Kodak’s 10x Optical Zoom Digicam Targets Noobs

Now even the most technophobic of stalkers can work from a safe distance.

If there is one aspect of the modern digital camera that needs improving it is that darn 3x optical zoom. Hey presto…

The Kodak EasyShare Z710 is a 7.1MPer with a cracking 10x optical zoom. This should be more than enough for trips to the (s)beach(/s) (s)lapdancing club(/s) (s)bedroom window(/s) countryside, theatre and racetrack though the 2in LCD is a little squitty for viewing your tabloid worthy snaps and the lack of image stabilisation technology means a stand is almost obligatory (and destroys the chance of a quick getaway).

To appease sweaty-palmed beginners however the Z710 does offer 19 pre-programmed scene and colour modes (including ‘beach’…) and a full manual mode should appeal to more advanced users. Shots can be cropped in-camera too while the company’s well established EASYSHARE System is built in.

With an RRP of £279 I’m not so sure it ranks well alongside other Kodak 10x-ers such as the V610 but for all that headline grabbing extra reach but I’m sure the K710 will find other ways to ‘sate’ you for such an hefty outlay…

Kodak UK

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