As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS is also often compared to compacts. The Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS's top rivals come from HP (such as the Photosmart M525) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare P850 and the EasyShare Z1012 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z712 IS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (june 2007 vs june 2006).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 33 mm), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/1700 of a second).

Kodak EasyShare P850

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the P850 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P850 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P850 and Z712 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 450 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the Z1012 IS (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 33 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z1012 IS (vs the Z712 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z1012 IS and Z712 IS

  • Very small: Standard size (109×74×77 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Very light: 375 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.8"

Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z1015 IS (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Z1015 IS (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Z1015 IS and Z712 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×83×78 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Very light: 375 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.8"

Kodak EasyShare P712

Kodak EasyShare P712
1 year older

Significant advantages of the P712 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P712 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P712 and Z712 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"

Kodak EasyShare Z740

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the Z740 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1700 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z740 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Z740 and Z712 IS

  • Very small: Standard size (98×76×72 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Very light: 330 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z712 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.7"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO) and is newer (june 2007 vs august 2004).

However, on average it is much larger (standard size (104×74×70 mm) vs compact (95×31×62 mm)), is thicker (2.8" vs 1.4"), is much heavier (350 g vs 190 g), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (1/2 of a second vs 15 seconds).

HP Photosmart M525

HP Photosmart M525
1 year older

Significant advantages of the M525 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×31×62 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Much lighter: 190 g vs 350 g
  • Significantly thinner: 2.4" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the M525 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.7" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the M525 and Z712 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon PowerShot A95

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A95 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×65×35 mm) vs Standard size (104×74×70 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.8"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A95 (vs the Z712 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the PowerShot A95 and Z712 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital