Since you are wanting to learn more, you should include 2 more long lens cameras.
The Panasonic DMC-FZ10 and Minolta DiMage Z1
With long lens cameras the one complaint you will see quite often is that the camera is slow to autofocus or will not autofocus at all sometimes.
This is usually caused by people who are hand-holding the camera while taking a 10x zoom picture. You can not hold the camera steady enough for the camera to lock focus. This also leads to complaints about blurred or out of focus pictures. So plan on buying a tripod for those long shots.
People who take wildlife photos love their long lens cameras. They get some fantastic shots of animals and birds.
There are two elements that are unique to the Kodak camera. It does not have a manual focus, and you have little control of the amount of .jpg compression. Some people think the .jpg photos are over compressed.
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experience with the 10x optical zoom cameras (olympus c750, kodak easyshare dx6490, etc..). I am a newbie to digital cameras, but think I want to have a high optical zoom as i plan on photographing landscapes, nature, etc...
Is there anything I should watch out for with the 10x optical zoom? I'm leaning towards the kodak but want to learn more first.