Kodak introduces the Easyshare Z915

Kodak's new Easyshare Z915 is defiantly average in every area but one – its zoom. Zoom is often overlooked in favour of megapixels when it comes to cameras, but Kodak has managed to cram in a 10X image stabilised optical zoom into this model.

Aside from the zoom, there's a 10-megapixel sensor, a 2.5" LCD, and an SD card slot. It takes AA batteries, strangely, unlike the onboard rechargable which is more standard these days. There's also some sort of light analysis system that'll auto-adjust camera settings to deliver the best picture.

It's available in red, blue, black and grey, costs £180, and will be available in May.

Kodak unveils Z980 Megazoom and Zx1 mini-camcorder


Okay, ladies and gentlemen. Line up, please. Kids at the front. We’re going to take a look at a couple of new products that Kodak has dropped on us. On your left, you’ve got the Z980 entry-level point-and-shoot, and on your right is the Zx1 weatherproof mini camcorder. Which shall we look at first? The Z980? Okay.

The Z980 is a fairly basic point-and-shoot, with a few notable exceptions. First, you’ve got a generous 24X zoom, which should let you zero in from a safe distance on that girl down the road who you’ve got a crush on, but who just doesn’t seem to notice your existence.