am far from happy."
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"They do not stay charged very log and they tend to fall out of the battery compartment easily."
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Image

Image:
"I initiated my new Z980 yesterday at a Hollywood Bowl event, and the full 24X optical zoom used without tripod was impressive, helped by the excellent image stabilization."
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"I took pictures of players 100m (300ft) away from me at a match and they were very good (albeit in good light).The image stabilisation works a treat, my one negative comment so far is that sometimes it takes time to get ready to take a picture after coming on or after immediately taking one beforehand, but that could be me doing something wrong."
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"High ISO, the tremendous zoom range, image stabilization, HD Video, all work great."
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"but when the pics come out nice."
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"Yes it adds size to the camera, buy being able to compose a vertical photo as to seeing the image properly, having a second shutter release designed just for vertical shots is wonderful."
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"Very good camera with excellent quality of image and colors!"
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Photo

Photo:
"Huge screen, excellent night photo's & such an easy camera to use...Others have complained about the battery door..."
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"It is amazing for taking photos of the moon !"
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"I have also found the action selection which allows multiple shots to be taken in sequence, to be a great feature which I've longed for in a digital, and though I do not think the results have been professional quality, I have some pretty good photos of varied sporting events."
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"I've used flower, back light and stage often and came out with excellent photos."
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"The outdoor photos possible with this camera are fantastic."
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"Very nice camera - excellent zoom capabilities, nice color photos, integrates beautifully with my Mac Pro computer."
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Quality

Quality:
"'Irrespective of the rights and conditions they claim they have (and that I have, as a Customer agreed to) I find it unbelievable that Kodak are unable to repair a 'quality' camera that is little over 2 years old."
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"My second complaint is that in video mode, while quality is high, the format used is .mov, the Apple QuickTime format rather than one of the many formats that can be played by Windows Media Player."
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"The quality of the HD video is better than expected but I am very disappointed no AV cable to hook up to your TV is included (a call to Kodak revealed that it is not even available as an accessory)The camera itself seems fairly well made, but as others have notes, the battery compartment door feel flimsy though it has three locking metal tabs inside which should support it."
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"'Irrespective of the rights and conditions they claim they have (and that I have, as a Customer agreed to) I find it unbelievable that Kodak are unable to repair a 'quality' camera that is little over 2 years old."
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"The picture quality and clarity are amazing."
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"No complaints on picture quality."
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"I bought the camera for picture quality and lens quality and was not disappointed."
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Setting

Setting:
"I thought that was setting problem, finally in June 2010 I called their tech support, the guys gave me a case# and asked me call back when I have a camera on hands."
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"The only negative things were that the battery compartment is hard to close and you have to be in one of the other settings than smart capture or scene to use the focus button (which the manual does not tell you).I have had several Kodak cameras over the years."
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"Camera fired flash with no problem, but it fired the on-camera flash regardless of setting in the menu option."
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"I most often use the smart capture setting or one of the many options in the scene setting all easy to navigate to."
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"If I take a picture that is grainy, blury, or the lighting isn't quite right, I change the setting and it comes out crystal clear."
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"When I am inside I put it on the low light setting and it takes a good picture."
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"Also great low-light sensitivity with the correct settings."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Poor sensor...but all the super zooms have the same problem."
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"I initiated my new Z980 yesterday at a Hollywood Bowl event, and the full 24X optical zoom used without tripod was impressive, helped by the excellent image stabilization."
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"Colors were great even on high saturation (I changed some settings and now high saturation comes out great).The only things that I can complain about is that when you are doing a video recording, the camera will not zoom in or out."
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"Also the digital zoom is not available on Smart Capture setting (same for some menu settings)The lens cover appeared to be loose fitting at first glance but it seems to be designed this way to prevent damage to the zoom when switching the camera on."
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"Another disappointment was that there was no digital zoom in auto mode."
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"Otherwise takes great pictures and has a good zoom."
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"But I have had very impressive results during daylight even at full zoom."
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"the optical zoom is amazing."
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"In the end, although I usually only use a zoom of 10 to 15, it's good to have the ability to zoom further to select the right parameters."
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