Kodak unveiled several new cameras and camcorders at CES. The Kodak M215 is the slimmest. This 14Mp credit-card sized camera weighs just 105g with battery but packs in a lot of technology.
It sports a 26mm wideangle lens, a 5x optical zoom and comes with Kodak EasyShare software for fast editing and one-touch web uploads and emailing. It is compatible with Eye-Fi Wi-Fi cards, so images stored on such as SD Card sent be sent over the air to Facebook, the Kodak Gallery or another predefined destination.
A self-portrait mode is included. With this in mind, Kodak has thoughtfully included a tiny mirror on the camera’s front so you can fix your hair and do a quick spinach-between-teeth check before press the shutter. Cheesy grins are ensured thanks to Kodak’s Smart capture technology, which only takes a shot when your best toothy smile appears. Up to 20 people can be recognised within a single portrait shot. Face tagging is also supported for up to five people per shot.
More usefully, the camera can convert video footage it’s saved and output the best nine frames as still photos. Video can be captured at up to 1280x720p and in both 30 frames per second and 24fps. Footage and photos can be reviewed on the camera’s 2.5in 230K dot LCD.
ISO settings stretch to 1600, while the M215 offers 15 scene presets and offers a 26-130mm focal length.