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Old Nov 5, 2009, 7:04 PM   #1
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Default The New Kodak Z-950 Camera Arrived Today

Hi there folks-

I am very impressed with the image quality of the new Kodak Z-950 camera which arrived today (11/05).

Here is a Macro or Close-up sample photo of the famous Kodak P-880 camera. The new Z-950 camera is a camera that features enhanced photo automation, which seems to work rather nicely. For example, I did not have to select Macro Mode I just zoomed in to take this photo and the Z-950 did the rest. That is pretty impressive.

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Old Nov 14, 2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of other Z-950 photos. This camera was designed to compete with the Panasonic ZS1/ZS3, and the Canon SX-200IS cameras.

It is very capable as a compact ultra zoom, although not readily recognized for that quality.

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Old Nov 14, 2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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One more from the Z-950.

Have a great week end.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:14 AM   #4
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Nice Shots Sarah;
One thing I like about the Z950 is that it will maintain custom settings for each mode. For example I will set "high color" to P mode only, and spot focus to "Aperature Preferred". I also swithched from "Single AF" to "Continious" and of course, as you stated above, The camera is great to just set it to "Smart Mode" and hand it to anyone to take a snapshot without worry. Well at least any significant worry.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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Bob-

I have noticed that my Z-1012 is much better at macro or close-up shots than the Z-950 as it will focus much closer and more sharply.

Have a great day.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 10:49 AM   #6
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Sarah, your last shot with the -1012 is much sharper that the one with the 950.

Seems to me Kodak is standing still with camera development which is really going backwards.
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That is why I currently own two Z-1012 camera, FF-

Kodak has to either get with it, or get out. The Z-950 does OK in great light, but after that it is all down hill, and the Z-915 is even worse.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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Sarah
As a quick test, I just made two shots (no flash), on top of my desk, of a page of paper that was approx 6"x9" at a distance of 8 inches, I then cropped out a small portion of that page approx 1/2" x 1" . These are straight from the camera, no resizing, or post processing at all.
The first was shot using "Smart Mode" - 35mm(equiv); f3.5; 1/40s
The 2nd shot using "Smart Mode" - 70mm(equiv); f4.1; 1/30s
The appear fairly sharp to me. If I applied Define 2.0 (noise reduction) and focus magic set to its lowest level (1) to the 2nd shot you will get shot 3. My only complaint would be 1) Kodaks excessive jpg compression which with this camera is less than with other Kodaks I have, but still could be less. and 2) the first shot missed it on color balance.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/...088ae9fe_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2493/...0150fbbc_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/...b5be7868_o.jpg


Wish for RAW mode!
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everytime I try to post pics on this site I need to be retrained?
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The look very good to me. Thanks for posting.

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