Kodak EasyShare Z5010

Announced Nov 20, 2011
unLTE
 

this camera is a mix of fire and water terrible and fantastic the good of this camera : -affordable (got this second hand for $30) -HD video (which has decent quality) -14 mp (still good today) -21x zoom + ois (great combination) -micro usb "easyshare" port (thank god for that) the bad : -the sd slot placement (who in their right mind put it behind the battery door and called it a day) -camera clock resets when changing batteries (or memory, ugh) -focusing is a pain, be it macro or normal, ...

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n3eg
 

Awful.  Just awful. Nothing is sharp.  Everything is in best focus, but still blurry.  Anything at ISO 400 or above is incredibly noisy.  Blue fringing is noticeable on most shots, wide or telephoto.  Lens is not decentered.  Also, the battery door plastic is very fragile.

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The Kodak EasyShare 5010 has been hammered in reviews on other review sites more for what it isn't than for what it is. Fact is, no $250 camera is going to compete with a $1000 pro camera for either quality or bells and whistles. I can't comment on it's video capabilities because I never use them, but as a retired part-time pro who has used some fairly sophisticated hardware over the years, I can say it is a highly competent picture taker. I have never liked shirt-pocket cameras. Too small, ...

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