posted on Jun 26, 2009 at 9:12PM
Head-2-Head Review: Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD vs. Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS
UsabilityBy Emily Raymond
The two camera bodies look and feel nearly the same with their chunky hand grips and wide lens barrels. The SLR-like cameras are compact – the Fuji is the smaller of the two – but substantial enough to provide a good grip. The grips are covered in rubber, although the Kodak’s is a smooth rubber and the Fuji S2000 has a leather-like texture to it. The Fuji also adds a more defined finger divot near the top for the middle finger to support the camera a little better.
In general, both cameras are easy to use. If you’re used to FinePix models, the S2000 will be a seamless transition because many of its buttons and controls are in familiar locations with familiar labels. The icons and labels on the Kodak are a little more familiar to beginning photographers – with the exception of the oddly labeled control dial.