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Kodak debuts P-Series digital cameras

Models feature 8Mp or 5.1Mp resolutions and new flash and lens accessories

Kodak has introduced two new P-series digital cameras: the 8Mp Easyshare P880 zoom and the 5.1Mp P850. Both look to be well featured and powerful cameras.

The P880 is an 8Mp digital camera equipped with a 24-140mm f/2.8-4.1 wide-angle lens. The £499.99 camera will be available in September and incorporates 25-point auto focus, lighting control via a hot shoe flash connector, multiple shooting modes, and more.

You can record VGA video at 30 frames per second using Motion JPEG compression. In addition to JPEG and TIFF image support, the P880 also supports digital camera RAW format – a novelty for Kodak digital cameras.

The camera features a 2.5in LCD, shutter speeds from 16 to 1/4000th seconds, custom white balance, red-eye reduction and pop-up flash. It writes data to a Secure Digital flash media card, weighs 19.6 ounces, and measures 4.6x3.8x3.6in. The P880 is PictBridge-compatible for direct digital photo output to compatible printers.

The £349.99 P850 will be available in August. The new camera can shoot 5.1Mp images and comes equipped with a 36-432mm f/2.8-3.7 lens. The camera touts optical image stabilisation, 25-point autofocus, 30fps VGA video capture and more.

Kodak has also introduced new accessories for the P-series line, including the P20 Zoom Flash, which provides flash coverage up to 35ft with the P-series cameras at ISO 100. Teleconverter and wide-angle accessory lenses, 1GB SD memory cards and Easyshare printer docks are also available. The P-Series cameras are compatible with PCs and Macs.


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