Kodak Z915 10MP Camera - Black, 10x optical zoom £86.66 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Maybe not the prettiest one, but 10MP with 10x optical zoom for £86.66, it's a great bargain

Product Specifications
Standard features
Sensor type 1 / 2.3 type CCD
Effective pixels 10 MP (3672 ?2748)
Lens 35350 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.54.8
Zoom 10X optical, 5X advanced digital, total zoom range 50X
Image stabilization

Optical
Shutter speed * 1/81/1250 sec. (auto)
* 161/1000 sec. (S/M mode)
Monitor
2.5 in. high resolution (230K dots), 5 level brightness adjustments
Storage
32 MB internal memory[1]available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot
Auto focus
Focus Type TTL imager AF system
Modes
normal, macro, infinity
Focus range
* wide standard: 0.5 minfinity
* tele standard: 1.2 minfinity
* wide macro: 0.120.6 m
* tele macro: 0.61.3 m
Auto focus control single, continuous
Auto focus zones TTL multi-zone, center zone face priority
Face-priority AF yes
AF (Auto Focus) assist light yes
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity * auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Metering modes
multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Compensation
±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
Bracketing
±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
White balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Flash
Range
* 5.4 m (@ wide, in Smart Capture mode)
* 3.9 m (@ tele, in Smart Capture mode)
Modes
auto, off, fill, red-eye reduction, off
Compensation
±1.0 EV in 1/3 steps
Shooting specifications
Drive modes
single shot, burst (1.5 fps up to 3 images), self-timer (10 sec.), delay shutter (2 sec.), 2-shot self timer
Shooting modes
Smart Capture, sport, P (program mode), A (aperture priority mode), S (shutter priority mode), M (manual mode), portrait, panorama (leftright, rightleft), video, SCN (scene modes)
Scene modes
high ISO, portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage
Click to capture < 0.2 sec.
Shot to shot < 1.3 sec
Still capture
Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Picture size
* 10 MP (3648 ?2736)4:3
* 8.9 MP (3648 ?2432)3:2
* 7.5 MP (3648 ?2048)16:9
* 5.0 MP (2592 ?1936)4:3
* 3.1 MP (2048 ?1536)4:3
* 2.2 MP (1824 ?1216)3:2
* 2.1 MP (1920 ?1088)16:9
* 1.2 MP (1280 ?960)4:3
Color modes
high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white
Sharpness
high, normal, low
Review options
single, magnification with navigation box, multi-up, multi-field search, slideshow, multimedia slideshow
Editing
on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation
File management
delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload
Video capture
Format
QUICKTIME Photo JPEG
Quality
* VGA (640 ?480) at 30 fps
* QVGA (320 ?240) at 30 fps
Length
continuous up to 4 GB
Microphone
yes
Review options
play, rewind, pause, fast-forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multimedia slideshow, bookmarks, view by
Editing
make a picture from video, action print (1, 4, 9, 16-up), trim, copy
File management
delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload
Customization
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, video out, language, reset camera
Sharing
Share button
yes
Physical specifications
I/O interface
digital (USB 2.0 high speed) connector for data and video
Power
(2) AA batteries (alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH), optional AC adapter
Tripod mount
¼ in. standard
Dimensions
W ?H ?D: 4.2 ?2.9 ?1.4 in.
Weight
7.8 oz (without SD card and batteries)
Compatibility
Direct printing
PictBridge-enabled
Software
works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
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#1
not many left about but reserved one quickly so i can see if it's worth getting once people share there opinions
#2
The problem with this an other Kodak cameras is that the images are extremely over compressed. Therefore you get files sizes which are about half that of competitors cameras. This has a negative affect on image quality. Other reported problems include a non too fantastic macro, barrel distortion, which makes straight lines a bit curved and non too fantastic low light focusing. It still manges some reasonable results though so for an ultra zoom camera its a good price.
#3
If all you do is 6x4 snapshots, this is a good (albeit large) camera. I personally would want wide angle to start at 27 mm, so I would go for the Fuji S2000 (£135 from Fuji shop) instead. It's got also HD video recording. Use code PDEC10KRMW to get 8% discount on the price.

Here is a review of the Kodak
http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/07/16/Kodak-EasyShare-Z915/p4

4x available Leeds White Rose Centre.
#4
WHICH Review rated as a "best buy": Scored 68% but all the cameras that scored better were considerably more expensive.

The EasyShare Z915 is a very good 10Mp compact camera from Kodak, and an interesting model to consider if you’re interested in trying out some manual controls. It’s not the slimmest camera around, but its excellent test performance earns the Z915 its Best Buy stripes.

