2012: The Year That Was

Join us, won't you, for a special Woot-Off recap of all those products that made us laugh, cry, marvel and rage over the past 365 days. This is 2012: The Year That Was.

Take a good look, loyal Wooters, because today we're recapping the most memorable products. There's that thing, remember how it made you smile? And that other thing, oh, boy! The forums sure called that a Woot-Off killer last February. Now, of course, we can look back and laugh.

And what about those twins from March? Or that elder statesman from May? Everyone had written THAT product off back in 2008, but it sure came through in the end.

Ultimately, it's your choice to applaud or catcall, but keep in mind: these products gave their very best, and they gave it for you. In these final, quiet days of 2012, let's remember the products that said "The show must go on!" and marched out, one by one, to take their chances before the crowd.

And please, ignore all those savages who say we're just emptying out our warehouse before the new year begins. They don't know a THING about artistic genius.

Back to the Woot-Off!


  • Record full 1080 HD video with stereo sound, edit your pictures, and add creative borders, or make a picture from video and create action prints
  • The 3.0" bright HVGA LCD features two times more resolution than standard displays with bright, vibrant details, and there's also a high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), making it easier to compose photos in bright sunlight
  • Simultaneously share to multiple social networks, e-mail and PULSE Digital Frame, automatically share when you connect to a PC, and tag to the largest number of social networks
  • The CMOS sensor delivers higher quality pixels (better pixels are better than more pixels), and the BSI CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light picture quality with less noise and less blur-no flash needed
  • The 30x SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens (35 mm equivalent: 28-840 mm) zooms in faster and closer than ever to deliver crisp, steady shots for extraordinary creative performance
  • The fast f/2.8 wide-angle 28mm lens captures dramatic shots in tight quarters or in front of spectacular landscapes, and optical image stabilization automatically minimizes camera shake to give you sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges
  • Program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes give you maximum control over settings (including exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering, white balance, flash, and high-speed burst shooting of up to 40 frames @120fps at 1MP resolution)
  • Portrait modes, landscape modes, bright scene (beach, snow, etc.) modes, action modes, text/document modes and manner/museum modes (when sound or flash are not desired)
  • HDR (high dynamic range), Dramatic, Sequential, Panning, Night scene long exposure, and Intelligent portrait
  • Emulate a favorite Kodak film--Kodachrome, Kodacolor, Ektachrome, Tri-X, T-Max--or sepia tone
  • Automatic panorama mode captures a full 360 view or just the horizon-pan horizontally or vertically in a continuous burst until the shutter is released, and Photobooth capture mode stylizes a group of four consecutive photos as if taken in a photobooth
  • Kodak's innovative Smart Capture feature automatically identifies the scene and adjusts camera settings for a great picture in just about any environment
  • Intelligent scene detection analyzes the scene to give you better pictures under various conditions
  • Intelligent capture control automatically sets camera settings for clear, sharp pictures even in low light and challenging situations
  • Intelligent image processing reduces noise and clears up dark shadows for vibrant, crisp details and true-to-life colors
  • Find, organize, and share your pictures easily--the Z990 automatically recognizes up to 20 pre-tagged faces so you can easily locate and share them later and recognizes up to five faces in a single image. Name tags carry over to your favorite photo management software for easy searching

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 1 Year Kodak


(35mm equivalent: 28-840 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Zoom: Optical: 30x
Digital: 5x
Focus Range: Wide: 3.9' (1.19 m) - Infinity
Telephoto: 5.9' (1.80 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 3.9" (9.91 cm) - 2.6' (79.25 cm)
Tele Macro: 5.9' (1.80 m) - 11.5' (350.52 cm)
Focal Length: 28-840mm (35mm equiv); f/2.8-5.6
Focus Type: TTL Contrast AF System
Focus Modes: Normal AF, Macro AF, Super Macro AF, Infinity, Manual
Auto Focus Zones: Multi-Zone, Center-Zone, Selectable (25 zones), Face Priority
Resolution: 12MP
Sensor: 1/2.33" BSI CMOS
File Formats: Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution: 12MP; 4000 x 3000 @ 4:3
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization: Still: Optical
Video: Digital
Exposure Control:
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 125-6400
Shutter: Smart Capture Mode: 1/2 - 1/2000 sec
S/M Modes: 1/2000 - 16 sec
Exposure Metering: Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes: Modes: Program
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
White Balance Modes: Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate: Up to 60 fps at 2MP for up to 20 frames 
Self Timer: 2 sec, 10 sec
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
Exposure Bracketing: ±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
Built-in Flash: Yes: Auto, Fill-in, Off, Red-eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range: Wide: 1.6 - 29.2' (0.49 - 8.90 m)
Telephoto: 5.9 - 14.4' (1.80 - 4.39 m)
Built-in Memory: 128MB
Memory Card Type: SD/SDHC (Up to 32GB)
Video Recording: NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
Screen: 3" TFT Color LCD with Smart Display (460k pixels)
Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Battery: (4) AA Batteries
Dimensions: 4.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) x 3.7"(D)
Weight: 1.3 lbs (with batteries and memory card)


In the box:

  • Kodak EasyShare MAX Z990 12MP Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom
  • (4) AA Ni-MH Batteries
  • Charging Solution
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Cap with Strap
  • Neck Strap
  • User Guide

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