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The Kodak EasyShare Z980 is a digital camera that falls at the top of the Z-Series of Kodac EasyShare cameras.

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Pros

lightweight

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takes great quality photos

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24x optical zoom

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capable of storing images in uncompressed RAW format

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utilizes easy to find, replace and rechargeable AA batteries

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shoots video in high definition

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utilizes affordable, capacious and easy to find SD/SDHC flash storage

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optical image stabilization

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Cons

build feels cheap - light plastic

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filters cannot be attached

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colours can be over saturated

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difficult battery/memory card door with poor durability

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uses AA batteries, not as long lasting as custom lithium ion options

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lacks white balance control

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The Kodak EasyShare Z980 is a digital camera that falls at the top of the Z-Series of Kodac EasyShare cameras. Like all cameras in the Z-series, this model is capable of capturing true HD pictures and video in 16:9 format, which can be viewed on the 3" screen. Its 12 megapixel resolution allows you to print photos up to 30" x 40" in stunning quality, and the 24x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens gives you incredible zooming capabilities without sacrificing image quality. It has a verticle shutter release and detachable vertical grip, smart capture feature, a 26 mm wide-angle lens and a fast click-to-capture speed less than 0.2 seconds. There are several sophisticated camera features for ideal shot control, such as hot shoe flash connector, aperture and shutter options, multiple scene modes and 5 color modes. Other features include face detection, multimedia slide show, high ISO mode and several other image enhancing features.  The on-camera "share" button and included Easyshare software makes sharing and saving pictures as simple as possible. The Z980 comes with camera, detachable verticle grip, four rechargeable AA batteries, battery charger, USB cable, lens cap with strap, neck strap and Easyshare software.

Standard features
  • Sensor type:  1 / 2.33 type
  • Effective pixels:  12 MP (4112 × 3032)
  • Lens:  26–624 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8–5.0 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Lens
  • Zoom:  24X optical, 5X advanced digital, total zoom range 120X
  • Image stabilizer:  optical
  • Shutter speed: 1/2–1/2000 sec. (auto)
  • Shutter speed: 16–1/2000 sec. (manual)
  • Monitor:  3 in. type high resolution (201K dots), 5 level brightness adjustments
  • Storage:  64 MB internal memory available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot 
Auto focus
  • Type:  TTL imager AF system
  • Modes:  normal, macro, infinity, manual
  • Focus range, wide standard: 0.7 m–infinity
  • Focus range, tele standard: 2.5 m–infinity
  • Focus range, wide macro: 0.1–1.0 m
  • Focus range, tele macro: 1.7–3.0 m
  • Focus range, super macro: 0.01–0.3 m
  • Auto focus control:  single, continuous
  • Auto focus zones:  TTL multi-zone, center zone AF, selectable zone AF (25 zones)
  • Face-priority AF:  yes
  • AF assist light:  yes
Exposure control
  • ISO sensitivity, Smart Capture mode: auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • ISO sensitivity, PASM mode: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200**, 6400**
  • 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: 6.2 m (@ wide, ISO 400)
  • Range: 3.5 m (@ tele, ISO 400)
  • Modes:  auto, off, fill, red-eye reduction
  • Compensation:  ±1.0 EV in 1/3 steps
Shooting specifications
  • Drive modes:  single shot, normal burst (1 fps up to 6 frames), fast burst (5 fps up to 9 frames)
  • Shooting modes:  Smart Capture, sport, P (program mode), A (aperture priority mode), S (shutter priority mode), M (manual mode), portrait, panorama (left–right, right–left), video, SCN (scene modes)
  • Scene modes:  high ISO, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage
  • Click to capture: 
  • Shot to shot: 
Still capture
  • Still format:  JPEG/EXIF v2.21, KDC RAW image file format
  • Picture size: 12.0 MP (4000 × 3000)—4:3
  • Picture size: 10.7 MP (4000 × 2264)—3:2
  • Picture size: 9.0 MP (4000 × 2256)—16:9
  • Picture size: 6.0 MP (2832 × 2128)—4:3
  • Picture size: 3.1 MP (2048 × 1536)—4:3
  • Picture size: 2.2 MP (1800 × 1200)—3:2
  • Picture size: 2.1 MP (1920 × 1080)—16:9
  • Picture size: 1.2 MP (1280 × 960)—4:3
  • Compression level, PASM: fine standard, basic, RAW
  • Compression level, Smart Capture: standard
  • 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, histogram, view by
  • Editing:  on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation, RAW file development
  • File management:  delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload
Video capture
  • Format:  H. 264 AAC LC .MOV with stereo sound, QUICKTIME MPEG-4 with stereo sound
  • Quality,  DV: (1280 × 720) at 30 fps
  • Quality, VGA: (640 × 480) at 30 fps
  • Quality, QVGA: (320 × 240) at 30 fps
  • Length, HDV: continuous up to 29 min. based on memory card capacity
  • Length,VGA/QVGA: continuous up to 80 min. based on memory card capacity
  • Review options:  play, rewind, pause, fast-forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, multimedia slideshow, multi-field search bookmarks
  • Editing:  make a picture from video, action print (1, 4, 9, 16-up), trim
  • 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
Physical specifications
  • I/O interface:  digital (USB 2.0 high speed) connector for data and video
  • Power:  KODAK Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable / Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries (4 AA), optional AC adapter
  • Tripod mount:  ¼ in. standard
  • Dimensions:  W × H × D: 3.5 × 4.9 × 4.1 in. (90.5 × 123.7 ×105 mm)
  • Weight:  14.6 oz (415 g) (without SD card and batteries)
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