Kodak EasyShare Z980: Offering a 12MP Image Sensor and 24X Optical Zoom
Kodak unveiled the EasyShare Z980 way back in 2009 and it still continues to be a powerful alternative for the high-end compact cameras. The EasyShare Z980 might be old-school but still packs in a lot of connectivity schemes. Here is how the specs sheet associated with the same looks like in detail:
The EasyShare Z980 offers a 12MP image sensor. The CCD sensor sports the 1/ 2.33 inch layout besides measuring 6.08mmx4.56mm in terms of dimensions. In terms of image resolution, the EasyShare Z980 offers 4000x3000 pixels. Other denominations are also supported with the lowest being 1280x960 pixels. In terms of the image aspect ratio, the EasyShare Z980 supports 4:3, 3:2 and the standard 16:9. The EasyShare Z980 offers a wide-ranged ISO sensitivity limit of 64-1600, suitable for low-light conditions. The upper limit can be extended up to 3200 and even 6400 for 3.1MP as the pixel count. 5 white balance presets are on offer but the EasyShare Z980 misses out on any custom white balance mode. The best part however is the sensor-shift image stabilization. Uncompressed or RAW image format is also supported by this compact. Fine, basic and standard JPEG quality levels are also integrated.
Focus and Optics
The EasyShare Z980 packs in 25 focus points to rely upon. Normal focus range for the same is 70cm. The EasyShare Z980 also supports macro focus for up to 10cm. The equivalent focal range on offer is 26-624mm. Optical zooming limit for the same is up to 24X. A powerful lens from Kodak is featured, offering a lens aperture of F2.8-F5.0. The EasyShare Z980 also supports autofocus with certain featured modes like center, live view and many more. This camera also supports digital zoom for a limit of up to 5X. This camera also features the manual focus.
The EasyShare Z980 offers a 3 inch screen that is fixed in stature. In terms of display resolution, the EasyShare Z980 offers 201K dots Touch support is absent but the Live View feature makes up for this loss. An electronic viewfinder is included, adding to the credibility of this compact.
Photography and Videography
The EasyShare Z980 offers a shutter speed range of 16-1/ 2000 sec. Aperture, shutter priority and manual exposure mode are integrated as well. This camera supports built-in flash via the POP-UP. An extensive flash range of 6.30m is on offer. The EasyShare Z980 supports external flash via the optional Kodak P90 flash. Several flash modes are also included with the most popular ones being spot, multi and center-weighted.
The EasyShare Z980 records movies in HD, at 30fps. VGA and 240p movies can also be recorded, both at 30 frames per second. Mono microphone is integrated and Motion JPEG is the only supported format.
Connectivity and Storage
USB 2.0 and Micro-HDMI output are supported in terms of connectivity. 64MB is the internal storage limit, expandable via the SD and SDHC cards.
Build and Battery
The EasyShare Z980 weighs 445g and is powered by 4 AA batteries or the NiMH rechargeable module.