EasyShare Z1275 Digital Camera
Digital Point and Shoot Cameras
- 12-megapixel CCD for high-quality prints up to 30 x 40 inches
- 5x optical zoom; Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens
- 2.5-inch color LCD
- Capture HD-quality stills and video
- 64 MB internal memory; SD/SDHC/MMC card expansion slot
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out of 5
out of 5
I bought this camera during the 2007 Christmas season thinking I would treat myself. Within about 2 months I realized I had wasted my money, but like several other consumers, I'd lost my receipt.
The camera has really lags between shots. Pictures are often blurry or just plain poor. It goes through batteries like crazy and it's not easy to find a memory card that will work.
My latest problem is that the lense is stuck extended. And although it's within the year that I purchased it, since I don't have the receipt I can't return or exchange it.
My last Kodak was great - this one leaves be considering other brands.
Don't waste your money.
Oh, and don't rely on Kodak support. They're advise? Send it in.
8/6/2008 8:05:17 AM
out of 5
After owning and using Pentax DSLR's and many brand name point and shoot cameras I also use Kodak's P880, C875.
I decided to buy the new Kodak z1275.
I got my Kodak z1275 today from Beach Camera.
I installed a charged Kodak recharge battery (KAA2hr)and slid the ULTRA 2gb card into the slot.
The ULTRA 2gb card would not format in the camera. I used this card in all my Kodak cameras with out a problem.
I used a cheap EDGE 2gb card it worked.
I guess the ULTRA cards won't work.
OK cool no problem 2gigs is 2gigs.
So now I go out to shoot in a perfect sunlight day, sun behind me and perfect shooting conditions and find out the camera won't focus farther then 30 feet.
I tried to shoot a house across the street from me, and the camera's auto focus would not focus lock, the right side of the screen showed a RED AF meaning out of range.
I did try to let the camera focus lock at other distant objects. Trees, people, cars, trains and nothing farther then 30 feet would not, focus lock.
My Kodak C875 never had a problem with focusing at distance.
The zoom on the 1275 is also very bad in that it is very jagged and very unpredictable.
Now onto image quality.
Lots of lens distortion almost like a .22 fish eye lens in wide angle. tele couldn't tell because everything was out of focus and double imaged.
The camera has the worst purple fringing I have ever seen in 10 years shooting.
Thick and solid purple fringing everywhere even in shadows, blue, blue, blue!!!
Now they want a 20% restocking fee on a defective item, will take my money elsewhere.
8/1/2007 4:13:07 AM