Weighing 281g, the Z915 isn’t the most compact digital camera around. It’ll fit into a jacket pocket, though slipping it into your trouser pocket may be more of a challenge – the camera is 3.5cm thick.

That extra size allows the Z915 to accommodate a x10 optical zoom, which is great for getting closer to faraway subjects. The Z915 has a fairly capable image stabiliser, which does a reasonable job of countering the effects of slightly shaky hands.

One drawback to the lens is that it begins from a fairly tight wide angle of 35mm. This may force you to stand further back if you’re trying to photograph a large group of people or a wide landscape.

The Z915 functions very well as a simple point-and-shoot camera. The camera has 18 scene modes to let you adjust settings quickly so you can get the best shots under certain photography conditions. The Z915 also has face detection to help it to focus on individuals within your shots.

If you’re feeling more creative, the Z915 has a range of manual settings to let you take more direct control over your shots. There are priority modes for aperture and shutter speed selection, the flash strength is adjustable, and you can manually adjust the ISO level up to 1600.

The Z915 doesn’t allow you the freedom of full manual focusing. The manual focus mode it does have is very limited and quite frustrating to use, so you’re better off sticking to the autofocus, though it isn’t as fast as the very best autofocus systems we’ve tested.

The picture quality of the Z915’s shots is of a great standard, and photos taken in bright daylight are sure to impress with their excellent colour reproduction and distinction between shadow and highlight. The Z915 also performs well in artificial lighting, and it copes well in low light, keeping grainy image noise to an acceptable level – this speckling effect can ruin low light photography altogether with some cameras.

The Z915’s HD movie mode is reasonably good, but don’t expect it to match the kind of quality you can get from a proper digital camcorder. You can use the x10 optical zoom while recording movies. The Z915 is good for recording the occasional brief movie clip, but results will look less impressive when played back on a larger TV screen or computer monitor.

Pros: good picture quality, range of manual controls, x10 zoom

Cons: quite bulky, limited wide angle of 35mm
#5
pet2000
If all you do is 6x4 snapshots, this is a good (albeit large) camera. I personally would want wide angle to start at 27 mm, so I would go for the Fuji S2000 (£135 from Fuji shop) instead. It's got also HD video recording. Use code PDEC10KRMW to get 8% discount on the price.


The Fuji S2000 is £225 from Fuji shop. And the code doesn't work but even if it did 8% off £225 would only be like £18 so that makes it £207. How are you getting it for £135? The reason I'm asking is I'd purchase it for that price.
1 Like #6
Deals Fiend
The Fuji S2000 is £225 from Fuji shop. And the code doesn't work but even if it did 8% off £225 would only be like £18 so that makes it £207. How are you getting it for £135? The reason I'm asking is I'd purchase it for that price.


I've found it here for £148.95 with free delivery: http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=4526&gclid=CM6wvf7DhaACFaAO5Qod7kTAnA
#7
bargain price for x10 optical. nice find OP.
#8
Do NOT buy a Fuji S2000HD, I did and sent it straight back. Image quality is terrible, flash is far too strong and the zoom can be heard on video.

After I sent it back I spent ages reading reviews for the best camera sub £200 and got a Sony H20. Which has been great so far.

Saying that, this kodak camera looks ok at this price.
#9
Is this the best camera under £100 or should i get the panasonic lumix ?
#10
Refresh_Page
Is this the best camera under £100 or should i get the panasonic lumix ?


You should only get this if you want a 10x zoom at a cheap price. If you want better quality you should get the Panasonic or Fujifilm J250 (5x zoom). If I wanted a 10x zoom I'd pay £115 for a Fujifilm S1500 unless I only had £90 to spend.
#11
This comes out as one of the best cameras on Steve's Digicam (a well respected review site) for ultra zoom models. I've never seen them at this low a price.
#12
d_dixon50


Cheers for looking that up. Rep added!
#13
Gone back up to £129.99.
#14
CAREFULL buying direct from Fuji !
I've read some very bad reports on their aftersales service.
#15
Pluun
CAREFULL buying direct from Fuji !
I've read some very bad reports on their aftersales service.


They were fine with me, I returned a S2000HD after 2 weeks for a full refund with no problems.
#16
skink
They were fine with me, I returned a S2000HD after 2 weeks for a full refund with no problems.


I accept what you say but there are even some people who say Dixons have good customer service! =-o
I am the only person I know who had a smooth transition to TalkTalk BroadBand.

I read enough bad reports to put me off buying direct from Fuji.
And anyway, Fuji cameras are cheaper elsewhere and can include 3 year guarantees.

I am about to buy my 4th Fuji camera but not direct. :thumbsup:

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