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

  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-17 07:00
    As promised work perfectly., E. Eminikhah
    As promised work perfectly.
    I will buy again, price is great also.
    I am using it for more than 9 months and steel believe it was a good purchase.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-03 07:00
    Great camera, Nuyorican
    Verified Purchase(
    Very good and easy to use camera,To bad Kodak is not making cameras any more, I have always own Kodak cameras to bad they stopped making them.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-03 07:00
    Fantastic camera, Judy Carol Amburgey
    Verified Purchase(
    The z900 takes beautiful sharp,clear pictures. The 30x zoom takes great pictures even at the long end of the zoom.I would recommend this camera to nature lovers.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-03 07:00
    Great camera, Nuyorican
    Very good and easy to use camera,To bad Kodak is not making cameras any more, I have always own Kodak cameras to bad they stopped making them.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-03 07:00
    Fantastic camera, Judy Carol Amburgey
    The z900 takes beautiful sharp,clear pictures. The 30x zoom takes great pictures even at the long end of the zoom.I would recommend this camera to nature lovers.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-02 07:00
    Great Camera, Jopa Werner
    Verified Purchase(
    I love this camera .
    It is easy to use. It takes great pictures. I am no photographer but with this camera, it makes me feel like one and the picture quality is great.
    I highly recommend this camera.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-02 07:00
    Great Camera, Jopa Werner
    I love this camera .
    It is easy to use. It takes great pictures. I am no photographer but with this camera, it makes me feel like one and the picture quality is great.
    I highly recommend this camera.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-01 07:00
    A great camera for the price., Amazon Customer
    Verified Purchase(
    I bought this as a gift for my wife. We took it on a driving vacation through Canada and New England. To get the maximum out of its features, a tripod would be a necessity. With a tripod, we were able to take some beautiful panoramic shots and use the hue saturation feature. The zoom capacity exceeds our ability to keep distant items in frame easily. This camera serves the vacation and event picture taking amateur photographer very well. I can't justify the added expense of getting a better camera than this for our needs.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-01 07:00
    A great camera for the price., Amazon Customer
    I bought this as a gift for my wife. We took it on a driving vacation through Canada and New England. To get the maximum out of its features, a tripod would be a necessity. With a tripod, we were able to take some beautiful panoramic shots and use the hue saturation feature. The zoom capacity exceeds our ability to keep distant items in frame easily. This camera serves the vacation and event picture taking amateur photographer very well. I can't justify the added expense of getting a better camera than this for our needs.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-04-01 07:00
    A great camera for the price., G. H. Pearson
    I bought this as a gift for my wife. We took it on a driving vacation through Canada and New England. To get the maximum out of its features, a tripod would be a necessity. With a tripod, we were able to take some beautiful panoramic shots and use the hue saturation feature. The zoom capacity exceeds our ability to keep distant items in frame easily. This camera serves the vacation and event picture taking amateur photographer very well. I can't justify the added expensive of getting a better camera than this for our needs.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-31 07:00
    Could not expect more for the price., Joe
    Verified Purchase(
    This camera goes well beyond the limitations of what a bridge camera would be expected, zoom is amazing even on video, low light ability with almost no grain. If you know how to adjust aperture and ISO you will rarely use the flash. Settings and menu are frustrating. You may miss a shot while trying to get that perfect setting or while the camera is processing high resolutions. Stereo Mic was the deal buster for me as I chose between this and the Fuji bridge.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-31 07:00
    Could not expect more for the price., Joe
    This camera goes well beyond the limitations of what a bridge camera would be expected, zoom is amazing even on video, low light ability with almost no grain. If you know how to adjust aperture and ISO you will rarely use the flash. Settings and menu are frustrating. You may miss a shot while trying to get that perfect setting or while the camera is processing high resolutions. Stereo Mic was the deal buster for me as I chose between this and the Fuji bridge.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-23 07:00
    Great Camera, Robert Cicero "tazattk"
    Verified Purchase(
