1. Kodak Z1085 IS - 10MP Camera Review #1

    I've owned a few of the (newer/low cost) Kodak Easyshare products and my favorite camera to this point is the Z1275. Upon arrival of Z1085-IS from Amazon (my cost $179), I noticed the camera packaging seemed to be a little off and things shook inside the box, even though the box was sealed and undamaged. Normally all products from Amazon have been good for me, including 3rd party products that I've ordered.

    I un-packaged the camera and loaded the included battery, then did a quick setup on date, picture size, etc. A great thing about this camera is it can use all types of AA batteries, rechargables are probably the best and longest lasting (but this camera just never seemed right from the get-go with me, so I will probably return it for a refund).

    I tried the video recording... This one is from outdoors, but there are more videos... from indoors, and you can see that it seems to have a problem with the auto-focus, especially when using the zoom feature (excuse my shakiness). The HD size (1280) is nice though and the image stabilization seem to be a lot better than the Z1275 version (which doesn't have IMAGE STAB). The movie mode records in .MOV file types, and another thing that I noticed is the movie files seem to be locked to the card (initially) and cannot be deleted unless you install the KODAK software then open files in it and delete the files through the software, or FORMAT the card. This can be a pain in the ass, when you want to just remove the SD card, and pop it in you card reader, then delete the files from the card, which is the fastest way to transfer files... for me. I did try a computer restart, and then I could delete the files.

    Next I took a few pictures, both indoors and outdoors (10MP), and in camparison to the Z1275 (12MP), they were not as good. So overall I will probably return this camera for a refund, and order the Z1285 (which doesn't have Optical Image Stabilization, but Digital Stab, which isn't as good). I've loaded a few more videos to check out and I will also load then to the VIMEO.com website, so you can see them in true HD, not the YouTube reduced version videos...

    Notes:
    -------
    I noticed the audio seems to record a little low in volume.
    Videos always go blurry when using the zoom adjustments.

    Links:
    --------
    Kodak Z1085-IS: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=12448&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=4611

    Amazon (Kodak Z1085): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00128458M

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  2. Kodak Z1085 IS - 10MP Camera Review #2

    In tested this camera, I've owned a few of the (newer/low cost) Kodak Easyshare products and my favorite camera to this point is the Z1275. Upon arrival of Z1085-IS from Amazon (my cost $179), I noticed the camera packaging seemed to be a little off and things shook inside the box, even though the box was sealed and undamaged. Normally all products from Amazon have been good for me, including 3rd party products that I've ordered.

    I un-packaged the camera and loaded the included battery, then did a quick setup on date, picture size, etc. A great thing about this camera is it can use all types of AA batteries, rechargables are probably the best and longest lasting (but this camera just never seemed right from the get-go with me, so I will probably return it for a refund).

    The HD video size (1280) is nice though and the Optical image stabilization seems to be a lot better than the Z1275 version (which doesn't have IMAGE STAB). The movie mode records in .MOV file types, and another thing that I noticed is the movie files seem to be locked to the card (initially) and cannot be deleted unless you install the KODAK software then open files in it and delete the files through the software, or FORMAT the card. This can be a pain in the ass, when you want to just remove the SD card, and pop it in you card reader, then delete the files from the card, which is the fastest way to transfer files... for me. I did try a computer restart, and then I could delete the files.

    Next I tried video recording... (this video came out to 93MB in a .mov file format). But I decided to covert it to a .divx file using Dr. Divx and it dropped the size down to 29MB and uploads quicker to VIMEO.com and saves me space on my account here. Dr Divx seem to convert it over and upheld the HD quality... what do you think?

    Notes:
    -------
    I noticed the audio seems to record a little low in volume.
    Videos always go blurry when using the zoom adjustments.

    Links:
    --------
    Kodak Z1085-IS: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=12448&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=4611

    Amazon (Kodak Z1085): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00128458M

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  3. Kodak Z1085 IS - 10MP Camera Review #3

    In tested this camera, I've owned a few of the (newer/low cost) Kodak Easyshare products and my favorite camera to this point is the Z1275. Upon arrival of Z1085-IS from Amazon (my cost $179), I noticed the camera packaging seemed to be a little off and things shook inside the box, even though the box was sealed and undamaged. Normally all products from Amazon have been good for me, including 3rd party products that I've ordered.

    I un-packaged the camera and loaded the included battery, then did a quick setup on date, picture size, etc. A great thing about this camera is it can use all types of AA batteries, rechargables are probably the best and longest lasting (but this camera just never seemed right from the get-go with me, so I will probably return it for a refund).

