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Kodak Z612 Zoom Review

Review Date: September 1, 2006

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Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Kodak EasyShare Z612 features 6.1 megapixel resolution, a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilization and an extra large 2.5-in. LCD monitor with a high resolution 230,000 pixels resolution.

The Kodak Z612 provides full exposure flexibility, including Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority and Manual modes, plus 16 easy-to-use Scene Modes and QuickTime (640 x 480) 30fps movie with stereo sound.

PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the Kodak Z612 to any PictBridge-enabled printer.

The Kodak EasyShare Z612 should appeal to beginner and serious amateur photographers desiring a long zoom and easy-to-use digital camera with full exposure flexibility.

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Kodak Z612
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Kodak EasyShare Z612  
Standard features
  Image Sensor 6.1 MP (2848 × 2144); 1/2.5 in. CCD  
  Picture quality 6.0 MP: best (2832 × 2128), prints up to 30 × 40 in. (75 × 100 cm)
5.3 MP: best 3:2 (2832 x 1888), optimized ratio for 4 x 6 in. (10 x 15 cm) prints
4.0 MP: better (2304 x 1728), prints up to 20 x 30 in. (50 x 75 cm)
3.1 MP: good (2048 x 1536), prints up to 8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)
1.1 MP: e-mail (1200 x 900), small prints
JPEG fine, JPEG standard, JPEG basic
  Still format JPEG/EXIF v 2.21  
35–420 mm (35 mm equiv.)
  Image Stabilizer optical  
  Optical zoom 12X  
  Advanced digital zoom 4.2X  
  Aperture f/2.8(W)–f/4.8(T)
  Shutter speed P, S: 1/8-1/1000 sec.
A, M: 16–1/1000 sec.
  Viewfinder high resolution (202K pixels) electronic (EVF), 100% field of view  
  LCD 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) high resolution (230K pixels) wide angle of view color TFT display, 2 level brightness adjustment  
Performance features
  Shooting modes auto, sport, night portrait, SCN (scene mode), P (program mode), A (aperture priority mode), S (shutter priority mode), M (manual mode)  
  Scene modes

Mode Dial: Sport, Night Portrait

SCN: Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Self-portrait, Flower, Sunset, Backlight, Candle Light, Manner/Museum, Text, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Children

  Color modes high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white  
  Sharpness high, normal, low  
  Drive modes single shot, self timer (10 sec.)
two shot self timer (10 sec.)
delay shutter (2 sec.)
first burst (2 fps up to 8 frames)
last burst (30 images @ 2 fps, saving last 8 frames)
exposure bracketing
  Click to capture 0.3 sec. (preview on) wide  
  Shot to shot 1.0 sec.  
  Video mode continuous MPEG-4 compressed video with stereo audio capture  
  Video resolution VGA (640 × 480 pixels) at 30 fps
QVGA (320 × 240 pixels) at 30 fps
  Video length continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity  
  Video format QUICKTIME  
  Video features zoom during video with image stabilization and auto focus
video print options including 4, 9, or 16 up
  Auto focus TTL imager AF system  
  Focus modes normal, macro, infinity, manual  
  Auto focus zones TTL multi-zone, center zone, selectable zone (5 zones selectable)  
  Auto focus control single, continuous  
  AF assist light available  
  Focus range normal wide: 2 ft. (0.6 m)–infinity
normal tele: 6.6 ft. (2 m)–infinity
close-up wide: 4.7–27.6 in. (0.12–0.7 m)
close-up tele: 3.9–6.9 ft. (1.2–2.1 m)
  ISO Sensitivity auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800**  
  White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade  
  Exposure metering multi-pattern, center-weighted, center-spot (zone tracks with 5 focus zone)  
  Exposure compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps  
  Exposure bracketing ±1.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps, 3 image  
  AE lock Exposure lock when shutter button is pressed halfway  
Ease of use features
  Histogram display display on live view and review  
  Flash mode auto, off, fill, red-eye preflash  
  Flash compensation ±1.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps  
  Flash range wide: 1.6–15.4 ft (0.5–4.7 m) @ ISO Auto
tele: 3.9–8.9 ft (1.2–2.7 m) @ ISO Auto
  Review options still: single, magnification with pan, multi-up, slide show, Favorites
video: play, rewind, pause, fast forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up
  Auto picture rotation yes  
  Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software  
  Self-timer 2-second, 10-second, or 2-shot  
  Editing crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology  
  Favorites slide show, multi-up, remove Favorites, setup menu  
  Custom settings LCD brightness, image storage location, grid line display, set album, AF assist light, auto picture rotation, quick view, image stabilizer for video, camera sound setting, sound volume, mode description, accessory lens, date and time setting, video out (NTSC/PAL), EVF/LCD timeout, auto power off, language, reset entire camera setting, format  
  Dedicated buttons power, shutter, mode dial, zoom, EVF/LCD, flash, info, review, 4-way jog dial, OK, Share, menu, delete, landscape, close up, burst/self timer, Favorites  
  Storage 32 MB* internal memory available, SD/MMC card expansion slot  
Additional features
  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, and KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500  
  IMAGELINK Print System compatible yes  
  PICTBRIDGE enabled yes  
  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 Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-8000, CRV3, optional 3V AC adapter  
  Lens protection lens cap with strap  
  Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard  
  Weight without batteries: 300 g / 10.6 oz
  Dimensions (W×H×D) 104 × 74 × 69 mm / 4.1 × 2.9 × 2.7 in.
  Warranty one year  
  MSRP US $399.95  

Package Contents
KODAK EASYSHARE Z612 Zoom Digital Camera
KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-8000
KODAK Li-Ion Battery Charger K8500 or equivalent
USB and AV cables
Lens cap with strap
Neck strap
Getting Started Kit
Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks

System Requirements
  • WINDOWS 2000 SP1, or XP OS
  • 600 MHz processor or greater
  • 128 MB RAM
  • INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higher
  • POWERMAC or POWERBOOK G3, G4, G5; iMac; eMac; or iBook computer
  • MACINTOSH OS X 10.3 or higher
  • 128 MB RAM
  • SAFARI 1.1 or higher
  • 200 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800 × 600 display resolution, 16-bit minimum

* 32 MB internal memory/28 MB available for picture storage (1 MB equals one million bytes).
** ISO 800 is available only with 1.1 MP setting.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Owner's Manual

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