Kodak EasyShare Z740: the promise
The Z740, the most “affordable” of the new Kodak bridges, is clearly aimed at beginners wishing to benefit from a powerful zoom in a simple device with a rewarding style.
Kodak EasyShare Z740: the reality
It presents rather well under its metallic bodywork, even if, at this price, we will be satisfied with a plastic construction. The rubberized handle offers very good grip. The clear and user-friendly interface is designed to reassure neophytes.
The screen is less comfortable due to annoying outside reflection and the range of functions is reduced to the absolute minimum. For example, we will not find here a compression or manual white balance adjustment, and the video mode remains jerky at 13fps. In terms of performance, we also stick to a small average, with correct reactivity and acceptable images, but often marred by ubiquitous chromatic aberrations.
The verdict of the review
Kodak EasyShare Z740
This aesthetic device is simple to use but does not offer advanced settings. A nice toy for beginners in short.