Loving my Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

My newest digital camera (since 2008) has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. So many features I love! And so many that I find annoying.

Today, I am here to share one of the parts I love – The photo quality!

Earth’s Moon

THE MOON - Kodak EasyShare Z1012, Landscape, 12x zoom Taken by Michelle Hestand October 15, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Isn’t it lovely? Our moon … It seems like with this camera, there is an optimal time of day to take a picture of the moon. (using auto settings) And I caught it!

I have tried earlier in the day. The results were too faded to catch this kind of detail. I tried again 30 minutes later and my camera just couldn’t handle contrast between the darker blue sky and the shine of the moon.

Check out my “Shooting the Moon” post for some info about using manual settings at less optimal times of day and night.

Jupiter on Night Landscape

JUPITER AND MOONS - Kodak EasyShare Z1012, Night time Landscape, 12x zoom Taken by Michelle Hestand October 4, 2010 at 9:26 PM

My first attempt taking a picture of Jupiter was not quite what I expected. Apparently Earth rotates a bit more than I expected during 16 seconds of night time exposure. But I was very pleased to see that I seem to have captured some of Jupiter’s moons!

Jupiter on Regular Landscape

JUPITER AND MOONS - Kodak EasyShare Z1012, Landscape, 12x zoom Taken by Michelle Hestand October 14, 2010 7:52PM

A few nights later I decided to try again, once again on Landscape setting so that the camera would try to focus far off. But this time I told my camera it was still day time 🙂 Much shorter exposure time, nicer picture.

Close Ups

A small bouquet of Marigolds, photographed from a distance of about 5 inches.


Thumbnail of Picture taken by my EasyShare z1012 in Sprint 2009Click to see the full image (scaled down)

This camera has also taken some nice pictures for the purpose of printing out and framing. The above image (like all others on this page) has been cropped so that you can see how good the results are at full resolution. Click it to see a scalled down (20%) copy of the full image for color quality. This picture was taken outside with natural light. I was standing 10 – 15 ft away from the subject. The results were when printed as an 8×10 photo were beautiful!

Other Photos

Here are a few of my other favorites, taken with the Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS:

I zoomed in and took this spider picture from about 5 ft away. Click the image to see in full resolution!

About Michelle Hestand

Michelle is a website manager in East Texas. She mainly works on websites related to health, traveling entertainment, and family life.


  1. Megan on December 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Beautiful! I love the detail on the moon. Did you use a telescope?

    • Michelle on February 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      Nope, no telescope. I just stuck my camera on a tripod, set on landscape, and zoomed in. … Thank you 🙂

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