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Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS - Test Shots - ISO Performance

By Cliff Smith



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A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size images at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced for bandwidth purposes to let you see the full image, and a series of crops taken from original full resolution images at a range of ISO settings have been included in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.


This is the full frame at minimum ISO.


Even at 64 ISO there is some colour mottling visible.


Not much difference at 100 ISO.


The effects of noise reduction are visible at 200 ISO. There's less colour mottling, but also less detail.


At 400 ISO the noise reduction has really kicked in, blurring our fine detail and edge definition.


At 800 ISO the image quality is going rapidly downhill.


Shockingly poor quality at 1600 ISO.


Why even bother with a setting like this. It's like that setting on your toaster that always burns the toast.


This is the full frame at 3200 ISO.


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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