Kodak P712 Review

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Kodak EasyShare P712

Review posted 9/5/2006


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The KODAK EasyShare P712 features a 12X (36 - 432 mm equiv.), image-stabilized, f2.8 - f/3.7, SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens that delivers exquisite detail and sharpness. Its 7.1 megapixel sensor is paired with KODAK's Color Science image processer for highly accurate color -- shot after shot.

Optical image stabilization provides a two-stop advantage over non-image stabilized systems. This will allow users to capture better shots of subjects in low light, wheather they're shooting stills or recording video. It also minimizes handheld camera shake at longer focal lengths, which is ideal while photographing sporting events and during everyday picture taking, when carrying a camera supporrt like a tripod is impractical.

The P712 offers many advanced elements like its large 2.5-inch, high-resolution LCD and electronic viewfinder used for framing, reviewing and sharing pictures. TV-quality, 30 frames- per-second VGA video with sound (MPEG4) is always available with the turn of a dial. Convenient on-camera video editing includes functions such as split, cut, merge and trim, plus the ability to create single-frame or multi-frame "storyboard" still pictures.

Other features include a hot shoe for using more powerful flash units; PASMC and extensive preset scene modes; multiple burst modes for action shooting; three-shot in-camera panorama stitching; a live histogram; 25 selectable AF points; custom white balance with selectable compensation; highlight/shadow clipping displays; RAW/TIFF/JPEG support; and lithium ion battery. It is compatible with EASYSHARE Camera and Printer docks, the IMAGELINK print system, and PICTBRIDGE direct-print technology.


Kodak P712 Features

  • 7.1 megapixel imager for photo quality up to and beyond 30 x 40"
  • 12x optical 36-432mm super zoom with image stabilizer
  • Selectable JPEG, TIFF and RAW file formats
  • TTL-AF hybrid autofocus system with external passive sensor
  • High-resolution electronic color viewfinder
  • 2.5-inch TFT color LCD, indoor/outdoor type
  • TTL Multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot metering
  • ISO Auto or 64-400 in PASM, 800 at 1.2MP
  • Adjustable color modes, image contrast and sharpness
  • White balance with compensation, presets, custom settings and one-push
  • Auto, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Custom and 17 Scene modes
  • AE Bracketing with 3 or 5 frames
  • 1.6fps Burst mode, up to 14 frames in JPEG/Standard
  • Shutter speeds from 16 - 1/1000 second (in Shutter priority mode)
  • Flash hot shoe for optional Kodak P20 zoom Flash
  • 640x480 movies w/sound at 30fps up to 80 mins.
  • 32MB internal memory, SD/MMC card slot
  • Kodak high capacity Li-ion rechargeable battery pack and charger
  • USB connectivity for PC and Mac users
  • Audio/Video Out (NTSC or PAL selectable)
  • Optional EasyShare Camera and Printer Docks


The KODAK EasyShare P712 camera kit is available now with a US$499 MSRP. Kodak is introducing a host of accessories including the new external KODAK P20 Zoom Flash (US$149.95 MSRP), which intelligently and automatically interacts with the P712.





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Kodak EasyShare P712

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Kodak EasyShare P712

The P712 and a standard CD for size comparison.





Kodak EasyShare P712

The EasyShare P712 and the 6-megapixel EasyShare Z612.



