Kodak Z980 Review
|Full model name:||Kodak EasyShare Z980|
|Sensor size:||1/2.33 inch
(6.1mm x 4.6mm)
|Extended ISO:||100 - 6400|
|Shutter:||1/2000 - 16 seconds|
3.6 x 4.9 x 4.1 in.
(91 x 124 x 105 mm)
|Weight:||14.6 oz (415 g)|
|Full specs:||Kodak Z980 specifications|
The Kodak Z980 digital camera combines a whopping 24x optical zoom Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon-branded lens with a 26mm to 624mm equivalent zoom range, and a twelve megapixel image sensor. Given the power of the zoom lens, image stabilization is pretty much a must, as is an electronic viewfinder - and the Kodak Z980 includes both.
The Z980's styling is reminiscent of a single-lens reflex camera, and includes a portrait grip with a secondary shutter release button. The SLR-like features continue with a hot shoe, capable of accepting Kodak's optional P20 flash strobe. Other features include a 3.0" LCD display, 720p movie mode, Kodak's "Smart Capture" mode which automatically adjusts the camera's settings, plus SD / SDHC card storage, and power from four AA batteries.
The Kodak Z980 will ship this spring, priced at US$399.95. The product bundle includes a set of 4 Kodak NiMH Pre-charged rechargeable AA batteries, Kodak NiMH charging solution, detachable vertical grip, USB cable, lens cap with strap and neck strap.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.