Kodak Z1012 IS Review

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Review posted 8/1/2008

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The KODAK EASYSHARE Z1012 IS Zoom Digital Camera - with 10-megapixel resolution and 12X optical zoom with optical image stabilization - brings an advanced, high performance feature set to a compact size that is ready to go anywhere your life takes you.

The Z1012 IS 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 Z1012 IS Features

  • 10 megapixel CCD for photo quality 13x19-inch or larger prints
  • 12x optical zoom lens with 33-396mm (35mm equivalent) focal range
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.5-inch LCD with 230K pixels of resolution
  • TTL Multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot metering
  • ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400 (3.1 MP mode only)
  • Uses Kodak's PERFECT TOUCH Technology
  • HD video capture up to 29 minutes (if memory allows)
  • Burst mode captures images at 1.6 fps (up to 3 shots, First Burst and Last Burst modes)
  • QuickTime MPEG4 movies at 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 or 320x240 w/sound
  • Powered by 2 AA type batteries
  • Optional EasyShare Camera and Printer Docks

The Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS Zoom is available now with an MSRP of US$299.95.

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Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

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Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

The Z1012 IS and a standard CD for size comparison.

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EasyShare Z1012 IS Specifications

Standard features
Sensor type
1/2.33 in. CCD
Effective pixels
10.1 MP (3672 × 2748)
33-396 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8-4.8 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Lens
12X optical, 5X advanced digital, total zoom range 60X
Image stabilizer
Shutter speed
1/30-1/3200 sec.
high resolution (202k pixels) electronic, 100% field of view
2.5 in. (6.4 cm) high resolution (230k pixels) wide angle of view indoor/outdoor color TFT display, 5 level brightness adjustments
32 MB internal memory* available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot
Auto focus
TTL imager AF system
normal, macro, infinity, manual
Focus range
wide: 12 cm-infinity
tele: 60 cm-infinity
single, continuous
Auto focus zones
TTL multi-zone, center zone, selectable zone AF (5 zones)
Face-priority AF
AF assist light
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity
auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400**
Metering modes
multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
White balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Flash working distance
wide: 7.6 m
tele: 4.4 m
auto, off, fill, red-eye reduction
±1.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Shooting specifications
Drive modes
single shot, first burst (1.6 fps up to 3 frames), last burst (1.6 fps last 3 frames), self timer (10 sec.), delay shutter (2 sec.), 2-shot self timer
Shooting modes
smart capture, high ISO, sport, P (program mode), A (aperture priority mode), S (shutter priority mode), M (manual mode), panorama (left-right, right-left), video, SCN (scene modes: portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage)
Click to capture
< 0.23 sec.
Shot to shot
< 1.3 sec.
Still capture
Still format
Picture size
Smart Capture Mode
10.0 MP (3648 × 2736)--4:3
8.9 MP (3648 × 2432)--3:2
7.5 MP (3648 × 2064)--16:9
5.0 MP (2592 × 1944)--4:3
4.5 MP (2592 × 1728)--3:2
3.8 MP (2572 × 1456)--16:9
3.1 MP (2048 × 1536)--4:3
2.8 MP (2048 × 1360)--3:2
2.4 MP (2048 × 1152)--16:9

P/A/S/M/High ISO/SCN Mode
10.0 MP (3648 × 2736)--4:3
8.9 MP (3648 × 2432)--3:2
7.5 MP (3648 × 2064)--16:9
5.0 MP (2592 × 1944)--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 (1280 × 960)--4:3
fine, standard, basic
Color modes
high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white
high, normal, low
Review options
single, magnification with navigation box, multi-up, multi-field search
on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation
File management
delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging
Video capture
QUICKTIME MPEG 4 with stereo sound
HD (1280 × 720) at 30 fps
VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps
QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
HD: continuous up to 29 min. based on memory capacity
VGA, QVGA: continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity
Review options
play, rewind, pause, fast forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, slideshow, multi-field search, bookmarks
make picture from video (4, 9, 16-up), trim, video bookmarking
File management
delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging
Custom settings
LCD brightness (5 levels), date stamp (on/off), image storage, capture frame grid (on/off), image stabilizer control, red eye preflash (on/off), quick view (on/off), advanced digital zoom, orientation sensor, sound, volume, date & time, auto power off time, video out, language
store favorite pictures in the camera
Physical specifications
I/O interface
Exclusive KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock, digital (USB 2.0 high speed) connector for data and video
KODAK Lithium Digital Camera Battery CRV3; KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-8000; 2 AA lithium batteries; optional AC adapter; optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera/Printer Docks
Tripod mount
¼ in. standard
W × H × D: 108.5 × 74.2 × 76.6 mm
325 g
Dock compatibility
G610 Printer Dock, G600 Printer Dock, Printer Dock Plus Series 3, Printer Dock Series 3
Direct printing
KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, IMAGELINK print system compatible, PictBridge-enabled
works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
one year
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)

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