Kodak’s cameras have never been marketed as being cutting edge, per se, but are more targeted toward those of us who want an easy-to-use point-and-shoot type device. The newest edition to the EasyShare family is the Z612, and it comes with some pretty impressive specs. You can really get up close and personal with the 12x optical zoom (plus 4.2 digital zoom), and you can be sure you’ll be getting excellent resolution thanks to the whooping 6.1 megapixel sensor (2848 x 2144).
What this means is that you can produce prints of up to 30 x 40-inches, and the image stabilization feature will make sure they don’t come out blurry. Even on the lowest quality setting – there are five in total – you’re still getting 1.1 megapixels. Check out your snapshots on the 2.5-inch color display, both in landscape and portrait mode, and check out the details with 8 times magnification. Like most cameras on the market, the Kodak Z612 will also do video: look for 30fps and sound recording, as well as MPEG-4 compression.
The Kodak EasyShare Z612 will hit store shelves this April with a price tag of just under $400.