The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a new super-zoom digital camera that looks and feels just like a DSLR. Replacing the Z980 model, the Z981 features an even bigger 26x, 26-676mm lens complete with built-in optical Image Stabilizer. The 14 megapixel Kodak Z980 also offers a feature that will instantly catch the attention of every serious photographer out there - namely RAW format support - plus 720p HD movies, a 3 inch LCD screen, macro mode of 1cm, full range of creative exposure modes (P/A/S/M), Smart Capture mode for beginners, and runs on four AA batteries. Available in black, the Kodak EasyShare Z981 has a recommended retail price of £399.99 / $329.95.
Unique for a compact zoom camera is the vertical shutter release. With the new Kodak EasyShare Z981 zoom camera you can shoot vertically and horizontally with the convenient vertical shutter release. The detachable vertical grip (included) provides maximum comfort while shooting vertically. The 26X Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom Lens (35 mm equivalent: 26–676 mm) zooms in even faster and closer to deliver crisp, steady shots for extraordinary creative performance. And with the fast (f/2.8–f/5.0) 26 mm wide angle lens you can capture dramatic shots in tight quarters or in front of spectacular landscapes. The built-in Image stabilization automatically minimizes Kodak Zoom camera shake to deliver sharper pictures.
The Kodak Z981 gives you a good zoom range and RAW capture at a bargain price. Some of the body materials and the feature set look a little basic but the camera is an option if you're on a tight budget.
The new Kodak EasyShare Z981 digital camera blends the latest picture-taking technology with the ultimate in style. Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature adjusts camera settings for great pictures in just about any environment - automatically. Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature automatically identifies the scene and adjusts camera settings for a great picture in just about any environment. The intelligent scene detection analyzes the scene to give you better pictures under various conditions and intelligent capture control automatically sets camera settings for clear, sharp pictures even in low light and challenging situations. Intelligent image processing reduces noise and clears up dark shadows for vibrant, crisp details and true-to-life colors.