Friday, January 6, 2017

CES 2017 - Kodak's Ektra smartphone gets priced


Cameras on smartphones have always been/and will be an Achilles heel as they lack the ability to capture "light" of much larger sensors , but this hasn't stopped them almost destroying the compact cameras and reducing the slr/mirrorless market to only the serious buyers . Kodak - a company which relied mostly on the sale of its compact camera market was one of the worst hit as people no longer take photos to the pharmacy or download them via the camera  and share them to "Myspace"(whats that you may ask) .In an attempt to "join the trend" ,Kodak too has joined the smartphone market with its new Ektra smartphone - a flagship spec handset with a one of a kind 21MP sensor with PDAF - phase detection autofocus . The specs are listed below , the handset announced a few months back is now said to cost $549 unlocked in the U.S or GBP 449 .

KODAK EKTRA Smartphone key features:

*ANDROID 6.0 (Marshmallow)
*Professional results from a 21MP fast focus camera sensor   with F2.0, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash
*13MP phase detection auto focus front-facing camera with    F2.2 PDAF
*Helio X20 2.3GHz Decacore processor with 3GB RAM
*32GB memory, expandable with MicroSD cards
*Advanced Manual Mode – adjustable on Exposure, ISO,     Focal Length (Manual/Auto), White Balance, Shutter          Speed, Aperture (fixed f2.0 main camera)
*Familiar scene selection dial experience – includes scene  modes Smart Auto, Portrait, Manual, Sports, Bokeh,    Night-time, HDR, Panorama, Macro, Landscape, Film /  Video
*Integrated high quality printing app
*Super 8 Video Recorder
*Integrated social media sharing
*3000mAh, with USB 3.0 Type C fast charger

Via - Slashgear /Kodak press center

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