The camera isn't perfect, NO CAMERA IS - but this camera is by far, hands down, the BEST bridge camera that can be found for the money - and the z990 may be the best consumer digital camera Kodak ever made.
I would go so far as to say that if this quality was present in other Kodak digital cameras, they just might have been able to turn it around (notwithstanding other financial issues).
Check the comments above for the link that will take you to the discussion for the previous sale. Myself and others posted a ton of great info about this camera (and Kodak itself and how this camera compares to other Kodak digital cameras - many of us have owned both 5000 series cameras and outlined comparisons in that discussion).
Bottom line: if you are in the market for this type of camera, you will not get more bang for your buck with anything else you can find for sale today.
As for shutter lag and other issues that are still present after the firmware update . . . if you look very closely at those comments, you'll see that they are primarily comments specific to certain specialized shooting modes the camera offers. Overall, for general shooting, the firmware update is such a game-changer for this camera that IMHO it adds twice the value of the purchase cost again to the camera - Kodak got it right. It is that good.
I own three of these cameras, I have purchased eight. Some were gifts, some were for business use. I will more than likely be in for three more, possibly more (under a different account).
If you're on the fence, step off. Hit the buy button and be happy you did. At this price, for a refurbished unit (which I have had great luck with, purchasing some of my z990 cameras from Ben's Outlet, and that is all they carried [refurbs]) the deal can't be beat.
I have thousand of woot! purchases spread over my own account, my family's, my wife's and two business accounts. This is one of the BEST woot! offerings - EVER, based on quality, performance and price paid. I've been loyal to woot! since 2005 and deals like this, brought back because woot! has listened to their customers, gives me hope that Amazon hasn't completely ruined the place - LOL.
This is a great woot!. If you're in the market, this is the woot! for you.