    This camera does everything I was looking for in a digital and more. I would've given it a higher rating but there is one problem which can be annoying; that is, it does take too long to "chamber" the picture once you take it and waiting to move on to take another one. There is a delay which is way too long, especially if you're trying to continue taking pictures of sporting events, family functions, or anything which is a moving or continuing picture. I have a few other digitals but this Kodak is the only one in my collection which is horrible in taking the shot and setting up for another one. But for this issue the camera would be an awesome one.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-23 07:00
    Great Camera, Robert Cicero "tazattk"
    This camera does everything I was looking for in a digital and more. I would've given it a higher rating but there is one problem which can be annoying; that is, it does take too long to "chamber" the picture once you take it and waiting to move on to take another one. There is a delay which is way too long, especially if you're trying to continue taking pictures of sporting events, family functions, or anything which is a moving or continuing picture. I have a few other digitals but this Kodak is the only one in my collection which is horrible in taking the shot and setting up for another one. But for this issue the camera would be an awesome one.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-11 07:00
    Great price/features for the amateur photographer, John MD
    If your like me and want to take high quality pictures but don't want to spend $500 plus on a camera, this is a great option. The 30X zoom is great for macro shots, and the 12MP is more than adequate to blow up your pictures for printing. There are a bunch of good presets but it also has a manual mode as well. I've had this camera for over a year now and really the only negatives I've encountered are:
    1.The battery meter doesn't always seem to be accurate
    2.The write/transfer speeds can be slow (I'm getting a class 10 SD card to help alleviate that.)
    I would definitely recommend this camera for the amateur/aspiring photographer!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-11 07:00
    Great price/features for the amateur photographer, John MD
    If your like me and want to take high quality pictures but don't want to spend $500 plus on a camera, this is a great option. The 30X zoom is great for macro shots, and the 12MP is more than adequate to blow up your pictures for printing. There are a bunch of good presets but it also has a manual mode as well. I've had this camera for over a year now and really the only negatives I've encountered are:
    1.The battery meter doesn't always seem to be accurate
    2.The write/transfer speeds can be slow (I'm getting a class 10 SD card to help alleviate that.)
    I would definitely recommend this camera for the amateur/aspiring photographer!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-10 08:00
    Great camera at a great price, Vicente A Ramirez
    Verified Purchase(
    Bough this camera as a backup to my Cannon for a 30 day trip throughout Australia and Asia. I liked so much that I ended using the Cannon as a backup and taking most of my pictures with the Kodak Z990. It is so sensitive in low light conditions that you very seldom need to use the flash. My only concern now is what has happened to Kodak and who is going to provide service.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-10 08:00
    Z990, sdh7798
    Verified Purchase(
    I bought this camera to replace my old Kodak 5mp camera. Wow have these cameras advanced ! What brought me to the Z990 was the 30X optical zoom. It ROCKS !!! If you want a good camera that can reach out and capture wildlife this is a great choice. There's lots of awesome digital cameras out there to choose from. I'm happy with my Kodak. It seems to be easy on batteries, takes a great picture and is easy to handle. If there is any downside it's that it does too much !!! I'm now paying for poking fun at my parents for not knowing how to program their VCR !!!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-10 08:00
    Great camera at a great price, Vicente A Ramirez
    Bough this camera as a backup to my Cannon for a 30 day trip throughout Australia and Asia. I liked so much that I ended using the Cannon as a backup and taking most of my pictures with the Kodak Z990. It is so sensitive in low light conditions that you very seldom need to use the flash. My only concern now is what has happened to Kodak and who is going to provide service.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-10 08:00
    Z990, sdh7798
    I bought this camera to replace my old Kodak 5mp camera. Wow have these cameras advanced ! What brought me to the Z990 was the 30X optical zoom. It ROCKS !!! If you want a good camera that can reach out and capture wildlife this is a great choice. There's lots of awesome digital cameras out there to choose from. I'm happy with my Kodak. It seems to be easy on batteries, takes a great picture and is easy to handle. If there is any downside it's that it does too much !!! I'm now paying for poking fun at my parents for not knowing how to program their VCR !!!