    The HD video size (1280) is nice though and the Optical image stabilization seems to be a lot better than the Z1275 version (which doesn't have IMAGE STAB). The movie mode records in .MOV file types, and another thing that I noticed is the movie files seem to be locked to the card (initially) and cannot be deleted unless you install the KODAK software then open files in it and delete the files through the software, or FORMAT the card. This can be a pain in the ass, when you want to just remove the SD card, and pop it in you card reader, then delete the files from the card, which is the fastest way to transfer files... for me. I did try a computer restart, and then I could delete the files.

    Next I tried video recording... (this video came out to 49MB in a .mov file format). But I decided to covert it to a .divx file using Dr. Divx and it dropped the size down to 14MB and uploads quicker to VIMEO.com and saves me space on my account here. Dr Divx seem to convert it over and upheld the HD quality... what do you think?

    Notes:
    -------
    I noticed the audio seems to record a little low in volume.
    Videos always go blurry when using the zoom adjustments.

    Links:
    --------
    Kodak Z1085-IS: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=12448&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=4611

    Amazon (Kodak Z1085): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00128458M

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  4. Kodak Z1085 IS - 10MP Camera Review #4

    In tested this camera, I've owned a few of the (newer/low cost) Kodak Easyshare products and my favorite camera to this point is the Z1275. Upon arrival of Z1085-IS from Amazon (my cost $179), I noticed the camera packaging seemed to be a little off and things shook inside the box, even though the box was sealed and undamaged. Normally all products from Amazon have been good for me, including 3rd party products that I've ordered.

    I un-packaged the camera and loaded the included battery, then did a quick setup on date, picture size, etc. A great thing about this camera is it can use all types of AA batteries, rechargables are probably the best and longest lasting (but this camera just never seemed right from the get-go with me, so I will probably return it for a refund).

    The HD video size (1280) is nice though and the Optical image stabilization seems to be a lot better than the Z1275 version (which doesn't have IMAGE STAB). The movie mode records in .MOV file types, and another thing that I noticed is the movie files seem to be locked to the card (initially) and cannot be deleted unless you install the KODAK software then open files in it and delete the files through the software, or FORMAT the card. This can be a pain in the ass, when you want to just remove the SD card, and pop it in you card reader, then delete the files from the card, which is the fastest way to transfer files... for me. I did try a computer restart, and then I could delete the files.

    Next I tried video recording... (this video came out to 25MB in a .mov file format). But I decided to covert it to a .divx file using Dr. Divx and it dropped the size down to 7MB and uploads quicker to VIMEO.com and saves me space on my account here. Dr Divx seem to convert it over and upheld the HD quality... what do you think?

    Notes:
    -------
    I noticed the audio seems to record a little low in volume.
    Videos always go blurry when using the zoom adjustments.

    Links:
    --------
    Kodak Z1085-IS: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=12448&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=4611

    Amazon (Kodak Z1085): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00128458M

    Join Vimeo: vimeo.com/contacts/invite_new_user

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  5. Kodak Z1085 IS - 10MP Camera Review #5

    In tested this camera, I've owned a few of the (newer/low cost) Kodak Easyshare products and my favorite camera to this point is the Z1275. Upon arrival of Z1085-IS from Amazon (my cost $179), I noticed the camera packaging seemed to be a little off and things shook inside the box, even though the box was sealed and undamaged. Normally all products from Amazon have been good for me, including 3rd party products that I've ordered.

    I un-packaged the camera and loaded the included battery, then did a quick setup on date, picture size, etc. A great thing about this camera is it can use all types of AA batteries, rechargables are probably the best and longest lasting (but this camera just never seemed right from the get-go with me, so I will probably return it for a refund).

    The HD video size (1280) is nice though and the Optical image stabilization seems to be a lot better than the Z1275 version (which doesn't have IMAGE STAB). The movie mode records in .MOV file types, and another thing that I noticed is the movie files seem to be locked to the card (initially) and cannot be deleted unless you install the KODAK software then open files in it and delete the files through the software, or FORMAT the card. This can be a pain in the ass, when you want to just remove the SD card, and pop it in you card reader, then delete the files from the card, which is the fastest way to transfer files... for me. I did try a computer restart, and then I could delete the files.

    Next I tried video recording... (this video came out to 50MB in a .mov file format). But I decided to covert it to a .divx file using Dr. Divx and it dropped the size down to 14MB and uploads quicker to VIMEO.com and saves me space on my account here. Dr Divx seem to convert it over and upheld the HD quality... what do you think?

    Notes:
    -------
    I noticed the audio seems to record a little low in volume.
    Videos always go blurry when using the zoom adjustments.

    Links:
    --------
    Kodak Z1085-IS: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=12448&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=4611

    Amazon (Kodak Z1085): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00128458M

    Join Vimeo: vimeo.com/contacts/invite_new_user

    Dr Divx 2.0 OSS: http://labs.divx.com/DrDivX

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