Kodak Z series EasyShare Z1285

8060006, EasyShare Z1285 Digital Camera

Great moments deserve great pictures. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z1285 Zoom Digital Camera lets you relive your favorite memories in brilliant HD quality. Take crisp pictures and videos and share them with your friends and family. And best of all, it’s affordable, making picture-taking easier than ever on you, and your wallet.

True HD quality: capture stunning pictures and video

HD picture capture

- Capture beautiful HD pictures in 16:9 format
- View your pictures in high definition on an HDTV or other HD devices

HD video features

- Capture HD quality video
- Capture more video while using less memory with MPEG-4 compression
- Print multiple frames on a 10 × 15 cm (4 × 6 in.) print
- Save single frames and e-mail family and friends
- Mark special spots in your video with video bookmarking

KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock (optional accessory)

Elevate your high definition experience—view your photos on your HDTV using the KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock.

- Experience HD video playback at 720p and 1080i resolution
- Show off your still photography in vivid HD
- Connect to your KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock however you want; place your KODAK EASYSHARE Camera on it, use an SD card, USB flash drive, or card reader attached to the USB port
- Display your photos as single pictures, multi-up, or in slideshow format

Say hello to high resolution

Never miss a detail with the affordable and easy-to-use KODAK EASYSHARE Z1285. You’ll get incredible HD pictures and videos with 12.0 megapixels and a 5X optical zoom lens. Plus with high ISO capability, bad lighting won’t stand in your way.

12.0 MP captures the details

- 12.0 MP sensor for excellent resolution and prints up to 76 × 102 cm 30 × 40 in. )
- More pixels mean you can crop and enlarge, and still have great image quality

Enhance your results with a professional-quality lens

- Fast f/2.8–f/5.1
- 35–175 mm wide-angle lens captures crisp details
- 5X optical zoom, professional-quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens featuring a manual zoom focus ring
- 5X digital zoom allows you to get even closer

6.4 cm (2.5 in.) high resolution color display

- View pictures with brilliance and clarity on the wide-angle, high resolution 6.4 cm (2.5 in.) color display
- Whether you shoot your pictures vertically or horizontally, view them right-side-up with the orientation sensor
- In review mode, quickly magnify up to 8X, fast scroll through pictures, or view multi-up
- 64 MB internal memory, SDHC/SD card expansion slot lets you keep shooting longer

Picture enhancing and editing features

Capture and create consistently great pictures by utilizing on-camera features such as cropping, high ISO, smart scene mode, and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology.

High ISO mode—capture the details

- Faster shutter speeds mean you can capture the details in low light conditions and fast action situations
- The camera automatically selects from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 based on lighting conditions
- ISO 3200 available at 3.1 MP, 2.2 MP, 2.1 MP, and 1.2 MP setting in P/M mode

Digital image stabilization

- Reduce blur caused by camera shake or subject movement
- The camera software automatically minimizes camera shake to deliver a clear picture


Make your pictures as vivid as the moment you took them, right on camera.

- Print better, brighter pictures
- Relive your memories in richer detail
- Clear up dark shadows to reveal more smiles

Smart scene mode

- Capture stunning shots with ease—smart scene mode automatically selects from 9 available scene modes
- If a scene mode cannot be detected, the camera will default to Auto

Panorama stitch mode

- Create panoramic shots by combining up to three shots together into one large picture with panorama stitch mode

Multiple scene modes

- Portrait modes—portrait, self portrait, night portrait, backlight
- Landscape modes—landscape, night landscape, fireworks, sunset
- Bright scene modes—sport, beach, and snow
- Action modes—sport, panning, and children
- Party mode—use for photos of people in indoor setting in lower light
- Close-up modes—flower, close-up

P/M modes at your fingertips

- Program mode (P)—camera sets optimal shutter speed and aperture combination
- Manual mode (M)—you choose both the aperture and shutter speed

Manual controls

- Exposure compensation—± 2.0 EV in ± 0.3 EV step increments
- Aperture—f/2.8 (wide), f/5.1 (tele)
- Shutter speed—8-1/1000 sec. in 1/3 step increments
- ISO equivalents—(automatic) 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Auto focus—TTL imager AF system
- Exposure metering—multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
- Flash mode—auto, red-eye reduction, fill, off

Exclusive KODAK Color Science Image Processing Chip

- The exclusive KODAK Color Science Chip provides vibrant, true-to-life colors in every picture
- A new high speed digital processor chip, advanced algorithms, and hardware acceleration features let the Z1285 make simultaneous, split-second decisions to produce rich, vibrant, true-to-life colors in almost any lighting situation
- Every time you click the shutter, the KODAK Color Science Chip performs an instantaneous and advanced analysis of collected scene data to identify and adjust multiple factors that influence picture quality
- Scene light source is detected and adjustments are made to capture bright whites and true, vivid colors under difficult lighting conditions—fluorescent, tungsten, or daylight
- Scene content is analyzed for luminance, focal distance, subject matter orientation, and color to determine the correct exposure and capture the natural details, accurate flesh tones, and rich colors you see in your composition

The simple way to share

The Z1285 is part of the KODAK EASYSHARE System, so sharing your pictures is amazingly simple. Just press Share.

