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Kodak Z980 Smart Capture digital camera

Kodak will use CES (the Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Las Vegas this week) to unveil a 26mm fixed-lens digital camera. The Kodak Z980 will have a 24x optical zoom and be able to capture 12 megapixels of detail.

With the zoom enabled, really close-up images can be framed using the camera's 3in LCD preview screen. Kodak is also touting the Z980 camera's Smart Capture feature. This analyses scenes and adjusts camera settings to ensure images are sharp and clear. The camera will have a vertical shutter release and a detachable vertical grip, for greater comfort and control when shooting scenes vertically.

"The versatile lens, combined with our exclusive Smart Capture feature, lets consumers shoot great pictures in any setting - from daylight to night or from close-ups to landscapes, the camera makes adjustments automatically," said Kodak's Matthew Yarrow.

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The Kodak Z980 digital camera has a 24x optical zoom lens

Kodak also unveiled three new models into its M-series range of Easyshare digital cameras. The M380 is a 10Mp camera with 5x optical zoom and 2.7in LCD available in black, red and teal.

Also new to the range is the 10Mp M340, which features a slim body, 3x optical zoom and 2.7in LCD. It is available in blue, blue-green, silver and red.

Finally, Kodak also revealed details of the M320 - a 9MP camera that features a 3x optical zoom, 2.7in LCD and the Kodak Perfect Touch feature that automatically reduces red-eye and lightens shadows. It will be available in black, silver, red or blue.

Prices and availability have yet to be released.

See also: Kodak Z1015 10Mp digital camera

The Kodak M320 is one of three new cameras in the M-series range


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