Kodak Z980 with 24x Megazoon

kodakz980Kodak are about to launch their latest digital camera which has an amazing 24x optical zoom lens. The camera is named the Z980 and will cost around $399 when launched.

The camera has a 12 Megapixel sensor, a 26mm wide angle lens and is capable of capturing video in HD quality. For the price tag of $399 you will get a fantastical capable camera that sits in between a point and shoot and full DSLR.

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 Z980 Features

* Kodak’s exclusive Smart Capture feature, which analyses scenes and adjusts camera settings to deliver beautiful pictures more often;
* 26 mm wide angle/24X Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Lens;
* HD picture and video capture;
* Vertical shutter release and detachable vertical grip, for greater comfort and control when shooting scenes vertically;
* Hot shoe for the optional KODAK P20 flash;
* 12 MP for prints up to 30″x40″;
* Bright and detail-rich 3-inch indoor/outdoor color display;
* Compatible with new KODAK WI-FI Memory Cards and KODAK SDHC/SD Memory Cards;
* Available at US$399.95 MSRP from Spring, 2009.

Via: CrunchGear

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