On-camera Share button

- Sharing starts right on the back of the camera
- Have a picture you want to share? Tag it using the exclusive on-camera Share button and it will be ready to print or e-mail later
- Use the Favorites feature to keep your special pictures close without filling up your internal memory

KODAK EASYSHARE Software (included)

The simplest way to find, create, and share.

- The award-winning, elegant design makes your pictures the star of the show for a more enjoyable viewing experience
- English, French, and German photo card templates turn pictures into 10 × 15 cm (4 × 6 in.) announcements, invitations, holiday cards, and more, right at home
- Get more out of KODAK EASYSHARE Software with a variety of useful tips
- Use KODAK EASYSHARE Software to access your pictures at the KODAK Gallery—then view, edit, and save them to My Collection

KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock Series 3 (optional accessory)

- Transfer your pictures at the touch of a button
- Instantly upload pictures to your computer for viewing, printing, and e-mailing
- Charges your KODAK Camera Battery in less than 3.5 hours
- USB connection (USB 2.0 compatible)

Simple ways to print your pictures at home

Real KODAK Pictures are just a touch away with our convenient home printing options.

KODAK EASYSHARE G610 Printer Dock (optional accessory, where available)

- One touch to KODAK Lab Quality Prints
- Waterproof, stain-resistant prints that last a lifetime
- Automatic KODAK Camera Battery recharging
- Transfer pictures to a computer at the touch of a button
- Compatible with KODAK Color Cartridge & Photo Paper Kit / G

Ready to go—right out of the box

Unpack the Z1285 and you’re ready to shoot. It’s that simple.

- KODAK EASYSHARE Z1285 Zoom Digital Camera
- KODAK Oxy-Alkaline Digital Camera Battery AA
- USB cable
- Wrist strap
- Getting Started Guide with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
- Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks


Maximum video resolution 
1280 x 720 pixels
Video formats supported 
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps

Technical details

USB 2.0
Colour of product 
ISO sensitivity 
100, 1600
Lens focal range 
f/2.8 - f/5.1
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
continuous auto focus, single auto focus
Camera shutter speed 
1/2 - 1/2000s
Compatible memory cards 
sd, sdhc
Compatible operating systems 
Windows XP<br />Macintosh X 10.3
Flash modes 
auto, fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Internal memory 
64 MB
Light exposure correction
2.0EV @ 1/3 EV
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Spot
12.1 MP
Memory slots 
Optical zoom 
Scene modes 
Backlight, beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, self-portrait, Sports
2/10 s
Sensor type 
Tripod mountable
Video capability 
White balance 
auto, daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten


Display resolution (numeric) 
115000 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
6.35 cm (2.5")

Lens system

Focus adjustment
Digital zoom 
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
35 - 175 mm
Image stabilizer 


Camera type 
Compact camera
Photo effects 
black&white, Neutral, Sepia
Camera playback
single image, slide show
Custom colour


Macro focusing range (tele)
0.5 - 1.0m
Macro focusing range (wide)
0.2 - 0.7m
Normal focusing range
0.6 - ∞


Flash range (tele)
0.6 - 3.2m
Flash range (wide)
0.6 - 5.9m

System requirements

Mac compatibility 

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Nickel–Metal Hydride (NiMH)

Picture quality

Maximum image resolution 
4011 x 3011 pixels
Image formats supported 
Still image resolution(s) 
12.0 MP (4000 x 3000) - 4:3<br />10.7 MP (4000 x 2664) - 3:2<br />9.0 MP (4000 x 2256) - 16:9<br />6.0 MP (2832 x 2128) - 4:3<br />3.1 MP (2048 x 1536) - 4:3<br />2.2 MP (1800 x 1200) - 3:2<br />2.1 MP (1920 x 1080) - 16:9<br />1.2 MP (1280 x 960) -

Weight & dimensions

8.95 cm
3.16 cm
6.45 cm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 
89.5 x 31.6 x 64.5 mm

Other features

Digital SLR