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Kodak EasyShare Z740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 970 reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z740. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and performance. The image quality and zoom also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and viewfinder. Some have doubts about the contrast and shutter.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, price

focus, stabilizer , low-light, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak EasyShare Z740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z740 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and usability. The portability and zoom also get good comments.

glare, zoom, portability, usability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 user reviews of Kodak EasyShare Z740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and zoom. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the durability, and many are critical about the shutter and exposure.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, performance

stabilizer , focus, low-light, exposure, shutter

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera and EasyShare Printer Dock 3

 

Kodak may not be the first company to pair a digital camera with a printer, but it certainly is trying to push home the idea that we should print out our photos, put them in a box and keep them in the loft for a rainy day rather than trust non-paper...

A simple to use digital compact with good long zoom lens and dye-sub printer dock for direct, photo quality prints.

Plastic construction of camera feels cheap, blue pixel fringing, prints have fine lines in non-detail areas.

Print quality can only really be described as ‘fair', with prints created using thermal dye transfer technology that uses heat to transfer cyan, magenta, yellow and a sealing ‘varnish' layer onto specialist 6x4-inch photo paper at 300ppi.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 review

 

A sub-£250 5-megapixel ultra-zoom

Great for beginners

Plasticky build

Beginners will enjoy the simplicity of the EasyShare system more than they'll lament the Z740's performance

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Kodak Z740

 

Good image quality.Very good colour rendition.10X optical zoom.Reliable autofocus.Easy to use.

Compression a tad too strong.No stabilisation.A bit noise sensitive.

May, 2005

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Kodak EasyShare Z740

 

The EasyShare system is built on admirable intentions - to make the whole image storage, transfer, email and print process accessible to those people who might ordinarily struggle

Great for beginners

Plasticky build

Beginners will enjoy the simplicity of the EasyShare system more than they'll lament the Z740's performance

Dec, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Zoom Review

 

The Kodak Z740 is medium compact and will not quite fit in your coat pocket, especially with the lens hood on. The best way to carry it is with the neck strap comfortably slung around your neck or shoulders. It has a good non-slip handgrip and one of...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Kodak Z740 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The EasyShare Z740 forms part of Kodak's new Z series, distinctive for their large zoom capability plus affordable price...

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

Kodak EASYSHARE Z740 Zoom

 

Despite being cheaper than its sister model, the Kodak EASYSHARE Z7590 Zoom (both are five megapixel, 10X optical zoom cameras), the EASYSHARE Z740 Zo...

10X zoom, strong and comfortable, above average image quality

Poor recovery time, a little flimsy, quite big

With good features and picture quality, it doesn't do much to distinguish itself from the pack, but if you're after a 5 megapixel camera with 10X zoom, you could do a lot worse than this.

Aug, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Kodak Z740

 

Excellent color, generally very good exposure, Versatile 38-380mm zoom range, Very compact, Good handling and easy access to most photographic controls, Good flash performance, Good white balance in most situations, Both screen and EVF work well in low...

Slightly soft images and lower than average resolution, Can feel unresponsive in use, Over-aggressive noise reduction at ISO 200+ (very soft ISO 400 images), Some problems with high contrast/wide dynamic range scenes, Lack of image stabilization limits...

I liked the Z740 a lot more than I expected to; first impressions after months of using the Canon S2 IS and Sony H1 weren't that positive - the Kodak is so small and lightweight that it feels almost toy-like.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Review

 

The first quarter of 2005 saw Kodak expanding its 'big zoom' range with three new 'Z series' EasyShare cameras, including two 10x optical, 5MP models; the Z7590 (a minor update of the DX7590 adding compatibility with the latest printer dock) and the...

Excellent color, generally very good exposure Versatile 38-380mm zoom range Very compact Good handling and easy access to most photographic controls Good flash performance Good white balance in most situations Both screen and EVF work well in low light...

Slightly soft images and lower than average resolution Can feel unresponsive in use Over-aggressive noise reduction at ISO 200+ (very soft ISO 400 images) Some problems with high contrast/wide dynamic range scenes Lack of image stabilization limits use...

I liked the Z740 a lot more than I expected to; first impressions after months of using the Canon S2 IS and Sony H1 weren't that positive - the Kodak is so small and lightweight that it feels almost toy-like. But of course being light and compact means...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Kodak EasyShare Z740 review

 

Kodak EasyShare Z740

10X zoom lens; manual-exposure controls; versatile burst-shooting mode.

No image stabilization; EVF blanks between exposures; average image quality.

A camera with some appeal for budding photo enthusiasts on a budget.

Jul, 2005

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