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Kodak P712 Specifications
Sensor type 1/2.5 in. CCD
CCD total pixels 7.4 MP (3164 × 2342)
Effective pixels7.1 MP (3088 × 2310)
Lens 432 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8-3.7 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Lens
Zoom 12X optical, 5X advanced digital zoom, total range 60X
Image stabilizer yes, optical
Shutter speed Auto: 1/2 to 1/1000 sec.
Shutter priority: 16 sec.-1/1000 sec. in 1/3 increments
LCD 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) indoor/outdoor color TFT display with adjustable brightness settings
Viewfinder electronic, 237K pixels with diopter adjustment
Storage 32 MB internal memory* available, SD/MMC card expansion slot
Auto focus Type hybrid AF system using TTL contrast detection method and external passive sensor
Focus modes normal AF, macro AF, infinity AF, manual focus
Focus range normal: wide-19.7 in. (50 cm)-infinity, tele-6.3 ft (1.9 m)-infinity
macro: wide-3.9-23.6 in. (10-60 cm), tele-35.4 in.-6.6 ft (90 cm-2 m)
Auto focus control single, continuous
Auto focus modes multi zone, center zone, selectable zone (25 zones selectable)
ISO sensitivity auto; 64/80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/800**
Metering modes multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot, selectable zone (25 zones)
Compensation ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
Bracketing ±2.0 EV, 1/3, 2/3 and 1.0 EV steps, 3 or 5 images
AE lock AE/AF lock button, exposure lock when shutter is pressed halfway
White balance auto, daylight, cloudy, open shade, sunset, tungsten, fluorescent, click WB, custom
White balance compensation blue/red bias and magenta/green bias, ±7 stops
Flash Guide no. 11 (ISO 100)
Range 2.9-15.4 ft (0.9-4.7 m), tele-6.6-11.8 ft (2.0-3.6 m)
Modes auto, fill, red-eye, slow sync (front, front-red-eye, rear), off
Compensation ±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
External connector hot shoe
Click to capture .07 sec. (wide, preview on)
Shot to shot 1.0 sec. interval (wide, preview on)
Drive modes single shot, first burst (approx. 1.6 fps up to 14 frames at standard JPEG), last burst (appox.1.6 fps last 5 frames at standard JPEG), self-timer 10 sec., shutter delay 2 sec., 2 shots self-timer (10 sec., 18 sec.), exposure bracketing (3 and 5 shots), time lapse (10 sec.-24 hr intervals, 2-99 images)
Shooting modes auto, SCN (scene mode), P (program mode), A (aperture priority mode), S (shutter priority mode), M (manual mode), C (custom mode), video
Scene modes portrait, self-portrait, sport, party, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, flower, sunset, candlelight, backlight, manner/museum, fireworks, panorama
Still format JPEG/EXIF v 2.21, RAW***, TIFF
Picture size 7.1 MP-best (3072 × 2304), prints up to 30 x 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)
6.3 MP-best 3:2 (3072 × 2048), optimized ratio for 4 x 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
5.0 MP-better (2592 × 1944), prints up to 20 x 30 in. (50 × 75 cm)
3.1 MP-good (2048 × 1536), prints up to 8 x 10 in. (20 × 25 cm)
1.2 MP-e-mail (1280 × 960), small prints
Picture quality fine JPEG, standard JPEG, basic JPEG, RAW***, TIFF
Color modes high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white
Contrast high, normal, low
Sharpness high, normal, low
Review options single, magnify (1X-10X, pan), with navigation box, multi-up, slide show, highlight/shadow clipping, histogram, image info
Editing red-eye reduction, cropping, resizing, create JPEG or TIFF from RAW*** file
File management protect, album, copy, delete
Video Format QUICKTIME video format, motion JPEG
Quality VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps, QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
Length continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity
Review options play, pause, fast forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, slide show, video date display
Editing trim, cut, split, merge, make a picture from video, video action print (4, 9, or 16 up)
Custom settings LCD brightness, capture frame grid, image storage, set album, image stabilizer, AE/AF button set, program button assignment, quick view, advanced digital zoom, orientation sensor, camera sounds, sound volume, date and time, external flash setting, EVF/LCD standby, auto power off, video out, mode description, language, reset camera, format, accessory lens
Favorites slide show, multi-up, remove Favorites, set-up menu
I/O interface A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user-selectable), exclusive KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock/Printer Dock Interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
Power optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks, KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-5001 or KLIC-5000, optional 5V AC adapter
Tripod mount ¼ in. standard
Dimensions W × H × D: 4.3 × 3.3 × 2.8 in. (108 × 84.2 × 72 mm)
Weight without batteries: 14.2 oz (403 g)
Dock compatibility works with optional KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3 and KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus Series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock Series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500
Direct printing IMAGELINK Print System compatible, PictBridge-enabled
Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Warranty one year
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)



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