Kodak Easyshare Z8612 IS Digital Camera

Kodak Updated: 2008-09-30 RSS
Kodak Easyshare Z8612 IS Digital Camera

Powerful zoom. Remarkable clarity.
12X optical zoom with optical image stabilization
8.1 MP for prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)
HD pictures and optional KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock
High ISO (up to 3200)
Advanced settings and manual controls (PASM)
Smart scene mode

Powerful zoom, remarkable clarity

Whether you're zooming in on fast action shots or taking a picture of your grand surroundings, the Z8612 IS is the camera that can handle it. And it's surprisingly simple to use.
12X zoom with optical image stabilization
The all glass 12X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens (36–432 mm) zooms in fast to deliver extraordinary creative performance
Fast f/2.8–f/4.8
Capture sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges with optical image stabilization
Amazing quality prints with 8.1 MP
8.1 MP means you can make stunning prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)
However you choose to print - at home, at retail, or online - trust KODAK for picture quality that's truly exceptional and for memories that will last

True HD quality: capture stunning pictures

HD picture capture
Capture beautiful HD pictures in 16:9 format
View your pictures in high definition on an HDTV or other HD devices
KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock (optional accessory)
Elevate your high definition experience - view your photos on your HDTV using the KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock.
Show off your still photography in vivid HD
Connect to your KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock however you want; place your KODAK EASYSHARE Camera on it, use an SD card, USB flash drive, or card reader attached to the USB port
Display your photos as single pictures, multi-up, or in slideshow format

On-camera picture-enhancing features

Capture consistently great shots by utilizing features such as on-camera cropping, capture grid line display, and histogram. Get exceptional results using smart scene mode, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, high ISO, and others.
Capture grid line display
A selectable grid line display helps with image composition, especially for taking shots of buildings or landscapes
On-camera features
Easily capture and create great shots with features such as on-camera cropping, blurry picture alert, and digital redeye reduction
Histogram feature
Verify the exposure of your picture using the histogram feature on live view, quick view, and review
Smart scene mode
Capture stunning shots with ease - smart scene mode automatically selects from 5 available scene modes
If a scene mode cannot be detected, the camera will default to Auto
High ISO mode
Capture the details in low light and fast action situations. The Z8612 IS features a powerful, high ISO (up to 3200).
Faster shutter speeds mean you can capture the details in low light conditions and fast action situations
The camera automatically selects from ISO 80 to ISO 1600 based on lighting conditions
ISO 3200 available at 2.2 MP and less in PASM modes
Make your pictures as vivid as the moment you took them. Print better, brighter pictures using KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology.
Makes better, brighter pictures
Relive your memories in richer detail
Clear up dark shadows to reveal more smiles
Multimedia slideshow feature
Tell your story your way using the multimedia slideshow feature.
Turn your pictures into a creative multimedia slideshow right from your camera
Set the mood when you choose from pre-loaded sound themes to accompany your slideshow
Insert creative transitions and bring your pictures to life
2.5 in. (6.4 cm) LCD color display
View pictures with brilliance and clarity on the indoor/outdoor 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) color display.
Whether you shoot your pictures vertically or horizontally, view them right-side-up with the orientation sensor
In review mode, quickly magnify with pan, fast scroll through pictures, or view multi-up
Shoot video with ease
Record continuous VGA video (640 × 480) at 30 fps with sound and on-camera editing
Video print options include 1, 4, 9 and 16-up prints
Save single frames and e-mail to family and friends

Convenient battery options

The Z8612 IS is always powered and ready to go.
Never miss a shot because of a dead battery - with three convenient power options, including rechargeable batteries, you'll be able to capture even more memories

PASM for advanced creativity

Program, aperture and shutter priority, as well as full manual mode (PASM)
Program mode (P) - camera sets optimal shutter speed and aperture combination
Aperture priority mode (A) - you choose aperture, the camera sets shutter speed
Shutter priority mode (S) - you choose shutter speed, the camera sets aperture
Manual mode (M) - you choose both the aperture and shutter speed
Manual controls
Exposure compensation - ± 2.0 EV in ± 1/3 EV step increments
Aperture - f/2.8 (wide), f/4.8 (tele)
Shutter speed - automatic
ISO equivalents - (automatic) 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto focus - TTL imager AF system
Exposure metering - multi-pattern, center-weighted, center-spot
White balance - auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Flash mode - auto, off, fill, red-eye reduction
Multiple scene modes
Portrait modes - portrait, self portrait, night portrait, backlight
Landscape modes - landscape, night landscape, fireworks, sunset
Bright scene modes - sport, beach, snow
Action modes - sport, children, stage
Text mode - ensures sharp text when photographing documents
Close-up modes - flower
Manner/Museum mode - use when sound or flash are not desired
5 color modes
High color
Low color
Natural color
Black and white
Exclusive KODAK Color Science Image Processing Chip
Capture natural details, accurate flesh tones, and breathtaking color with the KODAK Color Science Chip.
A new high speed digital processor chip, advanced algorithms, and hardware acceleration features let the Z8612 IS make simultaneous, split-second decisions to produce rich, vibrant, true-to-life colors in almost any lighting situation
Every time you click the shutter, the KODAK Color Science Chip performs an instantaneous and advanced analysis of collected scene data to identify and adjust multiple factors that influence picture quality
Scene light source is detected and adjustments are made to capture bright whites and true, vivid colors under difficult lighting conditions - fluorescent, tungsten, or daylight
Scene content is analyzed for luminance, focal distance, subject matter orientation, and color to determine the correct exposure and capture the natural details, accurate flesh tones, and rich colors you see in your composition

The simple way to share

The Z8612 IS is part of the KODAK EASYSHARE System, so sharing your pictures is amazingly simple. Just press Share.
On-camera Share button
Sharing starts right on the back of the camera
Have a picture you want to share? Tag it using the exclusive on-camera Share button and it will be ready to print or e-mail later
Use the Favorites feature to keep your special pictures close without filling up your internal memory
KODAK EASYSHARE Software (included)
The simplest way to find, create, and share.
The award-winning, elegant design makes your pictures the star of the show for a more enjoyable viewing experience
English, French, and German photo card templates turn pictures into 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) announcements, invitations, holiday cards, and more, right at home
Get more out of KODAK EASYSHARE Software with a variety of useful tips
Use KODAK EASYSHARE Software to access your pictures at the KODAK Gallery - then view, edit, and save them to My Collection
KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock Series 3 (optional accessory)
Transfer your pictures at the touch of a button
Instantly upload pictures to your computer for viewing, printing, and e-mailing
Charges your KODAK Camera Battery in less than 3.5 hours
USB connection (USB 2.0 compatible)