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Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith



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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.


While the level of fine detail in this shot is good, the image looks over-processed.


Unusually for a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, barrel distortion is a significant problem.


Centre sharpness is reasonably good.


However there is serious chromatic aberration at the corners.


Andy Vandervell

August 29, 2008, 6:46 pm

S8000fd available for under 𧵎. Enough said really.


August 30, 2008, 2:15 am

Cliff, you wrote: "This means it can also use a non-rechargeable CRV3, or two AA batteries, which could come in handy if you forget to take your battery charger on holiday."

It is partially true, as all Kodak cameras that accept AA cells work ONLY on lithium batteries. They CANNOT be powered by AA alkaline batteries or Ni-MH rechargeables You can either use expensive lithium CRV3 batteries; KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable KLIC-8000 (you will have to buy a charger for it) or AA lithium batteries, which are more expensive than alkalines. That is very limiting.

Or you can make yourself a battery if you are into DIY:



September 15, 2008, 9:40 pm

Somebody is blind and I'm sure it aint me! Looking at the recent 10star review of the Pana FZ28 I see washed out colours, dull green on the sports car and iffy red on the jag! Looking at the cathedral pic I see no colur whatsoever in stained glass windows, the kodak however has atleast pulled some colour from somewhere, overall the Kodak seems a million miles ahead of the Pana, including noise/colour/lightness etc, go look again, I dont own either!


August 29, 2009, 6:34 am

S_p_i_d_e_r , hate to disagree , But I`ve had 2 different Kodak Z`s , and plain ol` AA`s , Alkaline and Nimh will all work . They just don`t last as long as Kodaks expensive Klic 8000 rechargeable Lithiums . The CRV 3 Lithium (non-rechargeable) only costs about $10.00...and lasts longer than any other I`ve tried . Saying nothing will work but the Lithium seems to be Kodaks way of self promoting their battery line .

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