updated 11:25 am EDT, Mon September 25, 2006
Kodak EasyShare Z710
The American company Kodak is known best for its compact point-and-shoot cameras. In advance of the Photokina show tomorrow, however, it has released a new prosumer camera that the company says is a balance between image quality and features. The EasyShare Z710 has the same 7.1-megapixel resolution as many more expensive compact cameras but uses a much larger Schneider-Kreuznach lens with 10X optical zoom. Kodak promises full manual control for veteran photographers while still giving access to 19 preset modes and the EasyShare function to quickly share photos with computers or printers. Kodak expects the Z710 to ship in October for £279 ($530 US) in Britain including tax; the American price should be less. Click through for profile photos of the new design.