KODAK ANNOUNCE A PHONE CAMERA?
So we should hardly be surprised that a phone has come out that talks about nothing but its camera. What is surprising is that it comes from a reinvigorated Kodak, who have re-branded to coincide with the launch of their first smart phone. And why not? It’s not like they have to compete with giants like Samsung, Apple or Google in the phone marketplace… Sarcasm aside though it appears they have enough points of difference in the Ektra to make the camera phone an interesting proposition. Starting of course with the retro styling, with a textured finish and ‘heritage leather’ accessories. It should appeal to those that enjoy the finer things, like our Leica loving friends.
In terms of the important bits;
The camera is 21 megapixels
The lens has an aperture of f2.0. Perhaps it will be viable in lower light conditions?
It has a front-facing camera of 13mp so you can examine your own face in horrifying detail, or I suppose you could Skype and video chat.
You can shoot with manual settings via the touch screen, which includes all the settings you require. If you aren’t shooting manual, contact us for some tuition 😉 Otherwise there are different scene modes available for quick usage, as well as in-camera HDR modes.
4K Video recording is included.
The Ektra also contains 32GB of internal memory and is compatible with MicroSD cards so you can upgrade your space yourself, or shoot direct to card. The back display has a resolution of 1920×1080 at 441dpi, meaning playback and viewing of photos you’ve taken should be exceptionally crisp.
The camera phone will operate on Android 6.0 which should allow it access to the range of android apps already available.
Finally, among the fun features, you can expect it to be easy to share your photos to social media easily (well… yeah… like every phone now). But you can also send your favorite photos off to print via your phone, and receive one of those cool yellow envelopes of Kodak photos delivered in your mail box. It’s not necessarily a selling point but it will be nice to see printed photographs promoted, and the novelty alone is sure to interest some.
You can find out more about the Ektra via the Kodak Website at http://www.kodak.com/consumer/products/ektra/default.htm