updated 03:45 pm EDT, Mon August 27, 2007
Kodak EasyShare leak
In advance of the IFA 2007 show in Berlin, Kodak has leaked information on three new EasyShare cameras. The preeminent one is the V1253, which can not only take 12-megapixel still photos, but shoot videos at resolutions up to 720p. The zoom lens has a 35mm equivalence of 37-111mm, and the sensor sensitivity extends to ISO 3200, enabling flash-free shots in otherwise dim environments. Other touted specifications include a 3.1-inch LCD, and 32MB of internal memory supplemented by SD and SDHC cards.
The V1233 shrinks the LCD down to 2.5 inches, but should otherwise be nearly identical to the 1253. A more dramatic departure comes in the form of the Z812 IS, which only offers a 8.2-megapixel sensor, but has the equivalent of a 36-432mm lens and uses hardware image stablization, instead of the digital compensation found in the V1200 series. It is also closer to the "prosumer" level, and so should provide more manual control. No prices or release dates have been disclosed. [via Let'sGoDigital]