Kodak Reborn - a look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup
Kodak famously failed to adapt to the transition from film to digital photography, and finally stopped making digital cameras in early 2012. Now the famous old brand has been resurrected by JK Imaging Ltd, which is producing cameras in partnership with Asia Optical. We got a quick look at some of the 2014 product portfolio earlier this year at CES but this week we had a more detailed briefing at a European press event.
This is the Pixpro S-1, an entry-level Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It will come with a 12-45mm F3.5-6.3 kit zoom that retracts when not in use for improved portability. There's also a 42.5-160mm F3.5-5.9 telezoom and a slightly eccentric 400mm Fieldscope lens, which is manual focus and has a fixed aperture of F6.7. JK Imaging says that while these were originally designed for the Asian market, it plans to sell them in Europe too.