Happy SUNday!

Testing my new to me Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS 10-megapixel digital bridge camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 28-420mm (equivalent) AF 15X Optical Zoom lens. Wow, what a mouthful!

The all-glass Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon Optical Zoom Lens provides powerful zoom combined with precision optics. Its fast aperture range (f/3.5-5.4) and 15x zoom range (28-420mm equivalent) offer extraordinary creative performance and sharp images.
Full telephoto.

It was rather late in the afternoon when I gave the camera a bit of a test so the images are quite contrasty. I am surprised at just how sharp the lens is even fully zoomed at the 420mm handheld.

Here are some late morning images a few days later.

Close-up at telephoto zoom.
Full telephoto (handheld).
Close-up “macro” setting with fill-in flash.

I didn’t know this about the camera until just now doing some background research – The EasyShare Z1015 IS comes with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (KLIC-8000) but is also compatible with disposable CRV3 Lithium batteries, and it can use AA-size batteries (Lithium & Alkaline) as well. Plus, the camera includes an AC adapter/charger, that utilizes the camera’s USB port to provide power. With all of these power options; you’ll always have the means to power your camera available to you. Frame your shots with the high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) or with the 3.0″ indoor/outdoor color LCD, and then verify the exposure of your pictures using the histogram feature with highlight clipping. The LCD display lets you view your pictures right-side-up with auto picture rotation and in review mode, quickly magnify images up to 8x to confirm focus and details, fast scroll through pictures, or view multi-up images. I’m impressed.

Overall a smaller and more compact 15x bridge camera.
Nice 3 inch LCD.

As best as I can tell the camera was released around 2008 and all things considered, it had some impressive specs for the time. I’m very impressed with the performance of this vintage digital camera here in 2022. At the moment I think this one is a keeper. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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