Recently purchased a Kodak Z980 and took it out for a trial run yesterday. I must say the Reviews i read on it before i purchased it where spot on! One of the cons i noticed almost immediately was that the lens cap does tend to fall off when it touches up against something. The zoom lens (a 24 X) was the feature i was really interested in mostly and i was not disappointed when i did try it out. The second shutter button to capture portrait photos also surprised me with how quickly it was to switch back and forth. The 12 MP will be great in cropping the zoomed in images i'll be capturing of wildlife when i visit Grose Morne again in the future.
Example of the zoom from yesterday. images are scaled down to 4 inches and a 200 resolution for photobucket.