updated 10:00 am EDT, Tue October 20, 2009
Kodak to replace Zi8, unveil new cam at CES
Kodak is expected to unveil two new digital imaging products at CES 2010, including a successor to the Zi8 handheld camcorder launched this summer and a new but secret type of camera that could be a DSLR, which would represent a return to the field for Kodak. According to a Tuesday ElectricPig report, details on the device are thin, but the rumors are said to come from a "highly placed" source at the company.
The new camera will be a high-profile launch at the show, the source says, which implies specs and features very competitive with others in the camera's as yet undefined category. As in the past, Kodak may also have a price advantage over competitors.
The updates to the Zi8 are unknown, though the current model can record at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second or 720p and 60fps. It has a 2.5-inch LCD and a built-in microphone jack. SDHC cards hold content, and users can capture 5-megapixels photos. An HDMI output lets users watch their recordings on their HDTVs. The Zi8 costs $180.