Kodak EasyShare Z981

Announced Jan 5, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 26 – 676 mm (26×)
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Announced Jan 5, 2010
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Kodak EasyShare Z981 superzoom features a 14MP sensor, 26x optical zoom lens strating at a wide 26mm and a 3.0 inch LCD. It offes manual shooting modes, records 720p HD videos, a Smart Capture mode and image stabilization.

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Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4288 x 3216
Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (6400 at 3.1 MP)
Focal length (equiv.) 26–676 mm
Optical zoom 26×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 201,000
Min shutter speed 16 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC card, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 85 x 105 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 4.13)
GPS None

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Our review

The Kodak Z981 gives you a good zoom range and RAW capture at a bargain price. Some of the body materials and the feature set look a little basic but the camera is an option if you're on a tight budget.

Good for: Photographers who want a lot of zoom reach for little money.

Not so good for: Speed freaks and photographers who like a lot of manual control over their camera

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