updated 11:25 am EDT, Thu July 10, 2008
Kodak Z1015 and M1093
Kodak as part of its wider launches on Thursday released a pair of EasyShare cameras that both pack hardware image stabilization. The 10-megapixel Z1015 IS replaces the earlier Z1012 IS ultra-zoom with an even longer 15X optical zoom and switches from including stabilization in the optics to sensor-shift. It's also faster at just 0.22 seconds between a shutter press and a captured shot, Kodak says. The camera records video at up to 720p and will be ready in September for $350.
The American camera company's point-and-shoot contribution is the M1093 IS. The smaller camera also shoots at 10 megapixels with sensor-shift stabilization but uses a shorter 3X zoom due to the thinner body. Kodak nonetheless promises an unusually high light sensitivity for a compact at ISO 3,200 and provides both dynamic scene adjustment based on the environment as well as face detection. The M1093 IS appears at the same time as the Z1015 IS but sells for $200.