Kodak Z980 Review

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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Kodak EasyShare Z980
Resolution: 12.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.33 inch
Lens: 24.00x zoom
(26-624mm eq.)
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD
ISO: 100-6400
Shutter: 16-1/2000
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.6 x 4.9 x 4.1 in.
(91 x 124 x 105 mm)
Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
MSRP: $400
Availability: 03/2009
Manufacturer: Kodak
Full specs: Kodak Z980 specifications
24.00x zoom
1/2.33 inch
size sensor
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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.

Kodak Z980

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