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The Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 is Kodak's latest ultra zoom camera, building on the success of the Z980, and Z981, the new camera features Kodak's own Back-lit CMOS sensor, and high speed shooting. Read our full review of the Kodak Easyshare Max Z990.
- 12 megapixel Back-lit CMOS sensor
- Kodak's first BSI CMOS sensor
- 30x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation
- Wide-angle lens, range from 28-840mm in 35mm equivalent
- Fast f/2.8 (wide) - f/5.6 (tele) lens
- 3 inch screen HVGA 460k pixels / EVF
- Artistic effects: HDR (high dynamic range), Dramatic, Night scene long exposure, Intelligent portrait
- Film effects: KODACHROME, KODACOLOR, EKTACHROME, TRI-X, T-MAX, Sepia
- HD Video: 1080p (1920 × 1080 @30 fps), with stereo sound
- High-speed burst mode: capture up to 60 fps @ 2 MP (max 20)
- P,A,S,M Modes, Face Detection, and Histogram Display
- ISO64 - 6400
|Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 Top||Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 Playback Sorting|
The camera features Full HD 1080 video recording at 30fps with stereo sound, optical zoom and continuous focusing are available. The camera's mode dial features HDR, Auto, P, A, S, M, Scene, Sport, Portrait, and Art modes. The other buttons on the top include on/off, zoom and shutter release, continuous shooting, macro / super macro button and self-timer. The playback mode has a clever feature where it can sort your photos, showing all photos, photos of people (using face detection features), or sorting by date.
|Wide angle photo shown on screen||Full optical zoom used|
The Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 features an impressive ultra zoom, that at the wide angle end has an aperture of f/2.8 and 28mm equivalent, and zooms all the way to 840mm equivalent at the telephoto end, with an aperture of f/5.6.
|Super Macro Photo||Super Macro Camera Position|
The camera can be used extremely close to subjects when used in super macro mode, with the subject being 1-2cms away from the camera's front lens element. The camera performed quickly in my brief hands-on testing of the camera, and the zoom and macro modes worked well. Kodak may not be known for making high-end cameras, however the Kodak Easyshare Z980 and more so the Z981 were quite well received. For more on Kodak's new Easyshare cameras, have a look at our Focus on Imaging forum thread, or have a look at our other photos from Focus.
The Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 is due to be released on April 10, 2011, priced at £299.
Read our full Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 review here.
Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 Specifications:
|Box Contents||KODAK EASYSHARE MAX Camera, KODAK Ni-MH Pre-charged Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries AA, Charging solution, USB cable, Lens cap with strap, Neck strap, User Guide|
|Lens||30x optical zoom, 28–840 mm (35 mm equiv.), f/2.8–5.6|
|Sensor type||B.S.I CMOS|
|Monitor||3.0in colour LCD, 460k pixels|
|Shutter speed||Smart Capture mode: ½–½000 sec, S/M modes: ½000–16 sec.|
|Focusing system||TTL Contrast detection Autofocus system|
|Focusing range / modes||Smart Capture mode: (wide) 0.1 m (3.9 ft)–infinity, (tele) 1.8 m (5.9 ft)—infinity, macro: (wide) 0.1–0.8 m (3.9 in.–2.6 ft), (tele) 1.8–3.5 m (5.9–11.5 ft), super macro: 0.01–0.2 m (0.4–7.9 in.) Modes: normal AF, macro AF, super macro AF, infinity, manual|
|File types||JPEG, RAW|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO64 - 6400|
|Metering modes||multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot|
|Exposure compensation||±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, exposure bracketing: ±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images|
|Movie mode||HD: 1080p (1920 × 1080 @30 fps); 720p (1280 x 720 @ 30 fps)|
|Media type||128 MB internal memory available, SD/SDHC card expansion slot|
|Power||AA batteries x4|
|Size||4.9 × 3.4 × 3.7 in
|Weight||1.3 lb with batteries and memory card|