It's a bird; it's an LI Duck; it's 12X superzoom.
The P712 offers a large 2.5-inch, 115,000-pixel LCD screen as well as a 237,000-pixel electronic optical viewfinder. The P712 also has onboard metering options that include multi-pattern, centerweighted, spot, and selectable zone.
One major problem that you will probably encounter is a lot of noise, which we noticed in a lot of the low-light situations we shot in. At ISO 200, we started to experience some noise, and it intensified as we hit a lot more at ISO 400 and beyond.
While there are numerous noise issues with the P712 that might cause some swings and misses, the camera still has a lot to offer. Overall, colors looked sharp and well-saturated, and exposures showed plenty of detail. With a 12X superzoom, image stabilization as well being compatible with the EasyShare system, we give the EasyShare P712 a hit on our scorecard.
12X optical zoom.
Optical image stabilization.
A host of manual controls.
1/3-stop ISO increment settings.
Ergonomic grip for one-handed shooting.
Shoe-mount accessory flash.
Lots of noise at ISO 200 and above.
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 36-432 mm lens (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8-3.7
Optical Zoom: 12X
Digital Zoom: 5X
Battery Life: CIPA estimate of 210-290 image on a single charge of the unit's Li-ion battery pack
Dimensions: 4.3 W x3.3 H x 2.8 D inches.
Weight: 14.2 ounces w/o battery or card installed
What's in the Box
Kodak EasyShare P712 zoom digital camera, USB and audio-video cables, Kodak high-capacity, 1,800 mAh Li-ion rechargeable digital camera battery-KLIC-5001, Kodak Li-ion rapid battery charger-K5000, neck strap, lens cap with strap, Kodak EasyShare software, getting started kit, custom camera insert for optional Kodak EasyShare camera and printer docks.