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Old Mar 30, 2011, 9:04 PM   #1
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Default Kodak's Forgotten Secret Weapon Camera

We seem to hear very little about the Z950 camera of last year. But none the less it still remains one of the best lower price super zoom in the Travel Zoom category.

The Z950 has 10X optical zoom, hd video and a whiz bang automatic mode that I believe remains today as one of the best automatic modes out there, as it included a feature called Perfect Touch, where the camera actually post processes the shot.

Here is a photo sample from the Kodak Z950 camera.

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Old Apr 4, 2011, 4:16 PM   #2
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That's a lovely photo Sarah, but I think it's more because of the subject than the equipment.

I came very, very close to buying one of those little gems last fall based purely on the positive press it received on this forum. I wanted sub-$200, PASM exposure modes, bigger zoom, reasonably pocketable, and good outdoor IQ. Seemed like a match made in heaven. But when Canon released the sx130 and WalMart stocked it for $179, I decided I was willing to spend a few bucks extra for the wider lens.

I think I'd have been happy either way, but the sx130 does indeed rock. I'd love to try a z950 or even a z915 one day just for grins.

I do wish folks were still posting some of their work with the Kodak.

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Old Apr 5, 2011, 1:05 PM   #3
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Ron-

Thanks for your post. I try to keep the Kodak folder alive by posting here, but we do get lonesome.

Both the SX130 and the Z950 are very good cameras, with the Z950 being a bit smaller and more compact. Both have excellent image quality. You made a good choice, Ron. I own both the Z950 and SX130 myself.

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Great eyes...and good photo.
I shoot with the Z981 and a Sony H50 I dragged out of mothballs.
I really like the Z981, has a good feel, takes great photos, is only reason
I switched out of Sony.
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Thanks for the post, Lisa-

Yes, both the Z981 and the Sony H-50 are good cameras. I have the H50 and the Z980 as I wanted the hot shoe.

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The best Kodak camera is Z1012
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Yes, Glaeken-

The Kodak Z1012 is another legendary camera. However, I do believe that the Z950 actually beats out the Z1012 by a small margin, as you can see from the attached Z950 photo.

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:45 AM   #8
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Are Kodak cameras available these days outside north America? I don't recall ever seeing a modern Kodak in Britain, though the old (ancient) ones still surface sometimes in junk shops. A friend of mine brought down a digital Kodak (don't know which model) a few months ago and I must say it does seem to perform rather well. And it was very cheap.
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I have a DC280, a V550 and ***TWO*** Z1275

One of the Z1275 had the lens broken by dropping onto the floor

The other has a dead CCD

I plan to take them to the Kodak service center to see if they can combine them into a working camera again.


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Old May 13, 2011, 3:24 PM   #10
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