Professional reviewers like the 10-megapixel Kodak EasyShare Z915 digital camera because it has, as one expert puts it, "the best range of manual controls we've seen in a camera at this price." That may be important to you if you expect your photography skills to advance past the novice stage, but less important if you'll be using auto mode much of the time. Even so, the Kodak EasyShare Z915 has some nice features, including a 10x optical zoom lens and image stabilization. Other features are less impressive, like a 2.5-inch LCD screen that reviews say doesn't work well in bright sunshine, disappointing battery life and middling image quality.
Lots of reliable professional sources review the Kodak EasyShare Z915, including CNET, PC World, Steves-Digicams.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com. We also found numerous owner reviews at Amazon.com.
CNET rates the Kodak EasyShare Z915 as "very good." While photo quality isn't terrific, reviewer Joshua Goldman says the EasyShare Z915 is small enough to fit into a pocket, is easy to use and offers many manual and automatic options for a camera at this price.
Review: Kodak EasyShare Z915 (Black), Joshua Goldman, Aug. 21, 2009
2. PC World
PC World's Tim Moynihan says the Kodak EasyShare Z915 is "good" and the 10x zoom, effective image stabilization and fast shutter speed make it a bargain at this price, despite disappointing battery life. It has "the best range of manual controls we've seen in a camera at this price."
Review: Kodak EasyShare Z915, Tim Moynihan, July 29, 2009
Reviews here are reliable, and the editors say the Kodak EasyShare Z915 offers the best deal for the money, especially because the range of manual and automatic controls makes it suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
Review: Kodak EasyShare Z915, Editors of Steves-Digicams.com
The best part of this review is the side-by-side shots from a Fuji FinePix S5100 and the Kodak EasyShare Z915. The reviewer notes that the EasyShare Z915's shots seem a bit more crisp, although too dark or too bright, depending on the circumstances.
Review: Kodak EasyShare Z915, Kristofer Brozio, June 28, 2009
The eight pages here may be more than you'll want to digest, especially if you're a novice who plans to use mostly auto settings. The bottom line is that reviewer Alfredo Padilla says the Kodak EasyShare Z915 is a great deal for the price.
Review: Kodak EasyShare Z915 -- First Impressions Review, Alfredo Padilla, March 7, 2009
Over 200 owner reviews combine for a good overall score of 4 out of 5 stars. Users are generally pleased, although some say they wish the Kodak EasyShare Z915 had more features.
Review: Kodak EasyShare Z915 Digital Camera (Black), Contributors to Amazon.com