The Kodak that you mentioned is pretty good. The reason Kodak isn't considered that great is because they don't really make good lens. That's why their better cameras are outsourced for lens manufacturing. Canon makes very good lens throughout their lineup. The Kodak have one thing that goes very well for them, they are set up very simply and extremely easy to understand the settings. I had my mother buy a Kodak and she's very happy with it, especially since she's deficient when it comes to electronics.
I'm in the market for a simple point & shoot camera. I'm only wanting to spend $250 to $350 & have narrowed my choices to the Kodak Z1012 & the Canon S5 IS.
They both have 12x optical zoom, but the Kodak is 10MP while the Canon is 8MP, but the Canon is about $50 more. The Canon does have a couple fetures that I like, such as the one button switch to video & the stereo speakers in the front. (I don't have a video cam, so I'll use this quite a bit).
From what I understand(which is very little) Canon has a better reputation for quality than Kodak in general, but I don't really know specificly why.
Can any offer up some opinions on the differences between these two cameras & whether one will hold up longer than the other. Also, is the 2MP difference between the two a really big deal? Thanks in advance!