Kodak P712 Review
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Features & Controls
P712 owners can also take advantage of a range of accessories for additional creativity,
including a 0.7x wide-angle, 1.4x telephoto lens, and lens adapter for 55mm filters.
The autofocus range is:
Macro close-up: 3.9 to 23.6 inches (10 - 60 cm) in wide angle and from 35.4 in to 6.6 ft. (90 cm - 2.0 m) in telephoto.
Selectable Zone lets you select any one of 25 different AF areas
Manual focus is aided by a distance indicator
and center enlargement in the LCD/EVF for critical focusing.
The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, red-eye, slow sync (front, front-red-eye, rear),
and forced off. The flash is automatically "popped up" when needed and can be used with an
external flash on the hot shoe.
Enhance your picture taking experience with the KODAK P20 Zoom Flash, shown here mounted on the
P850. The bounce head allows images to have a more
natural light affect; the automated zoom gives greater flash coverage; the intelligent flash
system can read camera setting information through the hot shoe and react accordingly.
The eyelevel finder is really an electronic viewfinder (EVF) which is a small
237,000 pixel electronic color viewfinder with a magnified eyepiece and dioptric
can display anything on that can be displayed on the color LCD - just press the
EVF/LCD button to swap the displays.
The EVF automatically turns off after 1 minute of inactivity.
To turn it back on just press any button.
Controls on the back: Upper left corner is the EVF/LCD button to toggle the active display. The
SET button works with the Command Dial to select and change camera settings that are displayed
on-screen. The zoom lens control which acts as the zoom- in/zoom-out control during review. The
"i" button controls the amount of information that is overlayed on the EVF/LCD image. The AE/AF
button locks exposure and focus for re-framing. The Review button puts the camera into playback
mode. The 4-way joystick lets you navigate menus and images, accept selections by pressing it
inward. The Delete button erases images during review. The Menu button calls up and dismisses
the on-screen menu system, and the Share button lets you select images for printing, e-mailing,
or to mark as a favorite.
Controls on the grip: Shutter release with the Power/Favorites switch built around it. The
Metering mode button (multi, center, spot). The Program button is user- programmed to quickly
access a capture or review submenu. The Drive mode button (normal, selftimer, burst, AE
bracketing, time-lapse modes). The Mode Dial: Auto, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed
priority, Manual, Custom1, Custom2, Custom3, Movie, SCeNe (portrait, self-portrait, sport,
party, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, flower, sunset,
candlelight, backlight, manner/museum, fireworks, panorama).
P712 Burst Rate Depth
Controls on the top/left: The Focus button selects normal, macro, landscape (infinity) or
manual modes. The Flash button selects auto, fill, red-eye reduction, slow front sync or forced
I/O ports on the side:
USB port works with the Kodak EasyShare Software to make image downloading fast and
easy even without the use of the optional Easy Share Camera Dock or Printer Dock.
The USB port is Pictbridge compatible for direct,
This port also facilitates the A-V output cable with selectable NTSC or PAL
format and monoraul audio for connection to a TV set.
The DC IN jack for an optional AC power adapter. Not shown is
the docking connector on the bottom of the camera.
The P712 Zoom comes with 32MB of internal memory and is equipped with a SD/MMC
card slot that accepts any capacity SD or MMC flash card.
Shown here with the spacious and speedy OCZ Technology 133x 512MB SD card.
Power is supplied by a proprietary KLIC-5001 3.7v 1800mAh Li-ion battery
pack that is charged in the included AC rapid charger.
The camera battery can also be recharged when used in conjunction with any of Kodak's Easyshare Camera or Printer Docks.
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