Kodak EasyShare Z1285 12.1MP Digital Camera Review

[ad#review957-top]Looking for a 12 megapixel digital camera? Need better quality video than most digital cameras? How about a compact Kodak EasyShare Z1285 12.1MP Digital Camera which has both of those qualities. This camera provided by Geeks.com gives the user HD quality video for a great price. If you’re like me, you like to take videos with your digital camera mainly because it’s what you have around. This camera from Geeks.com is certainly something you’ll want to look into. Read on further to see what else it has to offer.


General Features:
– Black design
– 12.1 megapixels
– 5x optical zoom
– 5x continuous digital zoom
– 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) high resolution (115k pixels) indoor/outdoor color display
– On-camera Share button
– 64 MB internal memory
– SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)/SD card expansion slot
– AV output (NTSC/PAL, user-selectable)
– 1/4-inch standard tripod mount

HD Picture Capture Features:
– Capture beautiful HD pictures in 16:9 format
– View your pictures in high definition on an HDTV or other HD devices

HD Video Features:
– Capture HD quality video
– Capture more video while using less memory with MPEG-4 compression
– Print multiple frames on a 4 x 6-inch. (10 x 15 cm) print
– Save single frames and e-mail family and friends
– Mark special spots in your video with video bookmarking


– Sensor type: 1/1.72-inch CCD
– CCD total pixels: 12.4 MP (4088 x 3040)
– Effective pixels: 12.1 MP (4011 x 3011 including ring pixels)
– Lens: 35-175 mm (35 mm equiv.), f/2.8-f/5.1SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Lens

Still Capture:
– Still format: JPEG/EXIF v2.21
– Color modes: High color, natural color (default), low color, sepia, black and white
– Sharpness: High, normal, low
– Review options: Single image display (default), fast scroll, magnify: normal, 2X-8X in 1X increments, view by (all, date, album, image storage), album, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, crop, edit video, slide show, multi-up, copy, protect, setup menu, play movie, delete, Share/print, e-mail, Favorite, picture/video info
– Editing: On-camera cropping, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation

Still Capture Picture Size:
– 12.0 MP (4000 x 3000) – 4:3
– 10.7 MP (4000 x 2664) – 3:2
– 9.0 MP (4000 x 2256) – 16:9
– 6.0 MP (2832 x 2128) – 4:3
– 3.1 MP (2048 x 1536) – 4:3
– 2.2 MP (1800 x 1200) – 3:2
– 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080) – 16:9
– 1.2 MP (1280 x 960) – 4:3

Video Capture:
– Format: QUICKTIME video format MPEG4
– Quality: HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps, VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps, QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 fps
– Length: Continuous up to 80 min. or 2 GB based on memory capacity
– Review options: Play, rewind, pause, fast-forward, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, slide show, view by date, view by album, view by image storage
– Editing: Make picture from video (1, 4, 9, 16-up), trim, video bookmarking

Unit Dimensions:
– 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.2-inches (H x W x D)
– Weight: 5.7 oz (161 g)


Since this is a refurbished Kodak camera it comes in the standard refurbished box which is just a plain brown box with a white Kodak EasyShare sleeve. On the sleeve gives some brief information about EasyShare cameras and shows that it has a 1 year limited warranty. Opening the box reveals all of the items lying in the box protected by some bubble wrap.

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Included in the box are the Z1285, 2 AA batteries, USB cable, carry strap, software, getting started guide, and insert for printer docks.

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