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Kodak EasyShare Z980 Specifications

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Model Name: Kodak EasyShare Z980 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: Z980
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price: $199.00
Date Available: 2009-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
Size: 3.6 x 4.9 x 4.1 in.
(91 x 124 x 105 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2256 (9.0 MP, Other),
2832 x 2128 (6.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1800 x 1200 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: QuickTime MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Other
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 624 mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.0 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 70 cm to Infinity
27.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: TTL multi-zone, center zone AF, selectable zone AF (25 zones)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 201,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400* (3.1 megapixel only, in PASM modes)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Shutter Speed Range: 16 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, high ISO, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage, panorama
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, red-eye reduction, fill, off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 6.2m Tele: 3.5m (ISO 400)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 1.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: QuickTime MPEG-4
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Camera dock
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash recycle time (seconds):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Lithium, Alkaline disposables, NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Kodak NiMH Pre-Charged rechargeables
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Kodak EasyShare
OS Compatibility: Windows XP or later; Mac OS X 10.3 or later
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Smart Capture, Hot-Shoe, Detachable Vertical Grip.