Kodak Z990 12.0 Megapixel Extended Zoom Reviews Roundup

Kodak today announces the EASYSHARE MAX (aka Z990) camera. This new superzoom class camera comes built with a 30x optical zoom lens - perfect for those long range wildlife photography trips. The 30x Schneider Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom Lens (35 mm equivalent: 28-676 mm) comes with the fast f/2.8 28 mm wide-angle capability. The Kodak EasyShare Max features optical image stabilization enables you to capture sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges.

At the heart lies a 12 Megapixels BSI CMOS sensor as opposed to a CCD sensor, which is unique as it's something you would normally find on a camcorder. The BSI CMOS sensor should technically be able to product better quality images with low noise at higher ISO settings as compared to CCD sensors. Video recording resolutions go right up to 1080p at 30 fps. The 3-inch display runs on an HVGA (480x320) resolution. The EASYSHARE MAX is said to go on sale early March priced for around $330.

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User Review of the camera - Kodak Easyshare Z990

  • 2013-08-08 07:00
    Kodak Z990, Ramazi
    Good camera, the picture quality made ​​it very high. Also has great optical zoom. The only thing I did not like the sound of the zoom when shooting video
  • 2013-08-05 07:00
    Kind of disappointed..., Eduardo de Souza Rodrigues
    Verified Purchase(
    I had a Kodak Z612 purchased in 2006 that really pleased me with very good quality pictures.
    The Z990 was not an improvement at all.
    The camera is too slow and the time between shots, specially in the burst mode, bugs me.
    I didn't like the 4 x AA batteries. The old model with a single rechargeable battery is much better and simple.
    I do not have this camera anymore. Replaced by a Canon SX40HS which I would recommend to anyone interested in buying a superzoom camera with lots of good features and excelent results in terms of easy of use and picture quality.
  • 2013-08-05 07:00
    Kind of disappointed..., Eduardo de Souza Rodrigues
    I had a Kodak Z612 purchased in 2006 that really pleased me with very good quality pictures.
    The Z990 was not an improvement at all.
    The camera is too slow and the time between shots, specially in the burst mode, bugs me.
    I didn't like the 4 x AA batteries. The old model with a single rechargeable battery is much better and simple.
    I do not have this camera anymore. Replaced by a Canon SX40HS which I would recommend to anyone interested in buying a superzoom camera with lots of good features and excelent results in terms of easy of use and picture quality.
  • 2013-08-01 07:00
    slow to repeat exposures, frame42
    Verified Purchase(
    I used a Patriot class 10 32 GB flashmemory. I have no experience with modern digital cameras, but the inability to snap more than one exposure in five or six seconds was unacceptable to me after years of traditional photography
  • 2013-08-01 07:00
    slow to repeat exposures, frame42
    I used a Patriot class 10 32 GB flashmemory. I have no experience with modern digital cameras, but the inability to snap more than one exposure in five or six seconds was unacceptable to me after years of traditional photography
  • 2013-08-01 07:00
    slow to repeat exposures, andrew garber
    I used a Patriot class 10 32 GB flashmemory. I have no experience with modern digital cameras, but the inability to snap more than one exposure in five or six seconds was unacceptable to me after years of traditional photography
  • 2013-07-23 07:00
    Goodnight, Kodak., Paul Wren
    Verified Purchase(
    This camera takes great photographs in a variety of situations, the 30x optical zoom is magnificent, and image stabilization is the best in its class. The human interface... not so great. The controls are much less intuitive than similar Canon and FujiFilm cameras I've used, and the method used to adjust aperture and shutter speed in all manual mode is atrociously cumbersome.
    Still, I didn't buy it because it was better than similar cameras... I bought it because it was sooooo much cheaper. If you can still get a screaming deal on a refurb or gently used Z990, it is a great value.
  • 2013-07-23 07:00
    Goodnight, Kodak., Paul Wren
    This camera takes great photographs in a variety of situations, the 30x optical zoom is magnificent, and image stabilization is the best in its class. The human interface... not so great. The controls are much less intuitive than similar Canon and FujiFilm cameras I've used, and the method used to adjust aperture and shutter speed in all manual mode is atrociously cumbersome.
    Still, I didn't buy it because it was better than similar cameras... I bought it because it was sooooo much cheaper. If you can still get a screaming deal on a refurb or gently used Z990, it is a great value.
  • 2013-06-30 07:00
    gtreat value for price as on walmart, animesh das
    Verified Purchase(
    nice product with superb zoom
    and nice modes for better capturing images in practical no light conditions.
    also high focus and interchangeable lenses and filters are available(optional) and 30x nice zoom with 1080 hd recording and 12 mp super clarity and best price...
  • 2013-06-30 07:00
    gtreat value for price as on walmart, animesh das
    nice product with superb zoom
    and nice modes for better capturing images in practical no light conditions.
