Kodak EasyShare Z950 Review

4.0
September 17, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Standard features
Sensor type 1 / 2.33 type
Effective pixels 12 MP (4024 × 3012)
Lens 35–350 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.5–f/4.8 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens
Zoom 10X optical, 5X advanced digital, total zoom range 50X
Image stabilizer optical
Shutter speed
  • 1/8–1/1250 sec. (auto)
Monitor 3 in. high resolution (230K dots), 5 level brightness adjustments
Storage 32 MB internal memory [1] available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot
Auto focus
Focus Type TTL imager AF system
Modes normal, macro, infinity, manual
Focus range
  • wide standard: 0.5 m–infinity
  • tele standard: 1.2 m–infinity
  • wide macro: 0.12–0.6 m
  • tele macro: 0.6–1.3 m
Auto focus control single, continuous
Auto focus zones TTL multi-zone, center zone AF
AF (Auto Focus) assist light yes
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 [2]
Metering modes multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Compensation ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
Bracketing ±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Flash
Range
  • 5.4 m (@ wide, ISO 400)
  • 3.9 m (@ tele, ISO 400)
Modes auto, off, fill, red-eye reduction
Compensation ±1.0 EV in 1/3 steps
Shooting specifications
Drive modes single shot, first and last burst (up to 3 images), self-timer (10 sec.), delay shutter (2 sec.), 2-shot self-timer
Shooting modes Smart Capture, high ISO, sport, P (program), A (aperture priority), S (shutter priority), M (manual), panorama (left–right, right–left), video, SCN (scene modes)
Scene modes portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage
Click to capture < 0.3 sec.
Shot to shot < 1.5 sec
Still capture
Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Picture size
  • 12.0 MP (4000 × 3000)—4:3
  • 10.7 MP (4000 × 2264)—3:2
  • 9.0 MP (4000 × 2256)—16:9
  • 6.0 MP (2832 × 2128)—4:3
  • 3.1 MP (2048 × 1536)—4:3
  • 2.2 MP (1800 × 1200)—3:2
  • 2.1 MP (1920 × 1080)—16:9
  • 1.2 MP (1280 × 960)—4:3
Color modes high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white
Sharpness high, normal, low
Review options single, magnification with navigation box, multi-up, multi-field search, slideshow, multimedia slideshow, histogram
Editing on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation
File management delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload
Video capture
Format QUICKTIME MPEG-4
Quality
  • HDV (1280 × 720) at 30 fps
  • VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps
  • QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps
Length
  • HDV: continuous up to 29 min. based on memory card capacity
  • VGA/QVGA: continuous up to 80 min. based on memory card capacity
Review options play, rewind, pause, fast-forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, multimedia slideshow, multi-field search bookmarks
Editing make a picture from video, action print (4, 9, 16-up), trim
File management delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload
Customization
Custom settings LCD brightness (5 levels), date stamp (on/off), image storage, capture frame grid (on/off), image stabilizer control, red-eye, quick view (on/off), advanced digital zoom, orientation sensor, sound, volume, date & time, auto power off, video out, language, reset camera
Sharing
Share button yes
Physical specifications
I/O interface digital (USB 2.0 high speed) connector for data and video
Power Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7003; optional AC adapter
Dedicated buttons
  • Top: power, shutter with zoom ring, mode dial, drive, flash
  • Back: joystick, info, menu, review, delete, Share
Tripod mount ¼ in. standard
Dimensions W × H × D: 4.3 × 2.6 × 1.4 in.
Weight 8.2 oz (223 g) (without SD card and battery)
Compatibility
Direct printing PictBridge-enabled
Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software

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