response from kodak about this problem..
Originally Posted by Aquarius89
I emailed Kodak and they supplied this response...
"Thank you for your e-mail regarding zooming feature not being of the greatest.
Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done with regards to correcting the focus during zooming in on video. The noise disruption is caused by the lens retracting in and out. One thing certain digital cameras would not be as perfect as a video camera."
In my opinion it is not the best idea of Kodaks to put a funtion on a camera which they know doesn't work properly and use it as a selling point.
I think they will have a lot of z612s returned because of this.
Also I have had a lot of trouble trying to obtain a spare Klic 8000 rechargeable battery. Contacted Kodak and they said they didn't have any in stock and it would be a back order. That was several weeks ago and I am still waiting. Comet, currys and local independents do not stock it either. Even the online retailer I bought it from doesn't stock the batteries...
Another mistake of Kodaks not to make it compatible with normal metal hydride batteries as well as lithium ion.....