Kodak Easyshare Z612 Zoom Digital Camera

Kodak Updated: 2008-10-01 RSS
Kodak Easyshare Z612 Zoom Digital Camera

Kodak has raised the bar with the Kodak EasyShare Z612 6.1-megapixel zoom digital camera. With a powerful zoom and precision optics, a 6.1 megapixel resolution, and easy-to-use creative manual and custom controls, including video, the Z612 packs a powerful punch into one compact, handy camera.

The Kodak Z612 features an all-glass 12x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon f2.8 to f4.8 optical zoom 35 to 420 millimeter lens that delivers extraordinary performance and sharp pictures, as well as image stabilization that enables improved image quality at longer zoom ranges and slower shutter speeds. This camera includes a 6.1-megapixel sensor that delivers excellent resolution for prints up to 30 x 40 inches, and provides you with five resolution settings that give you the freedom to pick between quality and quantity per what suits you best at the time. The Z612 lets you view your pictures with brilliance and clarity on its high-resolution, indoor/outdoor viewable 2.5-inch color LCD display, or its high-resolution electronic viewfinder, whether you are shooting vertically or horizontally, both views feature auto picture rotation. You can also quick magnify up to 8x, fast scroll through images, or view multi-up in review mode. And with 32MB internal memory and the ability for expanded external memory via the SD/MMC card slot, you can keep shooting pictures. The Z612's Kodak Lithium-ion rechargeable digital camera battery has an outstanding capacity that provides continuous and reliable power and can be recharged easily via the included Kodak Lithium-ion battery charger.

The simple-to-use video features on the Z612 let you record VGA video at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second (fps) with sound, and zoom during the video for increased versatility. Image stabilization enables a steady capture, and you can lessen memory use via MPEG-4 compression. This unit also lets you print multiple frames on a 4 x 6-inch print, or save single frames for later e-mail to family or friends. The Kodak Perfect Touch technology on the Z612 makes your pictures as vivid as when you took them, with better, brighter images that show richer detail and clear up dark shadows to reveal brighter smiles. This camera features on-camera cropping, a histogram function that lets you verify the exposure of your picture on live view, quick view, and review. The Kodak Z612 provides you the option of eight different scene modes, including; portrait, landscape, bright, action, close-up, party, text and museum modes, as well as five color modes, including high, low, natural, sepia, and black and white.

Kodak's Z612 gives you multiple choices in customizing your controls, such as Program mode, Aperture priority mode, and Shutter priority mode. This camera also lets you manually set your exposure compensation, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO equivalents, and includes auto and manual controls for white balance, flash mode, autofocus, and exposure metering. The exclusive Kodak Color Science image processing chip provides vibrant, true-to-life colors in every picture using advanced algorithms and hardware acceleration features that let it make instantaneous and advanced analysis of collected scene data to influence picture quality. Not dubbed the Easyshare for nothing, this camera lets you share pictures right out the back of the camera using its exclusive share button, or transfer pictures at high speeds to your PC or other devices via the built-in USB 2.0 connection. And with the included Easyshare software, you can organize your pictures to find them instantly, select from a variety of easy-to-use printing options, share pictures with family and friends, as well as get creative with or edit your pictures in a variety of ways. This compact unit weighs 10.6 ounces without batteries, and measures 4.1 x 2.9 x 2.7 inches (W x H x D).

What's in the Box
The Z612 Zoom digital camera, Kodak rechargeable Lithium-ion digital camera battery, Kodak Lithium-ion battery charger or equivalent, USB and AV cables, lens cap with strap, neck strap, Kodak Easyshare software, Getting Started kit, custom camera insert for optional Kodak Easyshare camera and printer docks.

From the Manufacturer
Introducing the Kodak EasyShare Z612 zoom digital camera. It proudly boasts a 12x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens with image stabilization, so you can get tack-sharp long shots and steady videos. See the world through its bright 6.4 cm (2.5") display and capture all the detail with 6.1 megapixels. The Z612--it's high level photography for the photographer you aspire to be.

Beautiful picture quality
* Zoom in to get crisp shots with the professional quality 12x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens featuring image stabilization
* Create unbelievable quality prints up to 14 x 19 inches with 6.1 megapixels
* Capture natural details, accurate flesh tones, and breathtaking color with the Kodak color science chip

Simple to use video and advanced features
* Record TV quality (VGA) video with sound at 30 fps
* Zoom during video and avoid camera-shake with image stabilization
* Create prints from video (4, 9, or 16 up), plus view single frames
* Capture more video while using less memory with MPEG-4 compression
* Take more pictures with the included Kodak Li-Ion rechargeable digital camera battery and charger
* Create your perfect shot with on-camera picture enhancing features: Kodak Perfect Touch technology, cropping, and histogram
* Be in control with advanced settings and custom modes, including program, aperture priority, and shutter priority, plus full manual, 16 scene and 5 color modes

Sharing made simple
* View pictures on the 2.5-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor color display or high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF)
* Works with optional Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500, Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus Series 3, Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Series 3, and Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock Series 3
* Print, e-mail, and organize your pictures with just one touch of our exclusive on-camera Share button
* However you choose to print, Kodak provides quality that's truly exceptional and pictures that will last
* Use the Favorites feature to keep your special pictures close
* Don't miss a shot if your memory card becomes full--switch to in-camera memory quickly, thanks to the internal memory plus feature

Product Description
The 6-megapixel Kodak Easyshare Z612 Zoom Digital Camera is a compact camera with a 12X Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens with Kodak's image stabilization technology for sharp shots and steady videos. The camera's easy-to-use performance features include a 2.5 inch display, PASM modes, auto-image enhance, on-camera cropping, histogram and advanced video designed to help aspiring photographers take better pictures with sharper detail. Video format - Quicktime Multiple scene modes - Sport, Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Self Portrait, Bright scene, Action, Close-up, Party, Text&Documents, Manner&Museum, Flower, Sunset, Backlight, Candlelight, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Children Modes Sharpness - High, normal, low Tripod mount - 1/4 inch standard 5 color modes - Highcolor, Low color, Natural color, Black and white, Sepia Shutter speed - 16-1/1000 sec. in 1/3 step increments ISO equivalents - (automatic) 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 Normal Focus range wide - 1.6 feet (0.5 m) - infinity Normal Focus range tele - 3.9 feet (1.2 m) - infinity Macro Focus range wide - 4.7 inches - 2 feet (12-60 cm) Macro Focus range tele - 2 - 4.3 feet (60 cm - 1.3 m) Flash mode - auto, off, fill, red-eye pre-flash Color modes - high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white White balance - Auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade System Requirements - Windows 2000 SP1, or XP OS, Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, 600 MHz processor or greater, PowerMac or Powerbook G3, G4, G5, iMac, eMac or iBook computer, Macintosh OS X 10.3 or higher, Safari 1.1 or higher, 128MB RAM, 200 MB Hard Drive Space Available, CD-ROM drive, Available USB port Dimensions - Width 4.1 Height 2.9 Depth 2.7 inch (104 74 69 mm) / Weight - 10.6 ounces (300 grams)