This is amazing value - A 52X optical Zoom for the price of a car tyre !!
It seems to be about half the price of any equivalent camera on the market. Although manufactured under licence from Kodak, it features a development on the traditional Kodak cameras - I have a Z612. It doesn't have an eye level viewfinder, but if you a taking long shots on a tripod, then you would not be able to use one anyway. Shutter lag seems minimal.
I have already taken a shot at 208 zoom, which is fully in focus. It has lots of sophisticated features, which I am still exploring. Highly recommended. Pete.