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Model Name: Kodak EasyShare Z981 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: Z981
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $329.95
Street Price: $229.00
Date Available: 2009-04-15
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: 14.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch:  
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution:  
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)
Movie File Format: 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 Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit 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
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x
Filter Thread: n/a
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 In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
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
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto (64-3200), 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400* (3 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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, night portrait, backlight, self, landscape, night landscape, fireworks, sport, beach, snow, children, flower, text/documents, manner/museum
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
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
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
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 RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
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.

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