Kodak Easyshare Z981, 14.0 Megapixel, 26x Optical/5x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera
I am wondering if anyone has one and, if so, if you like it. Or perhaps you have a Z980, the model immediately preceding this one, as this one is quite new, apparently.
As I have said when admiring the fabulous pictures some of you are taking, I need to get a different camera. This one compensates for shaking (how cool is that?) and has a viewfinder if the photographer wants to use it, which I definitely do. I'm forever sticking my present camera up to my right eye and wondering why I can't see anything. Duh. It also has a flash-off option, which mine doesn't. I've had some interesting effects shooting in the back yard, with my flash lighting up the foreground, leaving the sky in the background dark, but that isn't always what I want. And it seems to have a portrait option, which might be good for photos of my dog and other animals, not to mention children, adults and even teenagers.
I don't really care that it has a one-button upload to Flickr, or even Facebook, but I like quite a bit of the following, especially the parts I can understand. (I can't even begin to imagine how a camera can have "Face Recognition" or why I would want it. Ooh, look, there's Aunt Martha, we don't like her, so we won't take another picture of her.)
- Amazing quality prints with 14 MP
- SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON 26x optical zoom lens with 5x digital zoom
- 3” colour display
- Smart Capture mode
- Less than 0.2 second picture-capture speed means you can capture that challenging action shot without delay
- Image stabilization with blur reduction automatically minimizes camera shake to deliver sharper pictures
- Shoot vertically and horizontally with the convenient vertical shutter release; Detachable vertical grip included
- Record HD video up to 720p
- Manual exposure controls
- Face Detection & Face Recognition
- SDHC/SD card expansion slot
- Dimensions: 3.34”(H) x 4.87”(W) x 4.13(D)
- Weight: 519g
- 1-year limited warranty
- Included in the Box:
- KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 Digital Camera
- Detachable vertical grip
- 4 x KODAK Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery AA
- KODAK Ni-MH charging solution
- USB cable
- Lens cap with strap
- Neck strap
- User Guide
So, what do you say, everybody? Anybody? Somebody?
Posted for my own interest, edification and, hopefully, education. Not for any meme, but there is music for you here.