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Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the screen, and there are some critical reviews about the exposure and focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the durability and screen are mixed. Many are less positive about the color and exposure.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

With 10 megapixels and optical image stabilisation, is the Z1085 IS a bargain?

Despite the plastic construction, the build quality is good. There are a few spots on the body that feel a bit flexible, but it generally feels fairly robust. The battery hatch can pop open with a little encouragement, dropping your batteries on the...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS digital camera

 

Kodak's EasyShare Z1085 IS crams in 10 megapixels and offers 5x optical zoom in a package small enough to slip into your pocket. But is this the smart snapper to go for? We shoot a few frames to find out. The 10 megapixels don't necessarily deliver a...

Image stabilisation, optical zoom, HD video, price

No viewfinder, focusing problems at far end of zoom and in macro mode, Smart Capture easily confused, build quality, no memory card provided

The 10 megapixels don’t necessarily deliver a better photograph and the likelihood is that images taken will be used for standard display or online sharing, rather than producing full sized prints, which begs the question of why you’d want to go this...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

Get to grips with the latest entry from well-known name Kodak

An inoffensively mediocre camera, in some placess to the point of annoyance, with a few positives but is far too average

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (thinkcamera.com)

Kodak Z1085 IS: Review

 

New Kodak compact adds HD pictures and image stabilisation to the EasyShare mix

Panorama mode is fun ; Noise at high ISO is quite reasonable (at this level) ; HD video and 16:9 still image modes ; Competitive price

Panorama mode far from perfect ; Macro mode not very 'macro ; Some focusing issues

The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS sticks to a simple body and layout that, whilst not breaking any new ground, is functional. The camera is small, with a two-handed layout, judging from the positioning of buttons on the camera's top - they feel out of place...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

5x optical zoom camera with image stabilisation

Stabilised 5x optical zoom, 720p video recording, Smart Capture mode works well for amateurs

Noticeable drop in clarity towards the edges of the frame, buffer is small (which causes slow down), no custom white balance

Kodak's EasyShare Z1085 is a decent but not outstanding advanced compact camera. It has some nifty features, but the images aren't quite up to scratch and it can get slow when the small buffer fills up.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS review

 

The 10-megapixel Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is deceptively good. It doesn't stand out with a unique design and there are no overtly special features: it's a pretty straight-laced compact and comes in dark gray/black only and its ridiculously and unusably...

5x zoom lens atypical for the price; easy operation; HD video capture with optical zoom.

Occasionally overexposes photos; only three-shot burst mode; mediocre performance.

The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is a solid value with decent photo quality, a well-rounded feature set, and a compact, solid-feeling design.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

5x optical zoom camera with image stabilisation

Stabilised 5x optical zoom, 720p video recording, Smart Capture mode works well for amateurs

Noticeable drop in clarity towards the edges of the frame, buffer is small (which causes slow down), no custom white balance

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is a solid value camera with decent photo quality and a well-rounded feature set, but is let down by poor performance.

5x zoom lens atypical for the price ; Easy operation ; HD video capture with optical zoom

Occasionally overexposes photos ; Only three-shot burst mode ; Mediocre performance

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS review: Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

5x zoom lens atypical for the price; easy operation; HD video capture with optical zoom.

Occasionally overexposes photos; only three-shot burst mode; mediocre performance.

The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is a solid value with decent photo quality, a well-rounded feature set, and a compact, solid-feeling design.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

 

The EasyShare Z1085 IS has a less expensive sibling, known as the Z1285 ($199). The main difference between the two is that the Z1285 has a higher resolution sensor instead of image stabilization

Photo quality is good enough for the 4 x 6 crowd ; Good value for the money ; 5X zoom in a relatively compact body ; Optical image stabilization ; Some manual controls ; Smart Capture mode works as advertised ; Easy to use, with help screens for menu...

Noise reduction smudges fine details, mottles the sky, and gives images an overall soft look ; Redeye a big problem; countermeasures did not work in my tests ; Vignetting was an issue, though it may be specific to my camera ; Poor low light focusing ;...

All things considered, the EasyShare Z1085 is just an average camera. The best thing it has going for it is its value: a 5X zoom lens, image stabilization, and an HD movie mode, all for under $250. Unfortunately, it needs work in a lot of areas, which...

Aug, 2008

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