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Kodak EasyShare Z650 | Digital Camera Review | Control
The Kodak EasyShare Z650 is easy to operate, and if wished it is possible to make all sorts of changes to the programming that enable the user to exert a fair amount of influence on the final shot. The Kodak Z650 does whatever the user wants accurately, both in the A setting and all the other settings. When activated the Kodak EasyShare Z650 is ready for use at an average speed: it only needs three seconds to get the lens, flash and display ready for use.
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Kodak Z650 camera - LCD display
We have already mentioned that you must choose between the 2 inch LCD display and the electronic viewfinder that is fitted with a miniature 0.2 inch LCD. In practise the LCD display on the back of the body works perfectly indoors and in artificial light. Outside, the viewfinder (EVF) works best; the quality of the picture in the viewfinder remains at an acceptable level. There is no dioptre setting and the clarity of the viewfinder lags a bit behind current technological possibilities. Despite this, it has the advantage when taking outdoor photographs on a sunny day.

Kodak EasyShare Z650 - Focus lock settings
When taking photos in Automatic setting, the display shows the results by means of an AF/AE indicator. You can choose a focus lock setting in 5 different zones, and make use of the optical zoom: good for a total of 10 times. The selected modes are also shown in the display. Due to the construction and placing, the flash has some limitations, such as with macro shots, where the flash is obstructed because the lens is in its way, but the results are pretty decent. Several are possible when using flash.

Kodak Z650 - Pre-programmed modes
The adaptable histogram indicates the shot's light value. Looking back at pictures taken earlier is simple and easy and in principle I could now say: Enjoy using the new Kodak EasyShare Z650. But there is more, much more! As well as subject choices like sport, portrait or night modes, there is also plenty of choice in the SCN modes.
You can chose from 14 pre-programmed modes: In these modes the aperture, shutter speed, exposure correction, light metering over different zones, flashes or fill in flashes and ISO settings are fully automatic and the results are excellent. Furthermore you are able to set format, white balance, metering, focus points or the colour reproduction, which also has a host of possibilities, including sepia.

Kodak EasyShare Z650 - Set up menu
What’s more, the camera can be set according to the user’s wishes in the set up menu. Users can choose to put their personal stamp on the final result and herein lays the power of the Kodak Z650: users can control everything themselves without it getting too complicated. And if it becomes too much, the comprehensive users manual is clear and easy to refer to. If you want to make video recordings, just turn the choice dial to the video setting and you can go ahead! There is a choice of two VGA settings: The standard VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) which allows you twice the recording time.

Kodak EasyShare Z650 - User manual
As well as the comprehensive users’ manual, the Kodak Z650 camera indicates on the LCD display or electronic viewfinder which program the camera is in or which modes have been adjusted. Clear text, well ordered pictograms at the bottom of the LCD or viewfinder guide the user, while other basic modes are shown in a well-ordered way.
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