September 4, 2009 by Andy Stanton Reads (3,552)

Overall, I was pleased with the Kodak EasyShare Z950. It has many automatic features that make it easy for beginners along with manual exposure controls for more ambitious users. Its ergonomics are very good, with a couple of minor exceptions. While it’s not the fastest camera on the block in starting up and shutting down, it is relatively quick in performing other functions.

It has a useful lens range and a high quality lens. It has HD video, good white balance and does surprisingly well at high ISOs. Yes, it does have issues with overexposure and its colors are a bit bland. However, at its list price of $279.95 it is less expensive than many of its competitors and should receive serious consideration from those looking for a compact ultrazoom.


  • Comfortable shape and rubberized grip
  • High quality lens
  • Clear, understandable menus
  • HD video
  • Good ISO performance


  • Flimsy battery cover
  • Sound level too low
  • Pokey start and shutdown time
  • Colors somewhat bland
  • Overexposure
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