Kodak Z712 IS

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Jan Lavallee, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Jan Lavallee

    Jan Lavallee Guest

    I want to get a digital camera for general picture taking. Friend has
    the above camera that they are willing to sell me. Any opinions on this
    camera. TIA.
     
    Jan Lavallee, Aug 8, 2008
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  2. Jan Lavallee

    Jan Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    > Jan Lavallee wrote:
    > > I want to get a digital camera for general picture taking. Friend has
    > > the above camera that they are willing to sell me. Any opinions on this
    > > camera. TIA.

    >
    > I can't speak for that camera, but I bought a Z812 IS some months ago.
    > I like it very much. The only thing I did not like is the battery did
    > not last very long at all. I purchased some rechargeable batteries but
    > they are 1.2 volts rather than the 1.5 volts for an AA battery.
    > Consequently they must be fully charged in order to work. From what I
    > have read however this problem is common, especially for a camera with a
    > lens like my camera has.
    >
    > Bottom line, I would buy it again because of its features and the 12x lens.
    >

    Thanks - I did buy it and it seems to be a very nice camera - it came
    with a rechargable battery and dock and so far the battery is lasting
    long time between recharges. The 10X lens is nice for getting pictures
    of the Eagles at work!
     
    Jan, Sep 14, 2008
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    Jan Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    > Jan wrote:
    > > In article <>,
    > > says...
    > >> Jan Lavallee wrote:
    > >>> I want to get a digital camera for general picture taking. Friend has
    > >>> the above camera that they are willing to sell me. Any opinions on this
    > >>> camera. TIA.
    > >> I can't speak for that camera, but I bought a Z812 IS some months ago.
    > >> I like it very much. The only thing I did not like is the battery did
    > >> not last very long at all. I purchased some rechargeable batteries but
    > >> they are 1.2 volts rather than the 1.5 volts for an AA battery.
    > >> Consequently they must be fully charged in order to work. From what I
    > >> have read however this problem is common, especially for a camera with a
    > >> lens like my camera has.
    > >>
    > >> Bottom line, I would buy it again because of its features and the 12x lens.
    > >>

    > > Thanks - I did buy it and it seems to be a very nice camera - it came
    > > with a rechargable battery and dock and so far the battery is lasting
    > > long time between recharges. The 10X lens is nice for getting pictures
    > > of the Eagles at work!

    >
    > Just curious, what battery did you get? Maybe there is a better
    > solution for mine.
    >

    It is a Kodak KLIC8000 Camera battery LiIon 1600
     
    Jan, Sep 14, 2008
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    First, I think the colors recorded by Kodak sensors are great!

    Second, there were some problems with battery contacts in a ew of their cameras which required you to 'shake' the camera to get battery contact with the camera. If you have a good one, then it is indeed a good one and don't worry about it.

    Third, try using Lithium batteries, I went on a weeks vacation with a 2GB memory card and one set of Lithium batteries and took 400+ pictures (anything and everything I saw) and almost filled the memory card, but the batteries were still going when I came back home. They do cost more than alkalines, but are well worth it in convenience. No nightly recharging worries, no unexpected battery changes, don't have to carry lots of spares!
     
    jfordorl, Dec 14, 2008
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