    also high focus and interchangeable lenses and filters are available(optional) and 30x nice zoom with 1080 hd recording and 12 mp super clarity and best price...
  • 2013-06-20 07:00
    Too much camera for me, surfcitygal
    Verified Purchase(
    I ordered this camera and barely used it because it was too much camera for me. I think I'll stick with my iphone for all my camera needs.
  • 2013-06-20 07:00
    Too much camera for me, surfcitygal
    I ordered this camera and barely used it because it was too much camera for me. I think I'll stick with my iphone for all my camera needs.
  • 2013-06-09 07:00
    Awesome Camera, toad2
    Verified Purchase(
    This is my second Kodak Easyshare and I absolutely love it !! I ordered the pack and am very satisfied ! I highly reccomend this camera and the seller was very prompt in getting my package in the mail . It is an excellent purchase for the price
  • 2013-06-09 07:00
    Awesome Camera, toad2
    This is my second Kodak Easyshare and I absolutely love it !! I ordered the pack and am very satisfied ! I highly reccomend this camera and the seller was very prompt in getting my package in the mail . It is an excellent purchase for the price
  • 2013-06-02 07:00
    Good Deal, Willy
    Verified Purchase(
    Very nice camera. Kodak no longer supports the sharing so before you by it for sharing google it to read the details
  • 2013-06-02 07:00
    Good Deal, Willy
    Very nice camera. Kodak no longer supports the sharing so before you by it for sharing google it to read the details
  • 2013-06-02 07:00
    Good Deal, Wilton Renew
    Very nice camera. Kodak no longer supports the sharing so before you by it for sharing google it to read the details
  • 2013-05-29 07:00
    BUYER BEWARE!!!!! Kodak Z990 optical zoom lens does not focus correctly! Had to send the camera to Kodak for repair!, Kong Wei Chow
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    BUYER BEWARE!!!!!! The Kodak Z990 optical zoom lens does not focus correctly. Had to send the camera to Kodak for repair. Bought the used-like new Kodak camera from Amazon Warehouse Deals, Inc. They never bother sending it back to Kodak for repair. Sold it like it is used-like new with a defect. Amazon Warehouse Deals, Inc never inspect the camera to see if it worked properly. Also, bought another Kodak Z990 camera from Amazon.com not from their Amazon Warehouse Deals, Inc. This was my second Kodak Z990 camera. I'm waiting on my first Kodak camera for repair which I won't be getting it back in two or three weeks. Also, have the same issue with the optical zoom lens does not focus correctly when taking pictures from a far distant, but this was a BRAND NEW Kodak Z990 camera. So, I am thinking that all of the first generation batch of Kodak Z990 cameras have the same problem with their optical zoom lens does not focus correctly when taking pictures from a far distant. I'm mentioning this to potential buyer that you should beware if you are buying this sort of defective camera from Amazon or Ebay. If you are buying a use Kodak Z990 camera, and you found out there is something wrong with the optical zoom lens, make sure you have the original sale slip. If you don't have the original sale slip, Kodak won't fix it. You would have to pay to fix the camera.
  • 2013-05-29 07:00
    BUYER BEWARE!!!!! Kodak Z990 optical zoom lens does not focus correctly! Had to send the camera to Kodak for repair!, Kong Wei Chow
    BUYER BEWARE!!!!!! The Kodak Z990 optical zoom lens does not focus correctly. Had to send the camera to Kodak for repair. Bought the used-like new Kodak camera from Amazon Warehouse Deals, Inc. They never bother sending it back to Kodak for repair. Sold it like it is used-like new with a defect. Amazon Warehouse Deals, Inc never inspect the camera to see if it worked properly. Also, bought another Kodak Z990 camera from Amazon.com not from their Amazon Warehouse Deals, Inc. This was my second Kodak Z990 camera. I'm waiting on my first Kodak camera for repair which I won't be getting it back in two or three weeks. Also, have the same issue with the optical zoom lens does not focus correctly when taking pictures from a far distant, but this was a BRAND NEW Kodak Z990 camera. So, I am thinking that all of the first generation batch of Kodak Z990 cameras have the same problem with their optical zoom lens does not focus correctly when taking pictures from a far distant. I'm mentioning this to potential buyer that you should beware if you are buying this sort of defective camera from Amazon or Ebay. If you are buying a use Kodak Z990 camera, and you found out there is something wrong with the optical zoom lens, make sure you have the original sale slip. If you don't have the original sale slip, Kodak won't fix it. You would have to pay out of your pocket to fix the camera.
  • 2013-05-19 07:00
    Worked great for a year, and then......, Sheila the Great
    Verified Purchase(
    The camera worked great for a year, but gradually the zoom wouldn't respond readily. It would not move at all or sometimes just move slightly and stop. New batteries and recharging the present ones didn't make a difference. The camera has just become slow at turning on and off. I really don't know where to send it since Kodak has gone out of business.
    We had a Kodak Easy Share before this with a docking station for recharging and we didn't experience this problem.
    Sincerely,
    Sadly disappointed and frustrated