Embargos be damned, we’ve got the details ’bout Kodak’s latest ultra-mega-uber-zoom digital camera. It’s a looker. A megazoom looker.
First up, the glass is 26-millimeter wide angle lens with that mega aforementioned zoom. Behind that is a 12-megapixel sensor housed in a dSLR-like body that even features a detachable vertical grip, hot shoe, and a vertical shutter release. (nice) Plus, it comes packing with an HD video capture mode Kodak’s so-called Smart Capture feature that automatically adjusts the settings for brilliant images.
Sounds like you, Mr. P. Tom? MSRP is set at $399 when it drops sometime this Spring.
Kodak expands its line of Smart Capture enabled digital cameras
New models include Powerful 24x zoom and sleek compact with 5x zoom
Rochester, NY, January 8, 2009 — Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced new additions to its digital camera line, led by the high-zoom KODAK Z980 Digital Camera, featuring outstanding control and Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature that consistently delivers high quality images.
Featuring a wealth of power and versatility, the KODAK Z980 Digital Camera offers a 26 mm wide angle, professional quality, 24X image stabilized optical zoom lens, a vertical shutter release and a hot shoe, all at an affordable price.
The Z980 enables serious photographers to easily handle both long-distance and wide-angle shots, and boasts Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature, which automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to deliver brilliant images automatically.
“The Z980 is an ideal camera for photographers looking to do more and get more from their digital camera,” said John Blake, General Manager Digital Capture and Devices, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “The versatile lens, combined with our exclusive Smart Capture feature, lets consumers shoot great pictures in any setting — from daylight to night or from close-ups to landscapes, the camera makes adjustments automatically.”
Kodak also introduced new models to its M-Series Digital Camera line, led by the KODAK EASYSHARE M380 Digital Camera. A sleek but powerful digital camera for style-savvy consumers, the M380 delivers an innovative feature package led by Kodak’s Smart Capture feature, and also boasts a 10MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, and 2.7” LCD. The M380 will be available in black, red and teal, and retail at US$179 MSRP from March, 2009;
Also new to the KODAK M Series Digital Cameras are:
A range of accessories will be available for the new KODAK Digital Cameras including KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries and battery charger kits; KODAK SD and SDHC High Performance Memory Cards; KODAK Camera Bags and much more.
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