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Kodak Z740 Zoom Review
Date: April 26, 2005
Beginner to Serious Amateur
Kodak EasyShare Z740 Zoom Review is based on a
production model. All sample images are unretouched,
except where specified.
Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
317mm, Program, Pattern, 1/500 sec., F7.1 and
Photographers can rarely resist the lure of a
long zoom lens, and the Kodak EasyShare Z740
Zoom elegantly answers this need with a 10x
optical zoom in a user-friendly digital camera.
In fact, it is currently bundled with the Printer
Dock Series 3 for One-Touch image transfer
to your PC and One-Touch printing. It's a perfect
combination for those looking for the famed Kodak
"Press the button and the camera/printer
will do the rest" ease of use promise.
The Kodak Z740 is medium compact and will not
quite fit in your coat pocket, especially with
the lens hood on. The best way to carry it is
with the neck strap comfortably slung around your
neck or shoulders. It has a good non-slip handgrip
and one of the friendliest user-interface design
we've ever used.
Even though the Kodak Z740 is targeted to beginner
amateur photographers, it is equipped with full
exposure flexibility and all the features important
to serious amateur photograhers. Beginners will
obtain great images in Auto mode, Program Auto
mode, or the many Scene modes -- and progress
to use the other exposure modes, including full
Manual mode, when they are ready for more challenging
and creative photography.
The Kodak Z740 is what we would term a true
Point & Shoot digital camera, an easy-to-use
family camera for capturing all those precious
moments. Then print them out using the Printer
Dock Series 3 at the touch of a button -- even
without turning your computer on! If you do not
want to post-process any images in an image editing
software, the Kodak Z740's default settings produce
images that are sharp and rich in colours straight
out of the camera.
See if you fit the Kodak EasyShare Z740 Zoom
User Profile below:
||Desire a quality 5.0 MP
resolution digital camera capable of
producing prints of up to 11x14 in.
and even to 20x30 in.
||Want Kodak point-and-shoot
ease of use.
||Want a long zoom. Want
a long zoom. Want a long zoom.
||Want ease of use, plus
the flexibility to learn and grow.
||Want a well-rounded digital
camera for general family use.
||Want a complete photography
system including One-Touch printing.