Kodak Z1275 Review

By Movable Type Admin


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Kodak EasyShare Z1275

Review posted 12/07/2007


Click on the Z1275 Zoom for a QTVR tour
Click on the Z1275 for a QuickTime VR tour


The Z1275 is a small high-zoom digital camera, offering a 12-megapixel imaging sensor combined with a 5x optical zoom. This model is equipped with features that help consumers take consistently better shots, like Digital Image Stabilization and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology.

The Z1275 is part of the KODAK EASYSHARE System, so sharing your pictures is one-button simple. Sharing starts right on the back of the camera, the on-camera Share button lets you tag favorite pictures to print or email later. Favorite mode shows off your favorite pictures anytime, anywhere in an on-camera picture collection. The included KODAK EASYSHARE Software works seamlessly with EASYSHARE Cameras and Docks to enable one-button transferring and sharing. It's the easy way to view, edit, organize, print or view a slide show from your computer. The exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature automatically adjusts the settings on your inkjet printer to give you traditional quality photos when printing on KODAK Inkjet Photo Papers.


Kodak Z1275 Features

  • 12 megapixel CCD for photo quality 13x19-inch or larger prints
  • 5x optical zoom lens with 35-175mm (35mm equivalent) focal range
  • 2.5-inch LCD with 115K pixels of resolution
  • TTL Multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot metering
  • ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200 (3.1 MP mode only)
  • Uses Kodak's PERFECT TOUCH Technology
  • Smart Scene (Auto), Program, Manual, High ISO, Digital Image Stabilization, and 20 Scene modes
  • Burst mode captures images at 1.7fps (up to 3 shots, First Burst and Last Burst modes)
  • QuickTime MPEG4 movies at 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 or 320x240 w/sound
  • 64MB internal memory, SD/SDHC/MMC card slot
  • Powered by 2 AA type batteries
  • Optional EasyShare Camera and Printer Docks


The Kodak EasyShare Z1275 Zoom is available now with an MSRP of US$229.





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Kodak EasyShare Z1275

Kodak EasyShare Z1275

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Kodak EasyShare Z1275

Kodak EasyShare Z1275



Kodak EasyShare Z1275

The Z1275 and a standard CD for size comparison.







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EasyShare Z1275 Specifications

Standard features
Sensor type
1/1.72 in. CCD
CCD total pixels
12.4 MP (4088 × 3040)
Effective pixels
12.1 MP (4011 × 3011, including ring pixels)
Lens
35-175 mm (35 mm equiv.), f/2.8-5.1 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Lens
Zoom
5X optical, 5X continuous advanced digital
Image stabilizer
digital
Shutter speed
1/2-1/2000 sec. in smart scene mode and 8-1/1000 in manual mode
LCD
2.5 in. (6.4 cm) high resolution (115k pixels) indoor/outdoor color display
Storage
64 MB internal memory* available, SDHC/SD/MMC card expansion slot
Auto focus
Type
TTL imager AF system
Modes
normal AF, macro AF, infinity AF, manual
Focus range
normal (wide): 2.0 ft (0.6 m)-infinity, (tele): 3.0 ft (0.9 m)-infinity
macro (wide): 7.9 in.-0.3 ft (0.2-0.7 m), (tele): 1.6-3.3 ft (0.5-1.0 m)
landscape (wide, tele): 32.8 ft (10 m)-infinity
Auto focus zones
continuous AF, single AF, TTL multi-zone AF (5 zones), (4) center zone AF
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity
auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (3.1 MP mode only)
Metering modes
multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Compensation
±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
Bracketing
±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
AE lock
when shutter button pressed
Histogram display
yes
White balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Flash
Range
2.0-19.4 ft (0.6-5.9 m) at wide, ISO 400
2.0-10.5 ft (0.6-3.2 m) at tele, ISO 400
Modes
auto, red eye reduction, fill, off
Shooting specifications
Drive modes
single shot, first burst (1.7 fps, 3 frames), last burst (1.7 fps, last 3 frames), self timer (10 sec.), delay shutter, 2 sec. two-shots self-timer
Shooting modes
smart scene, SCN, P (program), M (manual), video capture, high ISO, digital image stabilization
Scene modes
portrait, sports, landscape, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text/document, fireworks, flower, manner/museum, self-portrait, children, backlight, panning, candlelight, sunset, panorama stitch
Click to capture
< 0.3 sec.
Shot to shot
< 1.6 sec.
Still capture
Still format
JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Picture size
12.0 MP (4000 × 3000)-4:3
10.7 MP (4000 × 2664)-3:2
9.0 MP (4000 × 2256)-16:9
6.0 MP (2832 × 2128)-4:3
3.1 MP (2048 × 1536)-4:3
2.2 MP (1800 × 1200)-3:2
2.1 MP (1920 × 1080)-16:9
1.2 MP (1280x960)-4:3
Color modes
high color, natural color (default), low color, sepia, black and white
Sharpness
high, normal, low
Review options
single image display (default), fast scroll, magnify: normal, 2X-8X in 1X increments, view by (all, date, album, image storage), album, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, crop, edit video, slide show, multi-up, copy, protect, setup menu, play movie, delete, Share/print, e-mail, Favorite, picture/video info
Editing
on-camera cropping, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation
Video capture
Format
QUICKTIME video format MPEG4
Quality
HD (1280 × 720) at 30 fps, VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps, QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
Length
continuous up to 80 min. or 2 GB based on memory capacity
Review options
play, rewind, pause, fast-forward, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, slide show, view by date, view by album, view by image storage
Editing
make picture from video (1, 4, 9, 16-up), trim, video bookmarking
Customization
Custom settings
LCD brightness, power saving, image storage, album, capture frame grid, orientation sensor, sound, volume, date and time, auto power off, video out, language
Sharing
Favorites
slide show, multi-up, setup menu, direct Favorites
Share
print, print all, e-mail, Favorites, cancel print
Physical specifications
I/O interface
A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user-selectable), exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock Interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
Power
optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks with KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack; 2AA batteries (Ni-MH, Lithium, or Oxy-Alkaline)
Dedicated buttons
power, shutter, mode dial, flash, self/burst, zoom, delete, disp/info/5-way switch, menu, review, Share
Tripod mount
¼ in. standard
Dimensions
W × H × D: 3.5 × 2.5 × 1.2 in. (89.5 × 64.5 × 31.6 mm)
Weight
5.7 oz (161 g)
Compatibility
Direct printing
KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, 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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