Kodak EasyShare Z981 Review
About Kodak EasyShare Z981
In March of 2010, the new Kodak EasyShare Z981 was released into the market, offering a new option in the long range of digital cameras in the market. It is believed to offer several similar features to its predecessor, the Z980. However, it also incorporates its own set of upgrades to deliver a more powerful performance and to set it apart from the other models in the lineup. Nonetheless, it is posing to be a solid entry into the digital camera market.
The biggest selling point for the Kodak EasyShare Z981 is the ability to merge creativity and versatility into a single device. The digital camera is equipped with a bunch of features that enable you to produce quality shots, regardless of the shooting location or situation. The incorporation of a vertical shutter release enables you to capture images horizontally or vertically in a convenient manner. Meanwhile, it comes with a vertical grip that is detachable to offer maximum comfort when taking vertical shots.
The optical zoom lens offer 26 times zooming capacity to deliver faster zoom while ensuring that the shots remain steady and crisp. The use of a 26mm wide-angle lens contributes to making dramatic shots whether you are shooting natural landscapes or in tight areas. To cope with the shooting situation or to provide maximum assistance for novice photographers, the Kodak EasyShare Z981 is equipped with an image stabilization technology to minimize camera shake and blurry images.
As for the quality of the pictures, the EasyShare Z981 is equipped with a 14 megapixels effective resolution that enables you to create stunning pictures even when you print it on a 30 x 40 inches paper. Meaning, you can enlarge the picture or crop it without having to affect the quality of the shots taken. Other interesting features added into this camera are the HD video and photo captures, Easy Share Software, and enhanced creative controls.
Pro’s of Kodak EasyShare Z981
*There are several variety of shooting modes available to allow you maximum creative control;
*The LCD display screen is large enough at 3 inches, thus enabling you to clearly view the pictures in bright details;
*The image quality for Easyshare Z981 is first rate, meanwhile the same can be said of the video;
*The zooming capacity is very powerful;
*The use of SD cards offer a cheaper alternative for storing your images or videos;
*Several multimedia features that allow you to do more with your files;
*Available at a great price of $279 at company’s own shopping portal
Con’s of Kodak EasyShare Z981
*Some of the buttons of the digital camera are awkwardly placed;
*Battery compartment of EasyShare Z981 is very prone to being accidentally opened;
*It would have been nice to use heavy duty plastic on the unit’s body.
The Bottom Line
The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a reliable all-around digital camera due to a wide range of impressive features, notably the zooming capacity, impressive image and video captures. While it does have its share of drawbacks, there is really nothing to a great extent as to prevent you from parting with your money in exchange for this one. Indeed, an overall worthy purchase!