As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS is also often compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare C875 and the EasyShare Z950) and Samsung (such as the TL500 and the NV7 OPS)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z8612 IS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (january 2008 vs july 2008) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the Z1015 IS (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Z1015 IS (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Z1015 IS and Z8612 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×83×78 mm) vs Standard size (104×66×71 mm)
  • Very light: 375 g vs 340 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z8612 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2008 vs july 2009) and is thicker (2.8" vs 1.4").

Kodak EasyShare Z950

Kodak EasyShare Z950
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z950 (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Z950 (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1250 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Z950 and Z8612 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z8612 IS compared to compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2008 vs august 2006), is slightly less expensive ($319.99 vs $527.09) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), is much larger (standard size (104×66×71 mm) vs compact (106×62×21 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Kodak EasyShare C875

Kodak EasyShare C875
1 year older

Significant advantages of the C875 (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×63×37 mm) vs Standard size (104×66×71 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 2.8"
  • Much lighter: 225 g vs 340 g

Significant disadvantages of the C875 (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the C875 and Z8612 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
2 years newer
$527

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (114×63×29 mm) vs Standard size (104×66×71 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the TL500 and Z8612 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NV7 OPS

Samsung NV7 OPS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the NV7 OPS (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (106×62×21 mm) vs Standard size (104×66×71 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the NV7 OPS (vs the Z8612 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the NV7 OPS and Z8612 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash